Dog Friendly Hiking Trails in Long Island City, NY

There are 50 dog-friendly hiking trails within 20 miles of Long Island City. 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 Island City.

Pet Friendly Sands Point Preserve
Sands Point Preserve Bring Fido to walk along the Sand Point Castle or hike up the cliffs at Sands Point Preserve, overlooking the Long Island Sound in San Points, NY. 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
Pet Friendly Central Park
Central Park No trip to New York, NY, with your dog, would be complete without a stroll through Central Park. Pets must remain on-leash in the park except during designated off-leash hours in 23 areas of the park. Off-leash hours are before 9:00 AM and after 9:00 PM. There are over 15 dog fountains throughout the park. Visit the website for specific information on dog-friendly areas. Make sure to always clean up after your pet. See Details
Mills Reservation Bring Fido to explore the pet-friendly Mills Reservation in Cedar Grove, NJ. This 157-acre recreation area features trails of varying difficulty for different levels of dogs and hikers. Your leashed pup is welcome to join you, but please remember to clean up after him. See Details
Alley Pond Park Alley Pond Park is a dog-friendly spot in the heart of Oakland Gardens, NY. A beautiful hidden secret of NYC, trade the hustle and bustle of the city for miles of well-maintained trails. This area also has an enclosed dog run to exercise Fido and several designated off-leash areas. Please note your furry friend can only be leash free from when the park opens until 9:00 AM and 9:00 PM until closing. See Details
Liberty State Park Visit the pet-friendly Liberty State Park in Jersey City, NJ. Take a walk around with your pooch and experience the amazing views of New York City and the Statue of Liberty. Dogs must be kept on a leash at all times during the visit. 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
Saxon Woods Park Trail Saxon Woods Park Trail is an easy 2.5-mile hike that will take about 1.25 hours to complete with Fido in Harrison, NY. The southern section of Saxon Woods offers hikers and their pups a gentle pet-friendly walk. Dogs are not allowed in picnic areas and must be leashed at all times. See Details
Piermont Pier This lovely spot was originally the eastern end of the Erie Railroad. Located in the Village of Piermont, NY, the Piermont Pier is open year-round and is popular with dog walkers, joggers, birders and fishermen. During WWII, it was known as "Last Stop USA" because it served as the embarkation point for troops destined for the European theater. Today the pier offers spectacular views of the Hudson River. See Details
Franklin Lakes Nature Preserve Explore the pet-friendly Franklin Lakes Nature Preserve in Franklin Lakes, NJ. Leashed dogs are welcome to join you to explore the various trails at this recreation area, but please remember to clean up after them. See Details
Saddle River County Park Bike Path The Saddle River County Park Bike Path 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 County Park Bike 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
Dog Runs at Van Cortlandt Park Van Cortlandt Park in Bronx, NY, has three dog runs where Fido is welcome to explore, socialize and play off-leash. The Canine Court dog run is located on Broadway and 252nd St. Oneida Run is located in the East section between Oneida Ave and E 238th St. The Sackerah Woods Dog Run is located at Gun Hill Rd and Gates Pl. These fenced recreation areas include separate sections for small and large dogs. See Details
High Mountain Park Preserve Visit the pet-friendly High Mountain Park Preserve in North Haledon, NJ. This lovely recreation area is a great place to bring your pup for a hike, offering trails of varying difficulty for different levels of hikers. See Details
Branch Brook Park Visit the pet-friendly Branch Brook Park in Newark, NJ. This 360-acre community recreation area features an off-leash dog park, walking trails, tennis courts, softball fields and much more. Your pup must be leashed at all times when not in the dog park. See Details
Brooklyn Bridge Brooklyn Bridge is a hybrid cable-stayed and suspension bridge in New York, NY 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 of the paved, dog-friendly pedestrian pathway on the bridge. Ensure you keep Fido close, as the bridge is a popular crossing for commuters. See Details
Rockleigh Woods Sanctuary Check out the pet-friendly Rockleigh Woods Sanctuary in Rockleigh, NJ. This recreation area features more than 200 wooded acres and 4.5 miles of trails. Leashed pups are welcome, but please remember to clean up after them. See Details
Staten Island Greenbelt Trail Staten Island Greenbelt Trail is an easy pet-friendly 3-mile hike that will take about 2 hours to complete with Fido. This hike in Staten Island, NY, which passes through dense forests and grassy meadows, is thanks to the 1960s and 1970s preservation efforts. Leash regulations do apply. See Details
Brooklyn Bridge Park Brooklyn Bridge Park is an 85-acre, dog-friendly waterfront recreation area that is a great place to bring your pup 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 dogs and play a game of fetch. See Details
Emerson Woods Preserve Bring Fido to explore the pet-friendly Emerson Woods Preserve in Westwood, NJ. This recreation area features 19 acres of trails you can walk with your dog. The park 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 the 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
Hunter Island Trail The Hunter Island Trail in Pelham Bay Park is an easy, dog-friendly 2.25-mile hike. Keep an eye out for rising tides as you meander through the salt marshes, forests, meadows and shorelines of Hunter Island in Bronx, NY. Your dog must be on a leash no longer than 6 feet and you may also want to pack some mosquito repellent. See Details
West Essex Trail The West Essex 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 Cedar Grove! The map below shows a parking area with convenient access to the West Essex 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