Dog Friendly Hiking Trails in Ocean Beach, NY

There are 19 dog friendly hiking trails within 20 miles of Ocean 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 Ocean Beach.

Pet Friendly Gardiner County Park
Gardiner County Park Gardiner County Park is a 231-acre, nature-oriented public park on the Great South Bay in Bay Shore, NY. This park is known for being extremely dog-friendly, with many on-leash trails, a doggie water fountain, and waste station. See Details
Pet Friendly Stump Pond Loop Trail
Stump Pond Loop Trail Stump Pond Loop Trail is an easy, 4.5 mile hike in Blydenburgh County Park that will take about 2 hours to complete with Fido. This beautiful hike is great for all ages and abilities. Horses also share this trail that is at the headwaters of the Nissequogue River and leads through forests and by a freshwater pond. Dogs must be leashed. See Details
Prosser Pines Loop Trail Prosser Pines Loop Trail is an easy, 1 mile hike that will take about 45 minutes to complete with Fido. Delight in the small white pines that have been lovingly looked after since the British Officer Jonathan Edwards planted them in 1759. Most of the trails are unmarked in this preserve and dogs must be leashed. See Details
Otis Pike at Fire Island Trail Otis Pike at Fire Island Trail is an easy, 7 mile hike in Fire Island National Seashore that will take about 3 hours to complete with Fido. This trail provides a wonderful opportunity for your pup to enjoy the sandy beach and waves in the off season, from Labor Day through March 15. DUE TO DAMAGE from Hurricane Sandy you can no longer use the ferry to make the loop. Another section of the trail may be inaccessible please call first. This 7 mile hike can be done end to end utilizing the ferry until the end of October. After the ferry stops for the season it becomes a 14 mile out and back trip. See Details
Belmont Lake State Park Belmont Lake State Park is pet-friendly. Located in West Babylon, this 463-acre day use park is bisected by Carll's Creek and Belmont Lake. Dogs are welcome on the paths that wind around this recreation area. Dogs are not allowed in the picnic or playground areas. Dog friendly park with paths to walk on-leash around the lake. Dogs not allowed in picnic or playground areas. The park is usually open every day of the week from 8am to 9pm. 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
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
Rocky Point Trail Rocky Point Trail is an easy, 6.15 mile hike that will take about 3 hours to complete with Fido. This hike exists within a network of trails for you and your pup to enjoy year round, except for hunting season. Dogs must be leashed. See Details
Lakeland County Park Lakeland County Park is a 70 acre, fully accessible park facility designed for the disabled and their families. Leashed dogs are welcome on the nature trail-boardwalk over the head-waters of the Connetquot River, affording unique views of wetlands, vegetation, waterfowl and wildlife. Office and restrooms are open Memorial Day to Labor Day. See Details
Southaven County Park The dog-friendly Southaven County Park is a popular picnicking site in Yaphank, NY. Boating and freshwater fishing are permitted. The Carmans River flows through this scenic, pine-oak forested park. Camping is also available, with sites for tents and trailers. Leashed dogs are welcome. Parking fee only during summer, Memorial to Labor Day weekends. See Details
Makamah Nature Preserve Originally called Crab Meadow Park East Watershed, the Makamah Nature Preserve contains dry and wet woodlands, as well as marsh. The preserve is available for hiking, bird watching, dog walking (on leash). It has been reported that 94 species of birds have been recorded in and around the property and that the park is prime habitat for owls and woodpeckers. The park contains heavily wooded hills with one rising to 60 feet in its center and others rising to 100 feet. See Details
Sunken Meadow State Park Dogs are allowed in undeveloped areas only of Sunken Meadow State Park in Kings Park, NY. Offering one of the most stunning views of the Long Island Sound with Connecticut in the distance, the park has a wide range of topography that sustains a variety of flora and fauna. Dogs must be leashed. Pets are not permitted in playgrounds, buildings, golf courses, boardwalks, pools and spray-grounds or guarded beaches. Sunken Meadow State Park is open daily. See Details
Kings Park Bluff Kings Park Bluff is pet-friendly. Bring your leashed pooch to this iconic local hangout for unrivalled views across the serene river and sound. Dog owners are reminded to clean up any mess that is left behind. Kings Park Bluff can be accessed every day of the week from sunrise to sunset. See Details
Cathedral Pines County Park Cathedral Pines County Park is a 320 acre site situated along the headwaters of the Carmans River. Facilities include campsites for individuals, youth group camping and club camping (10 or more units) and family camping, including 10 sites with water and electric hookups. Picnic sites and the George Broome Memorial Activity Building are also available. Adjacent to Cathedral Pines Park is Prosser Pines Nature Preserve, which features a majestic stand of white pines planted in 1812. Prosser Pines is a popular site for hikers and photographers. See Details
Fire Island Wilderness Rhythmic waves, high dunes, ancient maritime forests, historic landmarks and glimpses of wildlife, Fire Island has been a special place for diverse plants, animals and people for centuries. Far from the pressure of nearby big-city life, dynamic barrier island beaches offer both solitude and camaraderie, and spiritual renewal. The wilderness extends from the Wilderness Visitor Center, adjacent to Smith Point County Park, to Watch Hill. Though it is the smallest wilderness area managed by the National Park Service, the Fire Island wilderness offers big adventures. From March 15 through Labor Day, pets are not permitted in the Fire Island Wilderness area or on the beach in front of the wilderness to ensure that threatened and endangered beach-nesting shorebirds are protected. See Details
Dix Hills Park Fitness Trail Dix Hills Park Fitness Trail is a dog-friendly path through Dix Hills Park Golf Course in Dix Hills, NY. Leashed dogs are welcome to walk with you for a casual stroll. An adjoining unpaved trail along the outskirts of the golf course is a longer route which takes you past Dix Hills Park Pool and Clark Gillies Arena (Dix Hills Ice Rink). See Details
Fire Island Lighthouse From March 15 through Labor Day, leashed dogs can join you on bayside beaches at the Fire Island Lighthouse in Bay Shore, NY. Pets are restricted from ocean beaches during this time. Dogs are not permitted inside the Lighthouse at anytime. See Details
Edgewood Oak Brush Plains Preserve Trail Edgewood Oak Brush Plains Preserve Trail is an easy, 2.75 mile hike that will take about 2 hours to complete with Fido. This is a low intensity and relaxing trail on preserved land that is shared with mountain bikers and hunters when in season. Leash regulations apply. See Details
Bill Richards Memorial Park Escape the stress of everyday life at this Smithtown oasis, a perfect place to bring your pet for a stroll around the lake. See Details