Best Dog Friendly Adventures in Asheville, NC

Looking to have some fun and make new memories with your furry friend? Then continue reading to learn more about the best dog friendly places and adventures in Asheville, North Carolina, and reasons they should be on your list of stops in the area.

Moore Cove Falls Trail

Located near Pisgah Forest, North Carolina, you’ll find a waterfall and a 1.2-mile trail that’s good for all skill levels. Make sure that as you hike and watch for birds, you keep your dog on a leash at all times.

Fletcher Park Loop

Another one of the best dog friendly adventures in Asheville is called Fletcher Park Loop. It’s a 2.7-mile trail in a beautiful forest setting. There are several activity options and it’s good for all skill levels.  Note that this loop also requires that you keep your dog leashed.

Richmond Hill Park Trail

Richmond Hill Park Trail is 2.8 miles, is good for all skill levels, and features a river. Dogs must be on a leash and all skill levels are welcome year-round.

Lake Powhatan Loop via Bent Creek Trail

This trail is a bit longer at 5.5 miles and moderately trafficked. It’s ideal for all skill levels, with a number of activity options, and features a beautiful river.

NC Arboretum

Here you’ll find 10 miles of hiking trails, located within the botanically beautiful Southern Appalachian Mountains. While trails are dog-friendly, visitors are asked to pick up pet waste. Also, keep in mind dogs aren’t allowed in any of the buildings and in some of the gardens.

Craggy Gardens

The trail is twisted and rocky and at a high elevation but also beautiful and filled with a magnificent floral display. Head there this summer for the perfect viewing of nature.

Triple Falls Trail

Get out on this trail from March through October for the best hiking experience. With over 2.9 miles of hiking, there is something for everyone and all skill levels are welcome. 

Ready, Set, Go!

We understand how busy summers can get for pet parents and your outings together might not be as frequent as you would like. That’s why we’re here!  Contact Asheville Pawz for dog walking and pet sitting help between adventures.  We’ll make sure they get all the exercise they need!

Asheville Pet Care Team

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