Dog Friendly Activities in West Jefferson, NC

There’s 1 dog friendly activity in West Jefferson, and 20 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 West Jefferson.

Pet Friendly Mount Jefferson State Natural Area
Mount Jefferson State Natural Area Mount Jefferson is a great place to have a scenic picnic near the summit with your dog. The state park also has a couple of great hiking trails. The Lost Province Trail is 3/4 mile long and is moderate in difficulty. The Rhododendron Trail is just over one-mile long and is strenuous in difficulty. Dogs are allowed but must remain leashed. See Details
Pet Friendly Watauga Dog Park
Watauga Dog Park Pets will love to play off-leash at this fenced dog park with separate small dog area. Passes available at Watauga Human Society (call 828-264-7865) with proof of vaccinations and license. See Details
Price Lake Loop Trail Price Lake Loop Trail is an easy, 2.3 mile hike at Price Lake Campground that will take about 1.5 hours to complete with Fido. This trail will take you around the pristine Price Lake located on the Blue Ridge Parkway. From May through October you can camp in one of the 180 sites in this scenic park. Enjoy the picnic area, fishing, and non-motorized boating. Please note that dogs must be on a leash no longer than 6 feet. There is also a campground fee to camp overnight. See Details
The Blowing Rock 1/4 mile loop of breathtaking views which was easy to walk. They said we love dogs especially if you scoop. They loved our very big lab. Make sure you're dog is on a short leash because there are cliffs. If you don't like heights take 321 instead of 221 to get there. See Details
Doc's Rocks Gem Mine Pets are family too :) We are a local family operated tourist location in Blowing Rock and even the four- legged family members are welcome. We are very pet friendly and love to see people out with their dogs. We have a gift shop and a large outside area for our guest. Just down the parking lot is a paved walking trail by the stream so if Fido gets a little bored there is a nice area to walk. See Details
Grayson Highlands State Park Near Mount Rogers and Whitetop Mountain, Virginia’s two highest mountains, there are plenty of hiking trails and camping areas that are pet friendly. See Details
Mast General Store Leashed dogs are welcome to join their humans in this quintessential general store located in Downtown Boone. Mast General Store is open Monday ­– Saturday 10am ­– 6pm, Sunday 11am ­– 6pm. See Details
Elk Knob State Park Elk Knob State Park offers fantastic views of the summit from one of the highest peaks in North Carolina. There are currently four trails, ranging in difficulty levels, all equally rewarding. Dogs are allowed on all trails, but must remain leashed. Elk Knob also features backcountry camping, cross-country skiing, and snowshoeing. See Details
Off the Grid Tiny House Homestead Tour 'Off the grid, tiny house homestead tour' is a pet-friendly Airbnb Experience hosted by Rachael. If you are thinking of living off the grid or in a tiny house, this is a great tour to get your journey started. On your two-hour tour, Cameron will explain everything from buying land to building a tiny house. While you're there, tour the main house, Rachael's tiny art studio, Cameron's self-made solar electric vehicle and enjoy local beverages and a cheese tray on the deck which overlooks the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains. The experience lasts 2 hours and can accommodate up to 8 guests of all ages. Leashed dogs are welcome. Rates start at $40/person. See Details
Mystery Hill Amazing visitors since 1948 - A natural gravitational anomaly and a series of optical illusions offer something for all ages to enjoy. Over 50,000 Arrowheads on display, Visit the 1903 home of the founders of Appalachian State University, Old Time Photos, Gem Mining, Giant soap bubbles, pet friendly rental cabins onsite (see Riverside Log Cabins) See Details
Hiking to a Waterfall with a Boonie 'Hiking to a Waterfall with a Boonie' is a pet-friendly Airbnb Experience hosted by Angela. Enjoy a hike right outside of Boone with your pooch. The trail leads to a top secret waterfall and swimming hole. Hike, swim, have a light lunch or snacks and take in the scenery. Dogs are always welcome. The experience lasts 3 hours and can accommodate up to 6 guests ages 18 and up. Parents may also bring children under 2 years of age. Rates start at $60 per person. See Details
Fern Nature Trail Fern Nature Trail is an easy, 1.2 mile hike in New River State Park that will take about 45 minutes to complete with Fido. This is a short little hike that takes you through wooded area and hugs close to the New River. If you are up for a longer adventure you can combine this trail with another in the Mount Jefferson State Park. Please note that dogs must be on a leash no longer than 6 feet. See Details
Summit and Rhododendron Trails Summit and Rhododendron Trails are a moderately easy, 1.4 mile hike in Mount Jefferson State Natural Area that will take about 1 hour to complete with Fido. Visit this trail in early June and you will be surrounded by the splendor of the wildflowers and Catawba rhododendron blooming. The fall color here is also magnificent. Please note that dogs must be on a leash no longer than 6 feet. See Details
Tweetsie Railroad Tweetsie Railroad is pet-friendly. The Miner's Mountain Theater plays two shows, Hopper & Porter and the Cloggers. It’s an open air venue and dogs are welcome. Tweetsie also plays host to the awesome K-9s In Flight Frisbee Demo. Pets are not permitted on trains, buses, or rides, in the Deer Park Zoo, in areas where food is served, or on the Chair Lift. Tweetsie is open every day of the week from 9am to 6pm. See Details
New River State Park New River State Park has ten forest discovering family-friendly trails. All trails are easy to moderate in difficulty and are no longer than 1.4 miles. Fishing, canoeing, and picnicing are allowed at the state park. Dogs must remain leashed. See Details
Virginia Creeper National Recreation Trail The Virginia Creeper National Recreation Trail is one of 1600 rail-trails supported by Rails-to-Trails Conservancy, a nonprofit organization that is working to create a nationwide network of trails from former rail lines and connecting corridors. Previously an unused railroad corridor, this "rail-trail" is now a great place to walk Fido in Damascus! The map below shows a parking area with convenient access to the Virginia Creeper National Recreation Trail. 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
Virginia Creeper National Recreation Trail The Virginia Creeper National Recreation Trail is one of 1600 rail-trails supported by Rails-to-Trails Conservancy, a nonprofit organization that is working to create a nationwide network of trails from former rail lines and connecting corridors. Previously an unused railroad corridor, this "rail-trail" is now a great place to walk Fido in Whitetop! The map below shows a parking area with convenient access to the Virginia Creeper National Recreation Trail. 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
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
Cascade Trail Parking Lot Cascade Trail Parking Lot is pet-friendly. This nature trail leads to a waterfall. The pathway can be found off the Blue Ridge Parkway in North Carolina. 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
Greenway Trail Greenway Trail is a pet-friendly pathway in Boone. This fully accessible trail is paved or gravel and flat to allow walkers of all levels to wander together. Leashed dogs are welcome, as long as they are cleaned up after. The trail is always open. See Details