New York City Dog HikingOvidiu Stoica2024-04-02T16:03:19-04:00

Dog Hiking in NYC since 2010

Dogs are always happier when they get to be dogs, and that means having a chance to explore the great outdoors.

Our dog hiking service is designed to provide city pups with opportunities to run off-leash, swim, dig, sniff, roll in the mud, play, and socialize out in the wilderness. We trade city pavement for mountain trails.

Hiking dog

Safety First

Our hikers are trained to keep the dogs safe and in sight at all times. In addition, our dogs always wear GPS tracking collars.

Dogs in the back of a car

Home Pick-Up & Drop-Off

We pick up our hiking dogs early in the morning, and guarantee home delivery in the afternoon of a happy, worn-out pup.

Woman playing ball with three dogs at the beach

Small Hiking Groups

Our hikes feature small groups of no more than 4 dogs, ensuring each one receives the personalized attention they deserve.


Frequently Asked Questions

A hiking plan offers discounted hike rates and a guaranteed hiking spot on the weekday(s) we have agreed on. Quarterly hike plans also come with discounted boarding rates.

Clients can sign up for a hiking plan by prepaying for a set number of hikes, which must then take place before the plan’s expiration date on the day they have reserved.

Should clients wish to book extra hikes while their plan is still active, these additional hikes will be charged at the plan’s discounted rate.

If a prepaid hike is canceled, we’ll make every effort to find another slot for it within the plan’s timeframe. However, we can’t promise availability on days not reserved by the client. Any hikes not rescheduled by the time the plan expires will regrettably be lost.

We do not! We strongly believe that four is company and more is a crowd.

We’ve been providing hiking services in NYC since 2010 and in our experience, hiking with four dogs at a time strikes the perfect balance between the various competing aspects of this service. By comparison with all the other dog hiking companies in NYC that hike with 10~15 dogs at a time, we have:

  • Highly reduced pick up and drop off times. Consequently, we spend longer time where it matters… on the trails.
  • Relaxed transportation. We’re not crowding dozens of dogs in a pickup van. Our dogs have plenty of space to stretch and snooze in our cars, while we negotiate the NYC traffic.
  • Personilized care. Watching 4 dogs at a time is a lot easier than watching 10~15 dogs at a time. This allows us to let them play more and explore further, rather than constantly corraling them into marching formations.
  • Better friendships. Smaller groups allows dogs to form better friendships. Not convinced? Just watch dogs at the dog park or at a daycare. Dogs feel comfortable playing with 1~2 other dogs at time and get stressed out when more gang up. Our groups of four are always matched in pairs.

The entire excursion lasts about 5~7 hours, and the pups are given at least 3 hours of hiking and swimming time. Dogs are picked up between 8 – 10 AM and dropped off between 2-4 PM.

While it’s likely for the same hiker to do most of your dog’s hikes, it is not something that we can guarantee.

Please note, though, that all our hikers are highly trained and very experienced. Most of them have been with us for years.

We hike in the parks and reservations located within about an hour’s drive of NYC. In the off-season, we also go to the beach with the dogs that love it.

The dogs are picked up and dropped off from home and safely transported in one of our minivans, with specifically modified interiors, to make their trip comfy and safe. We do not crate dogs in the car, but there are safety barriers separating them and the driver/hiker.

On a dog’s first hike with us, she will hike with a 15ft lightweight leash attached to the collar, until she familiarizes herself with us, the environment, and the process. To continue hiking with us, a dog must listen very well to the “come” command, or at least have a strong sense of the pack and a desire to stay with the group.

All our hiking dogs wear GPS dog collars.

Absolutely! Our hiking pups are all sizes, from Mini-Dachshunds to German Shepherd Dogs.

Ticks are very common in our neck of the woods. We strongly urge you to vaccinate your dog for Lyme disease and treat her with flea and tick prevention medication. You can read more about ticks on our blog…

Currently, we only provide hiking services in certain parts of Manhattan below 35th St on the West Side, and below 60th St on the East Side.

In our initial meeting we will discuss all details regarding our dog hiking service and we will gladly provide and encourage you to contact our dog hiking clients. We have a very long list of references!

The first step is to fill out the form found on the “Contact Us” page.  We will get back to you shortly and answer all your questions and set up a time to meet.
After our meet and greet, we’ll be ready to start when you are.

Dog Hiking Rates

$150per hike
    starting at$110per hike
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