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Dog Friendly Hiking Trails in Waynesboro, VA

There are 4 dog friendly hiking trails in Waynesboro. 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 Waynesboro.

Pet Friendly Shenandoah National Park
Shenandoah National Park Shenandoah National Park offers 500 miles of trails, all but 20 of which are dog-friendly. Travel along the Skyline Drive National Scenic Byway from Front Royal to Waynesboro, stop at one of the 75 scenic overlooks, and enjoy the abundance of nature at this paradise in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia. See Details
Pet Friendly Ridgeview Park
Ridgeview Park Ridgeview Park is a dog-friendly, 85-acre park in Waynesboro, VA with a tree-lined path along the South River. The park also features gardens and nature trails. Bring a picnic to share with Fido in the picnic shelter or spread a blanket on the grass! The park is open from sunrise to sunset. See Details
Rife Park Rife Park is a small, dog-friendly park in Waynesboro, VA where you can explore parts of the Waynesboro Water Trail in the South River by boat. The park features a boat ramp, picnic tables, and fishing, and is open from sunrise to sunset See Details
South River Greenway Trail The dog-friendly South River Greenway runs for 1.2 miles along the South River from the Loth Springs Parking area on Arch Avenue, behind the YMCA, to the Port Republic neighborhood. Parking at this end is available at the Shiloh Baptist Church auxiliary parking lot right at the trail head. There is also parking available downtown at the Arch Avenue Parking Lot and the Invista lot. Dogs should remain on a leash. See Details
Crozet Railroad Tunnel Crozet Railroad Tunnel is a dog-friendly activity in Afton, VA, that is a 4.5 mile trail in its entirety. Start at either trailhead (address will take you to the east trailhead). There are information markers along the trail so you can learn all about the tunnel and the surrounding area. After the first half mile you'll be at the entrance to an old railroad tunnel. BRING A FLASHLIGHT OR HEADLAMP! You and Fido can walk the 1-mile tunnel and continue on or turn around. Dogs must be on a leash. The trail leading up to the tunnel is quite wide so plenty of space. Inside the tunnel is a bit narrower but easily manageable. See Details
Crabtree Falls Crabtree Falls is the highest vertical-drop cascading waterfall east of the Mississippi River and is located in Nelson County, Virginia, just six miles off the scenic Blue Ridge Parkway near milepost 27. Crabtree Falls features a series of five major cascades and a number of smaller ones that fall a total distance of 1,200 feet. The first overlook is just a few hundred feet from the upper parking lot along a gentle, paved trail, making it an excellent stopover for travelers of all ages and abilities. The more adventuresome hiker may continue along the 2 and 1/2 mile Crabtree Falls Trail to four other overlooks offering spectacular views of the Crabtree Creek Falls and the Tye River Valley. Crabtree Falls can be reached from the Blue Ridge Parkway by travelling to milepost 27. Exit onto VA 56 going east and follow the signs to Crabtree Falls (about 6.3 miles). It is open from dawn to dusk daily. Well-behaved dogs are permitted off-leash on the trail. All other dogs should be leashed. See Details
Montgomery Hall Park Leashed dogs are welcome at this community park with woodland trails. See Details