What we're about

This is a group for anyone interested in hiking, but also interested in making sure their dogs get great exercise too, but don't have enough hours in the day to do both! Let's go hike friends and our well behaved dogs! There are lots of fun hiking great in the Santa Cruz area that accommodate dog walkers. All shapes and sizes of licensed, vaccinated, well socialized, and well behaved dogs are welcome. All skills levels of (well behaved!!) human hikers are welcome. I started this group to meet other outdoor enthusiasts, who love to be with their dogs. Looking forward to exploring the outdoors with new two and four legged freinds!

Upcoming events (5)

Santa Cruz hikes with dogs at Pogonip Park, end of Spring Street

Pogonip Park, end of Spring Street entrance

We will continue doing our walks as long as dog walks are permissible. The obvious rules are: don't come if you even suspect you are sick or if you had contact with someone who might be sick, stay 6 feet away from each other and don't touch anyone or their possessions, cough in your elbow. Wear a mask.

Lets go get some sun on our faces, breathe some fresh air and get rid of this weeks cabin fever. (calm down, not a real fever).

RAIN CANCELS

Hi everybody,

Pogonip Spring Trail Trail head (meet at end of Spring Street) is an easy approx 3 mile hike, mostly level except if we take the lime kiln detour. Interesting to see for a bit of Santa Cruz history. The trail is rocky in some places. Most of the walk is shaded by trees.

Please update your RSVP before 9:00 AM on the day of the hike if your plans change. Three No-Shows and you will be removed from the group. We will hit the trails at 10:15 AM, so please be prompt, or you will be walking by yourself.

Dogs must be licensed, vaccinated and non-aggressive.

I don't think most of you know this, but Meetup charges a fee to use their website. It comes out of my checking account every 6 months. If you can make a small contribution now and then it would be appreciated.

Looking forward to meeting you at Pogonip. I'd be glad to hear some suggestions about new places to meet and walk with our doggos, or if you would like to host a hike on a different day or a new location, let me know! I would love to have an occasional co-host.

Thanks, Diane[masked]

Pogonip trail map (http://www.cityofsantacruz.com/home/showdocument?id=42506)

Pogonip information (http://www.cityofsantacruz.com/government/city-departments/parks-recreation/parks-beaches-open-spaces/open-spaces/pogonip)

Localwiki (https://localwiki.org/santacruz/Pogonip)

Rio Del Mar Beach, Aptos - Meet at Hidden Beach Playground parking lot

"Hidden Beach" - to start walk at Rio Del Mar Beach

HI DOG AND PEOPLE WALKERS

Lets go get some sun on our faces, breathe some fresh sea air and stretch our legs.

Walk as far as you want on the beach then turn around and go back.

DIRECTIONS!! MEET AT HIDDEN BEACH PLAYGROUND PARKING LOT. The address is 660 Cliff Drive, Aptos, CA 95003.

THERE IS USUALLY NOT A LOT OF PARKING AT THE PARKING LOT but you can also park on Sumner Avenue (the street before Townsend) near the train trestle and walk to the parking lot. So please plan an extra 10 minutes to park. Looking forward to seeing everybody Saturday!

Dogs must be vaccinated, licensed and not aggressive.

If your plans change, please update your RSVP by 9:00 AM the morning of the walk. Three No-Shows and you will be removed from the group. We will hit the trail at 10:15 AM so if you are late, you will be walking alone.

Diane[masked]

Wag wag wag...

Santa Cruz hikes with dogs at Pogonip Park, end of Spring Street

Pogonip Park, end of Spring Street entrance

We will continue doing our walks as long as dog walks are permissible. The obvious rules are: don't come if you even suspect you are sick or if you had contact with someone who might be sick, stay 6 feet away from each other and don't touch anyone or their possessions, cough in your elbow. Wear a mask.

Lets go get some sun on our faces, breathe some fresh air and get rid of this weeks cabin fever. (calm down, not a real fever).

RAIN CANCELS

Hi everybody,

Pogonip Spring Trail Trail head (meet at end of Spring Street) is an easy approx 3 mile hike, mostly level except if we take the lime kiln detour. Interesting to see for a bit of Santa Cruz history. The trail is rocky in some places. Most of the walk is shaded by trees.

Please update your RSVP before 9:00 AM on the day of the hike if your plans change. Three No-Shows and you will be removed from the group. We will hit the trails at 10:15 AM, so please be prompt, or you will be walking by yourself.

Dogs must be licensed, vaccinated and non-aggressive.

I don't think most of you know this, but Meetup charges a fee to use their website. It comes out of my checking account every 6 months. If you can make a small contribution now and then it would be appreciated.

Looking forward to meeting you at Pogonip. I'd be glad to hear some suggestions about new places to meet and walk with our doggos, or if you would like to host a hike on a different day or a new location, let me know! I would love to have an occasional co-host.

Thanks, Diane[masked]

Pogonip trail map (http://www.cityofsantacruz.com/home/showdocument?id=42506)

Pogonip information (http://www.cityofsantacruz.com/government/city-departments/parks-recreation/parks-beaches-open-spaces/open-spaces/pogonip)

Localwiki (https://localwiki.org/santacruz/Pogonip)

Rio Del Mar Beach, Aptos - Meet at Hidden Beach Playground parking lot

"Hidden Beach" - to start walk at Rio Del Mar Beach

HI DOG AND PEOPLE WALKERS

Lets go get some sun on our faces, breathe some fresh sea air and stretch our legs.

Walk as far as you want on the beach then turn around and go back.

DIRECTIONS!! MEET AT HIDDEN BEACH PLAYGROUND PARKING LOT. The address is 660 Cliff Drive, Aptos, CA 95003.

THERE IS USUALLY NOT A LOT OF PARKING AT THE PARKING LOT but you can also park on Sumner Avenue (the street before Townsend) near the train trestle and walk to the parking lot. So please plan an extra 10 minutes to park. Looking forward to seeing everybody Saturday!

Dogs must be vaccinated, licensed and not aggressive.

If your plans change, please update your RSVP by 9:00 AM the morning of the walk. Three No-Shows and you will be removed from the group. We will hit the trail at 10:15 AM so if you are late, you will be walking alone.

Diane[masked]

Wag wag wag...

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Rio Del Mar Beach, Aptos - Meet at Hidden Beach Playground parking lot

"Hidden Beach" - to start walk at Rio Del Mar Beach

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