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

Canyon De Chelly National Monument
Dogs are not allowed on the trail to White House Ruin, the only public trail into the canyon;
dogs can walk on the short trails overlooking the canyon

Chiricahua National Monument
Dogs are allowed on the Meadow Trail but no trails beyond the Visitor Center

Coronado National Monument
Dogs are not allowed on the trails in this park

Fort Bowie National Historic Site
Dogs are allowed on the main trail to the fort ruins

Glen Canyon National Recreation Area

Grand Canyon National Park
Dogs are not allowed on the trails below the canyon or in the backcountry

Navajo National Monument

Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument

Petrified Forest National Park
Dogs are allowed on the trails except for the overlook trail at the Visitor Center;
dogs are not allowed in the backcountry

Pipe Spring National Monument

Rainbow Bridge National Monument

Saguaro National Park
Dogs are not allowed on the unpaved trails but there are a few short paved trails available where dogs can walk

Sunset Crater Volcano National Monument

Wupatki National Monument

Links to National Forests With Hiking

Apache-Sitgreaves National Forest
Coconino National Forest
Coronado National Forest
Kaibab National Forest
Prescott National Forest
Tonto National Forest

State Parks With Hiking
Arizona State Parks
Dogs are welcome in Arizona state parks but at Red Rock State Park pets are not allowed outside vehicles,
and pets are not allowed on the trails at Tonto Natural Bridge State Park.

Boyce Thompson Arboretum State Park

Buckskin Mountain State Park

Catalina State Park

Cattail Cove State Park

Dead Horse Ranch State Park

Fool Hollow Lake Recreation Area

Homolovi Ruins State Park

Kartchner Caverns State Park

Lake Havasu State Park

Lost Dutchman State Park

Lyman Lake State Park

McFarland State Historic Park  

Oracle State Park

Patagonia Lake State Park

Picacho Peak State Park
Roper Lake State Park

Slide Rock State Park

Sonoita Creek Natural Area

Share A Favorite Hike With Your Dog In Arizona

Your Dog's Favorite Hikes In Arizona

Submitted by Thom & Major: Most of Catalina State Park north of Tucson is off-limits for dogs but the Canyon Loop is good desert trail through saguaro stands and small arroyos. It moves up and down and there is also a delightful stream hidden near the end of the loop for cooling off on the hottest days.

Submitted by Alyssa & Pepper & Bingo:
We liked some of the more remote trails in the Petrified National Forest (dogs aren't allowed on all the trails). Trails like Long Logs, Blue Mesa and Crystal Forest are all less than a mile so they are short hikes on hot days - it's wide open and you can see the petrified rocks up close.

Submitted by Fiona:
For "city dogs" I love to take my dog, Sierra, to the Indian Bend Wash! It extends from 92nd St. and Shea Blvd in Scottsdale all the way to Tempe! You can access this paved trail at many places along the route..the trail is shared with bicycles, rollerbladers and walkers but we love an early morning walk with views of lakes, golf courses and big open spaces!

Submitted by Beth:
I have found the circumference trail at Piestewa Peak a great one for dogs. It meets up with the main summit trail, which dogs are not allowed on, but you can just turn around there and head back rather than completing the loop. There are much fewer people on the circumference trail than on the main summit trail. There are some good ups and downs to get a good workout.

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