Dog Friendly Hiking Trails in Highland, NY

There’s 1 dog friendly hiking trail in Highland, and 18 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 Highland.

Pet Friendly Hudson Valley Rail-Trail
Hudson Valley Rail-Trail The Hudson Valley Rail-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 Highland! The map below shows a trailhead where you can pick up the Hudson Valley Rail-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
Pet Friendly Cornish Estate Trail
Cornish Estate Trail Cornish Estate Trail 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
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
Walkway Over the Hudson The Walkway Over the Hudson 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 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
Minnewaska State Park Preserve Minnewaska State Park Preserve is dog-friendly! Leashed pets are welcome to join their owners as they explore the area, which is situated on the dramatic Shawangunk Mountain ridge, and features numerous waterfalls, crystalline sky lakes, dense forests, sheer cliffs, streams, and fifty miles of footpaths. Dogs are not allowed in buildings, camping, picnic or bathing areas or on walkways. They are not permitted on the cross-country ski trails when they are groomed and open for cross-country skiing only. Minnewaska State Park Preserve's hours vary seasonally, so dog owners should call ahead or check its website before planning their outing. Admission to the park is $10 per vehicle; however, permit and activity fees may apply as well. 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
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
Shaupeneak Ridge Trail Shaupeneak Ridge Trail is a moderately easy, 5 mile hike in Scenic Hudson that will take about 2.5 hours to complete with Fido. This hike will provide you with beautiful scenery from the Marlboro Mountains, and the chance to hike by a wetland pond and waterfall. Leash regulations apply. 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
Mohonk Preserve Trail Mohonk Preserve Trail is a somewhat difficult 7.5-mile hike in Mohonk Preserve that will take about 4.5 hours to complete with Fido. This lovely nature reserve is a private not-for-profit haven for tourists, rock climbers, and hikers to enjoy. Leash regulations apply. Membership is required. 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
Black Creek Forest Trail Black Creek Forest Trail is a somewhat easy, 1.5 mile hike in Scenic Hudson that will take about 1.25 hours to complete with Fido. Black Creek gets its unique color from the tannic acids in the many hemlock trees in the preserve. While exploring this trail you will need to keep your dog leashed. See Details
Rainbow Falls Trail Rainbow Falls Trail is a somewhat difficult, 7 mile hike in Minnewaska State Park Preserve that will take about 5 hours to complete with Fido. This stunning hike is one of the best in Minnewaska State Park Preserve and offers some tricky terrain and views of a 100-foot waterfall. Leash regulations do apply. See Details
Shawangunk, Walden and Wallkill Rail Trail The Shawangunk, Walden, and Wallkill Rail 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 Walden! The map below shows a parking area with convenient access to the Shawangunk, Walden, and Wallkill Rail 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
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
Wallkill Valley Rail Trail The Wallkill Valley Rail 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 Gardiner! The map below shows a parking area with convenient access to the Wallkill Valley Rail 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
Home of Franklin D. Roosevelt Home of Franklin D. Roosevelt is pet-friendly. Franklin, Eleanor, Frederick and Louise shared their homes with various dogs over the years. You can help continue the tradition by bringing yours to the grounds on a leash. This site preserves the Springwood estate in Hyde Park, which was the birthplace, lifelong home, and burial place of the 32nd President of the United States, Franklin D. Roosevelt. 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