Dog-Friendly Hiking Trails Around Elkin: Exploring Nature with Your Furry Friend.
Nothing is better than getting outside and spending time with your pup, but sometimes it can be hard to know where to go. We're here to take some of the guess work out for you. Check out our list of some of our favorite dog-friendly hiking trails in and around Elkin, where you and your pup can embark on memorable outdoor adventures.
Grassy Creek Vineyard and Winery Trails:
This beautiful vineyard offers pet-friendly paths that wind through lush vineyards with stunning views. Don't forget to check out the pet-friendly events that occasionally take place at the vineyard.
- Stone Mountain State Park: Stone Mountain State Park offers a variety of trails for different experience levels. Leashed dogs are welcome on most trails including the Stone Mountain Loop Trail and the Wolf Rock Trail. You can explore waterfalls, creeks, wooded trails and summit views. There's something for everyone.
- Elkin & Alleghany Rail Trail: For a leisurely stroll, head to the Elkin & Alleghany Rail Trail. This paved trail provides a relaxed environment for both you and your dog to enjoy a walk surrounded by nature.
- Carter Falls Trail: Experience the serenity of Carter Falls Trail, a moderate hike that welcomes leashed dogs. The trail guides you through wooded areas and culminates at the picturesque Carter Falls, creating a perfect backdrop for a pet-friendly adventure.
- Bonanza Trail: One of Elkin's newest trails, The Bonanza Trail offers a beautiful hike along the Yadkin River from Chatham Park to I-77. There are still a few workdays to be done here by the Elkin Valley Trails Association to remove stumps and even out the trail but it is a fun hike to add to the list for you and your pups next outing.
*Before heading out consider the following tips:
- Check local conditions and any updated trail regulations for closures or restrictions.
- Keep your dog on a leash and clean up after them to be respectful of other trail users.
- Bring essentials such as water, snacks, waste bags, and a first aid kit for both you and your dog.