Dog Friendly Activities in Kings Mountain, NC

There are 2 dog friendly activities in Kings Mountain, and 9 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 Kings Mountain.

Pet Friendly Crowders Mountain
Crowders Mountain Crowders Mountain allows dogs on all trails, as long as they're on a leash no longer than six feet long. Pets must not be left unattended, and campers cannot confine pets to enclosed vehicles or tents during the park's quiet hours. Pets are not allowed in bathhouses, changing areas, rinsing stations, swimming areas, restrooms, visitor centers or rental boats. Exceptions are service animals and authorized search and rescue dogs. Pet owners are responsible for cleaning up after their pets. All pets within the park must have a current rabies vaccination. See Details
Pet Friendly Gateway Trail
Gateway Trail The Kings Mountain Gateway Trail is a greenway designed to connect the City of Kings Mountain to Crowders Mountain State Park, Kings Mountain State Park, Kings Mountain National Military Park. Recently completed trail extend to I-85 are 5 miles of paved trail and soft-packed gravel trail. Future plans are to extend the trail to the Boulders Access facility on Bethlehem Road. See Details
George Poston Dog Park Locals rave about this fenced off-leash dog park, which includes a 1 acre run for small dogs and separate 4.5 acre area for larger breeds. Waste bags available. See Details
Goat Island Park and Greenway The dog park is located near the playgrounds. Call ahead to find out about any temporary restrictions due to COVID-19. See Details
Avon/Catawba Creeks Greenway The Avon/Catawba Creeks Greenway is a multi-use trail that's a great place to walk Fido in Gastonia! The map below shows a parking area with convenient access to the Avon/Catawba Creeks Greenway. Rails-to-Trails Conservancy has generously provided map data for this trail to Bring Fido for informational purposes only. For more detailed trail information, please visit TrailLink.com. See Details
Crowders Lake Trail Crowders Lake Trail is an easy, 1 mile hike in Crowders Mountain State Park that will take about 20 minutes to complete with Fido. Although most of the trails in this park are rugged difficult trails, this one offers an easy hike for all hikers and dogs. Enjoy camping, picnicking, fishing, and canoeing in the park with a side trip off to this trail that circles the duck filled lake. See Details
Tower and Backside Trail Tower and Backside Trail is a difficult, 3 mile hike in Crowders Mountain State Park that will take about 2 hours to complete with Fido. The proximity of this park to Kings Mountiain, Gastonia, and Charlotte make it very popular. Please note that dogs must be on a 6-foot leash. See Details
Pinnacle Trail The Pinnacle Trail is a difficult, 3.4 mile hike in Crowders Mountain State Park that will take about 2 hours to complete with Fido. This park offers a nice retreat for city dwellers, since it is very close to Charlotte. The park elevation ranges from 900 to 2000 feet, which makes it ideal for most year round. If you have a large or longhaired dog, summer may be too hot. Please note that dogs must be on a 6-foot leash and attended at all times. See Details
Kings Mountain State Park Pets are allowed in most outdoor areas provided they are kept under physical restraint or on a leash not longer than six feet. Owners will be asked to remove noisy or dangerous pets or pets that threaten or harass wildlife. Pets are not allowed in or around lodging facilities. Kings Mountain State Park rests in a picturesque setting adjacent to Kings Mountain National Military Park, a prominent Revolutionary War battle site. This traditional state park, which encompasses 6,883-acres, offers outdoor recreation activities such as hiking trails, picnicking, fishing from a rental jon boat, seasonal canoe rentals, equestrian trails and more. See Details
Bradley Station Dog Park Bradley Station Dog Park is pet-friendly. Located behind the North Carolina city’s train station, the park is a convenient place for local dogs to play off-leash. It's divided into a section for small dogs under 25 lbs and another for large dogs. Let your pooch roam free on the grass and in the mulch, but make sure to keep the park clean by picking up after your pup. See Details
Thirsty Dog Thirsty Dog is pet-friendly. Let your dog run around and play while you enjoy a beer, wine or a cocktail. Featuring 7500 square feet of outdoor space with both an off-leash 18+ area and a separate family-friendly section that is on-leash. There's also plenty of space indoors to hang out together, too. They offer 17 big screen TVs for Fido's game day, great music and plenty of space to relax. Although they offer day passes, you can also purchase a membership to join the club. Vaccinations are required and waivers must be signed before play begins. Thirsty Dog is open Tuesday through Friday from 4pm to 9pm, Saturday from 12pm to 9pm, and Sunday from 1pm to 8pm. See Details