Dog Friendly Hiking Trails in New York, NY

There are 3 dog friendly hiking trails in New York, and 35 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 New York.

Pet Friendly Inwood Hill Park Trail
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
Pet Friendly Empire Trail
Empire Trail Empire Trail is a pet-friendly trail in New York. Officially completed on the last day of 2020, it's now the longest, statewide, multi-use trail in the country. The 750-mile pathway will take you and your dog through city centers, quaint villages and hidden gems from New York City through the Hudson River Valley, to Buffalo along the Erie Canal, and north to the Champlain Valley and the Adirondacks. Leashed pups are welcome on the mostly paved pathway. See Details
Brooklyn Bridge Brooklyn Bridge is pet-friendly. This hybrid cable-stayed and suspension bridge in New York City 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 from the paved pedestrian pathway on the bridge. Make sure you keep Fido close as the bridge is a popular crossing for commuters. See Details
Sands Point Preserve Bring Fido to hike up the cliffs that overlook Long Island Sound or walk along the Sand Point Castle. Dog owners are welcome to bring their four-legged friends to the Sands Point Preserve, provided the dogs are kept on a leash at all times. There are no exceptions to this rule as the safety and well-being of all visitors including adults, children, and all animals, are of paramount importance. Dogs are not permitted on the beach at any time. 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. The southern section of Saxon Woods offers hikers and their pups a gentle hike. Dogs are not allowed in picnic areas and must be leashed at all times. See Details
Mills Reservation Bring your pet for an on-leash hike in this lovely park which offers trails of varying difficulty for different levels of hikers. See Details
Van Cortlandt Park Pets love the chance to run free at this fenced, off-leash dog park, which includes two separate sections and plenty of wide open, grassy spaces. There are trails to explore and plenty more to keep dogs and their owners busy. Dogs must be cleaned up after. See Details
Emerson Woods Preserve The Emerson Woods Preserve is pet-friendly. It features 19 Acres of trails you can do with your dog. The preserve 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 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
Piermont Pier This lovely spot was originally the eastern end of the Erie Railroad. Located in the Village of Piermont NY, the pier is open year round and is popular with dog walkers, joggers, birders and fisherman. The pier has a rich history. During WWII it was known as "Last Stop USA" because it served as the embarktation point for troops destined for the European theater. Today the pier offers spectacular views of the Hudson River. Especially handy for dog walkers are the scooper bags provided. See Details
Staten Island Greenbelt Trail Staten Island Greenbelt Trail is an easy, 3-mile hike that will take about 2 hours to complete with Fido. This hike through dense forests and grassy meadows is all thanks to preservation efforts in the 1960s and 1970s. Leash regulations do apply. See Details
Rockleigh Woods Sanctuary and Lamont Reserve 4.5 mile multi-trail area with small rolling hills is perfect for moderate hiking with leashed dogs. Entrance is directly behind Rockleigh Borough Hall Fire Department. See Details
Alley Pond Park Mainly flat, but lots of trails nestled in the heart of Queens, YO! Just a beautiful hidden secret of NYC. You'll feel like you're in the movie Twilight. Your pooch will love being among nature without the hassle of taking a long car ride upstate. 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
Joseph B. Clarke Rail-Trail The Joseph B. Clarke Rail-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 Orangeburg! The map below shows a parking area with convenient access to the Joseph B. Clarke Rail-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
Saddle River Area Bike Path - Bergen County The Saddle River Area Bike Path - Bergen County is a multi-use trail that's a great place to walk Fido in Saddle Brook! The map below shows a parking area with convenient access to the Saddle River Area Bike Path - Bergen County. 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
Prospect Park Trail Prospect Park Trail is an easy, 3.25 mile hike that will take about 2 hours to complete with Fido. Prospect park boasts a lovely lawn and a sixty acre lake. Fido will love the dog beach. Dogs must be on a leash no longer than 6 feet. See Details
Franklin Lakes Nature Preserve Two trials, very open area. Your dog will love it. Friendly people and friendly dogs when you see them. Shoreline Loop 1.5 miles which is intersected by Island Bridges making the loop about 1 mile. Your puppy may take issue with the bridges but with gentle encouragement and patience they can be crossed. See Details
Saddle River Area Bike Path - Bergen County The Saddle River Area Bike Path - Bergen County is a multi-use trail that's a great place to walk Fido in Paramus! The map below shows a parking area with convenient access to the Saddle River Area Bike Path - Bergen County. 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
South County Trailway The South County Trailway (Old Put, Putnam ROW) 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 Yonkers! The map below shows a parking area with convenient access to the South County Trailway (Old Put, Putnam ROW). 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
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
Joseph B. Clarke Rail-Trail The Joseph B. Clarke Rail-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 Tappan! The map below shows a parking area with convenient access to the Joseph B. Clarke Rail-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
Bronx River Pathway The Bronx River Pathway is a multi-use trail that's a great place to walk Fido in Scarsdale! The map below shows a parking area with convenient access to the Bronx River Pathway. 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
Bronx River Pathway The Bronx River Pathway is a multi-use trail that's a great place to walk Fido in Tuckahoe! The map below shows a parking area with convenient access to the Bronx River Pathway. 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
Bronx River Pathway The Bronx River Pathway is a multi-use trail that's a great place to walk Fido in White Plains! The map below shows a parking area with convenient access to the Bronx River Pathway. 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