In general, National Parks can be a bit restricting when it comes to dogs. Many only allow dogs on certain trails, if any, restrict them from backcountry exploring, certain campgrounds and more. Fortunately, there are others that are still dog-friendly, including Shenandoah National Park. While a few no-go zones still remain, including some of the park's hiking trails, to put it into perspective, fewer than 20 of the park's total of over 500 miles of trails are limited access, which leaves more than enough room for you and your dog to traverse. With over 300 square miles of beautiful forests, rolling hills, mountains, rivers and streams, Shenandoah National Park is easily one of the best places you and your canine companion can enjoy some adventure.
When it comes to dog-friendly National Parks, Shenandoah is near the top of the list. With absolutely gorgeous (and seasonally dynamic) backdrops filled with mountains, rolling hills, flora and fauna around every corner, there will be no shortage of things to see whether you choose to take it all in by wheel, heel or paw.