San Antonio is awesome, but the many dog friendly hiking trails within and around the city make it even more. As summer creeps around the corner and you look for dog-friendly things to do, why not get outside? Hiking is a fun and free activity that your dog would love to do!
10 Best Dog Friendly Hiking Trails in the San Antonio area
Phil Hardberger is one of the best places to hike with dogs. With two entrances, the park features things for everyone. The East entrance has an educational center, playground, and dog park. The West entrance welcomes you to an event venue and picnic area. If both sound enjoyable, no worries, there is an awesome land bridge connecting the two! This is one of our top recommendations for dog friendly hiking trails in San Antonio!
Where: 13203 Blanco Rd, San Antonio, TX 78216
Eisenhower is a local favorite. With your pick of easy to difficult, the hiking trails will have you working up a sweat. At the top, there’s a lookout for you to catch a breathtaking view if you have a breath left.
Where: 19399 NW Military Hwy, San Antonio, TX 78257
This park features multiple hiking and biking trails. It’s one of the less hilly hikes making it a dog-friendly walking trail. If your furry friend gets thirsty, there’s a shaded dog park with water for them to take a sip.
Where: 13102 Jones Maltsberger Rd, San Antonio, TX 78247
Medina River is a beautiful place to hike and spend the day at. If your furry friend gets hot, they’re more than welcome to splash around in the water, just keep your eye on them!
Where: 15890 TX-16, San Antonio, TX 78264
Comanche is often forgotten about due to its small size. However, this is one of the most pet-friendly hiking trails due to that. And though it’s small it’s the fourth-highest point in San Antonio, making the view at the top worthwhile.
Where: 15551 Nacogdoches Rd, San Antonio, TX 78247
Orsinger is another small park with trails. But this is a great place to go if you just want a quick stroll with your furry friend. But make sure you keep your dog on the leash!
Where: 12230 Huebner Rd, San Antonio, TX 78230
This large park offers a playground, basketball court, and choices of trails. While there is no dog park, the hiking trails are dog-friendly.
Where: 9606 Bandera Rd, San Antonio, TX 78250
A popular park near Downtown, Brackenridge has trails, picnic areas, play areas, and more. This is a pet-friendly place as many people often gather here to celebrate or play.
Where: 3700 N St Mary’s St, San Antonio, TX 78212
This short hiking trail is probably one of the least known places to hike with dogs. The flat trails make it enjoyable to walk your furry friend.
Where: 6518 W Hausman Rd, San Antonio, TX 78249
The Greenway is one of the largest accessible trails located in San Antonio. Hiking and biking can all be done – there are multiple ways to enter them and the trails connect to some of the parks on this list. If you want a scenic route, check out one of the Greenways for yourself!
Where: Salado Creek, Leon Creek, Medina River, Westside Creek
All of these dog friendly hiking trails in San Antonio are great places to hike. With many options, from small to elevated, you and your dog are sure to be experts come to the end of Summer. Just don’t forget to pack water!
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