Dog Friendly Hiking Trails in Hot Springs, NC

There’s 1 dog friendly hiking trail in Hot Springs, and 5 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 Hot Springs.

Pet Friendly Lovers Leap Loop Trail
Lovers Leap Loop Trail Lovers Leap Loop Trail is a difficult, 1.6 mile hike in Pisgah National Forest that will take about 1 hour to complete with Fido. This short trail is possibly the best part of the loop for dogs with its shade trees along the French Broad River. Be sure your dog has energy for this hike, since it gets rocky and difficult as you go on. Please note that dogs must be on a leash. See Details
Pet Friendly Max Patch Trail
Max Patch Trail Max Patch Trail is a moderately easy, 3.5 mile hike in the Pisgah National Forest that will take about 2 hours to complete with Fido. It is not easy to get to this trail over the bumpy Forest Service roads, but the trail is still quite popular. The beauty makes the trek all worthwhile. Please note that dogs must be on a leash. See Details
Margarette Falls Hiking Trail Leashed dogs are welcome on Margarette Falls Trail which is 2.7 miles in length and provides a various range of terrain for both you and your dog to enjoy! This is just one of the many trails in Cherokee National Forest. See Details
Pack Square Park Explore the more than 6 acres of Pack Square Park with Fido by your side. This stunning public park has a large open green space, three water features, original art by regional artists, native trees and greenery, ample seating, a veteran's memorial, and public restrooms. Just remember to keep your pup on a leash and clean up after him. See Details
Laurel River Trail Laurel River Trail is a moderately easy, 7 mile hike in the Pisgah National Forest that will take about 3.5 hours to complete with Fido. This trail is one of the flattest around and offers plenty of shaded woodland and opportunities to cool off in the river. This is an ideal hike for any time of the year. Please note that dogs must be on a leash. See Details
Lamar Alexander Rocky Fork State Park Lamar Alexander Rocky Fork State Park is pet-friendly. This park sprawls over 2,076 acres near Asheville, NC. Leashed pets are welcome to join their owners on the trails in the park, as long as they are well-behaved and all mess is cleaned up after them. Lamar Alexander Rocky Fork State Park is open every day of the week from 11:00am to 4:30pm. See Details