Dog Friendly Hiking Trails in New Hampshire

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

Pet Friendly White Mountain National Forest
White Mountain National Forest Kancamagus Highway from Lincoln to Conway NH runs through the White Mountain National Forest and allows dogs on leash and under voice command on the hiking trails. Dogs also allowed at Franconia State Park under control, but not in campgrounds. Carry in, carry out everything. $5 for a day pass. Do not leave the dog in the car unattended. See Details
Pet Friendly Franconia Notch State Park
Franconia Notch State Park Franconia Notch was the home of the famous Old Man of the Mountain, the same "Great Stone Face" immortalized by Nathaniel Hawthorne and Daniel Webster. While you are here, stop at the Flume Gorge Visitor Center and walk through the renowned Flume Gorge, ride the exciting aerial tramway at Cannon Mountain, and visit the New England Ski Museum. Take your time, stop for a swim at Echo Lake, net a trout while fly fishing at Profile Lake, ride your bike on the Recreational Trail, watch for rock climbers, hawks, and falcons on Cannon Cliffs, or hike on the Appalachian Trail. Bring the family, stay awhile, and enjoy Franconia Notch State Park. Dogs are permitted on trails if on leash or under direct voice command. Dogs are not allowed in campgrounds, Flume Gorge or to be left unattended in cars. See Details
Winnipesaukee River Trail The Winnipesaukee 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 Tilton! The map below shows a parking area with convenient access to the Winnipesaukee 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
Mine Falls Park Mine Falls Park is a 325-acre park in the city of Nashua, New Hampshire. Located in the heart of the city, dogs are allowed to join their owners on the many trails throughout the park. Make sure Fido is leashed and all mess is cleaned up after them. See Details
Bear Notch Ski Touring Center Bear Notch Ski Touring Center is a full-service XC ski and snowshoe center with more than 60km of meticulously groomed trails -- all of which are dog friendly! Bring Fido on an unforgettable winter adventure on as you ski, snowshoe, or hike through the scenic fields, forests, riverside loops, and mountains. Afterwards, you can warm up with a bowl of homemade soup at one of their trailside picnic tables. Guided tours, ski school, rental, and a demonstration center are also available. See Details
East Pond Trail / Little East Pond Trail The East Pond Trail / Little East Pond 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 Lincoln! The map below shows a trailhead where you can pick up the East Pond Trail / Little East Pond 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
Hooksett Rail Trail The Hooksett 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 Hooksett! The map below shows a parking area with convenient access to the Hooksett 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
Oliverian Trail The Oliverian 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 Conway! The map below shows a trailhead where you can pick up the Oliverian 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
Benedictine Park Nice and clean, big field to walk the dogs in with trails all around. See Details
Rockingham Recreational Trail The Rockingham Recreational 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 Manchester! The map below shows a parking area with convenient access to the Rockingham Recreational 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
Dover Community Trail 3 mile round trip trail that was an old railroad. Well maintained flat trail with views of Cocheco River. See Details
Nashua Heritage Rail-Trail The Nashua Heritage 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 Nashua! The map below shows a parking area with convenient access to the Nashua Heritage 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
Rockingham Recreational Trail The Rockingham Recreational 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 Newfields! The map below shows a parking area with convenient access to the Rockingham Recreational 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
Windham Depot to Derry Trail The Windham Depot to Derry 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 Derry! The map below shows a parking area with convenient access to the Windham Depot to Derry 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
Sawyer River Trail The Sawyer 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 Bartlett! The map below shows a parking area with convenient access to the Sawyer 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
Cotton Valley Rail-Trail The Cotton Valley 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 Wolfeboro! The map below shows a parking area with convenient access to the Cotton Valley 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
Pine Bend Brook Trail The Pine Bend Brook 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 Campton! The map below shows a trailhead where you can pick up the Pine Bend Brook 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
Windham Rail Trail The Windham 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 Windham! The map below shows a parking area with convenient access to the Windham 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
The Morrissette Trail Hike from the lowest to highest point in Mont Vernon, NH. 5.1 miles long. Start at Zahn's Alpine Guesthouse (www.zahnsalpineguesthouse.com/) where you obtain a trail map. It will take an hour to and hour and a half to complete. You can actually drive your car for 3.5 miles of the trail as that portion of the trail is on Route 13 and Lamson Road. Your dog will walk about 1.6 miles on wooded and gravel (hard packed) trail. You may see other dogs on the Lamson Farm trails. Keep your dog on a leash as the town of Mont Vernon has a leash law. See Details
Nashua River Rail Trail The Nashua River 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 Nashua! The map below shows a parking area with convenient access to the Nashua River 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
Trails in the Wood The Trails in the Wood trail system was developed for the purpose of education and recreational opportunities. The trails were designed for walking, X-C skiing, snowshoeing, mountain biking, maple sugaring, and nature observation. You can take a walk and read a story on our Storybook Trail and experience great children’s stories in a unique way. It’s a wonderful way for the family to read and play together. We feel that early exposure to simple outdoor activity in a family setting will encourage lifelong healthy habits. Exercise for the brain and body. The trails are open from 9am – 4pm or whenever the gate is open. Trail passes are $3 per car load for the day, $10 for the week. Memberships INCLUDE trail passes: $50 - Individuals or $75 - Family. See Details
Madame Sherri Forest Madame Sherri Forest is a dog friendly forest that spans 513 acres. Inside the forest, you'll find an information kiosk, historic ruins, a pond, and hiking trails. The Madame Sherri Castle ruins are a stunning spot to snap a few pictures with your pooch. While you're there, you can take The Indian Pond Trail to a beautiful mountain lake where Fido can cool off. Another popular hiking trail is Ann Stokes Loop, a two mile trail that takes in views of Chesterfield and Indian Pond. The best time of year to visit is Fall, when Fido can crunch through the leaves as the trees around you take on an array of vivid colors. See Details
Ashuelot Rail-Trail The Ashuelot 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 Swanzey! The map below shows a parking area with convenient access to the Ashuelot 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
Guinea Pond and Flat Mountain Trails The Guinea Pond and Flat Mountain Trails 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 Center Sandwich! The map below shows a parking area with convenient access to the Guinea Pond and Flat Mountain Trails. 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