Dog Friendly Hiking Trails in Gatlinburg, TN

There are 2 dog-friendly hiking trails in Gatlinburg, and 6 more nearby. 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 Gatlinburg.

Pet Friendly Gatlinburg Trail
Gatlinburg Trail The Gatlinburg Trail is one of only two pet-friendly trails in the Great Smoky Mountains near Gatlinburg, TN. The trail extends 1.9 miles one-way from the Sugarlands Visitor Center to the outskirts of the city. Hikers will see beautiful views of the Little Pigeon River and come across foundations and chimneys of several old homesites along the way. See Details
Pet Friendly Great Smoky Mountains National Park
Great Smoky Mountains National Park The Great Smoky Mountains National Park in Gatlinburg, TN offers two trails that are dog friendly. Gatlinburg Trail (a 1.9 mile hike from the Sugarland Visitor Center to the outskirts of Gatlinburg, TN) and the Oconaluftee River Trail (a 1.5 mile hike from the Oconaluftee Visitor Center to the outskirts of Cherokee, NC). Please note that dogs are not permitted on any other trails within the park. Dogs are allowed in the campgrounds, picnic areas, and along roads, but must be kept on a leash at all times. Please clean up after your pet. See Details
Seven Islands State Birding Park Dogs are welcome at Seven Islands State Birding Park in Kodak, TN, where there are a number of pet-friendly trails for you and Fido to enjoy. There are 190 species of bird that call the 416 acres of land adjacent to French Broad River their home. Dogs must be leashed at all times, including in the parking area. Dog and their owners are asked to stay on designated trails to protect ground-nesting birds and wildlife in the fields and woods on the property. See Details
Foxfire Mountain Adventure Park Foxfire Mountain Adventure Park is a tourist attraction in Sevierville, TN, which includes dog-friendly areas. Fido is welcome to traverse the Bridge to Prosperity, the second longest suspended bridge in the U.S. Once across the bridge, hike up to Lost Mine Falls where you'll see beautiful scenery and have an opportunity to admire a waterfall. The trail is a little rugged but doable for most. See Details
Oconaluftee River Trail The Oconaluftee River Trail is a dog-friendly trail in Cherokee, NC, and is one of two walking paths on which visitors can walk dogs and bicycle in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. This pet-friendly trail is a 1.5 mile one-way. It is relatively flat, but does have a few small hills. The trail runs through the forest along side the Oconaluftee River and offers beautiful views of the river. The Oconaluftee River Trail is frequently used by joggers, walkers, and bicyclists. See Details
Patriot Park Take a stroll with your leashed pup along the river at Patriot Park, a dog-friendly park in Pigeon Forge, TN. The park adjoins with the local KOA campground, the trolley stop office and the Old Mill shopping area. The walking trail at Patriot Park is 1/2 a mile long. Along the path are the flags of all 50 states and several memorials to the veterans of Pigeon Forge. Dog owners are reminded to clean up any mess that is left behind. See Details
Bryson City's Island Park Bryson City's Island Park is a pet-friendly place in Bryson City, NC. You can bring Fido to join you at this popular park, as long as they are on a leash. About a quarter of the 4.5-acre park is open and shaded with picnic tables for Fido's snacks and dog waste stations so you can clean up any mess that your pooch leaves behind. The rest is heavily wooded with roughly a half-mile of dirt trails that circle around the island and through its center. While you're wandering around the park, you might notice the ruins of an old lumber mill and Bryson City’s largest and oldest tree, a tulip poplar with a 20-foot circumference. See Details
Wear Farm City Park Fido is welcome to join you on dog-friendly walking trails at Wear Farm City Park in Pigeon Forge, TN. This community park also has picnic shelters, sports fields, a concession stand, playground, restrooms and ample parking. See Details