Tag - Dog Friendly

North Mills River Recreation Area

North Mills River Recreation Area (Asheville)

North Mills River Dog Friendly Recreation Area: The vast Mills River area is part of Pisgah National Forest opposite Bent Creek just across the Pisgah Ridge. We like this area for the many camping options and rivers to explore. A great option in the area is to head up to the Trace Ridge...

Alexander Bike Park

Alexander Bike Park (Asheville)

Alexander Bike Park (Asheville): Located adjacent to the French Broad River about 15 minutes north of town, this seldom used mountain bike park offers a variety of sweet singletrack for you and your pooch. Combine the two loops for an intermediate ride of an hour and a half. There is not...

Azalea Park Asheville

Azalea Road Park (Asheville)

Azalea Road Park Dog Friendly Trails: Azalea Park along the Swannanoa River in east Asheville has several dog-friendly options. The real gems of the park are the Swannanoa River and great mountain views. There is a trail that runs along the river that is ideal for a flat, easy walk with...

Graybeard Trail

Montreat Hiking Trails (Asheville)

Montreat Trails: The trail system above Montreat College boasts over 20 miles of hiking trails on 2500 pristine acres. With so many trails to choose from we suggest stopping at the Montreat Conference Center to pick up a trail map or view it online by clicking the image below. A suggested...

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Davidson River Dog Friendly Trail

 Davidson River Dog Friendly Trail: Take fido out for a hike along the scenic Davidson River Trail that passes through beautiful hardwood forests near the Cradle of Forestry. There are miles of trails that run along side the river. On most days trout can be seen swimming around in the...

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Trace Ridge Dog Friendly Trail

Trace Ridge Dog-Friendly Trail: At about 5 miles round trip, Trace Ridge Trail climbs from the Mills River area up to the Beaver Dam Gap overlook on the Blue Ridge Parkway. The views from the Parkway are well worth the journey. For those that are wanting to cut the distance in half, there...

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Avery Creek Dog Friendly Trail

Avery Creek Dog-Friendly Trail: This moderate hike offers a great opportunity for you and your pet to get out and explore Pisgah National Forest and see one of the roughly 200 waterfalls found near Brevard in Transylvania County. Avery Creek Falls is a great swimming hole and the cool...

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Bradley Branch Dog Friendly Trail

Bradley Branch Dog Friendly Trail: Bradley Branch Trail is just over 5 miles, one way, with the other end at the Turkey Pen access to Pisgah National Forest. This is a great trail to do an out-and-back on, at whatever distance suits you. Or, if you’re able to leave a car at the...

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Laurel Mountain Dog Friendly Trail

Laurel Mountain Dog Friendly Trail: Laurel Mountain Trail is for those that like a hike with higher mileage and a steep climb, and have a way to leave a car at one end. Leave a car at the Pisgah Inn off the Blue Ridge Parkway, and begin off of Yellow Gap Road in the North Mills River...

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Watauga County Dog Park

Watauga County Dog Park: It’s a fact of life-most parks require that dogs be leashed. But the Watauga Humane Society’s Dog Park is the perfect place to let your dog run. This scenic three-and-a-half acre fenced meadow includes an airy hilltop where Fido can feel all the...

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Appalachian State Dog Walk

Appalachian State Dog Walk: This loop will take you through the heart of downtown Boone and the campus of Appalachian State University. Downtown on King Street most shops, restaurants and stores are dog-friendly and will have water for your four-legged friend if needed. After leaving the...

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Green Knob Dog Friendly Trail

Green Knob Dog Friendly Trail: This little traveled 2.1-mile Green Knob Trail loop winds from a pond and stream to high meadows with great views. The variety of terrain on this trail has everything from lakeshore swim potential (starting or ending), a nice stream for drinks half way to...

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Moses Cone Dog Friendly Trails

Moses Cone Dog-Friendly Trails: With over 25 miles of carriage roads weaving around an expansive area, the Moses Cone Manor is a prime destination for runners who want to cover a lot of ground. From the Manor House, runners can opt to go through a tunnel beneath the Parkway and make a...

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Boone Greenway Dog Friendly Trails

Boone Greenway Dog Friendly Trails: A beautiful paved walk meandering several miles along the New River, crossing a covered bridge, and several other stone and wooden bridges. Landscaped, with flowers, birds, butterflies, picnic tables and lovely park benches for resting. The Greenway...

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Shut-In Ridge | Dog Friendly Trail

Shut-In Ridge Dog Friendly Trail: This 16.3-mile trail starts near the N.C. Arboretum, and follows a section of the Mountains-to-Sea Trail. With tough climbs and the long one-way mileage, most users opt for an out and back option, going whichever distance suits them. If you have a way to...