Dog Friendly Hiking Trails in Cold Spring, NY

There are 7 dog friendly hiking trails in Cold Spring. 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 Cold Spring.

Pet Friendly Cornish Estate Trail
Cornish Estate Trail The dog-friendly Cornish Estate Trail in Cold Spring, NY, is a somewhat easy, 4.5 mile hike in Hudson Highlands State Park that will take about 2.5 hours to complete with Fido. Hike by remnants of old buildings and the beautiful Hudson River. Dogs remain on a leash no longer than 10 feet and are not permitted in picnic areas. See Details
Pet Friendly Fahnestock West Trail
Fahnestock West Trail Fahnestock West Trail is a somewhat easy, 7.1 mile hike in Clarence Fahnestock State Park that will take about 4 hours to complete with Fido. If you are visiting this area in early June you will bear witness to the striking beauty of the mountain laurel in bloom. This beautiful hike is a favorite for canines year round with its freshwater ponds and brooks. When visiting with Fido be sure to keep him away from public use areas and on a leash no longer than 10 feet. See Details
Bull Hill Trail Bull Hill Trail is pet-friendly. Bring your leashed dog on this popular hike in Cold Spring, New York. The winding pathway leads up Bull Hill, where you can enjoy stunning views of the Hudson River from the top. Dog owners are reminded to clean up any mess that is left behind. See Details
Breakneck Mountain Trailhead Breakneck Mountain Trailhead is pet-friendly. Located in the Hudson Highlands State Park, this fabulous trail leads through woodland over a rocky path to exceptional Hudson River lookouts at viewing points along the trail. The trail is rated as difficult as scrambling might be involved and is just over 2.5 miles in length. This part of New York can be accessed via public transport from the Big Apple. See Details
Three Lakes Trail Three Lakes Trail is a somewhat easy, 4.75 mile hike in Clarence Fahnestock State Park that will take about 4 hours to complete with Fido. The solitude in which one can explore the beautiful lakes, scenic vistas, and mine remnants make this trail a favorite amongst dog-friendly trails in this region. Please note that dogs must be on a leash no longer than 10 feet; dogs not permitted in public-use areas. See Details
Fishkill Ridge Trail Fishkill Ridge Trail is a somewhat difficult, 5 mile hike in Clarence Fahnestock State Park that will take about 4 hours to complete with Fido. This trail offers you and your pup difficult climbs and descents as well as magnificent views of the river and bridge. If you are headed out during hunting season be sure to wear orange. Dogs must remain on a leash no longer than 10 feet and are not allowed in public areas. Be sure to let Fido take a good drink as the only water is at the beginning and end of this trail. See Details
Round Hill - East Mountain Loop Trail Round Hill - East Mountain Loop Trail is a somewhat difficult, 7.9 mile hike in Clarence Fahnestock State Park that will take about 4 hours to complete with Fido. This trail offers somewhat challenging climbs up Round Hill and East Mountain. Although it parallels Clove Creek in sections, you will need to bring extra water in the summer. Dogs are not permitted in public use areas and must be on a leash no longer than 10 feet. See Details
Walkway Over the Hudson The Walkway Over the Hudson in Poughkeepsie, NY, 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 dog-friendly "rail-trail" is now a great place to walk Fido in Poughkeepsie! The map below shows a parking area with convenient access to the Walkway Over the Hudson. 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
Blue Mountain Reservation Blue Mountain Reservation is a 1,500-acre park in the northwest section of Westchester County in Peekskill, offering more than 20 miles of trails for hiking and mountain biking. They have a moderately easy, 3.5 mile hike that takes about 2 hours to complete with Fido. This dog-friendly trail will lead you to two ponds and sweeping views of the surrounding countryside. Due to the heavy population of mountain bikers, Fido will need to be leashed. See Details
Harriman State Park Fido is welcome at the dog-friendly Harriman State Park in Ramapo, NY, but must be on a leash no longer than 6 feet at all times and display their Rabies tag. Dogs are not allowed in buildings or beach/bathing areas, or in the following areas: Beaver Pond Campground, Welch Beach, Sebago Cabins. See Details
Castle Rock and Sugarloaf Hill Trail Castle Rock and Sugarloaf Hill Trail is a moderately easy, 6.65 mile hike in Hudson Highlands State Park that will take about 3 hours to complete with Fido. Let your mind travel back in time to the late 1800s as you marvel at the private mansion that has over 34 rooms and four interior chimneys. The area around the mansion is private, so stick to the trail. Dogs must remain on a leash no longer than 10 feet. See Details
Storm King State Park Storm King State Park has a somewhat difficult, 3.5 mile hike that will take about 3 hours to complete with Fido. Although the trail skips Butter Hill and Storm King Mountain, it does offer wonderful views of the Hudson River, Bannerman Island, Cold Spring, and Constitution Marsh and is also more lightly traveled. Dogs are not permitted in picnic areas and must be leashed. See Details
Island Pond Loop Trail Island Pond Loop Trail is a moderately easy, 3 mile hike that will take about 3.75 hours to complete with Fido. This easily accessible trail offers scenic views along with places for Fido to take a swim. Dogs must be on a leash no longer than 6 feet. See Details
Ninham Mountain Trail Ninham Mountain Trail is a moderately easy, 2.75 mile hike that will take about 3 hours to complete with Fido. This Multiple Use Area is the largest in Putnam County and allows dogs to be off leash if they are under voice control. See Details
Black Rock Forest Trail Black Rock Forest Trail is a moderately easy, 6.25 mile hike in Black Rock Forest that will take about 5 hours to complete with Fido. Hikers and dogs of all levels can enjoy a piece of nature at this beautiful park. This trail will take you to an area of the park that offers a little more solitude and water for Fido to play in. Dogs must be kept on a leash and under control while in the park. See Details
North County Trail The North County 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 Yorktown Heights! The map below shows a parking area with convenient access to the North County 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
Gedney Park Off Leash Dog Area Your pet is welcome to play off-leash on the beautiful trails of this park during designated hours in the morning, but they are always welcome if on-leash. See Details
Kitchawan Preserve Trail Kitchawan Preserve Trail is a moderately easy, 4 mile hike that will take about 3 hours to complete with Fido. This hike is popular amongst dog owners and the wide trail allows you to hike side by side with your pup through the mature forests. Dogs must be on a leash no longer than 6 feet. See Details
Hardscrabble Wilderness Area Trail Hardscrabble Wilderness Area Trail is a somewhat easy, 3.5 mile hike that will take about 2 hours to complete with Fido. This easily accessible trail is a favorite amongst dogs for its rolling hills, gurgling brooks, and refreshing pond. Leash regulations do apply. See Details
Manitou Point Preserve Trail Manitou Point Preserve Trail is an easy, 3 mile hike in Scenic Hudson that will take about 1.75 hours to complete with Fido. This is an easy trail that affords some of the best scenic views of the Hudson Valley. Your dog will need to be leashed. See Details
Orange Heritage Trail The Orange Heritage 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 Monroe! The map below shows a trailhead where you can pick up the Orange Heritage 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
Anthony's Nose Anthony's Nose is a pet-friendly hike in New York. If your dog isn’t used to climbing stairs, you may not want to pick this nose. This rocky ramble in the Hudson Highlands has a “pawfect” payoff at the top, offering epic views of the Hudson River. Start your journey on a stretch of the A.T., before veering off to the much talked-about snout. When your sniffer reaches the big sniffer, snap a picture next to the Star-Spangled Banner with Bear Mountain Bridge in the background. This moderate 2.6 mile hike takes around 2.5 hours to complete. See Details
Rockland Lake State Park Rockland Lake State Park is a dog-friendly state park that spans over 1,133-acres. Located in the the eastern part of the Town of Clarkstown in Rockland County, New York, this park is just a stones throw from Hook Mountain and the Hudson River. There are lots of trails within the park that lead to a large lake and scenic views of the surrounding area. See Details
Bald Mountain to Teatown Lake Trail Bald Mountain to Teatown Lake Trail is a somewhat easy, 5.75 mile hike in Teatown Lake Reservation that will take about 3 hours to complete with Fido. This trail will give you a tour of both Bald Mountain and Teatown Lake Reservation. The two areas have a total of 845 acres of forests and streams to enjoy. Dogs must be kept on a leash, as this trail is shared with mountain bikers. See Details