Dog Friendly Hiking Trails in Riverdale, NJ

There are 36 dog friendly hiking trails within 20 miles of Riverdale. 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 Riverdale.

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
Harriman State Park Fido is welcome at the dog-friendly Harriman State Park in Ramapo, NY, but must be on a leash no longer than 6 feet at all times and display their Rabies tag. Dogs are not allowed in buildings or beach/bathing areas, or in the following areas: Beaver Pond Campground, Welch Beach, Sebago Cabins. See Details
Liberty State Park Liberty State Park is pet-friendly. It's a great place to walk around with your pooch and offers amazing views of New York City and the Statue of Liberty. Dogs must be kept on leash at all times during the visit. 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 Rochelle Park! 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
Island Pond Loop Trail Island Pond Loop Trail is a moderately easy, 3 mile hike that will take about 3.75 hours to complete with Fido. This easily accessible trail offers scenic views along with places for Fido to take a swim. Dogs must be on a leash no longer than 6 feet. See Details
Ramapo Valley County Reservation Local dog owners rave about this public park, which is a not-to-be-missed spot to walk your leashed four-legged friend. See Details
Pyramid Mountain Visitors Center Pyramid Mountain Visitors Center is home to pet-friendly hiking trails to explore. Enjoy a wide range of geological and ecological experiences at the spectacular natural area known as Pyramid Mountain Natural Historic Area. This area of 1,675 acres offers rugged trails, fields, forests, rock outcroppings, and wetlands. They are open every day of the week from 9:00am to 4:30pm. See Details
High Mountain Park Preserve High Mountain Park Preserve is pet-friendly. This lovely park is a great place to bring your pet for a hike, offering trails of varying difficulty for different levels of hikers. The park is open every day of the week from 8am to 6pm. 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
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
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
Ramapo State Forest Enjoy the great outdoors with your pet at this beautiful park. They're welcome as long as they remain on-leash. See Details
Silas Condict County Park Silas Condict County Park is pet-friendly. The centerpiece of the 1,000 acre park is a 7-acre lake. There's plenty to do for all kinds of visitors at this interesting park. Dogs are allowed to join their owners throughout the park, as long as they are on a leash and all mess is cleaned up after them. See Details
Norvin Green State Forest Norvin Green State Forest in Ringwood, NJ is dog-friendly. Leashed dogs are welcome on trails through woodland forests and rocky vistas. The hills throughout the forest range from 400 to 1,300 feet in elevation, and provide the avid hiker with scenic vistas, including the New York skyline, Burnt Meadow Brook and Lake Sonoma. See Details
Long Pond Ironworks Historic District Long Pond Ironworks Historic District is pet-friendly. Wander the trails with your pooch, leading to the ruins of three furnaces and a number of other unique structures near the New York border in West Milford, New Jersey. There are a number of trails throughout the area, including the Hasenclever Iron Trail. Dogs must be on a leash for the duration of their stay and all mess should be cleaned up after them. 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
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
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
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
Odgen Mine Railroad Path The Odgen Mine Railroad 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 Lake Hopatcong! The map below shows a parking area with convenient access to the Odgen Mine Railroad 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
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
Ramsey Bike Path The Ramsey Bike 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 Ramsey! The map below shows a parking area with convenient access to the Ramsey 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
Appalachian Trail (Dutch Hollow & Harriman State Park) The Appalachian Trail in Dutch Hollow & Harriman State Park is a difficult, 11.15 mile hike that will take about 8.5 hours or overnight to complete with Fido. This is possibly one of the most challenging hikes on the Appalachian Trail, but also the most beautiful. Dogs must remain on a leash, and if you choose to camp you can setup at the Wildcat Shelter, which is 2.1 miles into the hike. See Details