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DOG HIKE at Bootlegger Trail, Creve Coeur Lake Park
This trail is located within the ‘upper’ section of Creve Coeur Park. The Bootlegger's Run trail is now about 5 miles in length, with several interesting features including multiple ravine crossing sand switchbacks turns. The trail has moderate elevation change and is mostly wooded. The distance can be adjusted by those attending that days event. A weekly event for Fall Season, led by Amy & RITA. Parking: We will meet at Go Ape parking lot. Wear appropriate footwear, trail is natural/dirt. Some mountain bikers, but not bad on weekdays. BRING WATER FOR YOUR DOG and yourself.

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13219 Streetcar Dr · Maryland Heights

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What we're about

We're a group of dog lovers who are ready to go "BEYOND THE SIDEWALK" with our best friends. Our main goal is to actually spend quality time with our pups doing fun things, instead of just hurrying through the daily grind of walking around the neighborhood.

When it's cold, we hike. Usually 2-3 hike/week on mostly local trails. Some easy, some really tough.

When it's hot, we kayak. Our "YAK PACK" is a kayaking & paddleboarding group. Most of us have inexpensive inflatable kayaks/SUP's and don't do anything too scary. Paddles are all BYOBoat, we do not coordinate rentals.

We also have an easy little creek walk weekly in the summer at Castlewood in the cold, spring-fed creek.

Sometimes you'll see social events posted...parades, pool swims, parties, etc. These are just FYI, and usually no meetup is planned for our Dog Pack. Take your own friends and have fun.

Our events are for MEMBERS ONLY! Please don't just show up. Never bring a guest dog. If you don't want to join our group, answer our questions, rsvp like other members do, and abide by our rules, then you aren't welcome to hang out with us.

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THE PACE OF OUR HIKES/PADDLES is more relaxed, and our groups are smaller. We take our "goof off" time seriously, especially if there's a puddle, creek, lake or river around. You do have to be reasonably fit for most of our hikes, which average 3-6 miles long. Usually, we hike 6-15 miles/week in cool weather.

IF YOU'RE LOOKING FOR A POWER HIKING/PADDLING GROUP, THIS IS NOT IT!

We welcome anyone who wants to host a hike that is *faster* *slower* *different area*. The Event Host sets the pace, be prepared to walk at the group pace.

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WE HAVE RULES & WE ENFORCE THEM! BE SURE TO READ THEM. LINK BELOW.

Keeps our dogs and people safe and happy. By joining our group, you acknowledge that you have read these rules and agree to abide by them. You, obviously, hike at your own risk and are responsible for your own safety and your dog's safety.

If you don't like these rules...or think they don't apply to you...you should not join our group!

https://www.meetup.com/TailsOnTheTrail-STL/pages/22318390/OUR_RULES_FOR_HAPPY_HIKING/

If your dog is mean or aggressive, you will be asked to leave.

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WE REQUIRE A PICTURE THAT CLEARLY SHOWS YOU OR YOUR DOG, PREFER ONE OF YOUR PUP.

WE REQUIRE INFO ON YOUR PUP'S BREED/AGE/NAME.

If you don't supply these things, your membership request will be denied.

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