Dog Friendly Hiking Trails in Pennsylvania

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

Pet Friendly Gettysburg National Military Park
Gettysburg National Military Park Leashed dogs are allowed to visit the outside portions of the battlefield at Gettysburg National Military Park in Gettysburg, PA. Probably the most famous American battlefield, Gettysburg marked the turning point in the Civil War. Later, President Lincoln gave his famous Gettysburg Address here. The battlefield consists of Auto Touring, walking and you can get tapes or CDs to guide you on your tour. Please note that dogs are not allowed into buildings or the cemetery. See Details
Pet Friendly Wissahickon Valley Park
Wissahickon Valley Park The Wissahickon Valley Park is dog-friendly! Wissahickon features more than fifty miles of rugged hiking trails winding through dense forests, open meadows, and shaded creeks. Fido can explore the entirety of the Park on a leash no longer than six feet. Wissahickon Valley Park is open from 6am to 11pm, daily. See Details
Wissahickon Valley Park (Forbidden Drive) The Wissahickon Valley Park (Forbidden Drive) is a multi-use trail that's a great place to walk Fido in Philadelphia! The map below shows a parking area with convenient access to the Wissahickon Valley Park (Forbidden Drive). 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
Jacobsburg Environmental Education Center Jacobsburg Environmental Education Center offers an 18.5-mile network of trails for hikers, bikers, and horseback riders to enjoy throughout the year. Bushkill Creek, running through the park, is stocked and provides excellent trout fishing. Dogs must be leashed at all times. Due to the use of the park by hunters, non-hunters should wear blaze orange during hunting seasons. See Details
Ricketts Glen State Park Ricketts Glen State Park is pet-friendly. You and your leashed dog are welcome to explore the 20 waterfalls that are located along Falls Trail. The biggest waterfall is 80-feet in height. The trail is closed from roughly late October through mid-April each year. Dogs must be on a leash and all mess should be cleaned up after them. See Details
Boyd Big Tree Preserve Conservation Area The dog-friendly, 1,025-acre Boyd Big Tree Preserve Conservation Area in Harrisburg, PA, straddles Blue Mountain and is the habitat of large trees of numerous species. Leashed dogs are welcome on the trails, as long as they are cleaned up after. The park is open every day of the year, sunrise to sunset. See Details
Settlers Cabin Park Fido is welcome to join you at Settlers Cabin Park, a dog-friendly open space in Pittsburgh, PA. Encompassing 1,610 acres in Collier, North Fayette and Robinson townships, this park is the ideal place for a casual stroll or adventurous woodland hike. Waterfall Trail is an easy to moderate trail which is suitable for the whole family. The hike begins at the Waterfall Trail/Off Leash Dog Park parking lot and the trailhead entrance is located between two stacked stone piles and marked with a sign and green blazes. For an all-day outing on a moderate to difficult route, pack a lunch and set out for 7.75 mile journey along Red Trail. Park at the Panhandle Connector lot where the trailhead marker is underneath the large tree at the corner of the parking lot. See Details
Hopewell Furnace National Historic Site Hopewell Furnace National Historic Site is pet-friendly. Showcasing an early American industrial landscape from natural resource extraction to enlightened conservation, the park's 848 acres and historic structures illustrate the business, technology and lifestyle of the past. Dogs are welcome to join their owners on the pet-friendly trails around the historic buildings. Hopewell Furnace is open year round Wednesday through Sunday from 9am to 5pm. During summer season, the park is open every day of the week from 9am to 5pm. See Details
Natural Lands Stroud Preserve Natural Lands Stroud Preserve is a dog-friendly area in West Chester, PA, that consists of 571 acres of culturally and ecologically important land in Chester County. This rolling mosaic of once-pastured grasslands, working farmlands, and woodlands now serves as wildlife habitat and a unique site for research by the Stroud Water Research Center, one of the premier stream research labs in North America. The Stroud Preserve boasts more than nine miles of hiking trails. Dogs are welcome but must be on-leash at all times and owners must pick up after them. Open from dawn until dusk. See Details
Pittsburgh Botanic Garden Dogs are permitted if on a leash. They must be kept on the trails, away from trees and out of landscaped areas, including the pond. Owners must clean up and properly dispose of pet waste by removing it from the premises. Three miles of groomed trails with a one-mile ADA-accessible trail. Off-road strollers and leashed dogs are welcome. See Details
Struble Trail The Struble 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 Downingtown! The map below shows a parking area with convenient access to the Struble 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
Natural Lands Trust's Binky Lee Preserve Binky Lee Preserve is a 112-acre expanse of former agricultural land that is being converted back to natural woodlands and meadows. An exploration of the trails provides a wonderful introduction to natural area restoration techniques. The view from atop the hill offers a rare glimpse of Chester County past: undeveloped woodlands and fields in all directions.

Binky Lee Preserve includes four miles of hiking trails. Dogs are welcome provided they are on-leash at all times and owners clean up after them.

Natural Lands Trust is the greater Philadelphia region's oldest and largest land conservation organization and is dedicated to protecting the forests, fields, streams, and wetlands that are essential to the sustainability of life in eastern Pennsylvania and southern New Jersey. Since its founding in 1953, Natural Lands Trust has preserved more than 100,000 acres, including 42 nature preserves totaling more than 22,000 acres. Today, millions of residents enjoy the healthy habitats, clean air and water, bountiful recreational opportunities, and scenic beauty provided by the lands the organization has preserved. For more information, visit www.natlands.org.
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Panhandle Trail The Panhandle 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 Carnegie! The map below shows a parking area with convenient access to the Panhandle 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
Flight 93 National Memorial Outdoor areas are dog-friendly when you & Fido visit Flight 93 National Memorial in Bedford, PA. Pets are prohibited in all buildings but leashed dogs can join you in certain sections of the memorial as long as they are cleaned up after. There is a mown path that parallels the formal Memorial Plaza walkway that allows pups. See Details
North Pocono Trails North Pocono Trails is a dog-friendly area in Moscow, PA, with over 10 miles of hiking, biking, and running trails. Enjoy the woodland trails and mountain streams within the northern Pocono Mountain region in Pennsylvania. See Details
Presque Isle State Park Dogs must be leashes but offers beaches out to lake Erie. Plenty of wooded area trails as well as sandy and marsh trails. It offers a bike / walking paved 13 mile trial around the entire park. See Details
Pennypack Trail The Pennypack 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 Philadelphia! The map below shows a parking area with convenient access to the Pennypack 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
Northwest Lancaster County River Trail The Northwest Lancaster County 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 Marietta! The map below shows a parking area with convenient access to the Northwest Lancaster County 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
Newlin Grist Mill Dogs are welcome on-leash in this historic park, which includes a 1704 water-powered mill, lovely wooded trails, and other historic sights. See Details
John Heinz National Wildlife Refuge Pets are welcome at John Heinz National Wildlife Refuge. John Heinz is America's first urban refuge and was established to preserve the Tinicum Marsh and to promote environmental education. The Refuge features more than ten miles of trails. Dogs must be cleaned up after and leashed at all times during their visit. John Heinz National Wildlife Refuge is open year-round from sunrise to sunset, free of charge. See Details
Tobyhanna State Park Leashed dogs are welcome to join you on the 10 miles of trails at Tobyhanna State Park with trail ratings ranging from easy to difficult. Keep pets on a leash at all times and clean up after them. Some camping sites are also pet-friendly. See Details
Natural Lands ChesLen Preserve Natural Lands ChesLen Preserve is Coatesville, PA, is a dog-friendly, 1,263-acre private nature preserves featuring sweeping agricultural fields, densely wooded stream corridors, and rare serpentine barrens. There are many points on the property from which visitors can gaze for miles in any direction and see virtually no signs of modern development. In 2010, The Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (PA DCNR) designated portions of ChesLen Preserve—specifically the Unionville Barrens—as a “Pennsylvania Wild Plant Sanctuary.” The program encourages the conservation of natural areas and native plants, and recognizes private landowners who serve as models of good conservation and stewardship of these special resources. Dogs are welcome provided they are on-leash at all times and owners clean up after them. See Details
Stony Valley Railroad Grade The Stony Valley Railroad Grade 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 Dauphin! The map below shows a trailhead where you can pick up the Stony Valley Railroad Grade. 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
Muhlenberg Rail Trail The Muhlenberg 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 Temple! The map below shows a parking area with convenient access to the Muhlenberg 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