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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 runs through the White Mountain National Forest in Campton, NH. Dogs on leashes and under voice command are welcome on the pet-friendly hiking trails. Dogs are also allowed at Franconia State Park under control, but not in campgrounds. There is a fee for a day pass. Do not leave dogs in the car unattended. See Details
Pet Friendly Bear Notch Ski Touring Center
Bear Notch Ski Touring Center Bear Notch Ski Touring Center in Bartlett, NH, 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 as you ski, snowshoe or hike through the scenic fields, forests, riverside loops and mountains. Afterward, you can warm up with a bowl of homemade soup at one of their trailside picnic tables. Guided tours, ski school, rentals and a demonstration center are also available. See Details
Diana's Baths Diana's Baths is a pet-friendly trail in Bartlett. Bring your leashed pooch on this hike that leads to a series of pools and cascades on Lucy Brook. Pause for a moment on one of the benches along the route and don't forget to clean up any mess that is left behind. Diana's Baths is best accessed during daylight hours. See Details
Beaver Brook Falls Wayside Beaver Brook Falls Wayside is a dog-friendly recreation area in Colebrook, NH. Fido can join his owners around this relatively small, 7.3-acre park. Don't forget to bring your lunch and Fido's treats because a scenic picnic area is ideal for people to rest and enjoy the pretty surroundings. This park also has great hiking spots that overlook the waterfalls to see with your pup. See Details
Dover Community Trail Dover Community Trail in Dover, NH, is a dog-friendly, 3-mile round trip trail that follows former railroad bed and provides public access to protected greenways along the Cochecho and Bellamy Rivers. The in-town section of the trail provides a pedestrian and bicycle friendly connection between downtown, the Dover Middle and High School campuses and Bellamy Park. Rural extensions of the trail provide areas for bicycling, hiking, bird watching, and fishing along the rivers. See Details
Madame Sherri Forest Madame Sherri Forest is a dog-friendly area that spans 513 acres in West Chesterfield, NH. 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. Please keep your pup on a leash and remember to clean up after him. See Details
Piscataquog River Park Piscataquog River Park in Manchester, NH features pet-friendly nature trails that meander alongside the river. There is also a baseball field, soccer field, and fishing spots. Dogs must remain leashed while at the park. See Details
Trails in the Wood The Trails in the Wood pet-friendly trail system in Intervale, NH was developed for education and recreational opportunities, including walking, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, mountain biking, maple sugaring and nature observation. Take a walk with your pup and read a story on the Storybook Trail to experience great children’s stories in a unique way. Make sure to keep your dog leashed and clean up after him. An annual or day pass is required. See Details
The Nicolas J Pernokas Recreation Park Bring Fido to explore the pet-friendly Nicolas J Pernokas Recreation Park in Wolfeboro, NH. This community park features an off-leash dog park, a playground, a pavilion, softball fields, soccer fields, walking paths and more. See Details
Artist's Bluff Loop Leashed dogs are welcome on this 1.5-mile trail in the White Mountains of New Hampshire. See Details
Blue Job Mountain Trail Blue Job Mountain Trail is a pet-friendly hike in Strafford, NH. Leashed dogs can use this easy path that runs just over a mile. Depending on when you visit, you'll be able to experience a beautiful wildflower display along the way. See Details
Chesterfield Gorge Natural Area Chesterfield Gorge Natural Area is a dog-friendly recreational spot in West Chesterfield, NH. This lovely woodland area is great for hikers to explore, especially during the fall when the leaves turn an array of colors. Fido will enjoy exploring the footpaths along the gorge that lead to scenic views of the area. The park is always open for dogs and their owners unless otherwise posted. See Details
Derry Rail Trail The Derry Rail Trail is a pet-friendly path located in Derry, NH. You and Fido can follow this four-mile trail through wetlands, woods and Derry’s town center. The Derry Rail Trail was historically part of the Boston & Maine railroad. See Details
Mount Major Brook & Boulder Trailheads Mount Major in Alton, NH with a summit of 1,786 feet, offers hiking trails with spectacular views of Lake Winnipesaukee. You and Fido can enjoy multiple trails with round trip hikes totaling 3 to 3.9 miles. Be aware that the upper ledges are steep and dangerous in wet or icy conditions. The Brook Trail is a good alternative route. Mount Major is a carry in-carry out location. Please clean up after your pets. See Details
Wagon Hill Farm Recognized by its iconic wooden wagon on top of the hill, Wagon Hill Farm is a 40-acre recreation area in Durham, NH. Fido is welcome to join you for some exercise and fresh air on their pet-friendly trails. Dogs must be on leash at all times except from dawn to 10 am daily. Fines of up to $150 may be charged for violating Durham's leash law. A pet waste station and trash cans are provided. Please clean up after your pets. See Details
Lincoln Woods Trail Bring Fido to hike the pet-friendly Lincoln Woods Trail in Lincoln, NH. This 2.7-mile pathway is an old railroad track that leads you along the Pemigewasset River. While it continues to incline, it's not steep and is perfect for a walk with your canine friend. See Details
Goodwill Conservation Area Trailheads Goodwill Conservation Area Trailheads features dog-friendly hiking in Barrington, NH. Its features include Richardson Pond, a small dammed pond that helps provide habitat for a wide variety of plant and animal species. There is a multi-use trail system through the property, among which is the well-known and loved Winnie the Pooh Trail where you can see sites from the book such as Piglett's house! See Details
Franconia Notch State Park Bring Fido to the pet-friendly Franconia Notch State Park in New Hampshire. Located in the heart of the White Mountain National Forest, the main attractions of this park are the Flume Gorge and Aerial Tramway. There are many things to experience at this recreation area, including Echo Lake and a recreational bike trail that allows dogs to wander with their owners. See Details
Livingston Park Livingston Park is a pet-friendly park in Manchester, NH. This beautiful, wooded trail is a wonderful place to bring your pet for an on-leash walk. Popular with runners, bikers, and families. Wildlife is spotted frequently too. 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 See Details