Dog Friendly Hiking Trails in Gaithersburg, MD

There are 39 dog friendly hiking trails within 20 miles of Gaithersburg. 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 Gaithersburg.

Pet Friendly Great Falls: Billy Goat Trail
Great Falls: Billy Goat Trail Pets are welcome to join you on-leash as you stroll through sections B & C of this lovely park which features waterfalls and rapids. See Details
Pet Friendly Potomac Heritage Trail
Potomac Heritage Trail The Potomac Heritage Trail is a multi-use trail that's a great place to walk Fido in Arlington! The map below shows a parking area with convenient access to the Potomac 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
Rock Creek Park 1,754 acres that lie north of the National Zoo. Has hiking and horseback riding trails, Peirce Mill, The Old Stone House, and a tennis arena. Lots of green space in the bustle of the city. Leashed dogs are allowed. See Details
Rock Creek Park Trails The Rock Creek Park Trails is a multi-use trail that's a great place to walk Fido in Washington! The map below shows a parking area with convenient access to the Rock Creek Park Trails. 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
Cub Run Stream Valley Park A 800 acre mostly a wooded flood plain and mostly paved. It is approximately 5 miles. A very quiet park. Dogs can dip in the creek. There is plenty of shade when walking. See Details
Mount Vernon Trail The Mount Vernon Trail is a multi-use trail that's a great place to walk Fido in Washington! The map below shows a parking area with convenient access to the Mount Vernon 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
Mount Vernon Trail The Mount Vernon Trail is a multi-use trail that's a great place to walk Fido in Alexandria! The map below shows a parking area with convenient access to the Mount Vernon 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
Fort Dupont Park (National Capital Parks - East) Trail The Fort Dupont Park (National Capital Parks - East) Trail is a multi-use trail that's a great place to walk Fido in Washington! The map below shows a trailhead where you can pick up the Fort Dupont Park (National Capital Parks - East) 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
Great Falls Park Dogs are welcome to join their owners at Great Falls Park. The trails at the park will lead you to an amazing view from the top of this park. There are several different trails to to enjoy with your dog. See Details
Rock Creek Trail The Rock Creek Trail is a multi-use trail that's a great place to walk Fido in Silver Spring! The map below shows a parking area with convenient access to the Rock Creek 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
Four Mile Run Trail The Four Mile Run Trail is a multi-use trail that's a great place to walk Fido in Arlington! The map below shows a parking area with convenient access to the Four Mile Run 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
Sligo Creek Trail The Sligo Creek Trail is a multi-use trail that's a great place to walk Fido in Silver Spring! The map below shows a parking area with convenient access to the Sligo Creek 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
North Bethesda Trail The North Bethesda 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 Bethesda! The map below shows a parking area with convenient access to the North Bethesda 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
Kingman and Heritage Island Kingman Island is a park located in the District off of Benning Road, next to RFK Stadium. The island boasts hiking, fishing, and over a mile of trails. Things To Do Biking: Biking is permitted on the main trail on Kingman Island and on the boardwalk trail. Birding: There are 100 species of resident and migratory birds that can be seen at the park. Boating: Kingman Island can be explored by boat. Visitors can explore the park’s shore to the east on the Anacostia River and to the west on Kingman Lake. Dock access to the island is provided on the boardwalk connecting Kingman and Heritage Islands.* *Note: The waterways surrounding the islands are tidal; please check Current Tide Data before planning your trip. Clean Ups and Service Projects: Organized monthly clean ups are offered, with exception to November, every last Saturday of the month, from 10 am to 12 pm. In November, the clean up will be offered on November 21st. Groups and individuals are also welcome to schedule their own project on the islands. Please note, Service Projects will not be offered during the winter season. For more information, or if you would like to schedule a service day for your group or company please contact kingmandisland@livingclassroomsdc.org Dog Walking: Dogs are allowed in the park as long as they remain on a leash. Please pick up and properly dispose of their waste. Educational Programs: Educational Programs such as Forest Ecology, Wacky Watersheds, Orienteering, or Teambuilding are available at our Kingman Island location. Kingman Island is also available for Park Outreach Programming, To arrange for an educational program for your organization or school group please contact schoolprograms@livingclassroomsdc.org or 202-488-0627 x 242 Environmental Center: The environmental center is still in the planning and construction stage. Please visit the Living Classrooms website to find out more information on the Environmental Center. Fishing: Fishing is allowed in all areas of the park in accordance with DC Laws. Hiking: There is over a mile and a half of trails on the islands to hike and explore. Picnicking: Picnicking is allowed in the park. Please remember to properly dispose of trash and recycling. Photography: Kingman Island and Heritage Islands are beautiful parklands that offer any photographer a wealth of opportunities for great photos. If you have any photos that you would share with the community, or are interested in seeing more photos, please visit our Flickr group called “Kingman Island” to see more. Wildlife Viewing: There is abundant wildlife to see in the park. Visit our Wildlife and Plants page to see what kinds of wildlife have been observed on Kingman and Heritage Islands. See Details
Capital Crescent Trail The Capital Crescent 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 Washington! The map below shows a parking area with convenient access to the Capital Crescent 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
Rock Creek Trail The Rock Creek Trail is a multi-use trail that's a great place to walk Fido in Rockville! The map below shows a parking area with convenient access to the Rock Creek 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
Northwest Branch Trail The Northwest Branch Trail is a multi-use trail that's a great place to walk Fido in Silver Spring! The map below shows a parking area with convenient access to the Northwest Branch 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
Chesapeake & Ohio Canal National Historic Park The Chesapeake & Ohio Canal National Historic Park is a multi-use trail preserved from a historic canal towpath that's a great place to walk Fido in Washington! The map below shows a parking area with convenient access to the Chesapeake & Ohio Canal National Historic Park. 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
Mount Vernon Trail The Mount Vernon Trail is a multi-use trail that's a great place to walk Fido in Arlington! The map below shows a parking area with convenient access to the Mount Vernon 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
Sligo Creek Trail The Sligo Creek Trail is a multi-use trail that's a great place to walk Fido in Takoma Park! The map below shows a parking area with convenient access to the Sligo Creek 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
McLean Central Park Small Local park in McLean. Good size field for dogs to play/run around! See Details
Rock Creek Trail The Rock Creek Trail is a multi-use trail that's a great place to walk Fido in Bethesda! The map below shows a parking area with convenient access to the Rock Creek 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
Chesapeake & Ohio Canal National Historic Park The Chesapeake & Ohio Canal National Historic Park is a multi-use trail preserved from a historic canal towpath that's a great place to walk Fido in Bethesda! The map below shows a parking area with convenient access to the Chesapeake & Ohio Canal National Historic Park. 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
Sugarloaf Mountain On-leash pets are welcome on the beautiful trails of historic, scenic Sugarloaf Mountain. See Details