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Dog Friendly Hiking Trails in Kearny, NJ

There are 40 dog friendly hiking trails within 20 miles of Kearny. 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 Kearny.

Pet Friendly South Mountain Reservation
South Mountain Reservation South Mountain Reservation in West Orange, NJ is dog-friendly. This nature reserve coverers 2,112 acres in portions of Maplewood, Millburn and West Orange. The woodland park features a variety of hardwood trees, and tall hemlocks towering above streams, creeks and ponds. The west branch of the Rahway River flows through the valley, and a 25-foot waterfall at Hemlock Falls is a dramatic feature. It is also a Revolutionary War historic site. Leashed dogs are welcome on trails and the South Mountain Dog Park is located within the Reservation. See Details
Pet Friendly Mills Reservation
Mills Reservation Bring your pet for an on-leash hike in this lovely park which offers trails of varying difficulty for different levels of hikers. See Details
Inwood Hill Park Trail Inwood Hill Park Trail is an easy, 2 mile hike that will take about 1 hour to complete with Fido. Moderate slopes offer you and your pup some exercise as you hike through the only natural park on Manhattan Island. Dogs must be on a leash no longer than 6 feet. See Details
Piermont Pier This lovely spot was originally the eastern end of the Erie Railroad. Located in the Village of Piermont NY, the pier is open year round and is popular with dog walkers, joggers, birders and fisherman. The pier has a rich history. During WWII it was known as "Last Stop USA" because it served as the embarktation point for troops destined for the European theater. Today the pier offers spectacular views of the Hudson River. Especially handy for dog walkers are the scooper bags provided. See Details
Liberty State Park Liberty State Park is pet-friendly. It's a great place to walk around with your pooch and offers amazing views of New York City and the Statue of Liberty. Dogs must be kept on leash at all times during the visit. See Details
Watchung Reservation The Watchung Reservation is a dog-friendly spot in Mountainside, New Jersey. This 1,900-acre park is packed full of hiking and riding trails with picnic areas, a trailside nature center, and a visitor center along the way. Dogs are allowed throughout the park and on the sandy trails. Dog owners are reminded to clean up any mess that their pets leave behind. The Nature Center is open every day of the week from 12pm to 5pm. See Details
Saddle River Area Bike Path - Bergen County The Saddle River Area Bike Path - Bergen County is a multi-use trail that's a great place to walk Fido in Rochelle Park! The map below shows a parking area with convenient access to the Saddle River Area Bike Path - Bergen County. 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
Tamaques Park Leashed dogs are welcome at Tamaques Park, a 106-acre dog-friendly park in the community of Westfield, NJ. Visitors can utilize the picnic areas, jogging path, sports courts, playing fields and playgrounds. The park also has a pond and small wooded area. Fido must remain on a leash for the duration of your visit. See Details
Van Cortlandt Park Pets love the chance to run free at this fenced, off-leash dog park, which includes two separate sections and plenty of wide open, grassy spaces. There are trails to explore and plenty more to keep dogs and their owners busy. Dogs must be cleaned up after. See Details
Pyramid Mountain Visitors Center Pyramid Mountain Visitors Center is home to pet-friendly hiking trails to explore. Enjoy a wide range of geological and ecological experiences at the spectacular natural area known as Pyramid Mountain Natural Historic Area. This area of 1,675 acres offers rugged trails, fields, forests, rock outcroppings, and wetlands. They are open every day of the week from 9:00am to 4:30pm. See Details
High Mountain Park Preserve High Mountain Park Preserve is pet-friendly. This lovely park is a great place to bring your pet for a hike, offering trails of varying difficulty for different levels of hikers. The park is open every day of the week from 8am to 6pm. See Details
Rutgers Garden There is a wonderful expanse of gardens here made by Rutgers University, as well as tons of hiking trails along the Raritan River. Trails are well maintained and easy to walk on. The gardens are well manicured and have lots of places to sit and enjoy. Pets must be on a secure leash at all times. See Details
Brooklyn Bridge Brooklyn Bridge is a hybrid cable-stayed and suspension bridge in New York City that crosses over the East River and connects the boroughs of Manhattan and Brooklyn. Leashed dogs are welcome to join you as you admire the views from either side from the paved, dog-friendly, pedestrian pathway on the bridge. Make sure you keep Fido close as the bridge is a popular crossing for commuters. See Details
Rockleigh Woods Sanctuary and Lamont Reserve 4.5 mile multi-trail area with small rolling hills is perfect for moderate hiking with leashed dogs. Entrance is directly behind Rockleigh Borough Hall Fire Department. 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
Brooklyn Bridge Park Brooklyn Bridge Park is a 85-acre, dog-friendly, waterfront recreation area is a great place to bring your pooch to play on-and-off-leash. The park stretches 1.3 miles along Brooklyn’s East River shoreline. Within the park, you'll find two fenced dog runs where Fido can meet other Big Apple pups and play a game of fetch. The park is open daily. See Details
Emerson Woods Preserve The Emerson Woods Preserve is pet-friendly. It features 19 Acres of trails you can do with your dog. The preserve borders a fenced reservoir with a beach restroom and parking which you can access for a nominal yearly fee. Alternatively, you can walk your dog on border of the reservoir for free and use street parking. Dogs must be leashed at all times throughout the area and please pick up your waste.. See Details
Joseph B. Clarke Rail-Trail The Joseph B. Clarke 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 Orangeburg! The map below shows a parking area with convenient access to the Joseph B. Clarke 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
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
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
Norvin Green State Forest Norvin Green State Forest in Ringwood, NJ is dog-friendly. Leashed dogs are welcome on trails through woodland forests and rocky vistas. The hills throughout the forest range from 400 to 1,300 feet in elevation, and provide the avid hiker with scenic vistas, including the New York skyline, Burnt Meadow Brook and Lake Sonoma. See Details
Staten Island Greenbelt Trail Staten Island Greenbelt Trail is an easy, 3-mile hike that will take about 2 hours to complete with Fido. This hike through dense forests and grassy meadows is all thanks to preservation efforts in the 1960s and 1970s. Leash regulations do apply. See Details
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
Saddle River Area Bike Path - Bergen County The Saddle River Area Bike Path - Bergen County is a multi-use trail that's a great place to walk Fido in Saddle Brook! The map below shows a parking area with convenient access to the Saddle River Area Bike Path - Bergen County. 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