* Trails rated 1 to 4 paws to indicate difficulty level for dog owners and their four-legged friends
* Hazard-free dog terrain in New Jersey
* The guidebook's Trail Finder chart lists hikes by terrain, difficulty for dogs, leash regulations, and more
New Jersey boasts an amazing array of hiking opportunities for both you and your dog, with trails to mountain ridges, valleys, highlands, lakes, coastal plains, beaches, and more. In this guidebook, Mary Jasch shares her favorite trails, from easy day hikes to overnight backpacking trips, presented through dog-centric eyes. Trails in Best Hikes with Dogs New Jerseywere chosen for dog-appeal: they avoid contact with livestock, offer shade and water en route, and include lakes and streams as rewards.
Advice is given on proper trail etiquette for dog owners and their pets, how to be responsible trail users, and what to pack for your pooch-the Ten Canine Essentials and a doggy first-aid kit. You'll also find helpful tips on wildlife encounters, weather concerns, and low-impact camping.