If you are new to Dallas living you might not know that there are some great Dallas hiking trails out there you can enjoy with your dogs.

Hiking is great exercise for people and for dogs! If you are trying to mix it up and get away from your standard after work walk, these hiking trails might be just the thing!

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7 Spots for Dallas Hiking with Dogs

The great thing about hiking with your dog is that it can tire them out but also give them a great experience. Dogs love to explore and learn new things.

Taking them on a hiking adventure can be good for their body and their mind! Check out these 7 awesome Dallas hiking spots you can visit with your dog.

Cedar Ridge Nature Preserve

7171 Mountain Creek Pkwy, Dallas, TX, US, 75236

People love it because of the creek, you can let your pup cool off on those hot Dallas days! The trails can get quite crowded though so be prepared if you pup is not fond of busy areas with lots of dogs.

Oakbrook/Ken Rymer Park

3550 Oakbrook Pkwy, Farmers Branch, TX, US, 75234

There’s no off leash areas here but when it comes to Dallas hiking you should plan to keep your pup on a leash for safety. There are water stations for pups and people though so you don’t have to pack in water!

Oak Point Park and Nature Preserve

5901 Los Rios Blvd, Plano, TX, US, 75074

This one is in Plano but it’s a great option for Dallas hiking that is nearby! It’s over 800 acres in total size and the largest dog friendly park! Tons of different trails weave through the acreage so you can always try something new when you visit.

Griggs Park

2200 Hugo St, Dallas, TX, US, 75204

Despite the size, this is not an off leash park. You can bring your pup on a leash to enjoy this huge and recently renovated park space!

Rails-to-Trails Conservancy Trails

Another awesome option for Dallas hiking are these rails to trails spaces. If you are unaware the Rails-to-Trails Conservancy manages these rail trails that were once old railroads!

They’ve turned them into great trails for hiking, biking, and of course…dog walking!

Turtle Creek Trail
2200 N Prairie Creek Rd, Dallas, TX, US, 75219

Katy Trail (Dallas)
Dallas, TX, US, 75205

Bachman Lake Park Loop Trail
3500 W Northwest Hwy, Dallas, TX, US, 75220

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How do I keep my dog safe while hiking?

If you are new to hiking with dogs you should definitely check out this guide to keeping dogs safe while hiking. It’s invaluable information that can help keep you and your pets safe while getting out there and exploring all that Dallas has to offer.

Hiking is fun but of course, as with people hiking without pets, it can be dangerous. It’s best to be prepared in advance so you know what to do in the event of an accident, incident, or issue!

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