Dog Friendly Hiking Trails in Hamden, CT

There are 2 dog friendly hiking trails in Hamden, and 27 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 Hamden.

Pet Friendly Sleeping Giant State Park
Sleeping Giant State Park Sleeping Giant State Park is a dog-friendly area in Hamden, CT. Despite the name, this park is popular among hikers and people looking for a picturesque place to have a picnic. The name actually comes from the mountaintops resembling the image of a giant having a nap. You can wander the uneven ridges on one of the many hiking trails with Fido as long as they are on a leash. See Details
Pet Friendly West Rock Ridge State Park
West Rock Ridge State Park Leashed dogs are welcome at West Rock Ridge State Park, a pet-friendly natural space in Hamden and New Haven, CT. You and Fido can enjoy the scenic views, numerous hiking trails, picnicking and more at this beautiful state park. See Details
Giuffrida Park Giuffrida Park is a dog-friendly outdoor recreation area in Meriden, CT. Leashed dogs are welcome to join you one of the six trails that range from easy to difficult. Stroll along the reservoir, picturesque meadows, and take in the beauty of your surroundings from the top of Lamentation Mountain and Chauncey Peak. See Details
Farm River State Park Leashed dogs are welcome at Farm River State Park, a pet-friendly natural space in East Haven, CT. This park is home to 16.5 miles of the scenic Farm River, which flows through the center of the park, as well as trails and meadows to explore with Fido. See Details
Branford Supply Pond Park Branford Supply Pond Park is a dog-friendly open space in Branford, CT, to explore with Fido. Sprawling over 350 acres of lush woodland, the park is a refuge for hikers, bikers, runners, nature enthusiasts, historians and four-legged friends. Walk along leaf-covered trails, photograph wildlife near the ponds, or admire stunning Fall foliage. See Details
Racebrook Tract Leashed dogs are welcome at Racebrook Tract, a pet-friendly hiking area in Orange, CT. There are four blazed trails that weave through mostly level forest, including an accessible paved trail that leads to a boardwalk over the wetlands. Please remember to clean up after Fido. See Details
Savin Rock Trail Leashed dogs can join you on a walk along Savin Rock Trail, a scenic pet-friendly paved boardwalk along the beach in West Haven, CT. However, please note that dogs are not permitted on the beach and a resident parking pass is necessary to access convenient parking. See Details
Farmington Canal Heritage Trail Farmington Canal Heritage Trail in Cheshire, CT, is dog friendly and suitable for leashed pets. The off-road, multi-use asphalt trail is ideal for a casual stroll or bike ride with Fido. This route is flat, well-maintained and spans 5.5 miles from Cheshire to Hamden, before joining the Farmington Canal Greenway in New Haven. The trail can be accessed from many different points, and is easily traversed in smaller sections. See Details
Wadsworth Falls State Park Wadsworth Falls State Park is a dog-friendly natural area in Middletown, CT, where you and Fido can enjoy hiking wooded trails with beautiful views. Make your way to the scenic Big Falls waterfall, go fishing, mountain biking or swimming in the designated locations. See Details
Southford Falls State Park Leashed dogs are welcome at Southford Falls State Park, a pet-friendly recreation area in Southbury, CT. This family park features a scenic waterfall, picnic areas, wooded hiking trails, a small covered bridge and a lake for fishing. See Details
Larkin State Park Trail The Larkin State Park 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 Southbury! The map below shows a parking area with convenient access to the Larkin State Park 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
Eisenhower Park Eisenhower Park has nature trails, a pond, a dog run, as well as many other family friendly recreational activities. See Details
Peterson Park & Mattatuck Trail Leashed dogs are welcome at Peterson Park in Wolcott, CT. This small family park offers a pet-friendly paved walking trail around the park. It also serves as the entrance to the Mattatuck Trail, a beautiful wooded trail that spans many miles across numerous towns. The entrance to the trail is located behind the skate park. See Details
Middlebury Greenway The Middlebury Greenway 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 Middlebury! The map below shows a parking area with convenient access to the Middlebury Greenway. 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
Farmington Canal State Park Trail Dogs are allowed at Farmington Canal State Park Trail. This historic byway encompasses 5.5 miles of paved pathway to allow bikers and walkers alike to enjoy the scenic route. You can bring Fido with you to enjoy the area as long as they are on a leash under six feet in length. The route runs alongside a canal that used to be one of the main ways of bringing goods to the area, until the railroad was built and took over. The park is open from dawn until dusk. See Details
Millers Pond State Park Reserve Leashed dogs are welcome at Millers Pond State Park Reserve, a pet-friendly natural area in Haddam, CT, where you and Fido can discover wooded trails that lead to the main draw, a spring-fed lake. Fishing, hiking and mountain biking are all popular activities in the reserve. See Details
Quinnipiac River State Park Leashed dogs are allowed at Quinnipiac River State Park, a pet-friendly natural space in North Haven, CT. You can bring your pooch with you to enjoy nearly six miles of river and 323-acres of this park. One of the most popular things to do in the park is to walk the Banton Quinnipiac Trail, a 4-mile pathway that weaves around the river bank and beyond. See Details
Silver Sands State Park Leashed dogs are allowed in the pet-friendly picnic areas near the parking lot of Silver Sands State Park in Milford, CT. While the park's biggest draw is the shoreline, unfortunately pets are not permitted on the beach or the boardwalks that lead to the sand. See Details
Anchor Beach Anchor Beach in Milford has a dog-friendly shoreline walk with gorgeous views and breezes. Please note that Fido isn't allowed on the actual beach, but is permitted on the walk. See Details
Timberlands Timberlands, also known as Timberland Preserve, is a dog-friendly hiking area in Guilford, CT. Immerse yourself in a peaceful oasis while you hike through this scenic 588-acre natural area. The trails are mostly level with a few steep grades, and you'll find a stream and lake for Fido to swim in. This area is open for hiking, biking, equestrian use & cross-country skiing. See Details
Branford Trolley Trail The Branford Trolley Trail near Branford, CT is dog friendly and 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 Branford! The map below shows a parking area with convenient access to the Branford Trolley 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
Rockland Preserve Leashed dogs are welcome at Rockland Preserve, a pet-friendly outdoor space in Madison, CT. You can Fido can explore the rocky hills, gray cliffs, ledges, and expansive forested areas or hike along the long abandoned ancient trails. Be sure to make your way to the centerpiece of the preserve, Coan Pond, where you may spot rare flowers and native wildlife. See Details
Black Rock State Park Set amongst the scenic rolling hills of the Western Highlands is dog-friendly Black Rock State Park in Watertown, CT. Fido is welcome to join you in the park, but pets must be leashed at all times. Enjoy scenic views, fishing, hiking and picnicking with your best friend by your side. See Details
Webb Mountain Discovery Zone Leashed dogs are welcome at Webb Mountain Discovery Zone, a pet-friendly outdoor learning center in Monroe, CT. Geared towards educating and exciting children about the wonders of nature, this family-friendly activity offers birding opportunities, a guided scavenger hunt and numerous trails to opt for either a short walk or long hike through the woods with Fido. See Details