Dog Friendly Hiking Trails in Matthews, NC

There are 5 dog friendly hiking trails within 20 miles of Matthews. 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 Matthews.

Pet Friendly Charlotte Trolley Trail (Charlotte Trolley Rail-with-Trail)
Charlotte Trolley Trail (Charlotte Trolley Rail-with-Trail) The Charlotte Trolley Trail (Charlotte Trolley Rail-with-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 Charlotte! The map below shows a parking area with convenient access to the Charlotte Trolley Trail (Charlotte Trolley Rail-with-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
Pet Friendly Anne Springs Close Greenway
Anne Springs Close Greenway Anne Springs Close Greenway allows leashed pets to join you on its miles of hiking trails. See Details
​Reedy Creek Nature Center and Preserve Reedy Creek Park and Nature Preserve has 10 miles of trails offering hikers and nature enthusiasts the opportunity to explore a variety of terrains while enjoying scenic views of the small lakes, forests, fields, and streams. One of the most popular routes in the preserve leads to the ruins of the Robinson Rockhouse, built circa 1790. Dogs are welcome on preserve trails, but must remain on a 6-foot or shorter leash at all times. See Details
Andrew Jackson State Park Pets are allowed in most outdoor areas provided they are kept under physical restraint or on a leash not longer than six feet. Owners will be asked to remove noisy or dangerous pets or pets that threaten or harass wildlife. Pets are not allowed in or around lodging facilities. This 360-acre park was established to honor the seventh President of the United States, Andrew Jackson. The museum tells the story of Jackson's boyhood experiences during the Revolutionary War and highlights life in the South Carolina backcountry from Andrew Jackson's birth in 1767 until he left South Carolina in 1784. Recreational opportunities include a campground, fishing lake, picnic shelters and nature trails. See Details
Historic Latta Plantation Historic Latta Plantation is pet-friendly. Located in Huntersville near Mountain Island Lake, this 1800s Federal style plantation building contains some elements of Georgian design, including the house's main staircase. Leashed dogs are welcome on the trails and grounds of this property, but not inside any of the buildings. Historic Latta Plantation is open Wednesday through Saturday from 10:00am to 4:30pm and Sunday from 1:00pm to 4:30pm. See Details