Dog Friendly Hiking Trails in Tryon, NC

There are 2 dog friendly hiking trails in Tryon, and 10 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 Tryon.

Pet Friendly Foothills Equestrian Nature Center (FENCE)
Foothills Equestrian Nature Center (FENCE) This site is primarily oriented to horses, but when equestrian events are not in progress, it's a great place to bring the dogs. There are many trails, streams, ponds, and woods. Lots of places for dogs to run and explore. Close to Columbus, NC, and Landrum, SC. See Details
Pet Friendly Overmountain Victory Historic Trail on Overmountain Vineyards
Overmountain Victory Historic Trail on Overmountain Vineyards Bring Fido for a stroll through Overmountain Vineyards' 2-mile protected segment of the Overmountain Victory National Trail. There is a certified section of the trail available to walk on the grounds of the vineyard. The historic trail is certified and maintained by the National Park Service and available to the public, and their leashed pets, for hiking year-round. The trail is for non-motorized use only. The pathway is available for use from dawn until dusk, weather conditions permitting. It is recommended to call ahead to make sure the trail is open. See Details
Chimney Rock State Park Chimney Rock State Park is a 1,000 acre scenic attraction located in Hickory Nut Gorge, just 25 miles from Asheville, NC. The park features dog-friendly hiking trails and amazing 75-mile views. Hickory Nut Falls Trail is a beautiful hike to take with your leashed dog at any time of year. The 1.4 mile round trip leads visitors to one of the tallest waterfalls east of the Mississippi River. Magnificent views await those who take this gently rolling trail with gradual, moderate uphill sections, rocky terrain, and a small staircase at the base of the falls. The hike should take 45 minutes to an hour. Picnic tables, benches, and resting areas are located at several points along the trail. See Details
Paris Mountain State Park Pets are allowed in most outdoor areas provided they are kept under physical restraint or on a leash not longer than six feet. Owners will be asked to remove noisy or dangerous pets or pets that threaten or harass wildlife. Pets are not allowed in or around lodging facilities.

One of the oldest protected areas in the state is gaining popularity as a beautiful retreat in a metropolitan area.

Formerly a watershed for the city of Greenville, the 1,275-acre Paris Mountain features large stands of old growth hardwood forests that canopy over hiking and biking trails, a family campground, picnic areas and Camp Buckhorn, a group-camp complex.
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Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park are both pet-friendly attractions near Fort Oglethorpe, GA. Located in northern Georgia and eastern Tennessee, the area preserves the sites of two major battles of the American Civil War. Leashed dogs are welcome on numerous walking trails and open grassy fields. See Details
Pulliam Creek Trail Pulliam Creek Trail is a moderately difficult, 6.5 mile hike that will take about 3 hours to complete with Fido. Your dog will appreciate you taking him on this trail. Visit in spring to see the wildflowers in full bloom. Please note that dogs must always be on a leash; Hunting mid-September through mid-May. The trailhead is on Big Hungry Road, not far past its intersection with English Heifer Cove Road. There is a green ribbon tied around a pole and a Wild Trout Waters sign with a small parking area. See Details
Bullington Gardens Bullington Gardens in Hendersonville, NC is dog-friendly. This 12 acre horticultural education center and public botanical garden provides hands-on education to students, youth clubs & adults. It's also a place where visitors can stroll the grounds, enjoy the gardens and find a peaceful spot to relax. Leashed dogs are welcome on the property and water is provided beside the gift shop. See Details
Carl Sandburg Home National Historic Site Carl Sandburg Home National Historic Site is dedicated to preserving the legacy of Carl Sandburg and communicating the stories of his works, life and significance as an American poet, writer, historian, biographer of Abraham Lincoln, and social activist. The park is located on 264 acres in western North Carolina. Visitors can tour the Sandburg Home, hike on over 5 miles of trails, visit the farm and dairy goats, and much more. The average visitor spends two hours at "Connemara." Make sure to have Fido become a "Bark Ranger" while you are there! Admission is free to enter the park, access the bookstore and information in the ground floor of the Sandburg Home, walk the trails and visit the barn. There is a fee for the house tour. Please note that dogs are not permitted in any buildings. Carl Sandburg Home NHS is open 7 days a week, year round. Closed Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year's Days. See Details
Jump Off Rock Jump Off Rock offers three dog-friendly, shaded, moderate trails taking anywhere from 15 minutes to 45 minutes to complete. The boulder rocks make for a perfect workout for both small and large Fido’s. The view is spectacular and at the end of the trail there are benches under the trees to rest, as well as a hand-pump water station for Fido to have a fresh drink of mountain water. See Details
Poinsett Bridge Heritage Preserve Travelers driving the scenic route along Old US Hwy 25 can stop to stretch their legs at the 120-acre Poinsett Bridge Heritage Preserve in Landrum, SC. This dog-friendly area is home to the oldest bridge in South Carolina extending 14' high and stretching 130' long over Little Gap Creek. The bridge was constructed from locally quarried stone and features a 5' Gothic arch. It was part of an old state road that connected Charleston and Columbia to North Carolina. See Details
Green River Cove Trail Green River Cove Trail is a dog-friendly, 6.5-mile moderate, out-and-back trail that runs alongside Green River in Saluda, NC. The trail is shaded by trees and is a great walk through the woods. Dog owners are reminded to keep pups leashed and to clean up any mess that is left behind. See Details
Lake Robinson Lake Robinson in Greer is pet-friendly. This pristine recreational area just northwest of the City of Greer is approximately 800 acres, and is excellent for boating, fishing, kayaking and paddleboarding. Bring your leashed pup on the trails surrounding the lake or for a paddle on the water, as long as you remember to clean up any mess that they leave behind. See Details