Dog Friendly Hiking Trails in New Jersey

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

Pet Friendly South Mountain Reservation
South Mountain Reservation South Mountain Reservation in West Orange, NJ is dog-friendly. This nature reserve coverers 2,112 acres in portions of Maplewood, Millburn and West Orange. The woodland park features a variety of hardwood trees, and tall hemlocks towering above streams, creeks and ponds. The west branch of the Rahway River flows through the valley, and a 25-foot waterfall at Hemlock Falls is a dramatic feature. It is also a Revolutionary War historic site. Leashed dogs are welcome on trails and the South Mountain Dog Park is located within the Reservation. See Details
Pet Friendly Mills Reservation
Mills Reservation Bring your pet for an on-leash hike in this lovely park which offers trails of varying difficulty for different levels of hikers. See Details
Round Valley Reservoir Pets are welcome on-leash at this beautiful Lebanon park, which surrounds the deepest body of water in New Jersey. See Details
Cold Springs Bike Path The Cold Springs Bike Path 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 Cape May! The map below shows a parking area with convenient access to the Cold Springs Bike Path. 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
Liberty State Park Liberty State Park is pet-friendly. It's a great place to walk around with your pooch and offers amazing views of New York City and the Statue of Liberty. Dogs must be kept on leash at all times during the visit. See Details
Watchung Reservation The Watchung Reservation is a dog-friendly spot in Mountainside, New Jersey. This 1,900-acre park is packed full of hiking and riding trails with picnic areas, a trailside nature center, and a visitor center along the way. Dogs are allowed throughout the park and on the sandy trails. Dog owners are reminded to clean up any mess that their pets leave behind. The Nature Center is open every day of the week from 12pm to 5pm. See Details
Saddle River Area Bike Path - Bergen County The Saddle River Area Bike Path - Bergen County is a multi-use trail that's a great place to walk Fido in Rochelle Park! The map below shows a parking area with convenient access to the Saddle River Area Bike Path - Bergen County. 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
Laurel Acres Park Fido is welcome to run off leash in the fenced bark park with separate sections for small and large dogs. Leashed pups are also welcome to explore the wooded trails that run throughout the park, and play in the grassy fields that surround the ponds. See Details
Ramapo Valley County Reservation Local dog owners rave about this public park, which is a not-to-be-missed spot to walk your leashed four-legged friend. See Details
Tamaques Park Leashed dogs are welcome at Tamaques Park, a 106-acre dog-friendly park in the community of Westfield, NJ. Visitors can utilize the picnic areas, jogging path, sports courts, playing fields and playgrounds. The park also has a pond and small wooded area. Fido must remain on a leash for the duration of your visit. See Details
Sourland Mountain Trails Pets love the chance to join you on-leash at this lovely mountainside park with pond and nature trails. See Details
Dorbrook Recreation Area You'll love strolling down the easy, paved pathways of this lovely recreation area, where your pet is welcome to join you on-leash. See Details
Landsdown Trail The Landsdown 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 Clinton! The map below shows a parking area with convenient access to the Landsdown 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
Holmdel Park Holmdel Park is pet-friendly. You can walk the trail around the park or go the other way and discover how beautiful the nature is and the sound of birds. Bring your pooch along on a leash and don't forget to clean up any mess that's left behind. Holmdel Park is open every day of the week from 7am to 9pm. See Details
Paulinskill Valley Trail The Paulinskill 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 Newton! The map below shows a trailhead where you can pick up the Paulinskill 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
Pyramid Mountain Visitors Center Pyramid Mountain Visitors Center is home to pet-friendly hiking trails to explore. Enjoy a wide range of geological and ecological experiences at the spectacular natural area known as Pyramid Mountain Natural Historic Area. This area of 1,675 acres offers rugged trails, fields, forests, rock outcroppings, and wetlands. They are open every day of the week from 9:00am to 4:30pm. See Details
High Mountain Park Preserve High Mountain Park Preserve is pet-friendly. This lovely park is a great place to bring your pet for a hike, offering trails of varying difficulty for different levels of hikers. The park is open every day of the week from 8am to 6pm. See Details
Rutgers Garden There is a wonderful expanse of gardens here made by Rutgers University, as well as tons of hiking trails along the Raritan River. Trails are well maintained and easy to walk on. The gardens are well manicured and have lots of places to sit and enjoy. Pets must be on a secure leash at all times. See Details
Cattus Island County Park Cattus Island County Park is a five-hundred-and-thirty-acre dog-friendly park featuring seven miles of trails. Leashed dogs are welcome to explore the Park. Dog owners should clean up after their pet and check them for ticks after their visit. Cattus Island County Park is open seven days a week from dawn to dusk. See Details
High Point State Park High Point State Park is dog-friendly. This stunning park encapsulates all the beauty that New Jersey has to offer. The view from High Point Monument, the main attraction of the park, is a spectacular panorama of rich farmland and forest. You and your pooch can enjoy the views of soft hills and lush valleys in three states. The blue line of the Delaware River divides the verdant ridges of New Jersey from those of Pennsylvania. High Point offers superb trails for hikers and skiers and quiet spots for campers and anglers. The park is open every day of the week, April 1 through October 31 from 8:00am to 8:00pm and November 1 through March 31 from 8:00am to 4:30pm. See Details
Rockleigh Woods Sanctuary and Lamont Reserve 4.5 mile multi-trail area with small rolling hills is perfect for moderate hiking with leashed dogs. Entrance is directly behind Rockleigh Borough Hall Fire Department. See Details
Double Trouble State Park The Double Trouble State Park is a pet-friendly state park and historic district in Bayville, NJ. There's a self-guided, marked 1.5-mile loop nature trail and several miles of unmarked paths along sand service roads. Nature trail guides are available at the trailhead next to the cranberry packing house and at the park information building. Double Trouble Village is an active cranberry farm. Pets must be on a leash at all times and owners must clean up after their pets. Make sure you check your dog for ticks when you're done exploring. See Details
Franklin Lakes Nature Preserve Two trials, very open area. Your dog will love it. Friendly people and friendly dogs when you see them. Shoreline Loop 1.5 miles which is intersected by Island Bridges making the loop about 1 mile. Your puppy may take issue with the bridges but with gentle encouragement and patience they can be crossed. See Details
Mercer County Park Mercer County Park is full of winding pet-friendly trails to enjoy with your pooch. Located in West Windsor, some of the pathways are covered and lit to enjoy in the darkness. Dogs are welcome on a leash, as long as all mess is cleaned up after them. Mercer County Park is open every day of the week from 6:30am to 10:00pm. See Details