Dog Friendly Hiking Trails in West Hartford, CT

There are 45 dog-friendly hiking trails within 20 miles of West Hartford. 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 West Hartford.

Pet Friendly Giuffrida Park
Giuffrida Park Giuffrida Park is a dog-friendly outdoor recreation area in Meriden, CT. Leashed dogs are welcome to join you one of the six trails that range from easy to difficult. Stroll along the reservoir, picturesque meadows, and take in the beauty of your surroundings from the top of Lamentation Mountain and Chauncey Peak. See Details
Pet Friendly Enders State Forest
Enders State Forest Enders State Forest in Granby is a dog-friendly recreational area in Granby, CT. This diverse forest spreads out over Granby and across to the nearby Barkamsted area, offering wetlands and waterfalls galore. Fido is welcome to join you in the picnic areas and on the hiking trails of this forest. See Details
Peterson Park & Mattatuck Trail Leashed dogs are welcome at Peterson Park in Wolcott, CT. This small family park offers a paved, pet-friendly walking trail around the park. It also serves as the entrance to the Mattatuck Trail, a beautiful wooded trail that spans many miles across numerous towns. The entrance to the trail is located behind the skate park. See Details
Farmington River Trail The Farmington River 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 Farmington! The map below shows a parking area with convenient access to the Farmington River 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
Auerfarm State Park Scenic Reserve Bring Fido on a leash to Auerfarm State Park Scenic Reserve, a dog-friendly, 40-acre area in Bloomfield, Connecticut. The park offers great hiking trails. Please keep your pup on a leash no longer than 6 feet in length. See Details
Rockwell Park Check out the pet-friendly Rockwell Park in Bristol, CT. Fido is welcome to join you in exploring this 8-acre recreation area featuring the B.A.R.K Park Off-Leash Dog Park, hiking trails, a river and picnic areas. Your pup must be leashed when not in the dog park. See Details
Farmington Canal Heritage Trail Farmington Canal Heritage Trail in Cheshire, CT, is dog friendly and suitable for leashed pets. The off-road, multi-use asphalt trail is ideal for a casual stroll or bike ride with Fido. This route is flat, well-maintained and spans 5.5 miles from Cheshire to Hamden, before joining the Farmington Canal Greenway in New Haven. The trail can be accessed from many different points, and is easily traversed in smaller sections. See Details
Stratton Brook State Park Trail The Stratton Brook State Park 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 Simsbury! The map below shows a parking area with convenient access to the Stratton Brook State Park 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
American Legion & Peoples State Forests American Legion & Peoples State Forests are pet-friendly natural areas in Barkhamsted, CT. You can bring Fido with you to enjoy the beautiful, wooded areas and numerous trails as long as they are on a leash. This recreational area features trails ranging from less than a half mile to two miles for you and Fido to enjoy. See Details
Redstone Rail Trail Redstone Rail Trail is a dog-friendly route in East Longmeadow, MA. The 3-mile, out-and-back trail extends from Denslow Road to Maple Street and is considered an easy route to walk, run or cycle alongside Fido. The pathway is paved and is best used between March and October. You'll likely encounter others exploring this route, so your canine companion should be kept on a leash. See Details
Northwest Park Northwest Park is a pet-friendly recreation area in Windsor, CT. Bring Fido out to explore the hundreds of acres. There's 12 miles of trails to hike on, spacious grass fields to picnic on, a community garden, and even an on-site dog park. Dogs must be leashed while visiting. See Details
Wadsworth Falls State Park Wadsworth Falls State Park is a dog-friendly natural area in Middletown, CT, where you and Fido can enjoy hiking wooded trails with beautiful views. Make your way to the scenic Big Falls waterfall with your leashed pup, but please note that pets are not permitted on the beach or in the swimming pond. See Details
Talcott Mountain State Park Leashed dogs are welcome at Talcott Mountain State Park, a pet-friendly park in Simsbury, CT. Fido is welcome to join you in picnic areas and on the hiking trails that lead to Heublein Tower at the top of the mountain. The casual Tower Trail Hike will take you and your pooch around 40 minutes to get to the top. See Details
Hop River Rails to Trails The Hop River State Park 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 Bolton! The map below shows a parking area with convenient access to the Hop River State Park 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
Penwood State Park Penwood State Park is a pet-friendly recreational area in Bloomfield, CT. It offers 800 acres of year-round beauty and plenty of pet-friendly trails to get you around all the must-see spots. The main trail in the park is the Penwood State Park Trail, a 10.3-mile moderately difficult rambling path that features a waterfall. Fido is welcome to join you as long as he's on a leash. See Details
Machimoodus State Park Machimoodus State Park in East Haddam, CT is dog friendly. The park occupies 300 acres of uplands, woodlands, and meadows that surround a pretty river. The hiking trails are pet-friendly, so you and Fido can take in this picturesque area together, as long as they remain on their leash under six-feet. See Details
Millers Pond State Park Reserve Leashed dogs are welcome at Millers Pond State Park Reserve, a pet-friendly natural area in Haddam, CT, where you and Fido can discover wooded trails that lead to a spring-fed lake. Fishing, hiking and mountain biking are all popular activities in the reserve. Please note that pets must be kept off the beach and out of the water. See Details
Haddam Meadows State Park Leashed dogs are welcome at Haddam Meadows State Park, a pet-friendly natural space in Haddam, CT, where you and Fido can enjoy the pretty meadows on the banks of the Connecticut River. The park offers a number of picnic areas where you can put your paws up and take a break from wandering the trails in the area. See Details
Hurd State Park Leashed dogs are allowed at pet-friendly Hurd State Park, located in East Hampton, CT, where you and Fido can enjoy scenic views of the Connecticut River. Popular activities include hiking, mountain biking, picnicking and birding. The only place that Fido isn't allowed to join you is the campground. See Details
Sessions Woods WMA Sessions Woods WMA is a pet-friendly recreational area in Burlington, CT. There are 5 different trails to hike while enjoying the scenery and wildlife. Fido is welcome to join you on the trails as long as he is leashed and cleaned up after. Dog owners are advised to be mindful of bears and ticks in the area. See Details