Hike With Your Dog

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DOGGIN' PITTSBURGH
The 50 Best Places To Hike With Your Dog In Southwestern Pennsylvania



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

Have you ever considered how far you walk with your dog? If you walk just 15 minutes a day you will have walked far enough in your dog's lifetime to cross the United States. With all that walking ahead of you, aren't you ready for a new place to take a hike with your dog?

Pittsburgh can be a great place to hike with your dog. Within a short drive your canine adventurer can be
climbing forested mountainsides that leave him panting, trotting in impossibly green ravines, exploring the estates of America's wealthiest families or circling lakes for miles and never lose sight of the water. DOGGIN' PITTSBURGH explores the region's top trails with your best friend in mind...

Where can your dog see the busiest stretch of whitewater east of the Mississippi River from the trail? (page 19)
Where can your dog hike through the only preserved battlefield from Pontiac’s War?(page 94)
Where can your dog view deadly insectivorous plants? (page 51)


No Dogs!
DOGGIN' PITTSBURGH tells you the parks that don't welcome dogs. Also packed inside these 116 pages are...
...dog-friendly campgrounds
...tips on outfitting your dog for a hike
...tips on practicing low impact hiking with your dog
...and much more

What makes a great place to take your dog hiking? Well, how about a paw-friendly surface to trot on? Grass and sandy soil are a lot more appealing than asphalt and rocks. A variety of hikes is always good - long ones for athletic dogs and short ones for the less adventurous canine. Dogs always enjoy a refreshing place to swim as well. For dog-friendly parks our guides describe the trail options for your dog, evaluate park traffic from other users, tell you whether you will need a guide dog to find your way around and, of course, tell you how to get to the park.

While walking the dog around the Pittsburgh area we bring along generous helpings of local history, botany, geology, architecture and more. So what are you waiting for? Your dog will want to see the original “Slippery Rock” (page 21), hike through the deepest gorge in the Eastern United States (page 67), find the best doggie swimming hole in southwestern Pennsylvania (page 65)...


THE BEST OF THE BEST

DOG-FRIENDLIEST PARK Townsend Park

BEST INTERPRETIVE TRAIL
Hemlock Trail - Laurel Hill State Park

BEST HIKE TO MEET OTHER DOGS
Hartwood Acres

BEST 1-HOUR WORKOUT FOR YOUR DOG
Brady’s Run Park

BEST CANINE HIKE TO A WATERFALL
Hell’s Hollow - McConnells Mill State Park

BEST CANINE HIKE TO A VIEW
Wolf Rocks - Laurel Summit State Park

BEST HIKE TO CIRCLE A LAKE WITH YOUR DOG
Keystone Lake State Park

BEST DOGGIE SWIMMING HOLE
Blue Hole Creek - Forbes State Forest

BEST RAIL TRAIL FOR YOUR DOG
Roaring Run Watershed

BEST PLACE TO HIKE ALL DAY WITH YOUR DOG
Quebec Run Wild Area - Forbes State Forest

BEST 5-MILE HIKE WITH YOUR DOG
Alpha Pass/Kildoo Loop - McConnells Mill State Park

PRETTIEST HIKE WITH YOUR DOG
Ferncliff Trail - Ohiopyle State Park

BEST HALF-HOUR HIKE WITH YOUR DOG
Flat Rock Trail - Linn Run State Park

MOST HISTORIC HIKE FOR YOUR DOG
Fort Necessity National Battlefield

BEST HIKE THROUGH MEADOWS
Friendship Hill National Historic Site

PARK YOU WOULD MOST WANT DOGS ALLOWED WHERE THEY CURRENTLY CAN’T GO
Bear Run Nature Reserve


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