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 also allowed at Franconia State Park under control, but not in campgrounds. There is a small 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! BringFido 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
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
Blue Job Mountain Blue Job Mountain is a pet-friendly trail in New Hampshire. Leashed dogs are able to use this moderate trail that runs just over a mile in length. Depending on when you visit, you'll be able to experience a beautiful wildflower display along the way. There is also a longer loop that is just over three miles in length. 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
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
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
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.
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Crawford Notch State Park Hiking trails to Ripley Falls and Arethusa Falls. Dogs are not allowed in Willey House. 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
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
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
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
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 and around Manchester and Derry. This location is to parking for the trail in Derry. 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
Arethusa Falls Arethusa Falls Via Bemis Brook and Arethusa Falls Trails is pet-friendly. This 2.8 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Bartlett, New Hampshire features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. Dogs are welcome on a leash, as long as all mess is cleaned up after them. 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
Great Glen Trails Enjoy some outdoor recreation at Great Glen Trails in Gorham, NH, where leashed dogs are welcome to join you as you hike, bike, ski or snowshoe. See Details
Echo Lake State Park Echo Lake State Park in North Conway, NH, allows leashed dogs to join you on the hiking trails. The trails in the Cathedral Ledge and White Horse Ledge areas are pet-friendly and afford excellent views of the Saco River Valley and the White Mountains. Please note that pets are not allowed at Echo Lake between May 1st and October 31st. See Details
Bald Mountain Trail Bald Mountain Trail is a pet-friendly hiking path located inside Franconia Notch State Park in Franconia, NH. Fido is welcome on this 0.7 mile trek, but dogs must be kept on a leash. Bald Mountain Trail offers scenic views of the surrounding mountains, making this a popular hike for Fall foliage enthusiasts. See Details
Franconia Ridge Loop Franconia Ridge Loop is a pet-friendly path located inside Franconia Notch State Park in Lincoln, NH. Fido can tag along on this steep hike, but dogs must be kept under control at all times. During this hike, you will climb three summits to reach the top of Mount Lafayette. Franconia Ridge Loop offers scenic views of the Presidential Range. Please note that this path can be dangerous during the winter months. See Details
Artists Bluff Trail Artists Bluff is a dog-friendly hiking path located inside Franconia Notch State Park in Franconia, NH. Fido can tag along on this 1.5 mile loop, but dogs must remain on a leash. Artists Bluff offers nature views and opportunities for bird watching. See Details