Dog Friendly Activities in Gatlinburg, TN

There are 15 dog friendly activities in Gatlinburg. 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 Gatlinburg.

Pet Friendly Great Smoky Mountains National Park
Great Smoky Mountains National Park The Great Smoky Mountains National Park offers two trails that are dog-friendly: Gatlinburg Trail (a 1.9 mile hike from the Sugarland Visitor Center to the outskirts of Gatlinburg, TN) and the Oconaluftee River Trail (a 1.5 mile hike from the Oconaluftee Visitor Center to the outskirts of Cherokee, NC). Please note that dogs are not permitted on any other trails within the park. Dogs are allowed in the campgrounds, picnic areas, and along roads, but must be kept on a leash at all times. As with most parks, your pets should be well-behaved and you should always clean up after them. See Details
Pet Friendly Top Rated Moonshine/Whiskey Walking Tour
Top Rated Moonshine/Whiskey Walking Tour 'Top Rated Moonshine/Whiskey Walking Tour' is a pet-friendly Airbnb Experience hosted by Michael. During this experience, you and your pooch will have the opportunity to go behind the scenes and see exactly how the moonshine process works. The experience lasts 3.5 hours and can accommodate up to 16 guests ages 21 and up. Rates start at $44 per person. See Details
The Village Shops Located next to the famous Pancake Pantry and Ole Smoky Candy Kitchen, The Village is a collection of 27 unique specialty stores in the heart of Gatlinburg, TN. The wooded outdoor areas around the shops are great for taking Fido for a stroll. Be sure to stop by the Simply Animals store to pick up a toy or treat for your pet. Dogs should remain leashed and under your control at all times while roaming through The Village. See Details
Explore the Smokies - Sights N' Photo Tour 'Explore the Smokies - Sights N' Photo Tour' is a pet-friendly Airbnb Experience hosted by Michael. Board a private coach or van with your pooch to be taken on a guided tour of Smoky Mountain National Park. Sit back and relax while you hear stories from your local guides about the mountains and Appalachian life. There will be different stops along the way providing beautiful photo opportunities - and a professional photo of your group is included with each stop. Some stops may include a short, easy walk to see the amazing views. The experience lasts 4 hours and can accommodate up to 20 guests ages 10 and up. Rates start at $47 per person. See Details
Gatlinburg Trail The Gatlinburg Trail is one of only two pet-friendly trails in the Great Smoky Mountains. The trail is nearly two miles long one-way. It is quite flat and runs through a forested area. The trail offers nice views of the Little Pigeon River, and it runs over a bridge as well. Historians will enjoy the foundations and chimneys of several old homesites along the way. See Details
Sugarlands Distilling Co. Sugarlands Distilling Co. is a dog-friendly industrial moonshine maker. This great spot offers indoor and outdoor tours, tastings, and even live music events for you and Fido to enjoy. As there's no food prepared on the premises, you can bring them inside and out to enjoy the festivities and the numerous spirits available, including moonshine, whiskey, and twists on classics like root beer. Sugarlands Distilling Co. is open Monday through Saturday from 10:00am to 10:30pm and Sunday from 12:00pm to 6:30pm. See Details
Ole Smoky Moonshine Ole Smoky Moonshine is pet-friendly. The distinct smell of cooking and fermenting grains takes over your senses at this true moonshine experience. Here, you’ll see authentic-working moonshine stills and take in the entire process. The eager distillers like to visit with folks. They’ll be glad to answer your questions about the history and lore of moonshining in East Tennessee. After you see, smell and hear about the process, treat yourself to $5 samplings of our homegrown shine. See Details
The Salt and Pepper Shaker Museum Featuring more than 20,000 sets of salt and pepper shakers from around the world, The Salt and Pepper Museum is dog-friendly! Leashed dogs are welcome to join their owners as they wander through the unique collection. The Museum has had dogs, cats, parrots, and iguanas visit in the past. The museum is open Monday through Saturday from 10am to 4pm and Sunday from 10am to 2pm. Admission is $3 and goes toward any shaker purchase in its gift shop. See Details
Gatlinburg SkyLift Park Gatlinburg SkyLift Park is pet-friendly. Small, leashed dogs are welcome if they can be held on your lap while on the SkyLift chairs. When you get to the top, your leashed dog can join you on the bridge which offers great views across the Tennessee landscape. It is open Sunday through Thursday from 9am to 9pm and Friday to Saturday from 9am to 10pm. See Details
Bonediggity Barkery Bonediggity Barkery is pet-friendly. Bring your leashed pooch along to sniff out the snacks at this dog-centric bakery full of delicious treats and eats for four-legged customers. They also sell gifts and apparel for dogs, including leashes, collars and more. They are open every day of the week from 11am to 7pm. See Details
Tennessee Cider Company Tennessee Cider Company is pet-friendly. Gatlinburg’s first true Cidery, located in the heart of downtown, the Old General Store stocks locally made Ciders and wet goods made by great local folks. This cidery is open every day of the week from 10am to 11pm. See Details
Tennessee Homemade Wines Tennessee Homemade Wines is dog-friendly. Dogs are welcome to join their owners inside for a wine tasting. The wines are homemade right in the middle of Gatlinburg, including peach, blackberry and grape flavors. The cool wooden building that houses this winery is worth checking out even if you're not having a tipple. They are open Monday through Thursday from 10am to 10pm, Friday to Saturday from 10am to 11pm and Sunday from 10am to 9pm. See Details
Ghosts of Gattlinburg Ghosts of Gattlinburg is a pet-friendly tour in Tennessee. Gatlinburg Ghost Tours takes an unflinching look at the dark points in the city’s history that others would simply ignore. You and your pooch will visit eight different spooky locations around the city. Leashed pups are invited, as long as they don't scare easily. The tour lasts an hour and is about a mile in length. Colonial Ghosts, LLC operates this spooky walking tour. See Details
The Soft Shirt Place by Simplistic Geek The Soft Shirt Place by Simplistic Geek is pet-friendly. They offer a unique selection of super soft t-shirts and apparel for the person that likes to stand out from the crowd. Leashed dogs are welcome inside to help you sniff out the coolest garments on offer. They are open Monday through Friday from 11:30am to 6:00pm, Saturday from 11:30am to 9:00pm and Sunday from 11:30am to 6:00pm. See Details
Smoky Mountain Wax & Company Smoky Mountain Wax & Company is pet-friendly. Leashed dogs are welcome inside. Bring your pooch along to sniff out a variety of candles in this candle shop. They are open Sunday through Thursday from 10am to 8pm and Friday to Saturday from 10am to 10pm. See Details
Doggywood at Dollywood Although dogs are not allowed in the Dollywood amusement park, visitors traveling to the Smoky Mountains with their dogs can leave Fido at Dollywood's very own kennel, Doggywood, for the day while they visit the park. The kennel even has a few individual cottages for dogs needing a little extra privacy. Due to space limitations, it is extremely important that you call in advance for reservations on the day you plan to visit the park. Dogs cannot be accommodated overnight. See Details
Smokies Photo Class & Lunch with a Pro 'Smokies Photo Class & Lunch with a Pro' is a pet-friendly Airbnb Experience hosted by Syresa & Lonnie. Please note that if bringing Fido along on this experience, dogs need to remain leashed outside. Part of the experience is held in a private home and farm. You will learn how to use your personal camera by taking a hands-on photo safari in the Smoky Mountains. This experience includes a lunch of delicious local BBQ. The experience lasts 5.5 hours and can accommodate up to 8 guests ages 14 and up. Guests with all levels of experience are invited to attend. Rates start at $125 per person. See Details
Smoky Mountain River Rat Tubing Looking for the dog-friendly best tubing in Townsend Tennessee? You've just found it. Smoky Mountain River Rat offers river tubing and kayaking on the Beautiful Little River. River Rat is pet friendly, so go ahead and bring the family dog and make sure no family member misses out on this River adventure. Rentals are $17.99 for an all day pass. Dogs float for free. Dog owners are encouraged to rent a tether for $5 if they want a separate tube for their pooch. Dogs over 60 lbs are discouraged due to tube popping. See Details
Sevierville’s PetSafe Unleashed Dog Park Bring Fido to play off-leash at this fully-fenced dog park located within Sevierville City Park. Features include separate small and large dog areas, dog wash station, and agility equipment. Owners should clean up after their dogs and follow all posted rules. The park is open daily. See Details
Manual Photo Class - Pro Instructor 'Manual Photo Class - Pro Instructor' is a pet-friendly Airbnb Experience hosted by Syresa & Lonnie. Please note that if bringing Fido along on this experience, dogs need to remain leashed outside. This class is held in a private home and farm. You will learn how to use your camera's camera controls in manual setting, the exposure triangle and how each element works. You will then get to walk around the property and practice what you learned. The experience lasts 2 hours and can accommodate up to 10 guests ages 18 and up. Rates start at $90 per person. See Details
Great Smokies Flea Market Great Smokies Flea Market is pet-friendly. Leashed dogs are welcome to walk by your side as you explore the stalls outside. Inside, dogs are also welcome as long as they ride inside a stroller. Dog owners are reminded to keep their pups away from other shoppers. The market is held Friday through Sunday from 8am to 5pm. See Details
Smokey Mountain Knife Works Dogs are welcome inside while their owners shop for knives at the world's largest knife store. If it cuts, they stock it, including Case knives, Buck knives, SOG knives, Victorinox Swiss Army knives, Gerber knives, Kershaw knives, Benchmade knives, Spyderco knives, Columbia River Knife and Tool knives, Cold Steel Knives, TOPS knives, and Rough Rider knives. Smokey Mountain Knife Works is open every day of the week from 10am to 9pm. See Details
Seven Islands State Birding Park Dogs are welcome at Seven Islands State Birding Park, where there are a number of pet-friendly trails for you and Fido to enjoy. There are 190 species of bird that call the 416 acres of land adjacent to French Broad River their home and you and your pooch can enjoy them from some of the trails as long as Fido is on a leash. See Details
Apple Valley Mountain Village General Store The General Store at Apple Valley Mountain Village is pet-friendly. This popular country store offers visitors the chance to peruse the aisles of traditional produce, including jams, jellies, preserves, and honey butters. There are 10,000 new items available, an all new t-shirt room, and lots of games, shirts, toys, and hundreds of stuffed animals for kids. Their produce includes homemade fudge made fresh. Fido won't be left out while you're shopping, they even have an entire dog and pet section so they can take home a souvenir too. While you're there, you can take Fido for a walk on the 10 mile bike & walking path that’s winds through the little mountain town, circles under the highway and ends up back to the store. The General Store is open Monday through Thursday from 9am to 3pm and Friday through Sunday from 9am to 6pm. See Details