Hike With Your Dog

the site where you won't be able to wipe the wag off your dog's tail


National Parks With Hiking

Marsh-Billing-Rockefeller National Historical Park

Links to National Forests With Hiking

Green Mountain National Forest

State Parks With Hiking
Vermont State Parks
Dogs are welcome in Vermont state parks and in designated campgrounds. Dogs are not allowed on beaches or in picnic areas.

Allis State Park

Ascutney State Park

Big Deer State Park

Bomoseen State Park

Boulder Beach State Park

Branbury State Park

Brighton State Park

Burton Island State Park

Button Bay State Park

Camel's Hump State Park

Camp Plymouth State Park

Coolidge State Park

Crystal Lake State Park

Elmore State Park

Emerald Lake State Park

Fort Dummer State Park

Gifford Woods State Park

Half Moon Pond State Park

Jamaica State Park

Kettle Pond State Park

Kingsland Bay State Park

Knight Island State Park

Knight Point State Park

Lake Carmi State Park

Lake Shaftsbury State Park

Lake St. Catherine State Park

Little River State Park

Lowell Lake State Park

Maidstone State Park

Molly Stark State Park

Mount Philo State Park

New Discovery State Park

Quechee State Park

Ricker Pond State Park

Seyon Lodge State Park

Smugglers Notch State Park

Stillwater State Park

Thetford State Park

Townshend State Park

Underhill State Park

Wilgus State Park

Woodford State Park

Woods Island State Park


Share A Favorite Hike With Your Dog In Vermont

Your Dog's Favorite Hikes In Vermont

Submitted by Angela and Rusty
We always enjoy the hike up Camels Hump. We prefer the DeanTrail-Long Trail-Monroe Trail route although there are some steep rock climbs that are for athletic dogs only. It starts with a rolling walk through light woods and then ascends moderately to the fork of the loop. The Dean Trail climbs through thick birches and past a beaver pond at the foot of the mountain to the Long Trail. Eventually you get above the tree line at 4,083 feet. The Monroe Trail is a steady downhill but is easier than the Dean with no rock climbs. The total distance is a bit over 7 miles with Camel's Hump Brook coming into play for dog refreshment. Afterwards the separate View Trail Loop is a nice cool-down walk with a view of where we just came from on top of the mountain.

Submitted by Larry and Hank
I wouldn't call it our favorite hike but it is different. That would be the Elephant's Trail at Smuggler's Notch. It is a wild walk that starts with a climb from the notch up and around Sterling Pond that gets hairy halfway around the pond where you encounter an impassable rock climb for a dog which forces a backtrack and bushwhacking through thick pines to get back to the trail. From there the path is seldom level with hopping from root to rock until you take a little downhill sidepath to Elephant's Head which is a small clearing at the top of a 1000-foot cliff. You finish the 6.5-mile trek by swtching back down the mountain and across a rock slide.

Submitted by Ed
I looked up your site anxious to find hikes in Vermont.  I noticed that you listed no National Parks in Vermont where dogs are welcomed.  Even though Vermont only has one NP (Marsh-Billing-Rockefeller National Historical Park), it is dog (on leash) friendly and offers 20 miles of hiking trails.   If you would like to call to confirm this the phone # is (802) 457-3368.  Thanks.  I think many people would love to share this beautiful area with their four-legged friends.

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