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Tanawha Trail

Tanawha Trail is a difficult, 5.4 mile hike on the Blue Ridge Parkway that will take about 3 hours to complete with Fido. You will certainly get a workout on this trail, but you won't mind one bit when you see the views that are in store for you. This trail is best on a sunny, clear day in the fall. Please note that dogs must be on a leash no longer than 6 feet; to protect the fragile plant environment, dogs are not allowed on the section of the Tanawha Trail between Wilson Creek and Rough Ridge. Visit Website

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BringFido Guest Rating

Tanawha Trail has received a rating of 3.0 out of 5 bones by 1 canine critic on BringFido.

  • Stephanie
    May. 27, 2018
    Tanawha Trail

    We started at Beacon Hieghts and the first 5 miles are pretty hard. A lot of rocks, large steps, and a steep climb. If your dog is not use to this might want to skip it. After that everything was what you would expect of a mountain hike. We went end of May and it was very cloudy so we could not see anything around us. It is not the most beautiful trail around but was still nice. The road was right beside us the whole time, which might be nice if you can't make the whole 13 miles. A lot of small water falls, which was nice. Their was a lot of rain before and during our stay. I bought enough water for the dog just in case but I did not need to. At the end of the trail no real water, had to give him some. The best part to me was walking though the cow feild. Which was why the dog needed water we was in full sun. I would recommend this trail if you want to push yourself. We did the whole 13 miles in 7 hours.

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