Hiking with Dogs Within an Hour Drive
Hiking is always better with buds, especially furry four-legged ones. If you’ve been looking for the perfect trail to take your pup along for the ride, we’ve got you covered! Check out our list and get inspired to hit the trails with your furry friend.
Red Beard’s Outfitter always recommends keeping your dog on a leash near bodies of water.
Perdido Key River Trail
About a 45 minute drive east on I-10, the Perdido Key River Trail has up to 16 miles for the two of you to explore. After heavy rains, this place can get pretty drenched, so it’s best to take the pets in a dryer period. After a couple of rainless days, there will be ankle deep puddles that are as refreshing as they are beautiful.
Jester hiking the Perdido River Trail
Shepard State Park
Equipped with a disc golf course, dog park, and a picnic area, the 8 miles of trails are just another great bonus to this park. It is settled along the Pascagoula River in Gautier, MS, so keep your pup on the leash if he likes to run into water.
Admission: $3 for adults
Historic Blakeley State Park
10 miles of trails deep within the woods AND a boardwalk along the Delta- this park has all sorts of smells for your pooch. Be wary, there have been several gator sightings in these parts, so keep pets on the leash.
Village Point Preserve Park Trail System
Just off Highway 98 in Daphne, this is a easy-going, 3-mile trail until it dead ends at the beach front. It’s best to avoid the beach when you’re accompanied by pets- there’s always the risk of gators.
27710 Main St, Daphne, AL 36526
Glenn-Sebastian Nature Trails
Basically in your own backyard, the Glenn-Sebastian Nature Trails are kept up by University of South Alabama and offer a whole slew of trails for you to take. The best part of this trail? Well-trained dogs are not required to wear leashes. Sweet, sweet freedom.