Dog Friendly Hiking Trails in West Jefferson, NC

There’s 1 dog friendly hiking trail in West Jefferson, and 11 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 West Jefferson.

Pet Friendly Mount Jefferson State Natural Area
Mount Jefferson State Natural Area Mount Jefferson is a great place to have a scenic picnic near the summit with your dog. The state park also has a couple of great hiking trails. The Lost Province Trail is 3/4 mile long and is moderate in difficulty. The Rhododendron Trail is just over one-mile long and is strenuous in difficulty. Dogs are allowed but must remain leashed. See Details
Pet Friendly Price Lake Loop Trail
Price Lake Loop Trail Price Lake Loop Trail is an easy, 2.3 mile hike at Price Lake Campground that will take about 1.5 hours to complete with Fido. This trail will take you around the pristine Price Lake located on the Blue Ridge Parkway. From May through October you can camp in one of the 180 sites in this scenic park. Enjoy the picnic area, fishing, and non-motorized boating. Please note that dogs must be on a leash no longer than 6 feet. There is also a campground fee to camp overnight. See Details
The Blowing Rock 1/4 mile loop of breathtaking views which was easy to walk. They said we love dogs especially if you scoop. They loved our very big lab. Make sure you're dog is on a short leash because there are cliffs. If you don't like heights take 321 instead of 221 to get there. See Details
Grayson Highlands State Park Near Mount Rogers and Whitetop Mountain, Virginia’s two highest mountains, there are plenty of hiking trails and camping areas that are pet friendly. See Details
Elk Knob State Park Elk Knob State Park offers fantastic views of the summit from one of the highest peaks in North Carolina. There are currently four trails, ranging in difficulty levels, all equally rewarding. Dogs are allowed on all trails, but must remain leashed. Elk Knob also features backcountry camping, cross-country skiing, and snowshoeing. See Details
Fern Nature Trail Fern Nature Trail is an easy, 1.2 mile hike in New River State Park that will take about 45 minutes to complete with Fido. This is a short little hike that takes you through wooded area and hugs close to the New River. If you are up for a longer adventure you can combine this trail with another in the Mount Jefferson State Park. Please note that dogs must be on a leash no longer than 6 feet. See Details
Summit and Rhododendron Trails Summit and Rhododendron Trails are a moderately easy, 1.4 mile hike in Mount Jefferson State Natural Area that will take about 1 hour to complete with Fido. Visit this trail in early June and you will be surrounded by the splendor of the wildflowers and Catawba rhododendron blooming. The fall color here is also magnificent. Please note that dogs must be on a leash no longer than 6 feet. See Details
Virginia Creeper National Recreation Trail The Virginia Creeper National Recreation 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 Damascus! The map below shows a parking area with convenient access to the Virginia Creeper National Recreation 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
New River State Park New River State Park has ten forest discovering family-friendly trails. All trails are easy to moderate in difficulty and are no longer than 1.4 miles. Fishing, canoeing, and picnicing are allowed at the state park. Dogs must remain leashed. See Details
Virginia Creeper National Recreation Trail The Virginia Creeper National Recreation 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 Whitetop! The map below shows a parking area with convenient access to the Virginia Creeper National Recreation 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
Cascade Trail Parking Lot Cascade Trail Parking Lot is pet-friendly. This nature trail leads to a waterfall. The pathway can be found off the Blue Ridge Parkway in North Carolina. See Details
Greenway Trail Greenway Trail is a pet-friendly pathway in Boone. This fully accessible trail is paved or gravel and flat to allow walkers of all levels to wander together. Leashed dogs are welcome, as long as they are cleaned up after. The trail is always open. See Details