Dog Friendly Hiking Trails in Southington, CT

There are 39 dog friendly hiking trails within 20 miles of Southington. 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 Southington.

Pet Friendly Sleeping Giant State Park
Sleeping Giant State Park Sleeping Giant State Park is a dog-friendly area in Hamden, CT. Despite the name, this park is popular among hikers and people looking for a picturesque place to have a picnic. The name actually comes from the mountaintops resembling the image of a giant having a nap. You can wander the uneven ridges on one of the many hiking trails with Fido as long as they are on a leash. See Details
Pet Friendly Giuffrida Park
Giuffrida Park Giuffrida Park is a dog-friendly outdoor recreation area in Meriden, CT. Leashed dogs are welcome to join you one of the six trails that range from easy to difficult. Stroll along the reservoir, picturesque meadows, and take in the beauty of your surroundings from the top of Lamentation Mountain and Chauncey Peak. See Details
Harwinton Conservation & Recreation Area Harwinton Conservation & Recreation Area offers pet-friendly trails that run through the woods and along Leadmine Brook in Harwinton, CT. Featuring both short and long hiking options, this recreation destination is a great place for you and your four-legged friend to explore. Bring your pup’s favorite water toy to enjoy at the fishing pond, or relax at the small covered picnic area. As a family recreation spot, a leash law is in effect. See Details
Burr Pond State Park Go swimming and have a picnic with your pup at dog-friendly Burr Pond State Park in Torrington, CT. Enjoy hiking the trails in search of the bronze tablet marking Connecticut's role in the Civil War and the Industrial Revolution. Please be sure to keep Fido on a leash at all times during your visit. See Details
Farmington River Trail The Farmington River 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 Farmington! The map below shows a parking area with convenient access to the Farmington River 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
Racebrook Tract Leashed dogs are welcome at Racebrook Tract, a pet-friendly hiking area in Orange, CT. There are four blazed trails that weave through mostly level forest, including an accessible paved trail that leads to a boardwalk over the wetlands. Please remember to clean up after Fido. See Details
Auerfarm State Park Scenic Reserve Bring Fido on a leash to Auerfarm State Park Scenic Reserve, a dog-friendly, 40-acre area in Bloomfield, Connecticut. The park offers great hiking trails. Please keep your pup on a leash no longer than 6 feet in length. See Details
Stratton Brook State Park Trail The Stratton Brook 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 Simsbury! The map below shows a parking area with convenient access to the Stratton Brook 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
Farmington Canal Heritage Trail Farmington Canal Heritage Trail in Cheshire, CT, is dog friendly and suitable for leashed pets. The off-road, multi-use asphalt trail is ideal for a casual stroll or bike ride with Fido. This route is flat, well-maintained and spans 5.5 miles from Cheshire to Hamden, before joining the Farmington Canal Greenway in New Haven. The trail can be accessed from many different points, and is easily traversed in smaller sections. See Details
West Rock Ridge State Park Leashed dogs are welcome at West Rock Ridge State Park, a pet-friendly natural space in Hamden and New Haven, CT. You and Fido can enjoy the scenic views, numerous hiking trails, picnicking and more at this beautiful state park. See Details
Wadsworth Falls State Park Wadsworth Falls State Park is a dog-friendly natural area in Middletown, CT, where you and Fido can enjoy hiking wooded trails with beautiful views. Make your way to the scenic Big Falls waterfall, go fishing, mountain biking or swimming in the designated locations. See Details
Southford Falls State Park Leashed dogs are welcome at Southford Falls State Park, a pet-friendly recreation area in Southbury, CT. This family park features a scenic waterfall, picnic areas, wooded hiking trails, a small covered bridge and a lake for fishing. See Details
Larkin State Park Trail The Larkin 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 Southbury! The map below shows a parking area with convenient access to the Larkin 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
Peterson Park & Mattatuck Trail Leashed dogs are welcome at Peterson Park in Wolcott, CT. This small family park offers a paved, pet-friendly walking trail around the park. It also serves as the entrance to the Mattatuck Trail, a beautiful wooded trail that spans many miles across numerous towns. The entrance to the trail is located behind the skate park. See Details
Chatfield Hollow State Park Chatfield Hollow State Park in Killingworth, CT is dog friendly and welcomes leashed pets. Bring Fido along as you search for caves used by Native Americans, picnic by refreshing water, hike through the forests, or enjoy pond and stream fishing. See Details
Middlebury Greenway The Middlebury Greenway 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 Middlebury! The map below shows a parking area with convenient access to the Middlebury Greenway. 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
Topsmead State Forest Topsmead State Forest is a pet-friendly recreation area that can be found among the Litchfield Hills in Litchfield, CT. In a past life, the park was the summer estate of Miss Edith Morton Chase and a number of buildings from yesteryear are still standing as they did one-hundred years ago. You and Fido can enjoy the hiking trails and picnic areas at Topsmead, but are not permitted to go inside any of the buildings. See Details
Millers Pond State Park Reserve Leashed dogs are welcome at Millers Pond State Park Reserve, a pet-friendly natural area in Haddam, CT, where you and Fido can discover wooded trails that lead to the main draw, a spring-fed lake. Fishing, hiking and mountain biking are all popular activities in the reserve. See Details
Quinnipiac River State Park Leashed dogs are allowed at Quinnipiac River State Park, a pet-friendly natural space in North Haven, CT. You can bring your pooch with you to enjoy nearly six miles of river and 323-acres of this park. One of the most popular things to do in the park is to walk the Banton Quinnipiac Trail, a 4-mile pathway that weaves around the river bank and beyond. See Details
Sessions woods Sessions Woods WMA focuses on conservation education, with facilities to bring school groups, the general public and natural resource professionals from throughout Connecticut and the region to participate in educational programs, demonstrations, and workshops pertaining to wildlife and natural resource management. These facilities include an education center with an exhibit area and a large meeting room, as well as interpretive trails, habitat management demonstration areas, and a backyard wildlife habitat area. Sessions Woods WMA offers conservation education programming that uses the expertise of Wildlife Division and other DEEP natural resource management staff. Staff may also be available, by appointment, to conduct group educational programs at the Center and to give technical assistance and professional advice to visitors on an individual basis. See Details
Timberlands Timberlands, also known as Timberland Preserve, is a dog-friendly hiking area in Guilford, CT. Immerse yourself in a peaceful oasis while you hike through this scenic 588-acre natural area. The trails are mostly level with a few steep grades, and you'll find a stream and lake for Fido to swim in. This area is open for hiking, biking, equestrian use & cross-country skiing. See Details
Rockland Preserve Leashed dogs are welcome at Rockland Preserve, a pet-friendly outdoor space in Madison, CT. You can Fido can explore the rocky hills, gray cliffs, ledges, and expansive forested areas or hike along the long abandoned ancient trails. Be sure to make your way to the centerpiece of the preserve, Coan Pond, where you may spot rare flowers and native wildlife. See Details
Sunnybrook State Park Part of Paugnut State Forest and connected to it by the 2.1-mile John Muir Trail, Sunnybrook State Park is set on 464 wooded acres. This pet-friendly park in Torrington, CT offers plenty of trails, including five nature trails, and a pond to play and cool off in. Pack a lunch, wear comfortable shoes, and enjoy a memorable excursion with your leashed pup. See Details
Black Rock State Park Set amongst the scenic rolling hills of the Western Highlands is dog-friendly Black Rock State Park in Watertown, CT. Fido is welcome to join you in the park, but pets must be leashed at all times. Enjoy scenic views, fishing, hiking and picnicking with your best friend by your side. See Details