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Dog Hiking Checklist

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Here at Kurgo, we love exploring the outdoors with our dogs. Hiking is a great way to get some exercise and discover a new area together. Whether you're planning an an hour-long trek or a full day hike, make sure you're prepared! Using our Dog Hiking Checklist is a great place to start and check out our Top 15 Tips for Hiking with Your Dog.

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Dog-Friendly Hikes: Colorado

Just about every trail in Colorado is dog-friendly outside of Rocky National Park. Luckily, there is no shortage of great hikes in this western state known for its golden aspen trees, wildflowers, and multitude of accessible 14-foot peaks.EasySt. Mary’s Glacier (Idaho Springs) — This 1.5-mile hike, located just an hour from Denver packs a lot into its short distance. Ascend through [...]

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Dog-Friendly Hikes: Arizona

Arizona offers some of the best year-round hiking in the country, especially when the cold and snow leave you trapped inside during the winter months. With a wide variety of easy to challenging trails, Discover beautiful desert hiking with plenty of swimming holes, red rocks, and views close to major cities like Phoenix, Sedona, and Flagstaff. Should you plan [...]

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6 Necessities Your Dog Shouldn't Hike Without

Hiking with your dog is fun and rewarding, but there are a few essentials to keep in mind before getting that tail on the trail! Before you head out, do your research. Make sure the area you're traveling to allows dogs and find out what their leash laws are. Look up the weather and trail conditions. To help you [...]

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Dog-Friendly Hiking Trails - Lake George, NY

Photo Credit: Laurie CarrLake George, located in northern New York state at the southeast part of the Adirondack Mountains, is full of hiking opportunities for people and dogs of all abilities and ages. Filled with challenging steeper trails with stunning views of Lake George or peaceful paths of undisturbed ponds and wetlands, there is something for everyone. The Lake George Land [...]

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​5 Hiking Dogs to Follow on Instagram

Here at Kurgo, we're all about enjoying life together with your dog. Many people love exploring the outdoors with their pups, especially during the warmer months. We talked with a few of our favorite Instagram friends to see what they love most about hiking with their dogs. Here’s what they had to say:Atlas the Adventure Dog: @atlastheadventuredogFavorite month to hike with [...]

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7 Essentials for Winter Hiking with Your Dog

Hiking with your dog in the winter is rewarding and beautiful, but certainly has its challenges. A few months ago while out with my two dogs, one of them suffered an awful injury. I hope that by sharing this story and additional safety tips, you will be prepared for any emergency that may arise while hiking with your dog.On [...]

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Dog-Friendly Hikes: Washington State

Photo Credit: YouDidWhatWithYourWiener.com With the Cascade and Olympic Mountain Ranges, there is no shortage of mind-blowingly beautiful hikes in Washington State with some of the best views in the country. Many hikes in the state require a NW Forest Pass , which you can purchase for $5 per day or get an annual pass for $30. State Parks require a Discover [...]

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Dog Friendly Hikes in Oregon

Photo by @bend.brothers on Instagram Oregon is undoubtedly one of the most dog-friendly states in the country. Aside from a few state parks, dogs are pretty much allowed everywhere. Many hikes in the state require a NW Forest Pass , which you can purchase for $5 per day or get an annual pass for $30. Easy 1000 Acres (Sandy River Delta) - This is [...]

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12 Best Dog Friendly Hikes in Massachusetts

Like in the rest of the country, dogs are generally not allowed in National Parks and Forests in Massachusetts. They are allowed in most of the state parks, but they are not allowed in swimming areas. Below we have listed some of our favorite hikes with dogs in Massachusetts from easy to difficult.Just make sure you and your dog [...]

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