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 Wissahickon Valley Park (Forbidden Drive)
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
Pet Friendly Gettysburg National Military Park
Gettysburg National Military Park Probably the most famous American battlefield, Gettysburg marked the turning point in the Civil War. Later, President Lincoln gave his famous Gettysburg Address here. Dogs are allowed to visit the outside portions of the battlefield on leash. They are not allowed into buildings or the cemetery. The battlefield consists of Auto Touring, walking and you can get tapes or CDs to guide you on your tour. 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
Misty Pines Dog Park We welcome you and your dog to the Dog Park. Run and play in the fenced-in playground, swim in the pond, and hike the wooded trails. Just register at the main office and pay $7 per dog per visit before entering the dog park grounds. Misty Pines provides water, but we ask that you bring your own bowl. See Details
Raccoon Creek State Park A great state park where you can hike and camp with your dog! 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
Pawlings Farm Pawlings Farm is a neat little trail area that is part of the Valley Forge National Historic Park in Pennsylvania. With many different trails spanning through the area, Valley Forge is a great place to walk with Fido. In Particular, the Pawlings Farm trails border parallel to the Schuykill River Trail (which also is in the National Park in this instance) and can lead to several other trailheads. Crowds may vary by time of year and day, but personal experience has shown that it is generally a light load, making it an ideal walking area for pups that don't like large crowds. There's plenty of woods, so bring some bug spray for both you and your furry buddy. Be careful, as there are some instances of Poison Ivy a few feet from the trails, as the park rangers only maintain the areas immediately affecting the trails themselves and are not responsible for anything happening outside of designated walking trails. The trail heads from Pawling's Farm often have deer in the area, as well as many other sorts of forest wildlife. If your dog tends to chase the wildlife, keep them on a leash to keep from a wild pup chase. See Details
Rolling Hill Park This pretty Gladwyne park is known for being very dog-friendly. It's a great place to bring your leashed pet for a day trip. See Details
Rose Tree Park Leashed dogs are welcome to join their owners for walks at this Media park that is open daily from 8am to dusk. See Details
Schuylkill River Trail - Philadelphia to Valley Forge The Schuylkill River Trail - Philadelphia to Valley Forge 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 Schuylkill River Trail - Philadelphia to Valley Forge. 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
Emerald View Park Created in 2005, Emerald View Park is Pittsburgh's newest regional park. Overlooking downtown Pittsburgh, it is located in the neighborhoods of Duquesne Heights, Mount Washington, and Allentown. The Park combines existing parks and green spaces with what was once heavily mined, denuded and dumped upon land. For Pittsburgh and the more than 1 million people who visit Mount Washington every year to see the iconic view of downtown Pittsburgh and her three rivers, the 257 acre Park offers a mix of playing fields, playgrounds, lawns, views and trails.

There are currently about 10 miles of fragmented trails in Emerald View Park but the Park's Master Trail Plan will create over 20 miles of trails throughout the Park. This will include more than 9 miles of main trail loop and 10 miles of secondary trail. Adding to Pittsburgh's livability and viability as a tourist draw, Emerald View Park trails will ultimately allow for pedestrian, bicycle and non-motorized commuting connections with downtown Pittsburgh, the Allegheny and Ohio Rivers, Three Rivers Heritage Trail, the Great Allegheny Passage, Beechview Greenway, the West End and Southside.
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Ohiopyle State Park Located primarily in Fayette County, Ohiopyle State Park encompasses about 19,052 acres of rugged natural beauty and serves as the gateway to the Laurel Mountains. The focal point of the area is the more than 14 miles of the Youghiogheny [yaw-ki-GAY-nee] River Gorge that passes through the heart of the park. The "Yough" [yawk] provides some of the best whitewater boating in the Eastern U. S. as well as spectacular scenery. Surrounding Ohiopyle Falls is the Falls Day Use Area, the central point for the casual visitor. This area provides parking, modern restrooms, gift shop/snack bar, and overlook platforms with magnificent scenery.


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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
Wildwood Park Leashed pets are welcome on the walking trails of this lovely Harrisburg nature center. Keep an eye out for ducks, geese, and squirrels. 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
McKaig Nature Center Leashed dogs are always welcome on over 2? miles of trails throughout the 89 acre nature center.
We are a member driven organization that receives no government funding that relies on public donations. Visit EnjoyMcKaig.org for more information.
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Harford Park Off Leash Area Your pet will go wild for the chance to play off-leash in the designated area of this park, which includes a doggy drinking fountain and a creek. Be careful as the area is not fenced. 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
Judy Putek Memorial Park Leashed dogs are welcome at this 12.837 acre park, previously farmland, that is now preserved as open space for passive recreation with walking paths and wildlife watching. The park includes wetlands and a small stream that are part of the Pond Creek water system. Fido will love walking along the nature paths! See Details
Lititz-Warwick Trailway The Lititz-Warwick Trailway 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 Lititz! The map below shows a trailhead where you can pick up the Lititz-Warwick Trailway. 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
Peace Valley Park Peace Valley Park in Doylestown, PA, welcomes leashed dogs on the paved trail which goes all the way around the lake and travels through the nature center. Dogs are not permitted on the nature center trails. See Details
D & L Trail - Lehigh Canal (South) The D & L Trail - Lehigh Canal (South) 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 Allentown! The map below shows a parking area with convenient access to the D & L Trail - Lehigh Canal (South). 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
Valley Forge National Historical Park Valley Forge National Historical Park is the site of the 1777-1778 winter encampment of the Continental Army during the American Revolutionary War.

The park has 26 miles of authorized trails over 3600 acres that are used for historical purposes, tours, hiking, biking and running.

Please note that dogs must be leashed at all times and you must clean up after your pet. Service animals are permitted inside buildings.
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