Dog Friendly Hiking Trails in Lenoir, NC

There are 10 dog friendly hiking trails within 20 miles of Lenoir. 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 Lenoir.

Pet Friendly McGalliard Falls Park
McGalliard Falls Park McGalliard Falls Park is a beautiful dog-friendly recreation area in Valdese, NC. Commonly referred to as a hidden treasure, bring Fido to see the 40 ft. high McGalliard Falls and enjoy a hike or picnic along the way. See Details
Pet Friendly The Blowing Rock
The Blowing Rock 1/4 mile loop of breathtaking views which was easy to walk. They said we love dogs especially if you scoop. They loved our very big lab. Make sure you're dog is on a short leash because there are cliffs. If you don't like heights take 321 instead of 221 to get there. See Details
Grandfather Mountain Grandfather Mountain is pet-friendly. Whether you prefer a more leisurely stroll along one of the many nature trails through gentle forests and meadows or love hiking in the backcountry, you and Fido will find plenty of beauty to savor as you explore the breathtaking wonder of Grandfather Mountain. Pets must be leashed at all times and are not permitted inside any building or in the Animal Habitats area. Dog owners are reminded to clean up any mess that is left behind. See Details
Price Lake Loop Trail Price Lake Loop Trail is an easy, 2.3 mile hike at Price Lake Campground that will take about 1.5 hours to complete with Fido. This trail will take you around the pristine Price Lake located on the Blue Ridge Parkway. From May through October you can camp in one of the 180 sites in this scenic park. Enjoy the picnic area, fishing, and non-motorized boating. Please note that dogs must be on a leash no longer than 6 feet. There is also a campground fee to camp overnight. See Details
Otter Falls Trail Otter Falls Trail is pet-friendly. Here, you'll find great walking and biking paths down to a beautiful river and falls. There's also a nice parking lot too, although it does get busy on weekends. Leashed dogs are welcome, as long as they are well-behaved and cleaned up after. See Details
Greenway Trail Greenway Trail is a pet-friendly pathway in Boone. This fully accessible trail is paved or gravel and flat to allow walkers of all levels to wander together. Leashed dogs are welcome, as long as they are cleaned up after. The trail is always open. See Details
Catawba River Greenway The Catawba River Greenway is a multi-use trail that's a great place to walk Fido in Morganton! The map below shows a parking area with convenient access to the Catawba River 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
Tanawha Trail Tanawha Trail is a difficult, 5.4 mile hike on the Blue Ridge Parkway that will take about 3 hours to complete with Fido. You will certainly get a workout on this trail, but you won't mind one bit when you see the views that are in store for you. This trail is best on a sunny, clear day in the fall. Please note that dogs must be on a leash no longer than 6 feet; to protect the fragile plant environment, dogs are not allowed on the section of the Tanawha Trail between Wilson Creek and Rough Ridge. See Details
Grandfather Mountain Trail Grandfather Mountain Trail is pet-friendly. This trail leads to great views of the mountain that has the appearance of an old man. The route follows the crest of Grandfather Mountain from the Swinging Bridge Parking Area out 2.4 miles to Calloway Peak. Leashed dogs are welcome on the trail, as long as they are cleaned up after. See Details
South Mountains State Park South Mountains State Park is pet-friendly. Featuring elevations to 3,000 feet, an 80-foot waterfall, mountain streams and more than 40 miles of trails for dogs and their owners to enjoy, this park is a must-visit for outbound hounds in Connelly Springs. Leashed dogs are welcome on the trails, as long as they are well-behaved and cleaned up after. South Mountains State Park is open every day of the week from 7am to 7pm. See Details