Dog Friendly Hiking Trails in Riverhead, NY

There’s 1 dog friendly hiking trail in Riverhead, and 16 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 Riverhead.

Pet Friendly Cranberry Bog Nature Preserve
Cranberry Bog Nature Preserve Cranberry Bog Nature Preserve is a 165-acre site set in the wetlands of Riverhead. The park is what remains of an abandoned cranberry-growing operation. Leashed dogs are welcome on the hiking trails where you will experience sights of the Little Peconic River, various plant life, birds species, reptiles and other local wildlife in all seasons. About 3/4 of the way around the trail, you'll come across what's left of an old pump house from when the Woodhull family farmed cranberries at the bog. The focal point of the 1.1 mile loop is the wooden bridge over the bog. Look for a sign that marks the entrance to the preserve. There's a small off-road parking area. See Details
Pet Friendly Prosser Pines Loop Trail
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
Hubbard County Park Trail Hubbard County Park has an easy, 5.75 mile hike that will take about 3 hours to complete with Fido. This trail will take you on a tour of a park that has salt flats, marshes, beach, and woods where you can enjoy the local flowers and birds. Leash regulations apply. 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
Manorville Hills Trail Manorville Hills Trail is a 6.5 mile hike in that will take about to complete with Fido. This wilderness area has some of the most challenging terrain in the area. Enjoy this peaceful hike on the unmarked trail system. It is a good idea to bring along a GPS unit or compass to navigate the trail. 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
Murphy County Park Trail Murphy County Park Trail is an easy, 3.5 mile hike that will take about 2 hours to complete with Fido. This gorgeous park has the highest concentration of rare and endangered plants in the entire state. Enjoy the easy hike and ponds as you study the rare plants. Leash regulations apply. See Details
Inlet Pond County Park Inlet Pond County Park offers a well marked trail system (about 1.5 miles) through woodlands, open areas of shrubs and vines, and mature oak forest. Leashed dogs are welcome on these easy to follow trails. The trail leads to freshwater Inlet Pond that has an observation platform with seats. In late summer, hundreds of Bull Frog tadpoles inhabit the freshwater pond. Herons and egrets forage around the edge. The pond also hosts a pair of Mute Swans each spring for nesting and raising their cygnets. Tree Swallows and Red-winged Blackbirds nest around the pond. Beyond is a Long Island Sound. See Details
Southaven County Park The Carmans River flows through this scenic, pine-oak forested park. Southaven County Park is a popular picnicking site, containing group areas capable of accommodating up to 1,000 people. Boating and freshwater fishing are permitted. 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
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
Good Ground Park Good Ground Park in Hampton Bays, NY, is a recreational park complete with amphitheater, located adjacent to Hampton Bays Main Street. Leashed dogs are welcome on the 1-mile wooded walking trail that connects the east end of the park to the west end. See Details
Squiretown Park Squiretown Park borders the Great Peconic Bay with a dog friendly hiking trail that loops around as well as a scenic viewing spot overlooking the Bluffs. See Details
Red Creek Park Dogs are welcome on the 3.8-mile loop trail at Red Creek Park. You may see blue heron, deer, red tailed hawks, or kettle holes along the way. See Details
Robert Cushman Murphy County Park Leashed dogs are welcome at Robert Cushman Murphy County Park - a favorite for hiking and bird watching. Rare coastal plain pondshore habitat provides professional scientists with opportunities to conduct important biological experiments and inventories. Be advised that hunting, managed by the NYS Department of Environmental Conservation, is permitted seasonally on portions of the property. See Details
Pine Barrens Trails Information Center Situated conveniently near several access points to hiking trails in the Pine Barrens, this facility was established to provide the public with environmental interpretation of the Pine Barrens. Leashed dogs are welcome on the short, interpretive "Blueberry Loop" trail on the grounds of the center to give visitors a sampling of a Pine Barrens outdoor experience. Also on the grounds is El's Trail, a 3/4 mile accessible trail (trail chair available.) Open Friday - Monday, from May - October. See Details
Sears Bellow County Park Nestled within the Long Island Pine Barrens, Sears Bellows offers a broad range of recreational opportunities to Suffolk County residents and tourists. Sears Bellows' extensive trail system attracts hikers and their dogs along Bellows Pond. This park is closed to certain activities during waterfowl hunting season. 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