Dog Friendly Hiking Trails in Clayton, NC

There are 8 dog friendly hiking trail within 20 miles of Clayton. 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 Clayton.

Pet Friendly Sal's Branch Trail
Sal's Branch Trail Sal's Branch Trail is an easy, 2.75 mile hike that will take about 1.5 hours to complete with Fido. This park is a nice retreat for city dwellers to run, fish, picnic, boat, bike, and hike. Bikes are not allowed on this trail, so you will have plenty of room to stay by your pup. Please note that dogs must be on a leash no longer than 6 feet. See Details
Pet Friendly Sal's Branch Trail - William B. Umstead State Park
Sal's Branch Trail - William B. Umstead State Park Sal's Branch Trail is about 2.7 miles long and located near Raleigh, North Carolina. The trail is great for hiking and normally takes 1 hour or less. The Sal's Branch Trailhead is located directly behind the visitor center on the highway 70 entrance to William B. Umstead Park. There is a very pretty lake (man-made) about halfway through the hike. Difficulty: Moderate•Length: 2.7 miles / 4.3 km•Duration: 1-3 hours•Family Friendly • Dog Friendly See Details
Inspiration Trail Inspiration Trail is an easy 0.6 mile hike in William B. Umstead State Park office that will take about 20 minutes to complete with Fido. This lovely little trail is great if you are in a hurry or if your pup doesn't do well on longer hikes. You won't have to worry about bicycles or horses, since this trail is limited to foot traffic. Please note that dogs must be on a leash no longer than 6 feet. See Details
North Carolina Museum of Art North Carolina Museum of Art is pet-friendly. There are 2.2 miles of trails that weave around the hilly park. Along the way, you and your leashed pup will come across a number of interesting sculptures. There are several doggie waste stations and water fountains along the trails, too. The Museum of Art is open every day of the week from dawn until dusk. See Details
Swift Creek Bluffs Nature Preserve Swift Creek Bluffs Nature Preserve is pet-friendly. Hop on these awesome trails that weave through the woods in Holly springs, great for dogs! There is water and beach spots to get into the creek as well as up hill natural stairs for hiking. Canine caddies will enjoy the section that pops out into the Lochmere golf course. See Details
Reedy Creek Trail Reedy Creek Trail is pet-friendly. This trail follows Reedy Creek Rd from Umstead State Park to Blue Ridge Rd and continues on through the grounds of the North Carolina Museum of Art and Meredith College Campus, where you may spot an unusual growth of dogwood trees in bloom. Leashed dogs are welcome to join you on a stroll along this pathway through Raleigh. Dog owners are reminded to clean up any mess that is left behind. See Details
Lake Lynn Community Center Lake Lynn Community Center is a community center where the greenway trails are dog-friendly. Dogs are not allowed inside of the community center, fitness center, or courts. This community center provides the community with 2.8 miles of trails around Lake Lynn, for your leashed dogs to hike, walk, jog, and run with you. See Details
Baileywick Park Baileywick Park is a dog-friendly park and trail in Raleigh, NC where Fido is welcome to join you. All dogs must be on a 6-ft leash while on trails. There is a paved walking trail that begins at the Baileywick Road entrance to the park and loops behind the playground to the parking lot to enjoy. Restroom facilities are on site, but you will want to make sure to bring bottled water and bowl for your pup for drinking water. See Details