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Charlotte
Reviewed by Christopher A. on 08/24/2017

"Great walker able to deal with my energetic puppy so I can get some work done at home! Probably the first time Carter has come back from a walk actually tired! Thanks for exercising my pup!"

2.08 mi
62m
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Larissa
Reviewed by Taylor D. on 07/13/2017

"Larissa is extremely helpful with potty training Roxy and using consistent methods. "

1.45 mi
38m
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Dog Areas in Potomac

9 Parks
7 Trails
5 Shops
8 Eateries
4 Groomers

Potomac, Maryland was once a rural farming community, but it has been growing in population for the last 60 years, and is now a booming suburb of Washington D.C. All that old farming land has been put to good use,  and has been converted into dog-friendly parks and nature trails. With five veterinarians for Potomac's four-legged residents, it sure is a putastic place to be!

Potomac has proven its love for its dog residents with the Cabin John Dog Park, a large, 5-acre park that's completely fenced in for off-leash play. The park has a hilly, mulchy terrain and features separate dog areas for smaller and larger dogs. You'll also find exercise equipment, dog-sized water fountains, clean-up stations and access to the trails through the forested area inside the enclosures here.

What dog doesn't love nature? The best nature trail to adventure out on is the Great Falls: Billy Goat Trail, a dog-friendly hiking area that follows the Potomac River. The path has separate sections, with dogs only being allowed on sections B and C due to safety precautions. Fido must remain on a leash, but will have gorgeous views of the river, shore access, and scenic waterfalls.

Rufftastic in every way, Potomac knows how to serve Fido and all his outdoor exercise needs!

Best Dog Neighborhoods in Potomac

  1. Dog Parks 0
    Population Density 700/sq mi

    #1 Travilah

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    Along the southwestern border of this neighborhood runs the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal National Historical Park, a 184 mile state park that runs through 3 different states. Although there are trails throughout the park, the Potomac section only has about two miles of trails in the city, and they are open to humans and their dogs as long as pups remain on a leash. The trails run throughout the forested area, with picturesque views of the river and access to the shoreline, giving Fido a chance to play in some of the shallow pools on a hot day. Humans must come prepared with water and clean-up bags.
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  2. Dog Parks 0
    Population Density 1,463/sq mi

    #2 Hollinridge

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    Hollinridge is a quaint little neighborhood, with small communities and large areas dedicated to maintaining the natural look of the region. Two of these areas are known as Kilgour Branch Park and Watts Branch Parks. The two parks lay side by side and make up about 438 acres of natural land. Both parks are dog-friendly to leashed pups, offering over 7.3 miles of trails and creek access. The parks are great for birdwatching and fishing opportunities, and although dogs may come on the creek's shoreline, they are not allowed in the water. Trash bins and benches are available throughout the park, but clean-up bags and water must be brought.

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  3. Dog Parks 0
    Population Density 1,233/sq mi

    #3 Carderock Springs

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    Carderock Springs is made-up of neighborhoods and communities, with bustlings streets and busy days for families. Inside the residential area is the Avenal Local Park, a 8.2-acre park with baseball and soccer fields, a paved path and vacant fields which are perfect for a game of fetch. The park also has trash bins, benches, and water fountains. This neighborhood features some dog-friendly eateries too, like the Hunter's Bar and Grill with lunchtime meals like burgers and sandwiches. Bring your pup to their dog-friendly outdoor seating, and he can get a complimentary water bowl.
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  4. Dog Parks 0
    Population Density 1,834/sq mi

    #4 Potomac Falls

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    If Fido needs a place to run around and stretch his legs, then the Potomac Falls neighborhood is the right place to be. The neighborhood offers the Rockwood Manor Park, a small, forested area with plenty of shade from trees and open fields for Fido to run around. The park is dog-friendly, but dogs must be kept on a leash. With features like benches, water fountains and a clean-up station in the parking lot, this parkis perfect for an afternoon out. To see the waterfalls, head to the dog-friendly trail of Ford Mine Trail, a 1.9-mile path that travels along the river. Fido must remain on a leash while on the trail.
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  5. Dog Parks 0
    Population Density 343/sq mi

    #5 Central Great Falls

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    Head 2 miles south of Potomac to the town of Great Falls for more outdoor fun. This neighborhood is home to the Great Falls Park, aan area that follows along the Potomac River and features over 3 miles of trails for people and their dogs to wander, with dog-friendly picnic areas and benches for rest. Dogs must remain on a leash at the park. Hiking sure works up an appetite, and luckily the community has a dog-friendly restaurant called the Deli Italiano. The deli specializes in Italian sandwiches and meals, and even has outdoor dog-friendly seating for Fido.
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