Best Dog Friendly Hiking Trails Houston

With many dog-friendly hiking trails in Houston, there’s no reason to not ditch the dog park and go exploring. Dogs already go crazy when they jump in the car. Can you imagine the excitement when they arrive at one of these listed best places to hike with dogs? Grab your furry friend and find out!

Dog Friendly Hiking Trails in Houston


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Buffalo Bayou Park 

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


Millie Bush Dog Park

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


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Levy Park

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: 3700 Wakeforest Ave., Houston, TX 77098


Memorial Park

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: 6501 Memorial Dr, Houston, TX 77007


Walden Walking Trail 

This walking trail located on the outskirts of Houston welcomes all furry friends. If you don’t live in the city then this is the trail for you.

Where: 18406 Mariner Pl, Humble, TX 77346


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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



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

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: 911 Blackhawk Blvd, Houston, TX 7708


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Hermann Park

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



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


Next time you’re thinking of searching “dog-friendly hiking trails near me in Houston” remember this list. Any of these places can guarantee great nature, trails, and a happy pup!


Want to take your furry friend to eat? Check out our article for dog-friendly restaurants in Houston here.