5 Dog Friendly National Parks

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Acadia National Park

Located on the coast of Maine, the park features rocky beaches and outcroppings along the Atlantic Ocean, thousands of acres of woodlands, and the east coast’s tallest granite peaks. Acadia is one of the most pet friendly national parks in the country. Pets are welcome on nearly all 120 miles of hiking trails and 45 miles of carriage roads within the park. Dogs are also allowed in most of the public areas. More information: https://www.nps.gov/acad/index.htm

Grand Canyon National Park

Located in northern Arizona, Grand Canyon National Park ranks second among the most visited parks. You and your pup are welcome to enjoy all 13 miles of the South Rim Trail trail which offers numerous lookouts in all directions. The park also offers a kennel for boarding. More information: https://www.nps.gov/grca/index.htm

Olympic National Park

Olympic National Park in Washington is a diverse land of temperate rainforests, Pacific coastline and glacier-capped mountains. It also boasts five pet-friendly trails, beaches, campgrounds, picnic areas. More information: https://www.nps.gov/olym/index.htm

Shenandoah National Park

Of the 500 miles of marked hiking trails in Shenandoah National Park, only 20 are off-limits to pets, giving you and your pup plenty of room to explore. Some of the best short hikes to take with your dog are accessible along the scenic Blue Ridge Parkway. Pets are allowed at Shenandoah's campgrounds as well, and the park even has pet-friendly lodging available. More information: https://www.nps.gov/shen/index.htm

Great Sand Dunes National Park

Miles of tall, golden sand dunes, aspen forests and even alpine lakes make Southern Colorado’s Great Sand Dunes National Park an awesome place to visit for the outdoor adventurer. Pets are welcome up to the top of the first tall ridge of dunes, between High Dune and the Castle Creek Picnic Area, and throughout the adjoining Great Sand Dunes National Preserve. More information: https://www.nps.gov/grsa/index.htm

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19 May 10:53
Yosemite <3 Dogs are allowed in the Valley