Dog Friendly Hiking Trails in Topsham, ME

There are 9 dog friendly hiking trails within 20 miles of Topsham. 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 Topsham.

Pet Friendly Mackworth Island
Mackworth Island Mackworth Island, a legislated bird sanctuary, is a great place to walk dogs oceanside as you take in the sites. Open to visitors from dawn to dusk. Fido must remain on a leash at all times. See Details
Pet Friendly Wolfe's Neck Woods State Park
Wolfe's Neck Woods State Park Casco Bay Trail carries visitors along Maine's legendary coast. Relatively easy hike with great views. Dogs are welcome on trails, but not on the beaches. See Details
Hedgehog Mountain Trail Head Hedgehog Mountain Trail Head is the starting point for a great network of pet-friendly trails. The pathways are marked and most loop back to the parking area. Rules state dogs may be off leash if under voice control. See Details
Monhegan Island trails About 12 miles of trails, often steep and strenuous, lead through wooded areas and over rocky ledges up to the highest ocean cliffs on the Maine coastline. Volunteers and experienced woodsmen work tirelessly to improve the trails but there will always be a slippery spot or a steep climb. Get a trail map at an Island shop before setting out with your leashed dog. Most of the Island is wild land, with woods and undergrowth so thick you can’t cut across from one trail to another without becoming lost. The trail map published by the Monhegan Associates, showing trails, their names, their numbers, and their difficulty, is reliable, cheap, and easily available. You can view it online but really should plan on purchasing one (for a nominal fee) to carry when you hike away from the Village. You’ll be charged boat fare for your dog and are expected to dispose of its waste as in a city. See Details
Androscoggin River Bicycle & Pedestrian Path This is primarily an on-leash walk, but you are likely to come across a few well-behaved dogs off-leash. It is a paved “trail” that goes from the Cooks Corner area to Brunswick and is about 3.5 miles long (in one direction). People bike, Rollerblade, walk with baby carriages, jog, walk or run with their pets, and speed-walk here at all times of year. The road is plowed and sanded in the wintertime. See Details
Eastern Promenade Trail The Eastern Promenade 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 Portland! The map below shows a parking area with convenient access to the Eastern Promenade 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
Auburn Riverwalk at Bonney Park Auburn Riverwalk at Bonney Park is pet-friendly. Located in the heart of downtown Auburn, Bonney Park is a hub for the new Riverwalk trail and a link to the Lewiston park system over the Trestle Bridge. Bring your dog along, but don't forget to clean up any mess that is left behind. See Details
Eastern Trail The Eastern 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 South Portland! The map below shows a parking area with convenient access to the South Portland Pathway. 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
Back Cove Trail Leashed dogs are allowed at one of the oldest and most popular of the trails in Portland, Back Cove Trail, which offers great views of the Portland skyline. Set along Portland’s iconic Baxter Blvd on Back Cove, this park has a 3-mile multi-use path, athletic field, horticultural gardens, fitness course, and wildlife viewing areas. The tree-lined stone dust and paved path boasts views of the skyline while hugging the edges of a tidal estuary basin. There are abundant opportunities for birding, biking, running and walking. The Back Cove trail was first visioned by James Phinney Baxter, mayor of Portland in the late 1800’s and early 1900’s. The Back Cove trail was completed in 1917 after a combined effort by many Portland residents. See Details