Dog Friendly Hiking Trails in Maine

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

Pet Friendly Acadia National Park
Acadia National Park Acadia National Park has been a popular destination for dog owners for generations. Whatever you love to do in the great outdoors, you'll find an opportunity at this stunning park. Whether you are into camping, hiking, or kayaking, Acadia is the place for you and Fido. You can even get involved in geocache, check out the wildlife, fish, skijor, and more. With over 100 miles of hiking trails, 45 miles of carriage roads, and three campgrounds open to pets, you may never have enough time to explore every corner of this park, but even a glimpse will last in your mind for a life time. See Details
Pet Friendly Mackworth Island
Mackworth Island Mackworth Island, a legislated bird sanctuary, is a great place to walk dogs oceanside as you take in the sites. Open to visitors from dawn to dusk. See Details
Mount Agamenticus Your leashed pet is welcome on these well-marked trails with lovely mountain views. See Details
Crescent Beach State Park Bring your pet to explore the rocks at this popular beach. They're welcome on-leash from October 1st to March 31. Check times as beach narrows greatly at high tide. See Details
Rachel Carson National Wildlife Refuge This gorgeous wildlife refuge is a fantastic place to enjoy the beauty of nature with your leashed, four-legged companion. See Details
Mountain Division Trail The Mountain Division 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 Windham! The map below shows a parking area with convenient access to the Mountain Division 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
Capisic Pond Park Your pet can join you off-leash as you walk this lovely lakeside trail as long as they remain under strict voice control. Be aware, though, that the area is not fenced. See Details
Wolf's Neck Woods State Park Casco Bay Trail carries visitors along Maine's legendary coast. Relatively easy hike with great views. Dogs are welcome on trails, but not on the beaches. See Details
Fort Williams Park Leashed dogs are welcome to enjoy Fort Williams Park with their humans. Located adjacent to the famous Portland Head Light, Fort Williams Park offers more than 90 acres of space where you and your pup can enjoy a picnic, walk along the paths, explore the cliff-side loop and rocky beach, and spend a day in the great outdoors. Dogs must be leashed at all times. See Details
Ogunquit Marginal Way Dog Walk Leashed dogs are allowed from October 1 to March 31. Dogs are NOT allowed from April 1 to September 30. See Details
Ovens Mouth Preserve Dogs are welcome off-leash at Ovens Mouth Preserve as long as they remain in your sight and under voice control. Ovens Mouth Preserve offers nature-lovers hiking trails, quiet coves, and salt marshes. See Details
Jordan's Pond Located in beautiful Acadia National Park, Jordan Pond is considered one of the most picturesque areas in the entire park. Leashed dogs are welcome on the Shore Trail that loops around the pond, but they are not permitted in the water. See Details
Androscoggin River Bicycle & Pedestrian Path This is primarily an on-leash walk, but you are likely to come across a few well-behaved dogs off-leash. It is a paved “trail” that goes from the Cooks Corner area to Brunswick and is about 3.5 miles long (in one direction). People bike, Rollerblade, walk with baby carriages, jog, walk or run with their pets, and speed-walk here at all times of year. The road is plowed and sanded in the wintertime. See Details
Bass Harbor Lighthouse taken from the visitmaine website: "Built in 1858, this is one of the most picturesque and frequently photographed Maine lights. It sits atop a rugged, pink rock cliff surrounded by dark evergreens. Located on the southern end of Mt. Desert Island, it's a cylindrical tower attached to the keeper's house by a short, enclosed passageway. Grounds are open year round." There are so trails and rocks for dogs to climb down on and a few bluffs for great photos. Make sure you are wearing sneakers and not sandals as the rocks are a bit slippery with the dust and dirt on them, and those close to the water are slippery as well... PS a Coast Guard family lives in the keeper's house and asks that their privacy be respected. The light is visible from the end of Lighthouse Road in Bass Harbor or by cruise or plane.. There are 2 rest rooms located in the parking lot BUT there are no sinks in either. Please make sure to bring your own fresh water for you and your dog. See Details
Eastern Trail (Scarborough) The Eastern Trail (Scarborough) 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 Scarborough! The map below shows a parking area with convenient access to the Eastern Trail (Scarborough). 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
Mountain Division Trail The Mountain Division 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 Standish! The map below shows a parking area with convenient access to the Mountain Division 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
Eastern Promenade Trail The Eastern Promenade 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 Portland! The map below shows a parking area with convenient access to the Eastern Promenade 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
Eastern Trail The Eastern 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 South Portland! The map below shows a parking area with convenient access to the South Portland Pathway. 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
Auburn Riverwalk at Bonney Park Auburn Riverwalk at Bonney Park is pet-friendly. Located in the heart of downtown Auburn, Bonney Park is a hub for the new Riverwalk trail and a link to the Lewiston park system over the Trestle Bridge. Bring your dog along, but don't forget to clean up any mess that is left behind. See Details
Donnabeth Lippman Park/Chaffin Pond This 123 acre park has a trail that circles Chaffin Pond. It has recently been renovated with a new parking lot and picnic tables next to the pond. There is a sandy area just down the main trail that is great for your dog to go swimming. This pond is also popular for fishing and mt. biking on the trails. Beware! Some of the trails are very low and get wet. Be prepared for mud on the back side of the lake. See Details
Bangor City Forest This city forest is a beautiful place for your and your on-leash pet to soak up some natural beauty. Includes 9 miles of hiking trails. See Details
Mt. Apatite Lots of hiking trails with a few spots for your dogs to swim. It is the same parking lot as the baseball fields, park towards the back and follow the trail. See Details
Cascade Park Get some exercise with your pet on the hills of this Bangor park. They're welcome to play off-leash as long as they're under voice control. See Details
Newport/Dover-Foxcroft Rail Trail The Newport/Dover-Foxcroft Rail 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 Newport! The map below shows a parking area with convenient access to the Newport/Dover-Foxcroft Rail 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