Dog Friendly Hiking Trails in Virginia Beach, VA

There are 3 dog friendly hiking trails in Virginia Beach. 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 Virginia Beach.

Pet Friendly Mount Trashmore Park
Mount Trashmore Park Known for its 60-foot tall and 800-foot wide mountain, made of compacted layers of solid waste and clean soil, Mount Trashmore Park is dog-friendly! The Park encompasses 165 acres and features two man-made mountains, two lakes, two playgrounds, picnic areas, a skate park and vert ramp, outdoor fitness stations, and multi-use paths. Leashed dogs are allowed to explore the park as long as their owner cleans up after them. There are plenty of dog waste stations scattered throughout Mount Trashmore. Visitors can stop by the park office to check out corn hole boards and bags, footballs, Frisbees, horseshoes and more. Mount Trashmore's hours vary seasonally, so dog owners should check its website or call ahead before planning their outing. See Details
Pet Friendly Stumpy Lake Natural Area
Stumpy Lake Natural Area Leashed dogs are welcome to explore the Stumpy Lake Natural Area. The Natural Area features a 278-acre lake, a canoe and kayak launch, and 1.65 miles of soft shared-use trails. The soft surface trails are surrounded by 970+ acres of dense forest, so Fido should be on a leash at all times. Park hours are listed on its website and vary by date. See Details
Virginia Beach Boardwalk Virginia Beach Boardwalk is pet-friendly. Bring Fido and enjoy a stroll on the beach. Before Memorial Day and after Labor Day weekend, dogs' access to the boardwalk is limited. During this time, dogs are allowed on the boardwalk from 6am to 10am. During spring, fall and winter, dogs are welcome on the boardwalk at any time. Dogs can even enjoy the beaches off-leash during the off-season. See Details
Grandview Nature Preserve Bring your dog with you as you walk this 2.5 mile trail to a beautiful sandy beach. Dogs permitted on-leash during the off-season. Dogs are not permitted from May 15 to September 15. See Details
Elizabeth River Trail (Atlantic City Spur) The Elizabeth River Trail (Atlantic City Spur) 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 Norfolk! The map below shows a parking area with convenient access to the Elizabeth River Trail (Atlantic City Spur). 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