Dog Friendly Hiking Trails in Highland Lakes, NJ

There are 30 dog friendly hiking trails within 20 miles of Highland Lakes. 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 Highland Lakes.

Pet Friendly Ramapo Valley County Reservation
Ramapo Valley County Reservation Local dog owners rave about this public park, which is a not-to-be-missed spot to walk your leashed four-legged friend. See Details
Pet Friendly Boulevard Trolley Line Path
Boulevard Trolley Line Path The Boulevard Trolley Line Path 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 Mountain Lakes! The map below shows a parking area with convenient access to the Boulevard Trolley Line Path. 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
Berkshire Valley Management Area Trail The Berkshire Valley Management Area 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 Wharton! The map below shows a parking area with convenient access to the Berkshire Valley Management Area 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
Franklin Lakes Nature Preserve Two trials, very open area. Your dog will love it. Friendly people and friendly dogs when you see them. Shoreline Loop 1.5 miles which is intersected by Island Bridges making the loop about 1 mile. Your puppy may take issue with the bridges but with gentle encouragement and patience they can be crossed. See Details
Odgen Mine Railroad Path The Odgen Mine Railroad Path 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 Lake Hopatcong! The map below shows a parking area with convenient access to the Odgen Mine Railroad Path. 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
Appalachian Trail (Dutch Hollow & Harriman State Park) The Appalachian Trail in Dutch Hollow & Harriman State Park is a difficult, 11.15 mile hike that will take about 8.5 hours or overnight to complete with Fido. This is possibly one of the most challenging hikes on the Appalachian Trail, but also the most beautiful. Dogs must remain on a leash, and if you choose to camp you can setup at the Wildcat Shelter, which is 2.1 miles into the hike. See Details
Ramapo State Forest Enjoy the great outdoors with your pet at this beautiful park. They're welcome as long as they remain on-leash. See Details
Hamburg Mountain Wildlife Management Area The Hamburg Mountain Wildlife Management Area 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 Ogdensburg! The map below shows a parking area with convenient access to the Hamburg Mountain Wildlife Management Area. 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
Sterling Ridge to Lake Trail Loop Sterling Ridge to Lake Trail Loop is a moderately easy, 8.25 mile hike that will take about 5.25 hours to complete with Fido. This loop trail climbs to an active fire tower before traversing Sterling Ridge. After taking in the views from the ridge you and Fido can descend to Sterling Lake. Dogs must be on a leash no longer than 6 feet. See Details
Goose Pond Mountain Trail Goose Pond Mountain Trail is an easy, 5.15 mile hike that will take about 3 hours to complete with Fido. The trails in this park are unmarked and a compass or GPS unit is a wise thing to bring along. Dogs must be kept on a leash no longer than 6 feet. See Details
Morris Canal The Morris Canal is a multi-use trail preserved from a historic canal towpath that's a great place to walk Fido in Stanhope! The map below shows a trailhead where you can pick up the Morris Canal. 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
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
Sussex Branch Trail The Sussex Branch 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 Andover! The map below shows a trailhead where you can pick up the Sussex 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
Paulinskill Valley Trail The Paulinskill Valley 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 Lafayette! The map below shows a parking area with convenient access to the Paulinskill Valley 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
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 Goshen! The map below shows a parking area with convenient access to 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
Sussex Branch Trail The Sussex Branch 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 Augusta! The map below shows a trailhead where you can pick up the Sussex 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
High Point State Park High Point State Park is dog-friendly. This stunning park encapsulates all the beauty that New Jersey has to offer. The view from High Point Monument, the main attraction of the park, is a spectacular panorama of rich farmland and forest. You and your pooch can enjoy the views of soft hills and lush valleys in three states. The blue line of the Delaware River divides the verdant ridges of New Jersey from those of Pennsylvania. High Point offers superb trails for hikers and skiers and quiet spots for campers and anglers. The park is open every day of the week, April 1 through October 31 from 8:00am to 8:00pm and November 1 through March 31 from 8:00am to 4:30pm. See Details
Paterson Great Falls National Historical Park Great Falls National Historical Park is dog-friendly. The centerpiece of this 89-acre natural historic area is the 77-feet waterfall that gushes over the rocks. You and your pooch can jump on the trail and join the crowds enjoying the views of the natural landmark. Dogs are not allowed to join their owners inside the buildings on the property. All pets must be on a leash under 6 feet for the duration of their visit and all mess should be cleaned up after them. See Details
Sussex Branch Trail The Sussex Branch 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 Newton! The map below shows a parking area with convenient access to the Sussex 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
Sussex Branch Trail The Sussex Branch 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 Lafayette! The map below shows a parking area with convenient access to the Sussex 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
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 Chester! 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
Silas Condict County Park Silas Condict County Park is pet-friendly. The centerpiece of the 1,000 acre park is a 7-acre lake. There's plenty to do for all kinds of visitors at this interesting park. Dogs are allowed to join their owners throughout the park, as long as they are on a leash and all mess is cleaned up after them. See Details
Hasenclever Iron Trail Hasenclever Iron Trail is a pet-friendly trail for you and your pooch to explore together. The address listed is one end of the trail, the Ringwood Manor, but the whole length of the trail connects Ringwood and Skylands State Parks. Dogs must be on a leash under six-feet and all mess should be cleaned up after them. Access on the trail is limited to daylight hours, usually between 8am and 8pm. See Details
Allamuchy Mountain State Park Allamuchy Mountain State Park is dog-friendly. There are several miles of trails to explore with your pooch along the Musconetcong River, with some of the best trout fishing in the state to boot. Most of the trails crisscross through the forests and marshlands of the park. Dogs must be on a leash for the duration of their visit and all mess should be cleaned up after them. Allamuchy Mountain State Park is open every day of the week from sunrise to sunset. See Details