Dog Friendly Hiking Trails in Delaware

If your dog likes to ruff it, bring Fido hiking in Delaware. Our dog friendly hiking section includes everything from easy one-hour walks to fantastic overnight trips in Delaware that won’t be soon forgotten. Seriously, go take a hike!

Pet Friendly Gordons Pond State Park Area
Gordons Pond State Park Area Gordons Pond State Park Area is pet-friendly. Check out a popular hiking trail that runs by the pond, through a forest and wetlands, over dunes and offers great views across the Atlantic Ocean. There's a boardwalk to explore along the way, too. Dog owners are reminded to clean up any mess that is left behind by pups. See Details
Pet Friendly Rockwood Park
Rockwood Park Although your pup isn't allowed inside the museum or mansion, leashed dogs are welcome to explore the historic gardens and grounds with you. Walk along the more than 2 miles of paved and lighted trails that wind their way throughout the 72-acre property. Just make sure Fido is leashed and that you clean up after him.
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Junction and Breakwater Trail The Junction and Breakwater 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 Dewey Beach! The map below shows a parking area with convenient access to the Junction and Breakwater 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
Tri-Valley Trail The Tri-Valley 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 Newark! The map below shows a parking area with convenient access to the Tri-Valley 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
James F. Hall Trail The James F. Hall 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 Newark! The map below shows a parking area with convenient access to the James F. Hall 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
Abbott's Mill Nature Center Abbott's Mill Nature Center has been connecting people to the natural world to improve our environment through education, advocacy, and conservation since 1981. A partnership between the Delaware Division of Historical & Cultural Affairs, Delaware Division of Fish & Wildlife, and the Delaware Nature Society, a local non-profit, Abbott's features a preserved, working grist mill, a 20-acre pond with a public boat launch, a Visitor Center with taxidermy and live animal collections, and five miles of hiking, biking, and dog walking trails. See Details
Swamp Forest Trail The Swamp Forest Trail at Lums Pond State Park is pet-friendly. This popular trail offers visitors the chance to wander through the swampy undergrowth and underneath tall trees without getting their feet or paws wet. The boardwalk that weaves through the forest is a popular adventure spot for cyclists, so keep an eye out for them as you explore with your pooch. You can also bring a picnic and enjoy that with your pooch at one of the pretty picnic spots dotted around the park. See Details
Assawoman Canal Trailhead Assawoman Canal Trail is a 2 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Ocean View, DE. The path is mostly flat and well-marked and is accessible year-round. Dogs are welcome on the trail but must be kept on a leash. See Details