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 the pet-friendly Gettysburg National Military Park in Pennsylvania. Gettysburg was one of the most famous American battlefields, which marked the turning point in the Civil War. Later, President Lincoln gave his famous Gettysburg Address here. The battlefield consists of auto and walking tours. Please note that dogs are not allowed into buildings or the cemetery. See Details
Pet Friendly Wissahickon Valley Park
Wissahickon Valley Park Bring Fido to the pet-friendly Wissahickon Valley Park in Philadelphia, PA! This recreation area features more than 50 miles of rugged hiking trails winding through dense forests, open meadows and shaded creeks. Your pup can explore the entirety of the park on a leash no longer than six feet. See Details
Wissahickon Valley Park Trail System The Wissahickon Valley Park Trail System 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 Trail System. Rails-to-Trails Conservancy has generously provided map data for this dog-friendly trail to Bring Fido for informational purposes only. For more detailed trail information, please visit TrailLink.com. See Details
Jacobsburg State Park Jacobsburg State Park in Wind Gap, PA, offers an 18.5-mile network of pet-friendly 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
Stroud Preserve The 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. This recreation area boasts more than nine miles of hiking trails. Dogs are welcome but must be leashed at all times and owners must pick up after them. See Details
Ricketts Glen State Park Ricketts Glen State Park is a pet-friendly destination in Benton, PA. You and your leashed dog are welcome to explore the 22 waterfalls, with one being 94 feet. Check their website for any temporary closures before visiting this scenic area. See Details
Boyd Big Tree Preserve Conservation Area Boyd Big Tree Preserve Conservation Area is a pet-friendly attraction in Harrisburg, PA. The park is 1,025 acres and is the habitat of large trees of numerous species to see firsthand with your furry friend. Leashed dogs are welcome on the trails as long as they are cleaned up after. See Details
Hopewell Furnace National Historic Site Hopewell Furnace National Historic Site is a pet-friendly destination in Elverson, PA. 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. Leashed dogs are welcome to join you on the trails around the historic buildings. 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
Presque Isle State Park Visit the pet-friendly Presque Isle State Park, a 3,200-acre sandy peninsula for you and Fido to explore in Erie, PA. There are wooded trails, sandy trails, and a paved bike path along the coastline. Dogs must be leashed at all times. See Details
Valley Forge National Historical Park The Valley Forge National Historical Park, located in King of Prussia, PA, is the site of the 1777-1778 winter encampment of the continental army during the American Revolutionary War. Bring Fido along to explore this pet-friendly park that features 26 miles of authorized trails over 3600 acres that are used for historical purposes, tours, hiking, biking and running. Dogs must be leashed at all times and you must clean up after your pet. Only service animals are allowed inside buildings. 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
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 dog-friendly "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 Leashed dogs are welcome in the historic and pet-friendly Newlin Grist Mill park in Glen Mills, PA, which includes a 1704 water-powered mill, lovely wooded trails and other historic sights. See Details
Ridley Creek State Park Ridley Creek State Park is a pet-friendly spot in Newtown Square, PA. Your leashed pup is welcome to join you while you explore the 2,606 acres of Delaware County woodlands and meadows. Various hiking trails are available. See Details
John Heinz National Wildlife Refuge at Tinicum Fido is welcome at the dog-friendly John Heinz National Wildlife Refuge at Tinicum in Philadelphia, PA. 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 10 miles of trails. Dogs must be cleaned up after and leashed at all times during their visit. See Details
Tobyhanna State Park Leashed dogs are welcome to join you on the 10 miles of trails at the dog-friendly Tobyhanna State Park in Tobyhanna, PA. The trail ratings range 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
ChesLen Preserve The ChesLen Preserve in Coatesville, PA, is a dog-friendly, 1,263-acre private nature preserve 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. Dogs are welcome provided they are leashed 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