Dog-Friendly Hiking Trails

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Looking for some new hiking trails to enjoy with your dog? You’re in the right place, especially if you are located in the upper Midwest region of the United States (like we are).

Keep scrolling to find a list of dog-friendly hiking trails organized by state or country. If you are interested in dog-friendly hiking trails in or around national parks, head over to our national parks page.


Tettegouche State Park

Total of 23 miles of hiking trails, including:

  • High Falls Trail: 1.5 miles one way
  • Shovel Point Trail: 0.6 miles one-way
  • Mount Baldy: 3.5 mile loop

Border Route Trail

This is a 65-mile trail through the Boundary Waters Canoe Wilderness Area. There are some smaller loops that can be made via connections with other trails.

Superior Hiking Trail

This 310-mile trail runs from the Minnesota-Wisconsin border south of Duluth to the Minnesota-Canada border.

Consider hiking one of these recommended loops if you aren’t ready to thru-hike the entire trail. (Loops are made by connecting the main trail with spur trails.)


Hiking trails to be listed soon.


Escarpment Trail

Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park

Total of 90 miles of hiking trails, including:

  • The Escarpment Trail: 4.3 miles one way
  • Presque Isle River Loop: 2.3 miles round trip
  • Union Mine Interpretive Trail: 1-mile round trip


Top of the Giant Trail

Sleeping Giant Provincial Park

Total of over 60 miles of hiking trails, including:

  • Talus Lake Trail: ~2.5 miles one way (after hiking to the start of this trail)
  • The Chest Trail: ~0.6 mile one-way spur trail
  • The Top of the Giant Trail: ~1.7 mile spur trail

*We are still working on organizing and adding trails to this page, so below are all of our blog posts currently posted in our hiking trails category. Some of them are listed above, while others are not yet.

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