Dog Friendly Hiking Trails in Linville, NC

There are 3 dog friendly hiking trails in Linville, and 8 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 Linville.

Pet Friendly Grandfather Mountain
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
Pet Friendly Grandfather Mountain Trail
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
Flat Rock Loop Trail Flat Rock Loop Trail welcomes leashed dogs on a hike through beautiful North Carolina. This trail is under a mile and leads to great views across the forested area. Dog owners are reminded to clean up any mess that is left behind. The trail can be accessed every day of the week from sunrise to sunset. 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
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
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
Crabtree Falls Loop Trail Crabtree Falls Loop Trail is a moderately difficult, 2.5 mile hike on the Blue Ridge Parkway that will take about 1.5 to 2 hours to complete with Fido. This lovely trail, popular for its waterfall, is best spring through fall since the road to the campground is closed October through May. Day hiking is free, and an honor payment system is in place for tent and RV camping. Please note that dogs must be on a leash no longer than 6 feet. See Details
High Bluff and Rhododendron Gardens Trails The High Bluff and Rhododendron Gardens Trails are a moderately easy, 3.5 mile hike on Roan Mountain that will take about 1.5 hours to complete with Fido. You will need to visit this trail April through November, since that is when the road to the gardens is open, but the best time is mid to late June when the Catawba rhododendrons are in bloom. Please note that dogs do not need to be on a leash on trails, except in the developed areas, parking lots, and picnic areas; they must be under voice control at all times; small parking fee. See Details
Elk Knob State Park Elk Knob State Park offers fantastic views of the summit from one of the highest peaks in North Carolina. There are currently four trails, ranging in difficulty levels, all equally rewarding. Dogs are allowed on all trails, but must remain leashed. Elk Knob also features backcountry camping, cross-country skiing, and snowshoeing. 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