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The Trails of Dogwood - 2 miles

The time change is almost here so let's take advantage of the small amount of after work saylight that we have and get in a few trails while we can! We will meet at Dogwood Dell and hike the trails first weaving our way down to the pumphouse. From the back road, we will enter the pumphouse gates and take the trail around the canal and visit a spot that George Washington once stood! (for our history buffs!) We will then take the back road up to the carillon and around the bell tower before heading back to our cars. This will be a shorter hike since the sun keep setting earlier and earlier on us. But we will still get some quality time in together.

Interested in getting into hiking with your dog, but not sure if your dog is ready for the mileage of our regular hikes? Then Starter Hikes are for you! Starter Hikes are 1-2 miles in length and designed for people and dogs wanting to begin hiking with us but not ready yet to tackle a regular 4-5 mile hike. By doing a number of shorter hikes, your dog can build up his/her mileage gradually, and eventually be ready for longer hikes. Because these are shorter hikes, the charge will be $5 per person. (Starter Hikes are also great for older dogs or puppies who aren't up for the higher mileage - or for humans who aren't up for the mileage or more rugged trails.)

The hike will be about 2 miles and dogs will be on-leash. All dogs welcome! Questions? Email me through Meetup or post your question in the comments.

We are thrilled that folks are enthusiastic about joining us on our hikes! Please understand that we can only accommodate a certain number of folks and pups on a given hike. Our group sizes are limited to ensure that we can effectively manage each group. You are welcome to RSVP with a guest (or two), but if the hike is filled up, please respect our limitations. There are more hikes on the way, you won't be left out!


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  • Janice A.

    Sox, Cassius, Chief, Cinder, Otis, Divot, Choco, Enzo, Frankie, Weston and their humans got their heart rate up tackling the ups and downs of the trails behind Dogwood Dell! We had a beautiful evening to explore Pump House Park before heading back up to the cars. Thank you all for coming and see you on your next hike!

    Photos are posted on Facebook on the Canine Adventure Human Adventure page:

    October 22, 2013

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