Best Hikes with Dogs North Carolina  by Karen Chavez

Best Hikes with Dogs: North Carolina Guide Book

by Karen Chavez (The Mountaineers Books)
Best Hikes with Dogs North Carolina  by Karen Chavez
North Carolina is a paradise for canine hikers and their owners: from the rolling meadows and countless streams, lakes, and waterfalls, to the cool, lush forests filled with sights and scents. This guide has everything you need to know to plan a safe fun-filled outing with your dog. Includes: hikes located in and around Asheville, Winston-Salem, Piedmont, Uwharrie National Forest, and the Mountains-to-Sea Trail; info on doggy first aid and the 10 Canine Essentials; paw-friendly terrain; trails appropriate for dogs of all ages and fitness levels; and a handy trail-finder chart to help you choose just the hike you're looking for.

© 2007 Karen Chavez/The Mountaineers Books. All Rights Reserved.

Trails from the "Best Hikes with Dogs: North Carolina" Guide Book
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Displaying trails 1 to 20 of 51.

The Bartram Trail is one of North Carolina’s long-distance trails and one of the state’s great hiking treasures. The trail stretches 100 miles starting in South Carolina, passing into Georgia, and end ...
Scaly Mountain, NC - Hiking - Trail Length: 4.6
The Beady Loop Trail is a nice little surprise for dogs and their people who are camping in the Neuse River Recreation Area (known locally as Flanner Beach), which is part of the Croatan National Fore ...
Havelock, NC - Hiking - Trail Length: 1.75
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Once you get past the name of the trail, you and your dog will thoroughly enjoy this lovely, remote hike. Some steep, strenuous climbing sections mean you should make sure the pooch is fit and up for ...
Dillingham, NC - Hiking - Trail Length: 6
Fall is a great time of year to hike with dogs in Eno River State Park. The leaves of hardwood trees are turning Thanksgiving colors, and while surrounding game lands allow hunting, it is prohibited i ...
Hillsborough, NC - Hiking - Trail Length: 1.5
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The 434-acre outdoor wonderland contains elaborately planned and manicured gardens and greenhouses, but it also sits within the Bent Creek Experimental Forest of the Pisgah National Forest, just a few ...
Enka, NC - Hiking - Trail Length: 2.4
With a name like “Cat Gap,” this is a trail you just have to hike with your dog. Though cats are actually not likely to cross this path, the Cat Gap Loop is riddled with water in the form of rivers, s ...
Ducktown, NC - Hiking - Trail Length: 5
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The DuPont State Forest, which was purchased by the state in 1996 and opened to the public in 1997, is still acquiring more land. With trails still being built and a visitor center slated to open in f ...
Cedar Mountain, NC - Hiking - Trail Length: 2.75
Cold Mountain—the legendary namesake of the fictional novel and Hollywood movie—is a real place. It is one of the highest peaks in the eastern United States and juts majestically out of the Shining Ro ...
Canton, NC - Hiking - Trail Length: 10.6
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If you have more time to spend exploring William B. Umstead State Park with the dogs than the short, 20-minute trip around the Inspiration Trail the Company Mill Trail is a good choice. Starting at ...
Cary, NC - Hiking - Trail Length: 5.8
This is a lovely loop trail for people and their dogs throughout the year. However, it is a trail shared with mountain bikers from October 15 through April 15, so skip hiking it during that time if yo ...
Brevard, NC - Hiking,Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 3.7
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The picturesque Crabtree Falls Campground has an honor payment system for tent and RV camping, but there is no parking fee for day hiking. The campground and the Crabtree Falls Loop Trail are part of ...
Spruce Pine, NC - Hiking - Trail Length: 2.5
The best time of year to hike in the Craggy Gardens area is mid to late June, simply for the magnificent show of the pinkish-purple Catawba rhododendron blooms. But the scenic views from the summit of ...
Dillingham, NC - Hiking - Trail Length: 1.4
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Most of the trails in Crowders Mountain State Park are steep, rugged, rough workouts for human and canine hikers. For those looking for a less strenuous way to enjoy nature and get away from the city— ...
Kings Mountain, NC - Hiking - Trail Length: 1
The Densons Creek Nature Trail is one of the shorter, easier trails in the Uwharrie National Forest, which sits in the central Piedmont region of North Carolina about an hour east of Charlotte. This ...
Troy, NC - Hiking - Trail Length: 2.2
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According to Cherokee legend, Devils Courthouse is the home of the giant Judaculla, who sat in judgment over the morals of mortals. From the parking lot you can look up at this imposing, impressive ro ...
Balsam Grove, NC - Hiking - Trail Length: 4.2
The Falls Lake State Recreation Area encircles 12,000-acre Falls Lake, which lies about 10 miles north of Raleigh. Actually made up of seven individual parks, the Falls Lake area offers boating and fi ...
Creedmoor, NC - Hiking - Trail Length: 5.4
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New River State Park sits in a fertile, low-lying valley and is well-known for its canoe trails down the winding river, but the lush woods that hug the riverbanks offer great, shady trails for dogs an ...
Jefferson, NC - Hiking - Trail Length: 1.2
If you happen to be camping in one of the loveliest spots on the Blue Ridge Parkway—the Mount Pisgah Campground—then this hike is a must-do for you and the dogs. The hike starts right at the campgro ...
Canton, NC - Hiking - Trail Length: 4
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Its gruesome name notwithstanding, Graveyard Fields is an enormously popular and much beloved trail. The area was named for devastating forest fires that swept through in 1925, burning 25,000 acres, a ...
Canton, NC - Hiking - Trail Length: 3.4
Since the road up to the Roan Mountain Rhododendron Gardens is only open April through November, there is limited time to hike here. The best time to visit has an even smaller window—during the Catawb ...
Bakersville, NC - Hiking - Trail Length: 3.5
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