Dog Friendly Hiking Trails in New York

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

Pet Friendly Gardiner County Park
Gardiner County Park This park is known for being extremely dog-friendly, with many on-leash trails, a doggie water fountain, and waste station. See Details
Pet Friendly Cornish Estate Trail
Cornish Estate Trail Cornish Estate Trail is a somewhat easy, 4.5 mile hike in Hudson Highlands State Park that will take about 2.5 hours to complete with Fido. Hike by remnants of old buildings and the beautiful Hudson River. Dogs remain on a leash no longer than 10 feet and are not permitted in picnic areas. See Details
Storm King State Park Storm King State Park has a somewhat difficult, 3.5 mile hike that will take about 3 hours to complete with Fido. Although the trail skips Butter Hill and Storm King Mountain, it does offer wonderful views of the Hudson River, Bannerman Island, Cold Spring, and Constitution Marsh and is also more lightly traveled. Dogs are not permitted in picnic areas and must be leashed. See Details
Walt Whitman Trail Walt Whitman Trail is an easy, 4.25 mile hike that will take about 2 hours to complete with Fido. Aside from the moderate climb to the 401 foot Jaynes Hill, this hike is quite flat. Horses also frequent this park and you should watch out for them as you hike. Please note that dogs must be leashed; dogs not permitted in picnic areas. See Details
Hardscrabble Wilderness Area Trail Hardscrabble Wilderness Area Trail is a somewhat easy, 3.5 mile hike that will take about 2 hours to complete with Fido. This easily accessible trail is a favorite amongst dogs for its rolling hills, gurgling brooks, and refreshing pond. Leash regulations do apply. See Details
Inwood Hill Park Trail Inwood Hill Park Trail is an easy, 2 mile hike that will take about 1 hour to complete with Fido. Moderate slopes offer you and your pup some exercise as you hike through the only natural park on Manhattan Island. Dogs must be on a leash no longer than 6 feet. See Details
Niagara Falls State Park If you are on vacation and bring your dog along, the trails and paths at Niagara Falls, NY are dog friendly. Dogs need to be leashed and rabies vaccinated. The scenic view of the falls to the gorge can be walked with you and your dog. Again dogs must be leashed and State Parks Police will enforce this, but this a beautiful hike with you and your dog. See Details
Gedney Park Off Leash Dog Area Your pet is welcome to play off-leash on the beautiful trails of this park during designated hours in the morning, but they are always welcome if on-leash. See Details
Sands Point Preserve Bring Fido to hike up the cliffs that overlook Long Island Sound or walk along the Sand Point Castle. Dog owners are welcome to bring their four-legged friends to the Sands Point Preserve, provided the dogs are kept on a leash at all times. There are no exceptions to this rule as the safety and well-being of all visitors including adults, children, and all animals, are of paramount importance. Dogs are not permitted on the beach at any time. See Details
Montauk Point Lighthouse Dogs aren't allowed in the building at Montauk Point Lighthouse and Museum, but you can hike on the rocky ledges surrounding the lighthouse, which offer a spectacular view of the crashing surf below. There are also other hiking trails in the immediate area. See Details
Saxon Woods Park Trail Saxon Woods Park Trail is an easy, 2.5 mile hike that will take about 1.25 hours to complete with Fido. The southern section of Saxon Woods offers hikers and their pups a gentle hike. Dogs are not allowed in picnic areas and must be leashed at all times. See Details
Stump Pond Loop Trail Stump Pond Loop Trail is an easy, 4.5 mile hike in Blydenburgh County Park that will take about 2 hours to complete with Fido. This beautiful hike is great for all ages and abilities. Horses also share this trail that is at the headwaters of the Nissequogue River and leads through forests and by a freshwater pond. Dogs must be leashed. See Details
Rockefeller Preserve Trail Rockefeller Preserve Trail is a somewhat easy, 8.25 mile hike in Rockefeller State Park Preserve that will take about 5 hours to complete with Fido. This lovely preserve offers unspoiled forests, meadows, and wetlands along old carriage road trails to hikers and equestrians. Trail options mean you can tailor this hike to be as long or as short as you desire. Leash regulations apply. See Details
Shadmoor State Preserve Trail Shadmoor State Preserve Trail is an easy, 2.5 mile hike in Shadmoor State Park Preserve that will take about 1.25 hours to complete with Fido. Once the site of military activity, this park now provides you and your dog a place to enjoy the ocean and beach. Dogs are not allowed in public use areas and must be on a leash no longer than 6 feet. See Details
Sagamore Hill National Historic Site Theodore Roosevelt loved animals, and dogs are as welcome at Sagamore Hill now as they were when he lived there. Explore more than 80 acres of forests, salt marshes, and meadows on trails and boardwalks with your pup. Although dogs cannot enter any buildings, they are welcome throughout the grounds. There's even a nature trail to the beach, so your pup can dip his toes in the water. Just remember that dogs must be leashed at all times. See Details
Point Woods Loop Trail Point Woods Loop Trail is an easy, 5.5 mile hike in Montauk Point State Park that will take about 3 hours to complete with Fido. Explore the eastern point of Long Island and its panoramic views of ocean bluffs, the Montauk Lighthouse, or get your feet in the sand and ocean. Dogs are only permitted on designated trails and must remain on a leash no longer than 6 feet. Dogs are not allowed in public use areas. See Details
Fire Island Lighthouse Bring Fido to the Fire Island Lighthouse. Hike from Robert Moses State Park parking field #5; there are also paths from the Lighthouse to the oceanfront and Fire Island. Dogs aren't permitted in the actual lighthouse at any time, or oceanside beaches and the Fireside Wilderness from March 15 through Labor Day. However, they are allowed on the bayside beaches and park boardwalks. See Details
Mountain Lakes Park Trail Mountain Lakes Park Trail is an easy, 5.15 mile hike in Mountain Lakes Park that will take about 3 hours to complete with Fido. This gentle trail will give you the opportunity to hike around Westchester County?s highest peak, that stands 982 feet tall. Explore forests and take a break in any or all of the gorgeous four lakes. Dogs are not permitted in picnic areas and must be leashed. See Details
Cedar Point County Park Bring Fido to Cedar Point County Park for some outdoor fun. Explore the more than 600 acres that makee up this delightful East Hampton Park. Take him on a hike along the Cedar Point Lighthouse Loop Trail, an easy 5.65 mile hike that will take about 2.5 hours to complete. This loop will take you by an old lighthouse, originally constructed in 1838. Dogs are not allowed in the picnic areas and must be leashed. *** Call ahead to find out about any temporary restrictions due to COVID-19. *** See Details
Buttermilk Falls Trail Buttermilk Falls Trail is a moderately easy, 1 mile hike in Rockland County that will take about 0.75 hour to complete with Fido. This is a short hike that still offers a bit of challenge. The best part is the scenic vistas and tumbling waterfall. Leash regulations do apply on this trail. See Details
Ward Pound Ridge Reservation Trail Ward Pound Ridge Reservation Trail is a moderately easy, 7.5 mile hike in Ward Pound Ridge Reservation that will take about 2.5 to 4 hours to complete with Fido. You and your pup will enjoy this easy trail with only a couple of moderate climbs. Your dog will delight in the stream crossings and hiking by your side on the wide road, while you take in the scenic vistas and historical points. Please note that dogs must be leashed; dogs not permitted in picnic areas. See Details
Robert H. Treman State Park You and your dog can enjoy a day out in nature at the Robert H. Treman State Park. Keep your pup on a leash and explore over nine miles of trails. The highlight of the park is Enfield Glen, a gorge with 12 waterfalls. Dogs are also permitted in some camping sites and cabins. Dogs are not allowed in any swimming areas. See Details
John Brown Farm There is a small hiking trail adjacent to John Browns Farm in Lake Placid, N.Y. Wooded and easy to traverse. See Details
Van Cortlandt Park Pets love the chance to run free at this fenced, off-leash dog park, which includes two separate sections and plenty of wide open, grassy spaces. There are trails to explore and plenty more to keep dogs and their owners busy. Dogs must be cleaned up after. See Details