National Parks With Hiking

Horseshoe Bend National Military Park
Dogs are allowed on the trails in this park

Russell Cave National Monument
Dogs are allowed anywhere in the park

Links to National Forests With Hiking

Bankhead National Forest

Conecuh National Forest

Talledega National Forest

Tuskegee National Forest

State Parks With Hiking

Dogs are welcome in most Alabama state parks subject to posted restrictions.

Buck's Pocket State Park Chattahoochee State Park Cheaha State Park Chewacla State Park
Chickasaw State Park Claude Kelley State Park DeSoto State Park Frank Jackson State Park
Gulf State Park Joe Wheeler State Park Lake Guntersville State Park Lake Lurleen State Park
Lakepoint State Park Meaher State Park Monte Sano State Park Oak Mountain State Park

Paul Grist State Park

Rickwood State Park Roland Cooper State Park Wind Creek State Park

Share A Favorite Hike With Your Dog In Alabama

Your Dog's Favorite Hikes In Alabama

Submitted by Cary, Greta and Luna
If you drive out to Fort Morgan near Gulf Shores and stop right before the guard house (they plan for you to do this, its not cheating or anything) you can turn left onto a very narrow paved road. Your dogs are welcome on the beach here as long as they're on leash! Its wonderful to swim and play and there are very few people!
Submitted by Della
In Scottsboro ( Jackson, Alabama) there is the Walls of Jericho. It is about 3.5 miles one way. Pretty difficult. My retired greyhound hated it ,but my terrier loved it. Have to cross two creeks and climb a little. But it is worth the view at the end. No admission, and has horse trails. It is fun.
Submitted by Esther
In Cullman County, there is a nice hiking area called Hurricane Creek Park.  They allow leashed dogs anywhere in the park and are always thrilled to see us come with our dog in tow.  The resident managers have 2 huge dogs of their own. They did have to ban pit bulls because of attacks to other pets and to hikers, any other breed is welcome.
Submitted by Scott
I have two places where I feel comfortable taking my 4 year old border collie, Kade.  One is the Sipsey wilderness.  He loves it out there and even carries his own pack.  We have hiked just about every inch of the wilderness area and have never had a problem.  The other is just around the corner from our house.  Rainbow Mt. Trail in Madison, Alabama.  The trail is short, just two miles, but it is a great location to stay in hiking shape and work on his skills.  We have met lots of great people and their dogs there and have never had a problem.  Kade is off leash at both locations but is a very well trained dog.
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