Welcome to Greenville Dog Hiking Club (GDHC) Meetup group. Our purpose is to provide our members an their dogs with a variety of hiking and backpacking experiences as well as social events with like-minded people in and around the region of Greenville, SC. Our dogs are part of our family and we want to provide an opportunity for all dog owners to share time with their dog companions doing what we love. You do not have to own a dog to join, but you must feel confident and comfortable hiking alongside them. Our hikes will range from 2 - 10 miles at a moderate to strenuous level. Our backpacking trips will range from over night to multiple nights. We are dedicated to getting to know our members and their dog(s) on our weekly hikes and events.
Please review the trail ahead of time and know your own ability. All dog breeds are welcome as long as they are active, friendly to humans and get along well with other dogs. You must have past hiking experience with your dog. Please keep in mind that we will be hiking in nature and want our dogs to enjoy themselves but we all must be respectful of the wildlife and our surroundings at all times.
We require all dog(s) to be on a leash at all times on our hikes, backpacking and at all events. This is necessary for the safety of the dog(s), our members, the general public and for the preservation and maintenance of the Parks, the wildlife and the natural environment. All dog owners are responsible to dispose, pick up and discard their dog(s) poop at all times during our hikes/ events.
Our recent decision to request an annual $5 annual membership fee to cover the cost of the Meetup program and to progress this group to a private status is to provide a safe space for our members and maintain a dedicated hiking Meetup group. Ultimately, we want you to be an active participant of our group and not just a passive member! You may join free for a 14 day trial period.
You are responsible for your own safety and that of your dog(s) safety. You agree not to hold Greenville Hiking Canine in Nature and its organizers, assistant organizers, event host and any of our members responsible or liable for loss, mishap, injury or death to any participant or their dog(s) resulting from our hikes or events. You agree to prepare yourself for all hikes/ events and assure the safety and well-being of your dog(s) in the company of our members. Any injuries sustained by or created by yourself or your dog(s) are your sole responsibility. Please be sure to read the full description of any hike/ event beforehand and prepare yourself for any hike/ event adequately, including informing yourself of the trails and the region before any hike or event. You are responsible to bring adequate provisions, water, snacks, food for yourself and your dog(s) and be equipped for the terrain and the day's weather conditions. In joining Greenville Hiking Canine in Nature Meetup group and attending our hikes or events signifies that you have read and accept the terms of this liability waiver.
This is your Meetup group and we want to provide hikes and events that you want. If you have any recommendations/ suggestions of trails you would like to explore or if you have allot of hiking experience and knowledge of the region, we want to hear from you. Also, if you would like to become more actively involved in the hikes and events that we provide, please feel free to speak to one of our hiking organizers.
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We look forward to hiking with you and your dog(s) and/ or getting to know you at one of our events...see you on the trails and if we have not met you yet...let's get out there!