Dog Trails

Three Rivers offers abundant scenery for you and your dog to enjoy year round, with paved, turf, regional and skijoring/dog sledding trails that are dog-friendly.

Updated Dog Policy

In June 2019, we updated our dog policy to make it easier to be outdoors with your dog. Review the new policy and find answers to frequently asked questions about dogs in Three Rivers.

Dog Trail Rules

Dogs must be kept on a six-foot, non-retractable leash except in designated off-leash areas.

Owners must pick up after their dog.

Dogs on leashes are allowed in the following areas:

  • regional trails
  • turf trails
  • paved trails
  • campgrounds
  • group camps
  • picnic areas

Dogs are not allowed in certain areas, including buildings, beach areas, play areas or certain parks.

It pays to be nice! Learn how to Share the Trail with bicycle, pedestrian, horse and other traffic.

In Three Rivers, having fun doesn't have to cost a thing. From free parking to free activities to free programs and events, find your adventure!

Other Things To Do

Dog Trails - Off Leash

Dog Off-leash

A dog without a leash stands in an open area.

Off-leash areas are designated sites where dogs are given the freedom to run and interact with other dogs. Parks at Three Rivers have both fenced and unfenced off-leash areas where you can let your dog run while you enjoy the scenic surroundings and meet other owners.



Two girls using a GPS unit

Geocaching is a family-friendly, high-tech treasure hunt that combines respect for the environment with a sense of adventure.

Horse Trails

Horseback Riding

a person on a horse

If you have a horse and are looking for a place to ride, Three Rivers has miles of scenic horse trails to choose from. Natural woodlands and grasslands provide a beautiful setting for horseback riders.

Cross-Country Skiing

Cross-country Skiing

Two women cross-country ski on a sunny day.

Three Rivers features 80 miles of groomed cross-country ski trails at various locations. Trails are available for skiers of all skill levels. Don't forget to check trail conditions before you head out.

New this season - cross-country ski equipment rentals are available online and are encouraged before arriving at the park.

Skijoring and Dog Sledding

Skijoring & Dog Sledding

Women on skis with dog pulling

If you have a dog with some pent-up winter energy, bring it to Three Rivers Parks for fun exercise where we have designated trails for skijoring and dog sledding.