Dog Friendly Hiking Trails in Chester, PA

There are 32 dog friendly hiking trail within 20 miles of Chester. 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 Chester.

Pet Friendly Wissahickon Valley Park (Forbidden Drive)
Wissahickon Valley Park (Forbidden Drive) The Wissahickon Valley Park (Forbidden Drive) is a multi-use trail that's a great place to walk Fido in Philadelphia! The map below shows a parking area with convenient access to the Wissahickon Valley Park (Forbidden Drive). 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
Pet Friendly Pawlings Farm
Pawlings Farm Pawlings Farm is a neat little trail area that is part of the Valley Forge National Historic Park in Pennsylvania. With many different trails spanning through the area, Valley Forge is a great place to walk with Fido. In Particular, the Pawlings Farm trails border parallel to the Schuykill River Trail (which also is in the National Park in this instance) and can lead to several other trailheads. Crowds may vary by time of year and day, but personal experience has shown that it is generally a light load, making it an ideal walking area for pups that don't like large crowds. There's plenty of woods, so bring some bug spray for both you and your furry buddy. Be careful, as there are some instances of Poison Ivy a few feet from the trails, as the park rangers only maintain the areas immediately affecting the trails themselves and are not responsible for anything happening outside of designated walking trails. The trail heads from Pawling's Farm often have deer in the area, as well as many other sorts of forest wildlife. If your dog tends to chase the wildlife, keep them on a leash to keep from a wild pup chase. See Details
Rolling Hill Park This pretty Gladwyne park is known for being very dog-friendly. It's a great place to bring your leashed pet for a day trip. See Details
Rose Tree Park Leashed dogs are welcome to join their owners for walks at this Media park that is open daily from 8am to dusk. See Details
Schuylkill River Trail - Philadelphia to Valley Forge The Schuylkill River Trail - Philadelphia to Valley Forge 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 Philadelphia! The map below shows a parking area with convenient access to the Schuylkill River Trail - Philadelphia to Valley Forge. 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
Newlin Grist Mill Dogs are welcome on-leash in this historic park, which includes a 1704 water-powered mill, lovely wooded trails, and other historic sights. See Details
McKaig Nature Center Leashed dogs are always welcome on over 2? miles of trails throughout the 89 acre nature center. We are a member driven organization that receives no government funding that relies on public donations. Visit EnjoyMcKaig.org for more information. See Details
Harford Park Off Leash Area Your pet will go wild for the chance to play off-leash in the designated area of this park, which includes a doggy drinking fountain and a creek. Be careful as the area is not fenced. See Details
Natural Lands Stroud Preserve Natural Lands Stroud Preserve is a dog-friendly area in West Chester, PA, that consists of 571 acres of culturally and ecologically important land in Chester County. This rolling mosaic of once-pastured grasslands, working farmlands, and woodlands now serves as wildlife habitat and a unique site for research by the Stroud Water Research Center, one of the premier stream research labs in North America. The Stroud Preserve boasts more than nine miles of hiking trails. Dogs are welcome but must be on-leash at all times and owners must pick up after them. Open from dawn until dusk. See Details
Monroe Township Bikepath The Monroe Township Bikepath 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 Glassboro! The map below shows a trailhead where you can pick up the Monroe Township Bikepath. 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
Valley Forge National Historical Park Valley Forge National Historical Park is the site of the 1777-1778 winter encampment of the Continental Army during the American Revolutionary War. The park has 26 miles of authorized trails over 3600 acres that are used for historical purposes, tours, hiking, biking and running. Please note that dogs must be leashed at all times and you must clean up after your pet. Service animals are permitted inside buildings. See Details
Chester Valley Trail The Chester Valley 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 Exton! The map below shows a parking area with convenient access to the Chester Valley 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
Deshler-Morris House National Park Your leashed dog is welcome to join you in the designated areas of this beautiful national park. Dogs are not permitted inside any buildings, and must be leashed at all times. See Details
Rockwood Park Although your pup isn't allowed inside the museum or mansion, leashed dogs are welcome to explore the historic gardens and grounds with you. Walk along the more than 2 miles of paved and lighted trails that wind their way throughout the 72-acre property. Just make sure Fido is leashed and that you clean up after him. See Details
Natural Lands Wawa Preserve The 98-acre Natural Lands Wawa Preserve in Media, PA, are dog-friendly lands owned by Natural Lands and operated in partnership with Middletown Township. Visitors can enjoy trails that traverse a variety of habitats, including dense woodlands along Rocky Run Creek and sunny meadows filled with milkweed, goldenrod, and little bluestem. Dogs are welcome as long as they are leashed at all times and picked up after. See Details
John Heinz National Wildlife Refuge Pets are welcome at John Heinz National Wildlife Refuge. John Heinz is America's first urban refuge and was established to preserve the Tinicum Marsh and to promote environmental education. The Refuge features more than ten miles of trails. Dogs must be cleaned up after and leashed at all times during their visit. John Heinz National Wildlife Refuge is open year-round from sunrise to sunset, free of charge. See Details
Sharp's Woods Preserve The 27-acre Sharp’s Woods Preserve is an island of nature surrounded by the suburban development of Easttown Township. The headwaters of Darby Creek run through the woods, surrounded by a mix of meadows and marshlands. Be aware that the trails are nearly always underwater, an unfortunate result of more severe storms and climate change. Dogs are welcome as long as their humans keep them on a leash at all times and pick up after them. See Details
Chester Valley Trail The Chester Valley 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 King of Prussia! The map below shows a parking area with convenient access to the Chester Valley 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
Radnor Trail The Radnor 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 Villanova! The map below shows a parking area with convenient access to the Radnor 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
Chester Valley Trail The Chester Valley 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 Malvern! The map below shows a parking area with convenient access to the Chester Valley 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
Natural Lands Saunders Woods Preserve Natural Lands Saunders Woods Preserve in Gladwyne, PA, is a 25-acre natural oasis for wildlife and community residents in the heart of the Main Line. The Bridlewild Trail passes through the preserve and connects to a wider system of paths that wind through the community. A walk here reveals a lively forest habitat as well as an open meadow that is home to a variety of bird species. Dogs are welcome as long as their humans keep them on leash at all times and pick up after them. See Details
Natural Lands Willisbrook Preserve Natural Lands Willisbrook Preserve in Malvern, PA, is a dog-friendly, 126-acre area that includes more than 20 acres of the Sugartown Serpentine Barrens, a rare ecosystem. These barrens support a diverse variety of plants, including serpentine aster, round-leafed fame flower, and warm-season grasses. Dogs are welcome as long as their humans keep them on leash at all times and pick up after them. See Details
Natural Lands Trust's Binky Lee Preserve Binky Lee Preserve is a 112-acre expanse of former agricultural land that is being converted back to natural woodlands and meadows. An exploration of the trails provides a wonderful introduction to natural area restoration techniques. The view from atop the hill offers a rare glimpse of Chester County past: undeveloped woodlands and fields in all directions. Binky Lee Preserve includes four miles of hiking trails. Dogs are welcome provided they are on-leash at all times and owners clean up after them. Natural Lands Trust is the greater Philadelphia region's oldest and largest land conservation organization and is dedicated to protecting the forests, fields, streams, and wetlands that are essential to the sustainability of life in eastern Pennsylvania and southern New Jersey. Since its founding in 1953, Natural Lands Trust has preserved more than 100,000 acres, including 42 nature preserves totaling more than 22,000 acres. Today, millions of residents enjoy the healthy habitats, clean air and water, bountiful recreational opportunities, and scenic beauty provided by the lands the organization has preserved. For more information, visit www.natlands.org. See Details
Pennypack Trail The Pennypack 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 Huntingdon Valley! The map below shows a parking area with convenient access to the Pennypack 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