Dog Friendly Activities in Maggie Valley, NC

There are 14 dog friendly activities in Maggie Valley, NC. Use the links below to get an overview of each attraction, 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 Maggie Valley, NC, or call 877-411-FIDO to speak with one of our pet travel experts!

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.

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.

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.

Graveyard Fields Trail

Graveyard Fields Trail is a moderately easy, 3.4 mile hike in the Pisgah National Forest that will take about 2 hours to complete with Fido. This trail was named for the devastating fires in 1925 and 1942, but still offers plenty of beauty. The well-marked trails will bring you by two waterfalls, a river, blueberry bushes, and still offers cool temperatures in the summer. Please note that dogs must be on a 6-foot leash on National Park Service property.

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.

Max Patch Trail

Max Patch Trail is a moderately easy, 3.5 mile hike in the Pisgah National Forest that will take about 2 hours to complete with Fido. It is not easy to get to this trail over the bumpy Forest Service roads, but the trail is still quite popular. The beauty makes the trek all worthwhile. Please note that dogs must be on a leash.

Cold Mountain via Art Loeb Trail

Cold Mountain via Art Loeb Trail is a difficult, 10.6 mile hike in Pisgah National Forest that will take about 7 hours to complete with Fido. Although this trail is one of the easiest for exploring the 6030 foots summit of Cold Mountain, it is only for those people and dogs who are experienced and in fit condition. Please note that dogs must be leashed between April 1 and August 15, and under voice control; leashing dogs is strongly recommended in wilderness areas year-round.

Devils Courthouse and Little Sam Trail

Devils Courthouse and Little Sam Trail is a difficult, 4.2 mile hike in the Pisgah National Forest that will take about 2 hours to complete with Fido. When you pull into the parking lot you will be staring up at an impressive rock face standing 5760 feet. Please note that dogs must be on a leash on National Park Service property.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Kim's Pharmacy

Dogs are welcome to shop with their owners at Kim's Pharmacy and will be given a treat! Shop for toiletries, herbal medicines, supplements, and pick up your prescriptions. Kim's Pharmacy is open Monday-Friday from 9am-7pm, Sat 9am-2pm.