Dog Friendly Activities in Spruce Pine, NC

There’s 1 dog friendly activity in Spruce Pine, and 22 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 Spruce Pine.

Pet Friendly The Historic Orchard at Altapass
The Historic Orchard at Altapass Bring Fido along for a delightful time picking apples and enjoy country air at the Historic Orchard at Altapass. At the orchard, you will find heirloom apples, a butterfly garden, trails, hay rides, a general store, free music programs, and plenty of history. Just keep Fido on a leash at all times and make sure to clean up after him. See Details
Pet Friendly Big Butt Trail
Big Butt Trail Big Butt Trail is a difficult, 6 mile hike in Blue Ridge Parkway headquarters that will take about 4 hours to complete with Fido. Despite what one would think from the name of this trail, this hike is for those people and dogs in fit condition. It has some steep climbs in sections and doesn't have any regular water sources. Spring is the best time to visit, with wildflowers blooming in mid-April, however it is nice anytime from spring to fall. Please note that dogs must be on a leash on Blue Ridge Parkway property, and on U.S. Forest Service land and state game land, between April 1 and August 15. See Details
Mount Mitchell State Park Nestled in the Black Mountains, Mount Mitchell State Park provides nearly 2,000 acres of tranquility and natural beauty for you to enjoy with Fido by your side. At an elevation of 6,684, Mount Mitchell rises above the surrounding landscape and, as the highest point east of the Mississippi, provides stunning, one-of-a-kind views of the Blue Ridge Mountains from the summit. You and your pup can enjoy a picnic before setting off on a short stroll or a more extensive hike through the forests of Mount Mitchell. Pets must be on a leash no longer than 6 feet at all times and may never be left unattended. They are not permitted in any park buildings, rental boats, swimming beaches, rinsing stations, changing stations, or cabins.
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Grandfather Mountain Grandfather Mountain is pet-friendly. Whether you prefer a more leisurely stroll along one of the many nature trails through gentle forests and meadows or love hiking in the backcountry, you and Fido will find plenty of beauty to savor as you explore the breathtaking wonder of Grandfather Mountain. Pets must be leashed at all times and are not permitted inside any building or in the Animal Habitats area. Dog owners are reminded to clean up any mess that is left behind. See Details
Beech Mountain Bark Park The Beech Mountain Bark Park is a fenced, off-leash dog park where well-behaved dogs can exercise in a clean, safe environment without endangering or annoying people, property or wildlife. This park is a beautiful, well-maintained space open to all dog lovers and friends who are willing to uphold the park's rules and restrictions. The park was built and is maintained as a community project, designed to satisfy the needs of dog-owners and non-dog owners alike.

Dog Park Features:
Two play areas (large/small dog),Ample, level parking area,56' tall split rail fence & wire mesh, Safety zone entry gate, Natural landscaping, Gravel covered pathway and links to greenway trail, Dog watering stations, Fully equipped waste stations, Tables and benches and a Picnic Shelter.
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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. See Details
Grandfather Vineyard Winery Leashed dogs are welcome inside the tasting room at Grandfather Vineyard Winery, located in Banner Elk, NC. The winery produces several different white and red varietals and sweet wine. Tastings range from $6 for 4 half-ounce pours up to $10 for 8 half-ounce pours of dry wines. Grandfather Vineyard Winery is Monday - Saturday noon - 6pm and Sunday 1pm - 5pm. See Details
Crabtree Falls Loop Trail Crabtree Falls Loop Trail is a moderately difficult, 2.5 mile hike on the Blue Ridge Parkway that will take about 1.5 to 2 hours to complete with Fido. This lovely trail, popular for its waterfall, is best spring through fall since the road to the campground is closed October through May. Day hiking is free, and an honor payment system is in place for tent and RV camping. Please note that dogs must be on a leash no longer than 6 feet. See Details
Photography Class and Hiking Experience 'Photography Class and Hiking Experience' is a pet-friendly Airbnb Experience hosted by Alexa. You and your pooch will take a photo hike on Grandfather Mountain. Your host will teach you about using manual mode, achieving correct exposure in difficult and weird lighting, and overall how to get the most out of your camera beyond shooting in auto. Along the way your host will also photograph you and Fido. The experience lasts 2.5 hours and can accommodate up to 6 guests ages 12 and up. Guests must be familiar hiking or spending time in the outdoors and bring a camera. Rates start at $75 per person. See Details
Lake James State Park Lake James State Park has fifteen miles of trails to stroll through with Fido. The state park also has picnic sites, boat access, and swimming areas. Dogs are not allowed in swimming areas or beaches. See Details
High Bluff and Rhododendron Gardens Trails The High Bluff and Rhododendron Gardens Trails are a moderately easy, 3.5 mile hike on Roan Mountain that will take about 1.5 hours to complete with Fido. You will need to visit this trail April through November, since that is when the road to the gardens is open, but the best time is mid to late June when the Catawba rhododendrons are in bloom. Please note that dogs do not need to be on a leash on trails, except in the developed areas, parking lots, and picnic areas; they must be under voice control at all times; small parking fee. See Details
Old Mitchell Trail Old Mitchell Trail is a difficult, 4.4 mile hike in Mount Mitchell State Park that will take about 3 hours to complete with Fido. Enjoy exploring the eastern United State's tallest peak at 6684 feet. The park itself is all above 6000 feet and offers a campground, picnic area, restaurant, and museum. Please note that dogs must be on a leash no longer than 6 feet. See Details
Lookout Brewing Company Lookout Brewing Company is dog-friendly! Grab a small batch craft brew and a tub of freshly popped popcorn and relax alongside your canine companion, as leashed and quiet dogs are welcome in its tasting room and on its outdoor patio. Lookout Brewing Company even offers water bowls and treats to visiting four-legged friends. Lookout Brewing Company is open Monday through Friday from 2pm to 9pm, Saturday from 12pm to 10pm, and Sunday from 12pm to 7pm. See Details
Sandy Cliff Overlook and Lake Channel Overlook Trails Sandy Cliff Overlook and Lake Channel Overlook Trails is an easy, 2 mile hike in Lake James State Park that will take about 45 minutes to complete with Fido. This small park offers only four trails, but is a wonderful spot to take your dog to enjoy the lake in solitude. Please note that dogs must be on a leash no longer than 6 feet. See Details
Emerald Village Bring Fido to roam through Emerald Village, a group of gem, mining, and historical attractions nestled deep within the Blue Ridge Mountains. Leashed and well-behaved dogs are welcome everywhere in Emerald Village, including the North Carolina Mining Museum and the historic Bon Ami Mine. Take a tour deep underground, pan for gold, and explore the Discovery Mill Building. Admission varies between activities, and Emerald Village is open seasonally. Dog owners can check out Emerald Village's website for more information on dates, rates, tours, and times. See Details
Pisgah National Forest Pisgah National Forest is pet-friendly. Dogs are allowed on all hiking trails in Pisgah National Forest if they follow the leash law. Known as a land of mile-high peaks, cascading waterfalls, and heavily forested slopes. The forest huge, spanning half a million acres in total. The trails that weave around the area go through hardwood forests and alongside waterfalls. Dog owners are reminded to clean up any mess left behind to preserve the cleanliness of the area. See Details
Otter Falls Trail Otter Falls Trail is pet-friendly. Here, you'll find great walking and biking paths down to a beautiful river and falls. There's also a nice parking lot too, although it does get busy on weekends. Leashed dogs are welcome, as long as they are well-behaved and cleaned up after. See Details
Mast General Store Mast General Store is pet-friendly. This is the original Mast General Store. Located in the small community of Valle Crucis, North Carolina’s first rural historic district, the store is stocked with country gourmet foods, cast iron cookware, speckleware, old-fashioned toys, footwear for all walks of life, hardware, and more. Mast General Store is open Monday through Saturday from 7:00am to 6:30pm and Sunday from 12:00pm to 6:00pm. See Details
Grandfather Mountain Trail Grandfather Mountain Trail is pet-friendly. This trail leads to great views of the mountain that has the appearance of an old man. The route follows the crest of Grandfather Mountain from the Swinging Bridge Parking Area out 2.4 miles to Calloway Peak. Leashed dogs are welcome on the trail, as long as they are cleaned up after. See Details
Mount Mitchell Trail Mount Mitchell Trail is pet-friendly. Hike up the highest peak east of the Mississippi River on Mount Mitchell Trail at Mount Mitchell State Park. This 12-mile out-and-back trail offers views for miles from the top. The trail is rated difficult and will take all day to complete. Leashed dogs are welcome, as long as they are cleaned up after. See Details
Mast Store Anex Mast Store Anex is pet-friendly. Just down the road from the flagship store is the Mast Store Annex. Constructed as a competing general store in 1909, these two general stores served a thriving community. Today’s Annex has an eclectic collection of clothing, outdoor gear to hit the trail, and a collection of candy. Mast Store Anex is open Monday through Saturday from 10:00am to 6:30pm and Sunday from 11:00am to 6:00pm. See Details
Linville Falls Linville Falls is a pet-friendly hike in Newland. Flowing from its headwaters high on the steep slopes of Grandfather Mountain, the Linville River flows cascades through two falls on its way to a beautiful gorge. Linville Gorge was America's first officially designated wilderness area. Enjoy the towering hemlocks, dense stands of rhododendron, and native wildflowers on the trails that surround the falls with your leashed pooch. Linville Falls are open every day of the week from dawn until dusk. See Details
Flat Rock Loop Trail Flat Rock Loop Trail welcomes leashed dogs on a hike through beautiful North Carolina. This trail is under a mile and leads to great views across the forested area. Dog owners are reminded to clean up any mess that is left behind. The trail can be accessed every day of the week from sunrise to sunset. See Details