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Dog Friendly Hiking Trails in North Plainfield, NJ

There are 29 dog friendly hiking trails within 20 miles of North Plainfield. 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 North Plainfield.

Pet Friendly South Mountain Reservation
South Mountain Reservation South Mountain Reservation in West Orange, NJ is dog-friendly. This nature reserve coverers 2,112 acres in portions of Maplewood, Millburn and West Orange. The woodland park features a variety of hardwood trees, and tall hemlocks towering above streams, creeks and ponds. The west branch of the Rahway River flows through the valley, and a 25-foot waterfall at Hemlock Falls is a dramatic feature. It is also a Revolutionary War historic site. Leashed dogs are welcome on trails and the South Mountain Dog Park is located within the Reservation. See Details
Pet Friendly Mills Reservation
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
Watchung Reservation The Watchung Reservation is a dog-friendly spot in Mountainside, New Jersey. This 1,900-acre park is packed full of hiking and riding trails with picnic areas, a trailside nature center, and a visitor center along the way. Dogs are allowed throughout the park and on the sandy trails. Dog owners are reminded to clean up any mess that their pets leave behind. The Nature Center is open every day of the week from 12pm to 5pm. See Details
Tamaques Park Leashed dogs are welcome at Tamaques Park, a 106-acre dog-friendly park in the community of Westfield, NJ. Visitors can utilize the picnic areas, jogging path, sports courts, playing fields and playgrounds. The park also has a pond and small wooded area. Fido must remain on a leash for the duration of your visit. See Details
Sourland Mountain Trails Pets love the chance to join you on-leash at this lovely mountainside park with pond and nature trails. See Details
Holmdel Park Holmdel Park is pet-friendly. You can walk the trail around the park or go the other way and discover how beautiful the nature is and the sound of birds. Bring your pooch along on a leash and don't forget to clean up any mess that's left behind. Holmdel Park is open every day of the week from 7am to 9pm. See Details
Rutgers Garden There is a wonderful expanse of gardens here made by Rutgers University, as well as tons of hiking trails along the Raritan River. Trails are well maintained and easy to walk on. The gardens are well manicured and have lots of places to sit and enjoy. Pets must be on a secure leash at all times. See Details
Morristown National Historic Park Morristown National Historic Park is dog-friendly. The area is historically important due to the amount of American Revolutionary War sites located nearby, including Jockey Hollow, the Ford Mansion, Fort Nonsense and the New Jersey Brigade Encampment. There are 27 miles of foot and horse trails to explore with your pooch and the beginning of a 2 mile auto loop tour. Morristown National Historic Park is open every day of the week from 8am to 9pm. Dogs must be on a leash under six feet and all mess cleaned up after them. See Details
Delaware and Raritan Canal State Park The Delaware and Raritan Canal State Park is dog-friendly. This popular recreation corridor in New Jersey passes through miles and miles of canal country. Lots of people enjoy canoeing, jogging, hiking, bicycling, fishing and horseback riding in the area. The trail spans 70 miles in total, through fields and forests, perfect for pooches who love the outdoors. Dog owners are reminded to keep their pooch on a leash and to clean up any mess that is left behind. See Details
Mountain Lakes Open Space Area Mountain Lakes Open Space Area provides hiking opportunities along with picturesque views in Princeton, NJ. The 75-acre protected area has 8 miles of easy dog-friendly hikes. Just keep Fido on a leash while on the trails. You can also fish in the beautiful man-made lake. See Details
Delaware and Raritan Canal State Park Trail The Delaware and Raritan Canal State Park 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 Princeton! The map below shows a parking area with convenient access to the Delaware and Raritan Canal State Park 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
Thompson Park Thompson Park is a pet-friendly recreation area that spans 675 acres. There's an off-leash dog area and miles and miles of wooded pathways to enjoy at this park. Wildlife lovers will relish the chance to spot a variety of animals hanging out in the park. The park can be accessed every day of the week from 8am until 8pm. 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
Tracton Line Recreation Trail The Tracton Line Recreation 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 Morristown! The map below shows a parking area with convenient access to the Tracton Line Recreation 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
Henry Hudson Trail The Henry Hudson 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 Keyport! The map below shows a trailhead where you can pick up the Henry Hudson 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
Bicentennial Park A nice little park on a 7 mile long lake. There are hiking trails in the woods along the lake with many places to sit and enjoy. There are lots of fish in the lake, and it is a popular place to fish. The lake allows non-motorized boats, so it's also a great place to kayak with you dog. You can stop at many enclaves to give you and the dog a rest. The community park has a paved path for the disabled, as well as picnic areas with grills, a soccer field, and tennis courts. Dogs must be leashed within the park. See Details
Boulevard Trolley Line Path The Boulevard Trolley Line Path 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 Mountain Lakes! The map below shows a parking area with convenient access to the Boulevard Trolley Line 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
Black River Wildlife Management Area Trail The Black River Wildlife Management Area 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 Chester! The map below shows a parking area with convenient access to the Black River Wildlife Management Area 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
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
Kingston Branch Loop Trail The Kingston Branch Loop 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 Princeton! The map below shows a parking area with convenient access to the Kingston Branch Loop 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
Berkshire Valley Management Area Trail The Berkshire Valley Management Area 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 Wharton! The map below shows a parking area with convenient access to the Berkshire Valley Management Area 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
Delaware and Raritan Canal State Park Trail The Delaware and Raritan Canal State Park 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 Somerset! The map below shows a parking area with convenient access to the Delaware and Raritan Canal State Park 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
Delaware and Raritan Canal State Park Trail The Delaware and Raritan Canal State Park 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 South Bound Brook! The map below shows a parking area with convenient access to the Delaware and Raritan Canal State Park 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
Jamesburg Park Conservation Area Jamesburg Park Conservation Area is home to Helmetta Lake Park, where dog-friendly trails weave around a lake and there are lots of outdoor activities to enjoy with your pooch. This park offers small walking paths, a large lake, a walking dock, playground, picnic area and more. There are also dog poop disposal stations for you to clean up after your pet. The park is open Monday through Friday from 8:30am to 4:00pm. See Details