We’re all about bringing our dogs along for the ride—especially if it involves the spectacular hiking and scenery we’re lucky to have at our national parks. While dogs are allowed in all US national parks to some degree, there are regulations on where and how you can bring your dog. And for good reason—rules restricting dog access protect the park’s natural resources, inhabitants, and your dog. Be sure to research the most up-to-date rules for your destination before you go. We hope this list inspires you to get out with your dog and explore the wild spaces we love while being good stewards for those who come after us.
Fast Fact: In the entire national park system, only the Golden Gate National Recreation Area in California allows canines to romp off-leash at the park’s dog-friendly beach near the Golden Gate Bridge.