Explore these ‘Pawsome,’ Dog Friendly Hiking Trails in Houston For Your Next ‘Dog-venture!’

Dog Friendly Hiking Trails in Houston

Dog Friendly Hiking Trails in Houston

Houston may be a sprawling metropolis, but it also boasts hidden gems for you and your furry companion to explore! Lace up your boots (and leash up your pup!), because we’re venturing out on a tail-wagging adventure through Houston’s best dog-friendly trails.

From the scenic loops of Buffalo Bayou Park to Levy Park‘s vibrant urban oasis, and the sprawling beauty of Hermann Park, Houston offers diverse trails for all energy levels and sniffing desires. Check out our list of the best dog-friendly hiking trails in Houston and mark your calendars for your day out.


Top Dog-Friendly Hiking Trails in Houston – Categorized by Interest

Off-Leash Dog Hiking Trails and Parks

Scenic Dog-Friendly Hiking Trails

Hiking Trails for Fitness Enthusiasts and Their Pups

Casual Dog-Friendly Hiking Trails


Quick Hit Summary of the Best Dog Friendly Hiking Trails in Houston

Don’t have time for a long hike? No problem! Houston caters to pups who crave leash-free playtime with dog-friendly hiking parks like Millie Bush Dog Park. This haven allows your furry friend to romp around, socialize with other canine companions, and burn off some energy in a safe and controlled environment.

For those seeking a more relaxed adventure, Memorial Park offers a scenic escape from the city bustle. Explore miles of peaceful trails that wind through vast lawns, perfect for a leisurely stroll with your pup. Keep your eyes peeled for the park’s resident peacocks, who add a touch of unexpected charm to your walk.

Craving an adventure with a side of water views? Leash up your pup and head to Brays Bayou Park. This scenic trail boasts stunning vistas of the bayou and its surrounding wetlands.

Read below for more Dog Friendly Hiking Trails in Houston!


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Also, read our posts about Dog-Friendly Restaurants in Houston!


Off-Leash Dog Hiking Trails and Parks

Millie Bush Dog Park

Millie Bush Dog Park

Image Credit: shared by Dan Tooker in Millie Bush Dog Park FB Page

Since Millie Bush is a dog park, there are walking trails that you can take your dog off-leash. If the walk doesn’t sound appealing, there are also ponds for a splash!

Where: 16101 Westheimer Pkwy, Houston, TX 77082
Operating Hours: Daily 7:00 am – 7:30 pm


Walden Dog Park and Walking Trail

This walking trail located on the outskirts of Houston welcomes all furry friends. The Dog Park is for Walden Lake residents only.  All dogs in the park must have a green tag either on the dog or on the key ring as confirms the owner is a resident.

Where: 18406 Mariner Pl, Humble, TX 77346


Scenic Dog Friendly Hiking Trails in Houston

Buffalo Bayou Park

Buffalo Bayou Partnership

Image Credit: Buffalo Bayou Partnership FB Page

This park is along the banks of the Buffalo Bayou near Downtown, Houston – hence the name. What spans along is banks are walking trails, boat rentals, a play area, and even a skate park! This is just the change you and your furry friend need.

Where: 1800 Allen Pkwy &, Memorial Dr, Houston, TX 77019
Operating Hours: Daily: 6 am – 11 pm


Levy Park

houston dog parks - Levy Park Houston

Image Credit: Levy Park Houston FB Page

This family-oriented park features a water area, play area, and even offers group fitness classes. While dogs are only allowed off-leash in the dog parks, these are one of the trails you have to check out.

Where: 3801 Eastside, Houston TX 77098
Operating Hours: Daily 24 hours


Clear Brook City Park

While small, Clear Brook features picnic areas and recreational fields. Their hike and bike trail features exercise stations to keep your heart rate up while you’re taking care of your dog.

Where: 11911 Blackhawk Blvd, Houston, TX 7708
Operating Hours: Daily: 5 am – 10 pm


Hermann Park

Hermann Park Conservancy

Image Credit: Hermann Park Conservancy FB Page

Located near Brays Bayou, Hermann Park is a local favorite. With a beautiful open pond and greenery, there’s no way to not take your dog here for a walk!

Where: 6001 Fannin St, Houston, TX 77030
Operating Hours: Daily: 6 am – 11 pm


Hiking Trails for Fitness Enthusiasts and Their Pups

TC Jester Park

This place is located towards outer Houston but is a great place to hike with dogs. With disc golf, biking, and a pool – your dog is going to love the views.

Where: 4201 T C Jester Blvd, Houston, TX 77018
Operating Hours: Daily: 6:30 am – 10 pm


Brays Bayou Park

This greenway runs roughly 14 miles. That’s a lot to cover in pawprints! But if you’re looking for a flat and spacious trail, this would be a good one to take your dog to.

Where: 9601 Braes Bayou Dr, Houston, TX 77074
Operating Hours: Open 24/7


Casual Dog-Friendly Hiking Trails

Briarbend Park 

Briarbend has more than 128 miles of trails that loop all around. Each trail has its unique twist and level of difficulty. Pick wisely to keep up with your furry friend.

Where: 7926 Woodway Dr, Houston, TX 77063


Memorial Park

Memorial Park Conservancy

Image Credit: Memorial Park Conservancy FB Page

Memorial Park is one of the largest urban parks in the U.S. How lucky is Houston to have such a big park with dog-friendly walking trails! With multiple routes to choose from you’re bound to tire your dog out.

Where: 7575 North Picnic Lane Houston, Texas 77007
Operating Hours: Daily: 5 am – 11 pm


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