Dog Friendly Hiking Trails in Charlotte, NC

There are 3 dog friendly hiking trails in Charlotte. 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 Charlotte.

Pet Friendly ​Reedy Creek Nature Center and Preserve
​Reedy Creek Nature Center and Preserve Reedy Creek Park and Nature Preserve has 10 miles of trails offering hikers and nature enthusiasts the opportunity to explore a variety of terrains while enjoying scenic views of the small lakes, forests, fields, and streams. One of the most popular routes in the preserve leads to the ruins of the Robinson Rockhouse, built circa 1790. Dogs are welcome on preserve trails, but must remain on a 6-foot or shorter leash at all times. See Details
Pet Friendly Charlotte Trolley Trail (Charlotte Trolley Rail-with-Trail)
Charlotte Trolley Trail (Charlotte Trolley Rail-with-Trail) The Charlotte Trolley Trail (Charlotte Trolley Rail-with-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 Charlotte! The map below shows a parking area with convenient access to the Charlotte Trolley Trail (Charlotte Trolley Rail-with-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
Romare Bearden Park Romare Bearden Park is a pet-friendly public park in downtown Charlotte dedicated to the African-American artist, Romare Bearden. Bring your pooch for a walk on the winding trails that weave around this 5.4-acre public park with amazing sculptures on show. Leashed dogs are welcome, as long as all mess is cleaned up after them. See Details
Anne Springs Close Greenway Anne Springs Close Greenway allows leashed pets to join you on its miles of hiking trails. See Details
Colonel Francis Beatty Park Colonel Francis Beatty Park is dog-friendly! This park in Matthews, NC allows dogs on the trails. There is also a creek and a lake for you and Fido to enjoy. See Details
Historic Latta Plantation Historic Latta Plantation is pet-friendly. Located in Huntersville near Mountain Island Lake, this 1800s Federal style plantation building contains some elements of Georgian design, including the house's main staircase. Leashed dogs are welcome on the trails and grounds of this property, but not inside any of the buildings. Historic Latta Plantation is open Wednesday through Saturday from 10:00am to 4:30pm and Sunday from 1:00pm to 4:30pm. See Details
Jetton Park This 104-acre park features several walking paths/trails, including one that runs along Lake Norman, that welcome leashed dogs. Park is open from March 1 through October 31. There is a $3 entry fee for county residents and $5 for non-county residents. See Details
Walter Y Elisha Park Walter Y Elisha Park is a dog-friendly park located in Fort Mill, SC. The 12 acres of recreational area is home to the town's annual Strawberry Festival and also boasts walking paths, a playground and a large, grassy area. See Details