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Dog Friendly Hiking Trails in Townsend, TN

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

Pet Friendly Gatlinburg Trail
Gatlinburg Trail The Gatlinburg Trail is one of only two pet-friendly trails in the Great Smoky Mountains in Gatlinburg, TN. The trail is nearly two miles long one-way. It is quite flat and runs through a forested area. The trail offers nice views of the Little Pigeon River, and it runs over a bridge as well. Historians will enjoy the foundations and chimneys of several old homesites along the way. See Details
Pet Friendly Seven Islands State Birding Park
Seven Islands State Birding Park Dogs are welcome at Seven Islands State Birding Park, where there are a number of pet-friendly trails for you and Fido to enjoy. There are 190 species of bird that call the 416 acres of land adjacent to French Broad River their home and you and your pooch can enjoy them from some of the trails as long as Fido is on a leash. See Details
Great Smoky Mountains National Park The Great Smoky Mountains National Park offers two trails that are dog friendly: Gatlinburg Trail (a 1.9 mile hike from the Sugarland Visitor Center to the outskirts of Gatlinburg, TN) and the Oconaluftee River Trail (a 1.5 mile hike from the Oconaluftee Visitor Center to the outskirts of Cherokee, NC). Please note that dogs are not permitted on any other trails within the park. Dogs are allowed in the campgrounds, picnic areas, and along roads, but must be kept on a leash at all times. As with most parks, your pets should be well-behaved and you should always clean up after them. See Details
Oconaluftee River Trail The Oconaluftee River Trail is a dog-friendly trail in Cherokee, NC, and is one of two walking paths on which visitors can walk dogs and bicycle in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. This pet-friendly trail is a 1.5 mile one-way. It is relatively flat, but does have a few small hills. The trail runs through the forest along side the Oconaluftee River and offers beautiful views of the river. The Oconaluftee River Trail is frequently used by joggers, walkers, and bicyclists. See Details
Patriot Park Patriot Park in Pigeon Forge, TN is dog-friendly. Bring your leashed pooch along to this nice park for a stroll along the river. The park adjoins with the local KOA campground, the trolley stop office and the Old Mill shopping area. Dog owners are reminded to clean up any mess that is left behind. The park is always open. See Details
Knoxville City Greenways The Knoxville City Greenways is a multi-use trail that's a great place to walk Fido in Knoxville! The map below shows a parking area with convenient access to the Knoxville City Greenways. 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
Maryville-Alcoa Greenway The Maryville-Alcoa Greenway is a multi-use trail that's a great place to walk Fido in Alcoa! The map below shows a parking area with convenient access to the Maryville-Alcoa 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
Maryville-Alcoa Greenway The Maryville-Alcoa Greenway is a multi-use trail that's a great place to walk Fido in Maryville! The map below shows a parking area with convenient access to the Maryville-Alcoa 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
West Hills Dogwood Trail You and Fido are invited to explore the pristine West Hills neighborhood of Knoxville, TN, when strolling along Dogwood Trail. Added in 2022 and joining twelve existing Dogwood Trails, West Hills captures the beauty of 8 miles of blooming landscapes. Knoxville is an area of outstanding natural beauty and visitors to West Hills are greeted by countless mature Dogwoods, azaleas and other springtime blossoms in well-manicured gardens. Take an opportunity to amble along this picturesque route with your trusty walking companion. See Details