Top 10 Dog Friendly Trails Worldwide
If your dog likes to ruff it, bring Fido hiking the next time you're craving a little adventure. Our dog friendly hiking section includes everything from easy one-hour walks to fantastic overnight trips that won't be soon forgotten. Seriously, go take a hike!
Top 10 Dog Friendly Trails in the World

Grand Canyon National Park

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Pets are permitted in Grand Canyon National Park. Pets must remain on a leash at all times. Pets are allowed on trails above the rim, Mather Campground, Desert View Campground, Trailer Village and throughout the developed areas. Pets are not permitted below the rim, in park lodging (hotel rooms), or on park buses. On the North Rim pets are not allowed other than the bridle path that connects the lodge with the North Kaibab Trail. A kennel is available at the South Rim only. It is open daily from 7:30am - 5pm. Call (928) 638-0534 for information. Reservations are suggested.

Biltmore Estate

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The Biltmore Estate is pet friendly! Dogs are allowed to explore the extensive grounds and roam through the more than 250 acres of landscaped gardens. Fido is also welcome to join the humans at several restaurants with outdoor seating in Antler Hill Village.

The Cascades at Lake Mohigan

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This is a beautiful dog-friendly recreation area in Fairfield, Connecticut. The trails surround a lake and waterfall/creek called the cascades on acreage donated by the G.E. corporation. There are waste bins for doggie cleanups, so bring your baggies.

Cabrillo Tide Pools Trail

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Cabrillo Tide Pools Trail is an easy, 0.5 mile hike in Cabrillo National Monument that will take about 1 hour to complete with Fido. Although some people along the trail may tell you that your dog is not allowed, this trail is in fact the only area in Cabrillo National Monument where dogs are allowed. Fido will have to remain on a leash on the trail to the tide pools.

Slide Rock State Park

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Slide Rock State Park, located just outside of Sedona, Arizona, is a 43-acre park in Oak Creek Canyon. This site gets its name after the slippery rocks that form a slick natural water chute. Visitors have been coming to this park to swim and catch a tan for generations. Leashed dogs are welcome in the park, but are not permitted near the creek and swimming areas.

Westridge-Canyonback Wilderness Park

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Your pup is welcome to join you as you hike the trails of Westridge-Canyonback Wilderness Park and enjoy gorgeous views of downtown and the ocean. Mutt mitts are provided along many of the trails.

Great Smoky Mountains National Park

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The Great Smoky Mountains National Park is home to over 800 miles of hiking trails, but take note that dogs are NOT allowed on most of them. They are welcome on the 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). Dogs are also 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.

Red Rock Canyon

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Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area is less than a half-hour drive from the Strip in Las Vegas. Pets are allowed on trails in Red Rock Canyon, but should be kept on a leash. Owners are required to clean up after their dogs. Baggies for waste disposal are available in the campground and at the Scenic Drive fee station. In the campground, pets must be leashed at all times. Pets must be leashed at other developed facilities such as the visitor center, Willow Springs picnic area, and Red Rock overlook. Due to the extreme temperatures in the Canyon, pet owners should never leave their pets unattended inside their vehicles, and you should bring plenty of water for your pet as well.

Runyon Canyon Park

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Runyon Canyon Park is a 160-acre city park near Hollywood and the Hollywood Hills. The park features a 90-acre off-leash dog park with an abundance of hiking trails. Although Fido does not need to be kept on a leash, owners must clean up after their pets. Baggie stations are located throughout the park.

Cowles Mountain

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Pets are welcome to join you on leashes as you hike this popular San Diego mountain. Enjoy the gorgeous views from the summit.
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