Hike With Your Dog

the site where you won't be able to wipe the wag off your dog's tail


National Parks With Hiking

Cuyahoga Valley National Recreation Area
Dogs are allowed on the trails in this park

Hopewell Culture National Historic Park
Dogs are allowed on the trails in this park

Links to National Forests With Hiking
Wayne National Forest
State Parks With Hiking
Ohio State Parks
Dogs are allowed on most trails and campgrounds in Ohio state parks. Expect to pay a pet fee of $1 in most parks.

A.W. Marion State Park

Alum Creek State Park

Barkcamp State Park

Beaver Creek State Park

Blue Rock State Park

Buck Creek State Park

Burr Oak State Park

Caesar Creek State Park

Cowan Lake State Park

Deer Creek State Park

Delaware State Park

Dillon State Park

East Fork State Park

East Harbor State Park

Findley State Park

Forked Run State Park

Geneva State Park

Guilford Lake State Park

Harrison Lake State Park

Hocking Hills State Park

Hueston Woods State Park

Independence Dam State Park

Indian Lake State Park

Jefferson Lake State Park

John Bryan State Park

Kiser Lake State Park

Lake Alma State Park

Lake Hope State Park

Lake Logan State Park

Lake Loramie State Park

Lake Milton State Park

Little Miami State Park

Madison Lake State Park

Malabar Farm State Park

Mary Jane Thurston State Park

Maumee Bay State Park

Mohican State Park

Mosquito Lake State Park

Mt. Gilead State Park

Muskingum River Parkway State Park

Nelson Kennedy Ledges State Park

Paint Creek State Park

Pike Lake State Park

Portage Lakes State Park

Punderson State Park

Pymatuning State Park

Quail Hollow State Park

Rocky Fork State Park

Salt Fork State Park

Scioto Trail State Park

Shawnee State Park

Stonelick State Park

Strouds Run State Park

Sycamore State Park

Tar Hollow State Park

Tinkers Creek State Park

Van Buren State Park

West Branch State Park

Wolf Run State Park



Share A Favorite Hike With Your Dog In Ohio

Your Dog's Favorite Hikes In Ohio

Submitted by Sammantha and Gunnar
Our favorite hikes in Ohio are Mohican Park, the Park of Roses, Hoover Reservoir, Goodale Park and my personal favorite - Kokosing Gap. Gunnar is a Pembroke Welsh Corgi. Sometimes he gets a little tired out, but for the most part he is happy to go on a squirrel prowl.

Submitted by Tim

The Wagtrail is a 1.6 mile loop through fields and woods. It is part of the Battele Darby Metro Park in Central Ohio. It is 1/2 mile south of Georgesville. It is the only nature trail in this park that is open to dogs. Great place for to be out doors with your dog.

Submitted by George
Cleveland is a great area to hike with your dog. We may not have any national parks here, but are blessed to have a park system that practically surrounds the city. Two exceptional parks on the east side are the North Chagrin Reservation, and my favorite the Chagrin River Reservation.

Submitted by Jess and Shaina
One of our favorite places to hike in is the Cuyahoga Valley National Park, stretching between Cleveland and Akron. Shaina, a samoyed/chow mix, and I love the Ledges trail, the Kendall lake trail, and her favorite - the Quarry trail! We also paw our way down trails in the Cleveland Metroparks (such as Rocky River and Hinckley), and nearby state parks, such as Edgewater - not only a trail, yet also a beach that allows dogs!

Submitted by the Moores
For CENTRAL OHIO, you have many choices. We love the paved and wooded trails of central Ohio Metro Parks. Three creeks has miles of paved trails and a couple shorter wooed and lake trails. PraireOaks also has an extensive trail system with many PAVED and gravel trails and a SWIMMING spot for dogs! We just visited Slate Run for a mile and a half or so trail that was a mixed wooded treasure, as well as a nice paved walk by the lake. I was dissappointed with the CLEAR CREEK trail as it seems to be an old road going straight, not very scenic. Close by was the HOCKING HILLS with many other choices ROCK HOUSE was a treat. Conkles Hollow is a State Preserve and you can't take your dog there but   ASH CAVE (some is handicapped access too) , CEADAR FALLS , OLD MANS CAVE and CANTWELL CLIFFS  (click on names for a hyperlink MAP of park) Don't overlook the Buckeye trail and many connecter trails for the Hocking hills.

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