Best Dog Hikes North Carolina  by Melissa Watson

Best Dog Hikes North Carolina Guide Book

by Melissa Watson (Falcon Guides)
Best Dog Hikes North Carolina  by Melissa Watson
Whether you have one dog, or ten, whether they are inseparable or independent, they will love getting outdoors and exploring the trails of North Carolina. Whether your dogs are experienced hikers or new to the trail, whether you’re looking for an easy stroll or a strenuous trek, there’s a trail for you. And what better way to enjoy the great outdoors than with your best friends, your pampered pups, your canine companions at your side? Spending quality time on the trail together will bring pure joy to you both; it’s a win-win. While you enjoy the scenery, dramatic views, flowing waterfalls, and pristine lakes, they get to explore, taking in the fresh new sights, scents, and sounds of the forest, dipping their paws in a clear mountain creek, or running free on a long sandy beach, happily wagging their tail every step of the way.

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Trails from the "Best Dog Hikes North Carolina" Guide Book
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All in all this is a lovely stroll through Andy Cove, and over the short distance of this hike, you’re treated to quite a few unique man-made and natural features. The loop begins by climbing and lead ...
Brevard, NC - Hiking - Trail Length: 0.6
Within the Uwharrie National Forest this is the only trail dedicated solely to hikers. The other perk is that this lengthy loop trail gives you the best of both worlds. It keeps you near the shoreline ...
Troy, NC - Hiking - Trail Length: 5.4
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Just outside the quaint little town of Blowing Rock, in a remote access area of Moses Cone Memorial Park, is the Bass Lake Loop Trail. As the name implies, the trail makes a circle around the lake. Th ...
Blowing Rock, NC - Hiking - Trail Length: 1
Running parallel with a lively creek, you’ll find cascades, moss-covered rocks, and downed trees keep you entertained. As you hike through the damp forest, you’ll pass over rolling hills, with a few q ...
Franklin, NC - Hiking - Trail Length: 1.2
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Resting on the northern banks of Lake Phelps, Pettigrew State Park is full of activities both on and off the water. The Boardwalk Trail begins near the picnic area and leads to the swimming pier. Th ...
Creswell, NC - Hiking - Trail Length: 0.8
Nestled in a neighborhood within the town of Greensboro is this amazing little piece of paradise. The heavily wooded area is more like a forest than a garden, but either way, it’s remarkable and among ...
Greensboro, NC - Hiking - Trail Length: 0.5
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Whether you have an RV, school bus, or are an individual wanting to hike, the lovely Julian Price Picnic Area has plenty of parking. The trail follows Bee Tree Creek and Boone Fork for a few miles. ...
Blowing Rock, NC - Hiking - Trail Length: 5.2
Within view of the Cape Hatteras Lighthouse, you’ll find a lovely little rustic picnic area along the edge of Buxton Woods. Tables, trash cans, and a pair of vault toilets near the trailhead give you ...
Buxton, NC - Hiking - Trail Length: 0.75
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Within the fabulous North Carolina Arboretum, this hike leads through a diverse forest over easy rolling hills. Signs along the way not only identify the flora, they actually explain how nature works. ...
Asheville , NC - Hiking - Trail Length: 1.9
Within E. B. Jeffress Park, a small recreation area off the Blue Ridge Parkway, this hike is advertised as a leisurely walk, but that’s simply not so. It begins as a stroll through the forest with int ...
Purlear, NC - Hiking - Trail Length: 0.9
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Shaded the entire way, this pleasant hike leads you up to a splendid little waterfall, and then continues to climb as it circles around John Rock. Although you can’t see John Rock from the trail, you ...
Brevard, NC - Hiking - Trail Length: 4.25
At the southern tip of Croatan National Forest, near the mouth of the White Oak River, is the Cedar Point Recreation Area, and the Cedar Point Tideland Trail is certainly a highlight. The trail is com ...
Cape Carteret, NC - Hiking - Trail Length: 1.4
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Tucked away between the quaint mountain towns of Highlands and Cashiers you’ll find the Chattooga River Trail. The trail follows the river for a quarter mile before leading you to an outstanding sandy ...
Highlands, NC - Hiking - Trail Length: 0.5
Within Cliffside Lake Recreation Area there are hiking trails, a fishing “pier,” a swimming beach, and of course the splendid lake itself. A trail connects the neighboring Van Hook Glade Campground to ...
Highlands, NC - Hiking - Trail Length: 0.8
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Boone’s Cave Park is famous for its notable namesake: Boone’s Cave. But when you visit the park, you realize there’s more to see. The Yadkin River borders the park to the west, and a canoe launch of ...
Salisbury, NC - Hiking - Trail Length: 1.2
Leading to one of the most spectacular waterfalls in the region, Courthouse Falls is simply intoxicating. Breathtaking scenery lures you in as the water flows over a rugged rocky cliff before forming ...
Balsam Grove, NC - Hiking - Trail Length: 0.8
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Although this hike begins on a rather mundane gravel forest road, be patient. It leads to three fantastic waterfalls, each with its own unique characteristics. After visiting the first two falls, you’ ...
Brevard, NC - Hiking - Trail Length: 2.3
Following the edge of a long, narrow cove on the eastern edge of Lake Wylie, you’ll enjoy stunning views while the dogs have several opportunities to splash around in the clear green water. At the s ...
Charlotte, NC - Hiking - Trail Length: 1.2
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To reach Crabtree Falls is challenging, leading you on a steady descent, but the falls are absolutely gorgeous and well worth the effort. A single tree stands at the base of the falls, while the bol ...
Little Switzerland, NC - Hiking - Trail Length: 3.3
Dill Falls is easy to reach, and the creek near the base of the falls is shallow enough for the dogs to tip-toe around in. A narrow path along the banks is fun for them to explore, while you do your b ...
Balsam Grove, NC - Hiking - Trail Length: 0.4
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