Dog Friendly Hiking Trails in Long Beach, NY

There are 14 dog friendly hiking trails within 20 miles of Long Beach. 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 Long Beach.

Pet Friendly Alley Pond Park
Alley Pond Park Alley Pond Park is a dog-friendly open space located in the heart of Queens, NY. A beautiful hidden secret of NYC, trade the hustle and bustle of the city for 2.5 miles of well maintained trails. Alley Pond Park has an enclosed dog run to exercise Fido, as well as several designated off-leash areas. Spend an afternoon unwinding, enjoying nature, or stopping for a picnic at this beautiful park. See Details
Pet Friendly Sands Point Preserve
Sands Point Preserve Bring Fido to hike up the cliffs at Sands Point Preserve, overlooking the Long Island Sound. Or, walk along the Sand Point Castle. Fido must be leashed at all times. Dogs are not permitted on the beach at any time. The Dog Run – also known as Charlie’s Run – offers two large spaces for pups to romp and socialize, one for small dogs and one for dogs of any size. See Details
Sagamore Hill National Historic Site Theodore Roosevelt loved animals, and dogs are as welcome at Sagamore Hill National Historic Site in Oyster Bay now as they were when he lived there. Explore more than 80, dog-friendly acres of forests, salt marshes, and meadows on trails and boardwalks with your pup. Although dogs cannot enter any buildings, they are welcome throughout the grounds. There's even a nature trail to the beach, so your pup can dip his toes in the water. Just remember Fido must be leashed at all times. 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
Massapequa Preserve Massapequa Preserve is a 423-acre parcel of land comprised of the largest single acquisition by Nassau County of New York City watershed property. The preserve is divided into three sections bounded by major roadways. With your pup, enter from Walker Street and follow the trail that leads south. Keep dogs off the asphalt bike path. See Details
Mill Pond Park & Preserve Mill Pond Park & Preserve is a long and narrow 54-acre preserve includes a large pond that draws numerous native waterfowl, along with nature trails that wind through a wet woodland with red maple, coast pepperbush and skunk cabbage. Your leashed pup is welcome on the 1.5 mile trail around the pond, and the side trails into the woods. See Details
Hempstead Lake State Park Hempstead Lake State Park is a multiuse facility featuring 18 tennis courts, 6 pickleball courts, children's playgrounds, basketball courts, bridle trails for horseback riding, hiking trails, shaded picnic areas and a historic hand-carved wooden carousel. This state park located near Rockville Centre. A maximum of two pets are allowed in day use areas unless prohibited by sign or directive. Pets are always to be supervised and either be crated or on a leash not more than 6-feet in length. Proof of rabies inoculation shall be produced if requested by staff. Pets are not permitted in playgrounds, buildings, golf courses, boardwalks, pools, and spray-grounds or guarded beaches (this does not apply to service animals). Dogs are welcome for hiking on an unpaved path in the field 3 area. See Details
Walt Whitman Trail at West Hills County Park The dog-friendly Walt Whitman Trail is an easy, 4.25 mile hike at West Hills County Park that will take about 2 hours to complete with Fido. Aside from the moderate climb to the 401-foot Jaynes Hill, this hike is quite flat. Horses also frequent this park and you should watch out for them as you hike. Please note that dogs must be leashed, and are not permitted in picnic areas. Campsites, lean-tos, and primitive shelters are available year-round; reservations are required. See Details
Hunter Island Trail Hunter Island Trail is an easy, 2.25-mile hike that will take about 1 hour to complete with Fido. Keep an eye out for rising tides as you meander through the salt marshes, forest, meadows, and shorelines of Hunter Island. Your dog must be on a leash no longer than 6 feet and you may also want to pack some mosquito repellent. See Details
Bethpage Bikeway The Bethpage Bikeway is a multi-use trail that's a great place to walk Fido on a leash in Old Bethpage! The map below shows a parking area with convenient access to the Bethpage Bikeway. 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.
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North Hempstead Beach Park North Hempstead Beach Park (formally known as Bar Beach & Hempstead Harbor Parks) is a 60-acre park located on a half-mile beachfront property (parking fee required). Leashed dogs are welcome on the nature trail and other trails located within the park. For humans, the park also features court games like basketball, handball and paddleball. Many also enjoy the mile-jogging course, playground and picnic areas. Permits are required for use of the fields and picnic area. See Details
Cold Spring Harbor State Park Cold Spring Harbor State Park is pet-friendly. The park is comprised of 40 acres of hilly terrain that offer scenic vistas of the Cold Spring Harbor. Take your pooch for a walk through mixed hardwood forest on a variety of trails. Leashed pups are welcome, as long as they are cleaned up after. See Details
Eisenhower Park A 930-acre of open space and recreation in the heart of Nassau County, Eisenhower Park is one of the largest public spaces in the New York metropolitan area – larger, in fact, than Central Park. The park offers a full range of athletic and family activities, including swimming, a major golf facility, dozens of athletic fields and courts, picnic areas, summertime entertainment, playgrounds, fitness trails and more. Leashed dog walking is designated in the east side of Park Boulevard. See Details
Mary Jane Davies Green Across the street from Town Hall, Mary Jane Davies Green features a charming blue and white gazebo in the middle of the park. Leashed dogs are welcome on the paved pathways throughout the park and various sitting locations spread throughout. See Details