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

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

Buck's Pocket State Park
Cheaha State Park
Chewacla State Park
Chickasaw 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.

Submitted by Morgen, Jefferson and Nopsi
My husband and I just spent 3 days at Dauphin Island Beach, Alabama, with our 10 month old APBT.  The beach itself was amazing.  The main public beach is free, and allows leashed pets.  However, there are several miles of undeveloped beach here, and if you are willing to walk down past the crowds, you can find secluded areas with virtually no one around, and we were able to let our baby romp, play frisbee, and swim, off-leash.  Of course, we are very watchful and never let her stray too far.

In the more crowded areas, she was able to socialize with other puppies and people.  Keep In mind she is a very well-socialized city pup, and this was her first adventure to the beach, and countryside of Alabama.  She never knew things like this existed, and she even learned to swim.

It's an absolutely amazing place to stroll the beach, and play in the waves!!!

We even found a pet friendly bed and breakfast that only asked that we not leave her in the room alone, which was fine with us.  We took her everywhere we went, and all had such a wonderful time.

We will be returning very soon, and highly recommend it to anyone.

Links to Hiking in Alabama
Hiking Alabama
Alabama Hiking Trail Society
Alabama Trails Association

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