What we're about

This is a group for people who like to get out exploring with their dogs. Hikes and walks will mainly be scheduled for the Seattle area and north.

You do not need to own or bring a dog to join us, you just need to be willing and comfortable hiking with dogs.

I am not an experienced guide, but have done a number of hikes and am wanting to find others that are passionate about getting out as well.

https://www.meetup.com/north-end-hikes-and-walks-with-dogs/about/

Disclaimer: We are not professional guides and do not have certified training or insurance. Be aware, inherent hazards and risks are associated with walking, hiking and all other physical activity. We can not guarantee the condition of the trail, the length of the trail, or that the trail will be appropriate for a certain fitness level.You may join us on our hikes and/or walks at your own risk. Keep in mind that hiking and walking involves risks and weather changes quickly in the mountains. You are responsible for your own safety and health. The more prepared you are, the better the chance you will remain safe. Your preparedness not only affects your safety but the safety and enjoyment of the whole group.

I am not in charge of this hike/walk, I’m merely going on a hike/walk myself and inviting others to join me.

Please read the "Terms of Membership" agreement before joining:

https://www.meetup.com/north-end-hikes-and-walks-with-dogs/pages/Terms_of_Membership_Agreement/

I am open to suggestions about where to go and what to do.

Dogs make wonderful trail companions and it is a hobby you can do anywhere, at anytime of the year.
For dog owners it is important to realize that not all parks are open to our four-legged friends. it is sometimes hard for dog owners to believe but not everyone loves dogs. We are, in fact, in the minority when compared with our non-dog-owning neighbors. As such, rules can change rapidly to ban dogs from even more of our public parks. It doesn't take a referendum or a ballot count for "NO DOGS" signs to appear overnight.
So make sure your dog is a good citizen on the trail - don't bother other hikers and pick up after him - and you will be embarking on a passion that will last a lifetime.
Get fit - grab a leash and hit the trail!

Upcoming events (4+)

CHRISTMAS NEIGHBORHOOD WALK - Candy Cane Lane, Ravenna

Green Lake Park & Ride

Our annual tradition of visiting some of the iconic Christmas neighborhoods in our area,

Candy Cane Lane (Ravenna)

Beginning in early December and running through the New Year, this is Seattle’s best drive or walk-thru light display. It’s a free loop through the neighborhood of Park Road and Ravenna Boulevard (from 4-11 p.m.), and has been a community event since 1941. You don’t want to miss this one.

We park at the Green Lake Park and Ride and walk up, past Cowen/Raven Park and loop through Candy Cane Lane. its about 3 miles or so.

Please light your dog and yourselves up and dress appropriately for the weather.
Dogs must be leashed and poop must be scooped.

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SATURDAY MORNING HIKE - Camano Ridge Forest Preserve, Camano Island, WA

Camano Ridge Forest Preserve Trailhead

This was the very first hike I planned for this group and i haven't done it since. Must be time to go back.

Camano Ridge Trail — Washington Trails Association (wta.org)

Camano Ridge Forest Preserve Loop is a 3.8 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Camano Island, Washington that offers the chance to see wildlife and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, running, and nature trips and is accessible year-round.

Distance:[masked] miles
Elevation gain: 357 ft, slightly less, i think if we start at the new entrance described below.
Dogs allowed on leash.
Poop must be scooped and disposed of appropriately

The spiffy new entrance and parking area off of Camano Ridge Road is complete and features a large lot. From Terry's Corner follow E​ast Camano Drive to Cross Island Road (stop light). Turn right and take Cross Island about 2 miles; turn left on North Camano Ridge Road. Approximately .9 miles ahead, the new trailhead and parking lot will be on your left, just before Carp Lake Road (you can see the Carp Lake Road turnoff just ahead on the right).

As the fall turns to winter, the weather and road conditions can change planned meetups. Be sure you check the morning of an event to see if it is still happening.
Prepare yourself with good footwear (I suggest purchasing some yak traks or snotrax for your feet when it is snowy and icy).

CHRISTMAS NEIGHBORHOOD WALK - Olympic Manner, Ballard

Larsen's Bakery

Our annual tradition of visiting some of the iconic Christmas neighborhoods in our area,

Olympic Manor (Ballard Neighborhood)

These historic homes are a sight to see even when they’re not lit up with holiday spirit. Since the event draws big crowds, it’s recommended to park and take a walk through the neighborhood instead of trying to drive through.

We meet at Larsen's bakery, buy a treat and walk a couple of blocks ot Olympic Manor.

Please light your dog and yourselves up and dress appropriately for the weather.
Dogs must be leashed and poop must be scooped.

SATURDAY MORNING HIKE - Seward Park, Seattle, WA

Seward Park Audubon Center

Within the Seattle city limits, Seward Park boasts 300 acres of beautiful forest land, home to eagles' nests, old growth forest, a 2.4 mile bike and walking path, an amphitheater, a native plant garden, an art studio, miles of hiking trails, shoreline, beaches and more.

Distance:[masked] miles (outer paved loop is just under 3 miles, we may add mileage if we do inner forest paths, which is optional)
Elevation gain: minimal
Dogs allowed on leash.
Poop must be scooped and disposed of appropriately

As the fall turns to winter, the weather and road conditions can change planned meetups. Be sure you check the morning of an event to see if it is still happening.
Prepare yourself with good footwear (I suggest purchasing some yak traks or snotrax for your feet when it is snowy and icy).

Past events (1,271)

SATURDAY MORNING WALK/HIKE - Carkeek Park, Seattle, WA

Carkeek Park Eddie McAbee Entrance

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