Hiking With Your Dog - 5 Bucket List Dog Hikes
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Hiking With Your Dog - 5 Bucket List Dog Hikes

by Andrew Ehlert

Hiking is great exercise and an incredible way to bond with your dog out in nature. Hiking allows us to explore the beauty of mother nature while giving appreciation to the world around us. Not only can it help you feel energized, but it can also allow your pup the chance to experience new adventures, new smells, and have a whole lot of fun along the way.

No matter if your are an experienced hiker or a first time hiker, there are thousands of trails across the United States for you to explore. Below we have listed a few of our favorite hiking trails that you should add to your bucket list based on the uniqueness and beauty that they will provide for you and your dog. Whenever hiking it is important that you always come prepared in order to make sure that you and your dog have a fun and safe adventure!

5 Bucket List Dog Hikes Across The United States

No matter where you live or your hiking experience level, there are numerous hikes all across the United States that will leave you breathless. We have gathered five of our favorite hikes all across the United States that we think you should put on your bucket list!

1. Runyon Canyon Park Loop - California

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  • Runyon Canyon Park, 2000 N. Fuller Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90046
  • 3.3-mile loop
  • Moderate Difficulty

Runyon Canyon Park is a beautiful hike along the Santa Monica Mountains that overlooks Los Angeles and West Hollywood. This hike is a great option for beginner hikers and dogs because of its shorter distance as well as the fact that the entire park is very dog friendly.

2. Cape Falcon Trail - Oregon

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  • Cape Falcon Trailhead at Oswald West State Park, Arch Cape, OR 97102
  • 4.6-mile out-and-back
  • Moderate Difficulty

Cape Falcon Trail is part of Oswald West State Park which is best known for Short Sand Beach but this trail has spectacular coastal views that you and your dog will absolutely love!

3. Alkali Flat Trail - New Mexico

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  • Alkali Flat Trailhead at White Sands National Park, Tularosa, NM 88352
  • 5-mile out-and-back
  • Difficult Hike

Alkali Flat Trail is know for it's unique white sand dunes that you and your dog can enjoy climbing. The trail will provide you with one of the most unique hiking experiences of your life but it is highly recommended that you bring plenty of water and only hike during the cool times of the day.

4. Great Head Trail - Maine

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  • Great Head Trail at Acadia National Park, Schooner Head Road, Bar Harbor, ME 04609
  • 1.9-mile loop
  • Moderate Difficulty

Acadia National Park and the Great Head Trail is one of the few national parks in the Northeast that allow leashed dogs on the hiking trails. This park contains over 100 miles of hiking trails for you and your four-legged friend to explore!

5. Osprey Trail - Florida

  • Osprey Trailhead at Honeymoon Island State Park, 1 Causeway Blvd., Dunedin, FL 34698
  • 2.5-mile loop
  • Easy Difficulty

The Osprey Trail is one of several nature trails at the state park that allow dogs on leash. You and your dog can enjoy this soft-surface, shaded nature trail where you will have the chance to spot some local wildlife, such as the trail’s namesake osprey.

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