Day Hikes
Washington abounds with places to hike with your dog. Parks are covered here as well.
OFF-LEASH DAY HIKES
ON-LEASH DAY HIKES
REGIONAL TRAILS
  • Burke-Gilman/Sammamish River Trail (Fremont to Bothell, 27 miles) - Link
  • Cedar River Trail (Renton, 16 miles) - Link [Lake Wilderness Park]
  • Interurban/Green River Trail (Kent, Tukwila, Auburn, 14/12 miles) - Link [Fort Dent Park]
  • Lake Youngs Trail (Renton, 9 miles) - Link [Soos Creek Trail, Petrovitsky Park]
  • Sammamish River Trail (Fremont to Bothell, 27 miles)
  • Snoqualmie Valley Trail (Snoqualmie, 36 miles)
  • Soos Creek Trail (Renton, Kent, 4 miles) - Link [Lake Youngs Trail])
  • Tolt Pipeline Trail (Bothell)
OTHER LINKS
  • Chambers Creek Park trail (Steilacoom) - Link
  • Edith Moulton Park trail (Kirkland) - Link
  • Federation Forest State Park trail (east of Enumclaw) - Link1 - Link2
  • Hovander Homestead Park trail (Ferndale/Whatcom County) - Link
  • Illahee State Park trail (Bremerton) - Link
  • Juanita Bay Wetlands trail (Kirkland) - Link
  • Kubota Garden trail (Rainier Beach,Seattle) - Link
  • Lake Cushman State Park trail (west of Hoodsport) - Link1 - Link2
  • Lakes Hills Greenbelt trail (Bellevue) - Link
  • McCollum Pioneer Park trail (Everett) - Link
  • McLane Creek nature trail (Olympia) - Link
  • Pacific Crest Trail - north of Snoqualmie
  • Potlatch State Park trail (Hood Canal/Mason County) - Link
  • Rasar State Park trail (Concrete) - Link
  • Rattlesnake Lake Trail (North Bend) - Link
  • Rockport State Park trail (Skagit County) - Link
  • Snoqualmie Falls Trail (Snoqualmie) - Link
  • Snoqualmie train tunnel - Link - I don't know if they allow dogs or not (or even if dogs would like it) but this sounds cool
  • Tennant Lake Wetlands trail (Ferndale/Whatcom County) - Link
  • Tiger Mountain (just outside Issaquah) - Seattle PI's Hike of the Week, 4/3/03
SOME SEATTLE PARKS
    Dogs are not allowed on beaches, playgrounds or ballfields in Seattle [SMC 18.12.080].
  • Alki Beach Park (West Seattle, 154 acres) - Link
  • Carkeek Park (Bitter Lake, 216 acres) - Link
  • Discovery Park (Magnolia, 534 acres) - Link
  • Fauntleroy Park (West Seattle, 28 acres) - Link
  • Frink Park (Lake Washington, 17 acres) - Link
  • Gas Works Park (Lake Union, 20 acres) - Link
  • Genesee Park (South Seattle, 58 acres) - Link
  • Golden Gardens (Ballard, 88 acres) - Link1 - Link2
  • Green Lake (Green Lake, 324 acres) - Link
  • Interlaken Park (Capitol Hill, 52 acres) - Link
  • Jefferson Park (Beacon Hill, 137 acres) - Link
  • Judkins Park (Rainier Valley, 6 acres) - Link
  • Lakeridge Park (South Seattle, 36 acres) - Link
  • Licton Springs Park (Bitter Lake, 7 acres) - Link
  • Lincoln Park (West Seattle, 130 acres) - Link
  • Madrona Park (Leschi, 16 acres) - Link
  • Magnolia Park (Magnolia, 12 acres) - Link
  • Magnuson Park (Sandpoint, 350 acres) - Link
  • Martha Washington Park (South Seattle, 9 acres) - Link
  • Matthews Beach Park (Sandpoint, 22 acres) - Link
  • Myrtle Edwards Park (Elliot Bay, 3 acres) - Link
  • Northacres Park (North Seattle, 21 acres) - Link
  • Ravenna Park (Ravenna, 52 acres) - Link
  • Roxhill Park (West Seattle, 11 acres) - Link
  • Schmitz Park (West Seattle, 50 acres) - Link
  • Seward Park (South Seattle, 278 acres) - Link
  • Stan Sayres Park (Lake Washington I-90) - Link
  • Volunteer Park (Capitol Hill, 45 acres) - Link
  • Washington Park Arboretum (Lake Washington, 230 acres) - Link
  • Woodland Park (Greenlake, 188 acres) - Link
SOME KING COUNTY PARKS
OTHER PARKS
  • Coal Creek Park (Bellevue)
  • Dockton Park (Vashon Island) - Link(trail)
  • Petrovitsky Park
  • Point Defiance (Tacoma)
  • Pritchard Beach Park (Seattle, Lake WA) - Link
  • Scriber Lake Park trail (Lynnwood) - Link
  • Seeley Lake County Park trail (Lakewood/Pierce County) - Link
  • Titlow Beach Park trail (Tacoma) - Link1 - Link2

These links take you to the NPS and NFS websites. They are great resources.

National Forests - USDA's National Forest Service listing of national forests in Washington State. Or view their directory of all national forests. The National Forests are much more dog-friendly than the National Parks. They tend to be less 'touristy' areas (i.e., no national monuments and stuff) with lots of trailheads. This makes them more remote, and more ideal for dogs.
National Parks - National Park Service's stations located in Washington State. The National Parks are notoriously unfriendly to dogs, with very limited pet access in many of these parks, e.g., Mt. Rainier. Check section details for where and when pets are allowed.

7/03