Dog Friendly Hiking Trails in Rutland, VT

There’s 1 dog friendly hiking trail in Rutland, and 5 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 Rutland.

Pet Friendly Green Mountain National Forest
Green Mountain National Forest Green Mountain National Forest is pet-friendly. Located in western Vermont, this gorgeous area offers diverse vegetation and varied trails to explore with your pooch. Encompassing more than 400,000 acres in southwestern and central Vermont, the striking scenery includes rugged mountain peaks and quintessential Vermont villages. Leashed dogs are welcome, as long as all mess is cleaned up after them. See Details
Pet Friendly Delaware and Hudson Rail-Trail
Delaware and Hudson Rail-Trail The Delaware and Hudson 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 West Pawlet! The map below shows a parking area with convenient access to the Delaware and Hudson 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
Lefferts Pond Lefferts Pond is pet-friendly. While you’re in Vermont, be sure to take your pup on a walk on one of the many beautiful hiking trails in the area like Lefferts Pond Area. Leashed dogs are welcome on the trails, as long as they are well-behaved and all mess is cleaned up to preserve the cleanliness of the pond. See Details
Killington Peak via Bucklin Trail Killington Peak via Bucklin Trail is pet-friendly. At just over seven miles there and back, this more strenuous pathway is no walk in the park, but it’s worth every step. Hikers are rewarded with panoramic views of three state’s most-prized mountain ranges: Green Mountain, the White Mountains of New Hampshire and the Adirondacks of New York. Leashed dogs are welcome on the pathway, as long as they are well-behaved and cleaned up after. See Details
Black River Overlook Black River Overlook is pet-friendly. Located along the river, this is a paved river pathway that offers nice views across the water. This easy trail is just under half a mile in length and can be completed by all levels of canine hiker. Leashed dogs are welcome, as long as they are cleaned up after. See Details
Clarendon Gorge to Greenwall Shelter via Long Trail Clarendon Gorge to Greenwall Shelter via Long Trail is pet-friendly. This trail is 14.6 miles in length, but as an out-and-back, you can choose to hike as much or as little as you want. The white markers along the way will keep you and your pooch from straying from the path. Dogs who don’t want to hike all day but still want to brave the bridge will be pleased to know that it’s just a short walk from the trailhead parking area. Dogs must be leashed and all mess should be cleaned up after them. See Details