“A tired dog is a good dog”.

Hiking with your dog has countless benefits for BOTH you and your fur-pal. The smells, sights, and sounds of nature are invigorating and rejuvenating for both of you. When dogs get bored, some can be prone to destructive behavior. Hiking on dog-friendly trails can help dogs help reduce destructive behavior and is a natural and fun way to keep both of you fit.

If you’re anything like me, hitting a trail with your best fur-friend is the perfect way to spend a couple hours de-stressing and getting some much-needed time in nature away from your cubicle, the concrete jungle in which most of us live and/or the every-day stressors that life throws at us. It’s a perfect opportunity for nurturing the bond between you and your dog.

Hiking Trails Within Driving Distance

Thankfully there are several wonderful hiking possibilities within driving distance of Louisville Kentucky and Southern Indiana where you can take your pooch and hit a trail.  You can explore the most popular dog friendly trails in Kentucky with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you at AllTrails.com

The Parklands

If you’d like to keep it closer to home, The Parklands offer several parks with great dog-friendly hiking trails ranging from easy to difficult. Click the park of your choice to be taken to each individual park’s page that will include a downloadable map for your convenience:

Beckley Creek Park

Pope Lick Park

The Strand

Turkey Run Park 

Find Other Dog-Friendly Parks In Louisville, Kentucky

Most parks in Louisville, Kentucky are dog-friendly. When considering taking your dog to a park, whether to hike or play, please make sure that your dog is properly vaccinated, socialized and leashed. Even though your dog may be friendly and sociable, never assume that other dogs are.  Click here for a full list of parks in Louisville.

Looking For Long-Distance Hiking Outside of Louisville?

Are you looking for a comprehensive list of Long Distance Hiking Trails that you can experience with your best fur-friend? Click here to check out some really cool places outside of Louisville that you can explore. Whether you live in a big city or somewhere secluded, there are a wide variety of places that you can go to enjoy a hike.

Private Dog Walking In Louisville & Southern Indiana

Dogs need walks for exercise and mental stimulation.  Backyard play isn’t a good substitute for a dog walk. As always, if you can’t find the time to walk your pal, give us a call at 502-802-5052.  We’d love the opportunity to come out, leash up your pet and provide a 20-30 minute walk to work out some of that pent-up energy for you.

Our dog walks are always private and include fresh water, a treat (if we are allowed) and lots of love.