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Dog Friendly Activities in Cullowhee, NC

There’s 1 dog friendly activity in Cullowhee, and 31 more nearby. Use the links below to get an overview of each one, see pictures, print directions, and even read reviews from other dog owners. Coming from out of town? Get a discounted rate on pet friendly hotels in Cullowhee.

Pet Friendly Richland Balsam Nature Loop Trail
Richland Balsam Nature Loop Trail Richland Balsam Nature Loop Trail is a moderately easy, 1.4 mile hike that will take about 1 hour to complete with Fido. Set out on this trail that is only a few feet short of being the highest point on the Blue Ridge Parkway. The elevation makes it a nice, cool hike during the summer. Please note that dogs must be on a leash no longer than 6 feet. See Details
Pet Friendly Dry Falls
Dry Falls Dry Falls is pet-friendly. This popular waterfall located a few miles outside of Highlands, gives you the rare chance to walk safely behind the water flow. This 75-ft. tall waterfall in the Nantahala National Forest flows over a cliff, allowing you to walk behind the falls and stay dry (ish). Dogs are welcome on a leash, as long as they are cleaned up after. See Details
Smoky Mountain Dog Bakery If you’re in Waynesville, North Carolina, bring your dog by this bakery to check out their Treat Bar. Shop in the store for a wide range of leashes, toys, travel accessories, training items, and more. See Details
Lake Junaluska Walking Trail Dogs are welcome on the two paved walking trails at Lake Junaluska Retreat and Conference Center. Choose between a 2.3-mile loop around the lake or a longer, 3.8-mile trail. All visitors are welcome, not just those staying at the United Methodist retreat near Asheville. See Details
Bryson City's Island Park Bryson City's Island Park is pet-friendly. You can bring Fido to join you at this popular park, as long as they are on a leash. About a quarter of the 4.5-acre park is open and shaded with picnic tables for Fido's snacks and dog waste stations so you can clean up any mess that your pooch leaves behind. The rest is heavily wooded with roughly a half-mile of dirt trails that circle around the island and through its center. While you're wandering around the park, you might notice the ruins of an old lumber mill and Bryson City’s largest and oldest tree, a tulip poplar with a 20-foot circumference. See Details
Gorges State Park Gorges State Park is perfect for those looking for a challenge. Most of the trails in Gorges State Park are labeled as strenuous, but can offer rewarding panorama of Lake Jocassee or waterfalls. Trails range from half a mile to fourteen and a half miles, so be sure to check out the parks website to figure out what trail meets your needs. Leashed dogs are always welcomed! See Details
Mast General Store Leashed dogs are welcome to join their humans in this quintessential general store located on Main Street in Waynesville. Mast General Store is open Monday ­– Friday 10am ­– 6pm, Saturday noon ­– 6pm. See Details
Whiteside Mountain National Recreation Trail Whiteside Mountain National Recreation Trail is a pet-friendly hike in Nantahala National Forest. The hike is nearly 2 miles long and will take you to beautiful wildflowers along the way. Dogs are welcome on the trail, as long as they are cleaned up after and remain on a leash. See Details
Highlands Biological Station Highlands Biological Station in Highlands, NC, is a dog-friendly native plant botanical garden with flat trails for owners and their dogs to walk along. The 12-acre botanical garden features native azaleas, plants of the Cherokee, mosses and liverworts, wildflowers, butterfly-pollinated species, and rock outcrop species. At 3,800 feet, it's the highest public native plant botanical garden in the east. The HBS Gardens and grounds are open year-round, dawn to dusk, and are free of charge. Please keep Fido on a leash while visiting. See Details
Waterrock Knob Trail Waterrock Knob Trail is a difficult, 1.2 mile hike on the Blue Ridge Parkway that will take about 1 hour to complete with Fido. With the steep elevation on this trail you will want to be sure your dog can climb and maneuver over large rocks. Please note that dogs must be on a leash no longer than 6 feet. See Details
Highlands Dog Park Highlands Dog Park is a fully-fenced park with a separate area for small, skittish, or elderly dogs. The park base is mulch and the park has a covered areas and water for dogs. See Details
Kelsey-Hutchinson Founders Park Kelsey-Hutchinson Founders Park is dog-friendly! The Park is a retreat for workers and visitors by day and a space for concerts, ice skating, arts and crafts, markets, and festivals by night. Dogs must be cleaned up after and leashed during their visit to Kelsey-Hutchinson. Dog pickup stations and trash bins are scattered throughout Kelsey-Hutchinson Founders Park. See Details
Tractor Supply Co. Tractor Supply Co. is dog friendly! Bring your dog to shop with you and he'll receive a treat at checkout! Tractor Supply Co. is open Monday-Saturday from 8am until 8pm, Sunday 9am until 7pm. See Details
Franklin Dog Park Franklin Dog Park is a great place to bring your pooch to play off-leash in Franklin, NC. Featuring two fenced areas for large and small dogs, there's space for all sizes of pups to play. Take a walk around the trail that surrounds the fenced space with your leashed pooch after a game of fetch in the park. Public restrooms are also available, as well as dog waste stations to pick up after your pet. Franklin Dog Park is open every day of the week from 7am to 10pm. See Details
Waynesville Pepsi Dog Park Pets love to exercise and make friends at this fenced dog park, which includes a separate small dog area. There is no water available on-site, so remember to being some with you to quench Fido's thirst. See Details
Sam Knob Summit and Flat Laurel Creek Trail Sam Knob Summit and Flat Laurel Creek Trail is a moderately easy, 3.6 mile hike that will take about 2.5 hours to complete with Fido. These two trails combine for a nice loops hike that leads you out to a picturesque lookout. The trail itself is gorgeous with wildflowers and berries to enjoy in spring, and colorful leaves in the fall. Please note that dogs must be on a leash between April 1 and August 15, but must be under voice control at all times. See Details
Currahee Brewing Company Bring Fido to Currahee Brewing Company to enjoy a European-influenced ale or lager. Leashed dogs are welcome to relax on Currahee's outdoor patio, which borders the water. Dogs are not allowed inside the Brewing Company. Currahee's menu includes year-round brews such as the Frankenstark, Wayah Lager, and the Garand IPA, as well as seasonal and limited release beers. The Franklin location of Currahee has a food truck on site, seven days a week, from open to close. Currahee Brewing Company is open Monday through Thursday from 12:00pm to 9:30pm, Friday and Saturday from 12:00pm to 10:30pm, and Sunday from 12:00pm to 8:00pm. See Details
Mountain Waters Scenic Byway Mountain Waters Scenic Byway is pet-friendly. This sixty-mile drive leads through National Forest's two river gorges, hardwood forests and countryside. It's ideal for dogs who don't enjoy hiking, although you can stop along the way and get out for a walk at certain spots. See Details
Kitty Hawk Kites Kitty Hawk Kites is a dog-friendly outdoor activity store located in the coastal community of Avon, North Carolina. These dog lovers welcome kite lovers to come and peruse the aisles of their eclectic store full of all things to get you high, in the sky that is. In addition to all the great outdoor goods, they also stock dog treats to keep Fido happy while you're inside. Kitty Hawk Kites is open every day of the week from 9:30am to 8pm. See Details
Satulah Mountain Brewing Company Satulah Mountain Brewing Company is a dog-friendly brewery in Highlands, NC. Fido is welcome to join you inside the taproom or at a table on the patio. Enjoy a variety of Satulah's mountaintop brews along with guest beers. Light snacks are available for purchase or you can bring your own food. See Details
Big Bear at Little Tennessee River Greenway Nice dog park with separate areas for big and small dogs. Parking, playground, picnic shelter, and restrooms. Also a nice 4-mile sidewalk along the river to walk the dogs. See Details
Bartram Trail (Jones Gap to Whiterock Mountain) The Bartram Trail from Jones Gap to Whiterock Mountain is a moderately easy, 4.6 mile hike in Nantahala National Forest that will take about 2.5 hours to complete with Fido. This section of the 100 mile long Bartram Trail starts at Jones Gap and heads northwest to Whiterock Mountain with some side trails along the way that offer summit views. Please note that dogs must be on a leash between April 1 and August 15, but must be under control at all times. See Details
Boyd Mountain Christmas Tree Farm Boyd Mountain Christmas Tree Farm is pet-friendly. Leashed dogs are welcome to join their owners at this farm to help choose the tree for your home this Christmas. Whether you're looking for a huge tree or a smaller pine, you'll find something that fits at this well-stocked Christmas tree farm. Boyd Mountain Christmas Tree Farm will be open November 21 through 24, November 28 through December 1 and December 5 through 8. See Details
Black Balsam Knob About 35 miles from Asheville, at milepost 420 on the Blue Ridge Parkway is the turn-off for Black Balsam Knob Rd. Drive the mile or two to the end of the road (where there is a parking area with pit toilets) to start on any number of trails. From here you can access the Sam Knob Summit and Flat Laurel Creek Trail as well as the Art Loeb, Ivestor Gap and Mountain to Sea Trail, just to name a few. The trail network is extensive and beautiful. Camping is abundant. Some trails have creeks and streams for Fido to get a drink and others are high and dry, so plan accordingly. Bringing along a trail map of the area is highly encouraged. See Details