Hike With Your Dog

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PENNSYLVANIA

National Parks With Hiking

Allegheny Portage Railroad National Historic Site
Dogs are allowed on the trails in this park

Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area
Dogs are allowed on the trails in this park

Fort Necessity National Battlefield

Friendship Hill National Historic Site

Gettysburg National Military Park
Dogs are allowed to walk the grounds

Hopewell Furnace National Historic Site
Dogs are allowed on the trails in this park

Johnstown Flood National Memorial
Dogs are allowed on the trails and the picninc area

Valley Forge National Historic Park
Dogs are allowed on the trails in this park

Links to National Forests With Hiking
Allegheny National Forest
 
State Parks With Hiking
Pennsylvania State Parks
Dogs are permitted in state park day-use areas and on state park and forest trails if kept on a leash.
Dogs must be attended at all times. Many campgrounds have sites set aside for dogs. Dogs are not permitted in swimming areas.

 Archbald Pothole State Park

 Bald Eagle State Park

 Beltzville State Park

 Big Pocono State Park

 Big Spring State Forest

 Black Moshannon State Park

 Blue Knob State Park

 Caledonia State Park

 Canoe Creek State Park

 Chapman State Park

 Clear Creek State Park

 Codorus State Park

 Colonel Denning State Park

 Colton Point State Park

 Cook Forest State Park

 Cowans Gap State Park

 Delaware Canal State Park

 Denton Hill State Park

 Evansburg State Park

 Fort Washington State Park

 Fowlers Hollow State Park

 Frances Slocum State Park

 French Creek State Park

 Gifford Pinchot State Park

 Gouldsboro State Park

 Greenwood Furnace State Park

 Hickory Run State Park

 Hills Creek State Park

 Hyner Run State Park

 Jacobsburg State Park

 Jennings State Park

 Kettle Creek State Park

 Keystone State Park

 Kings Gap State Park

 Kinzua Bridge State Park

 Kooser State Park

 Lackawanna State Park

 Laurel Hill State Park

 Laurel Ridge State Park

 Lehigh Gorge State Park

 Leonard Harrison State Park

 Linn Run State Park

 Little Buffalo State Park

 Little Pine State Park

 Locust Lake State Park

 Lyman Run State Park

 Marsh Creek State Park

 Maurice Goddard State Park

 McConnell's Mill State Park

 Memorial Lake State Park

 Milton State Park

 Moraine State Park

 Mt. Pisgah State Park

 Neshaminy State Park

 Nockamixon State Park

 Nolde Forest State Park

 Norristown Farm Park State Park

 Ohiopyle State Park

 Oil Creek State Park

 Ole Bull State Park

 Parker Dam State Park

 Patterson State Park

 Penn Roosevelt State Park

 Pine Grove Furnace State Park

 Poe Paddy State Park

 Poe Valley State Park

 Presque Isle State Park

 Prince Gallitzin State Park

 Promised Land State Park

 Pymatuning State Park

 R.B. Winter State Park

 Raccoon Creek State Park

 Ralph Stover State Park

 Ravensburg State Park

 Reeds Gap State Park

 Ricketts Glen State Park

 Ridley Creek State Park

 Ryerson Station State Park

 S.B. Elliott State Park

 Salt Springs State Park

 Samuel S. Lewis State Park

 Shawnee State Park

 Shikellamy State Park

 Sinnemahoning State Park

 Sizerville State Park

 Susquehannock State Park

 Swatara State Park

 Tobyhanna State Park

 Trough Creek State Park

 Tuscarora State Park

 Tyler State Park

 Warriors Path State Park

 Whipple Dam State Park

 White Clay Creek State Park

 Worlds End State Park

 Yellow Creek State Park


































































































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Your Dog's Favorite Hikes In Pennsylvania

Submitted by Mike & Barney
Ricketts Glen State Park was supposed to be a national park but plans fell through in World War II which means we can take dogs down the Falls Trail which works its way past 23 named waterfalls on two branches of Kitchen Creek. I think the east branch is prettier, the west is steeper and more dramatic. The two trails can be connected at the top with the Highland Trail. After the hard work on the Falls Trail we enjoy the Evergreen Trail around Boston Run. It is wide and easy on foot and paw. About a mile in length.

Submitted by Mike and Barney
The heart-stopping High Rock Trail in Worlds End State Park is one of the most challenging short trails in Pennsylvania. It is narrow and steep in places but most dogs won't have much problem. You wind up high above the Loyalsock Creek Gorge where they built the first road along the steep ridges that made travelers feel as if they had reached the end of the world. Across the road there are miles pf wooded mountainside trails in the Wyoming State Forest.

Submitted by ?
We find a little bit of everything in a little state park called Susquehannock south of Lancaster. There are five miles of wooded trails and plenty of steep climbs. There is access to the Susquehanna River for swimming and an outstanding view up and down the river from the top of a 400-foot cliff. The main trail leads through thick rhodedendron bushes that make you feel like you are in a dark jungle.

Submitted by Alex and Bruce
Everytime we drive through Philadelphia we make it a point to get on the Forbidden Drive in Fairmount Park - it is like a national park in a big city!

Submitted by Loretta and Shelby
My dog Shelby and I walk along the Delaware Canal Towpath in all seasons. The summertime is best because of the shade from the trees and all of the beautiful wildflowers. There are plenty of butterflies to chase and you can even watch the fish swimming in the canal. Shelby likes all of the attention from our fellow hikers that stop to pet him and chat!!

Submitted by Karen and Barney
Kings Gap in Cumberland County has a multitude of trails but there are 2 that are our favorites.  Barney is a yellow lab and LOVES water so both of our favorite hikes follow water for at least part of the hike.
Option 1 Park at the Pond Parking Lot (it is the 2nd parking area heading toward the mansion). There are maps at the parking site. Follow the Watershed Trail to the Boundary Trail.  There is a stream for the first mile or so.  Then the elevation starts to go up and you lose the stream for the next mile.  Cross from the Boundary Trail, across the paved road to the Kings Gap Hollow Trail. Follow this back to the pond area (there is a stream the entire way back).  Total hike 3.5 miles.   On the way down the mountain, stop at the General Store at the park entrance (across the street)There are excellent sandwiches and hand dipped ice cream!
Option 2 Park at the 3rd large parking area (there are maps) it is about 2 miles past the Pond area just before the road splits at the Mansion. Follow the Scenic Overlook Trail.  This goes down to the Pond parking lot.  There is not water until you get to the Pond lot but it is a beautiful, scenic route and shaded the entire way.  At the Pond, cross the main road and follow the Kings Gap Hollow Trail to the left (away from the Mansion).  Follow the Creek until you get to the Overlook Trail (on your right purple markers).  Follow this around (it is steep but the view is worth it).  There are boulders at the top which Barney likes to climb over and sniff around.  Follow this trail down to the Mansion trail.  This is a very short trail that takes you to the Mansion.  At the mansion, you can walk around the herb garden (nice and shady with benches).  Then walk down the hill about mile to your car. Total hike about 4 miles.  
Barney is 5 months old so he cant do very long hikes yet but as soon as hes able, we will head over to Colonel Denning State Park for the Cider Path, Warner Trail to Flat Rock trail hike (park at the lower trail parking lot).  This is about 7 miles round trip and there is some water about half way up to Flat Rock and again close to Flat Rock.  The Warner Trail follows an old logging road for quite a distance.  Watch for snakes.my deceased golden found a rattlesnake ( a VERY LARGE one) on one hike. 

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