5 Georgia Hiking Dog-Friendly Getaways

5 Georgia Hiking Dog-Friendly Getaways

 

Rangers even lead regular dog hikes at two of the closest parks to Atlanta - High Falls State Park just a mile off Interstate 75 in Jackson and Sweetwater Creek State Park near Interstate 20 in Lithia Springs. Tackle them and the other five parks in the Tails on Trails Club with your pet and you will earn a T-shirt for you and bandana for your pooch. Even better, you and Fido can relax together after a day outside at several parks that offer dog-friendly cottages.

 

Black Rock Mountain State Park (Clayton)

Named after the sheer mica cliffs in the Blue Ridge Mountains, this park is closed through much of the winter. Best hikes include a .85-mile lake loop and, for the more adventurous owner and pet, the 2.2-mile Tennessee Rock Loop that crosses the mountain's north slope before climbing across summit and following the Eastern Continental Divide.  

Named after the sheer mica cliffs in the Blue Ridge Mountains, this park is closed through much of the winter. Best hikes include a .85-mile lake loop and, for the more adventurous owner and pet, the 2.2-mile Tennessee Rock Loop that crosses the mountain's north slope before climbing across summit and following the Eastern Continental Divide.

 

Crooked River State Park (St. Marys)

The park itself has four miles of trails, but your pet is also welcome to ride shotgun on tidal boats available for rent. One word of warning: Keep an eye out for native alligators around waterways in the area.  

The park itself has four miles of trails, but your pet is also welcome to ride shotgun on tidal boats available for rent. One word of warning: Keep an eye out for native alligators around waterways in the area.

 

F.D. Roosevelt State Park (Pine Mountain)

Dogs are welcome in cottages No. 18 and 19 but book now if you want your pooch to swim in the spring-fed Liberty Bell Pool at the end-of-season luau.  

Dogs are welcome in cottages No. 18 and 19 but book now if you want your pooch to swim in the spring-fed Liberty Bell Pool at the end-of-season luau.

 

Laura Walker State Park (Waycross)

Explore the mysteries of the Okefenokee Swamp from the pet-friendly cabins near the northern edge of the swamp at this nearby park.  

Explore the mysteries of the Okefenokee Swamp from the pet-friendly cabins near the northern edge of the swamp at this nearby park.

 

Mistletoe State Park (Appling)

Cottages No. 1, 10 and the Fisherman's Cottage are dog-friendly, as are the park's 15.5 miles of trails.  

Cottages No. 1, 10 and the Fisherman's Cottage are dog-friendly, as are the park's 15.5 miles of trails.

 

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