Bring Fido on a great outdoor adventure when you visit the Great Smoky Mountains. Will numerous options for hiking there is so much to explore on your next trip. Start planning your hiking excursions today!
The Oconaluftee River Trail is one of two walking paths on which visitors can walk dogs and bicycle. Pets and bicycles are prohibited on all other park trails.
The trail travels 1.5 miles one-way from the Oconaluftee Visitor Center to the outskirts of the city of Cherokee, NC. It is relatively flat, but does have a few small hills. The trail runs through the forest alongside the Oconaluftee River and offers beautiful views of the river.
The Oconaluftee River Trail is frequently used by joggers, walkers, and bicyclists.
This Gatlinburg Trail is the second walking path on which pets and bicycles are permitted.
|The Bryson City Island Park is a small island located in Bryson City, North Carolina. It is surrounded by the Tuckasegee River and rests at the mouth of historic Deep Creek of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park.
|Bryson City NC
Old 288 River Park
|This is a very easy and convenient trail that is less than two miles from the center of the town. Just follow the Old Hwy 288 to the signs for Bryson Walk.
Swain County Recreation Department
|Near the Deep Creek area in the center of Bryson City, this is a very gentle walking trail located off of West Deep Creek Road. This is a great choice for a bit of light exercise for the whole family.
|Best known throughout the US as a mountain bike trail system. Tsali has many pet friendly trails and is also a horseback riders dream.
|Trails in the Nantahala National forest are pet friendly. Once paved trail is the Nantahala River Bike Trail TR368, a nice flat trail that begins at the rafting launch site (off HWY 74, south of the NOC, turn left on Wayah RD). Park at the launch site and take the bridge across the river. The trail follows the river for about 1.5 miles.