Dog Friendly Hiking Trails in Westwood, NJ

There’s 1 dog-friendly hiking trail in Westwood, and 80 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 Westwood.

Pet Friendly Emerson Woods Preserve
Emerson Woods Preserve Bring Fido to explore the pet-friendly Emerson Woods Preserve in Westwood, NJ. This recreation area features 19 acres of trails you can walk with your dog. The park borders a fenced reservoir with a beach, restroom and parking, which you can access for a nominal yearly fee. Alternatively, you can walk your dog on the border of the reservoir for free and use street parking. Dogs must be leashed at all times throughout the area and please pick up your waste. See Details
Pet Friendly Central Park
Central Park No trip to New York, NY, with your dog, would be complete without a stroll through Central Park. Pets must remain on-leash in the park except during designated off-leash hours in 23 areas of the park. Off-leash hours are before 9:00 AM and after 9:00 PM. There are over 15 dog fountains throughout the park. Visit the website for specific information on dog-friendly areas. Make sure to always clean up after your pet. See Details
South Mountain Reservation South Mountain Reservation in West Orange, NJ is dog-friendly. This nature reserve coverers 2,112 acres in portions of Maplewood, Millburn and West Orange. The woodland park features a variety of hardwood trees, and tall hemlocks towering above streams, creeks and ponds. The west branch of the Rahway River flows through the valley, and a 25-foot waterfall at Hemlock Falls is a dramatic feature. It is also a Revolutionary War historic site. Leashed dogs are welcome on trails and the South Mountain Dog Park is located within the Reservation. See Details
Mills Reservation Bring Fido to explore the pet-friendly Mills Reservation in Cedar Grove, NJ. This 157-acre recreation area features trails of varying difficulty for different levels of dogs and hikers. Your leashed pup is welcome to join you, but please remember to clean up after him. See Details
Alley Pond Park Alley Pond Park is a dog-friendly spot in the heart of Oakland Gardens, NY. A beautiful hidden secret of NYC, trade the hustle and bustle of the city for miles of well-maintained trails. This area also has an enclosed dog run to exercise Fido and several designated off-leash areas. Please note your furry friend can only be leash free from when the park opens until 9:00 AM and 9:00 PM until closing. See Details
Harriman State Park Fido is welcome at the dog-friendly Harriman State Park in Ramapo, NY. Your furry hiking partner must always be on a leash no longer than 6 feet and display their rabies vaccination tag. Dogs are prohibited in buildings, beach/bathing areas, Beaver Pond Campground, Welch Beach or Sebago Cabins. See Details
Liberty State Park Visit the pet-friendly Liberty State Park in Jersey City, NJ. Take a walk around with your pooch and experience the amazing views of New York City and the Statue of Liberty. Dogs must be kept on a leash at all times during the visit. See Details
Inwood Hill Park Trail Inwood Hill Park Trail is an easy, 2-mile hike that will take about 1 hour to complete with Fido. Moderate slopes offer you and your pup some exercise as you hike through the only natural park on Manhattan Island. Dogs must be on a leash no longer than 6 feet. See Details
Saxon Woods Park Trail Saxon Woods Park Trail is an easy 2.5-mile hike that will take about 1.25 hours to complete with Fido in Harrison, NY. The southern section of Saxon Woods offers hikers and their pups a gentle pet-friendly walk. Dogs are not allowed in picnic areas and must be leashed at all times. See Details
Piermont Pier This lovely spot was originally the eastern end of the Erie Railroad. Located in the Village of Piermont, NY, the Piermont Pier is open year-round and is popular with dog walkers, joggers, birders and fishermen. During WWII, it was known as "Last Stop USA" because it served as the embarkation point for troops destined for the European theater. Today the pier offers spectacular views of the Hudson River. See Details
Franklin Lakes Nature Preserve Explore the pet-friendly Franklin Lakes Nature Preserve in Franklin Lakes, NJ. Leashed dogs are welcome to join you to explore the various trails at this recreation area, but please remember to clean up after them. See Details
Saddle River County Park Bike Path The Saddle River County Park Bike Path is a multi-use trail that's a great place to walk Fido in Rochelle Park! The map below shows a parking area with convenient access to the Saddle River County Park Bike Path. 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
Island Pond Loop Trail Discover the wonders of Island Pond Loop Trail, a moderately easy and captivating 6-mile hike located in Southfield, NY. This pet-friendly trail is easily accessible and promises a delightful journey filled with scenic views and serene landscapes. As you explore the path with your leashed pup, you'll come across tranquil spots where Fido can cool off with a refreshing swim. See Details
Ramapo Valley County Reservation Check out the dog-friendly Ramapo Valley County Reservation in Mahwah, NJ. Local dog owners rave about this 4,000-acre public park, which is a not-to-be-missed spot to walk your leashed four-legged friend. See Details
Gedney Park Discover the wonders of Gedney Park, a delightful pet-friendly recreation area in Chappaqua, NY. This park provides a special treat for your furry companion! During designated morning hours, your pup can happily explore the picturesque trails off-leash, embracing the freedom of nature. At any time of the day, your four-legged friend is welcome to accompany you to the park, joyfully strolling on a leash. See Details
Dog Runs at Van Cortlandt Park Van Cortlandt Park in Bronx, NY, has three dog runs where Fido is welcome to explore, socialize and play off-leash. The Canine Court dog run is located on Broadway and 252nd St. Oneida Run is located in the East section between Oneida Ave and E 238th St. The Sackerah Woods Dog Run is located at Gun Hill Rd and Gates Pl. These fenced recreation areas include separate sections for small and large dogs. See Details
Blue Mountain Reservation Blue Mountain Reservation is a 1,500-acre park in the northwest section of Westchester County in Peekskill, NY. This recreation area offers more than 20 miles of hiking and mountain biking trails. One of their easy, dog-friendly paths will lead you to two ponds and sweeping views of the surrounding countryside. Due to the heavy population of mountain bikers, Fido must be leashed. See Details
High Mountain Park Preserve Visit the pet-friendly High Mountain Park Preserve in North Haledon, NJ. This lovely recreation area is a great place to bring your pup for a hike, offering trails of varying difficulty for different levels of hikers. See Details
North County Trail The North County 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 Yorktown Heights! The map below shows a parking area with convenient access to the North County 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
Branch Brook Park Visit the pet-friendly Branch Brook Park in Newark, NJ. This 360-acre community recreation area features an off-leash dog park, walking trails, tennis courts, softball fields and much more. Your pup must be leashed at all times when not in the dog park. See Details