Dog-friendly hikes

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Bring your best friend along to these dog-friendly hikes and outdoor destinations! These selections include hikes, parks, and beaches that are explicitly open to pets and exclude places that might be open to pets (such as the Big Cypress Swamp) where your pet could be in danger due to the native wildlife.

Dog-friendly Hikes by Name

Boardwalk at A.L. Anderson Park

A.L. Anderson Park

Along busy US 19 in Tarpon Springs, hugs the western shore of Lake Tarpon, offering plenty of picnic pavilions along
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Aldermans Ford Preserve

Alderman’s Ford Nature Preserve

Alderman's Ford Nature Preserve offers a surprising treat for a Central Florida hike: whitewater, showcasing the Alafia River churning as
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Alderman's Ford Park

Alderman’s Ford Park

An easy loop at Alderman’s Ford Park, the Nature Trail slips behind the nature center for a walk in under
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Hogtown Creek at Alfred Ring Park

Alfred A. Ring Park

Alfred A. Ring Park features a dense slope forest along Hogtown Creek with old-growth trees and rare wildflowers along Appalachian-style
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Ancient Dunes Trail

Ancient Dunes Trail

At Anastasia State Park in St. Augustine, the Ancient Dunes Trail leads you on a short scramble up and over
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Ancient Hammock Trail

Ancient Hammock Trail

At Highlands Hammock State Park in Sebring, the Ancient Hammock Trail shows off the glory of towering cabbage palms and
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Arlington Park

Arlington Park

A breezy walk along the St. Johns River is an easy way to start your day in Jacksonville at the
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Beach Hammock Trail

Beach Hammock Trail

In the southern corner of Hugh Taylor Birch State Park, the Beach Hammock Trail traverses a maritime hammock dense with
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Bear Creek Nature Trail

Bear Creek Nature Trail

A patch of wild in a sea of suburbia, Bear Creek provides nearly a mile's worth of exploration atop sandy
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Bear Lake

Bear Lake Trail

At Blackwater River State Forest, each of the recreation areas offers access to hiking, and popular Bear Lake is no
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Bear Swamp Trail

Bear Swamp Trail

Little known except to those who frequent Salt Springs Recreation Area in the Ocala National Forest, the Bear Swamp Trail
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Bella Vista Trail

Bella Vista Trail

A 1.8-mile loop through the uplands of Washington Oaks Gardens State Park, the Bella Vista Trail walks you through most
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Betty Steflik Preserve boardwalk

Betty Steflik Memorial Preserve

Betty Steflik Memorial Preserve protects more than 200 acres of mangrove marsh, mud flats, and coastal uplands right on the
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Big Lagoon

Big Lagoon Hiking Trails

Near Perdido Key, Big Lagoon State Park is best known for its (really big) lagoon, but the scenic trail system
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Big Oak Trail

Big Oak Trail

The Big Oak Trail is one of the most scenic hikes in North Florida. Much of the hiking parallels the
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Big Shoals Trail

Big Shoals Trail

At Big Shoals State Park, the Big Shoals Trail leads you to scenic perches high atop the river bluffs when
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Big Pine Trail

Big Talbot Big Pine Trail

The southernmost trail on Big Talbot Island is the 0.8-mile Big Pine Trail, a short walk out to a bluff
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Woodpecker Trail at Big Shoals

Biking the Woodpecker Trail

The Woodpecker Trail at Big Shoals State Park provides a 7-mile wildlife-rich round trip ride, but watch out for those
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Boardwalk

Black Bear Wilderness Walk

A wildlife-rich hike through the floodplain of the St. Johns River, this 2-mile walk introduces you to the beauty of
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Black Rock Beach on Big Talbot Island

Black Rock Trail

An unusual and picturesque geologic anomoly, Blackrock Beach at Big Talbot Island is covered with formations that look like black
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