One of the best ways to take in the splendor of Mother Nature is to meet her head-on in the great outdoors with a hike on a trail. Hiking has been a favorite pastime for many people dating back centuries. Where else can you become one with the environment and view the majesty of mountains, bodies of water and nature?
But just because you have a dog in your life doesn't mean you have to miss out on a good hike. There are many trails across the U.S. that allow dogs, so go ahead and bring Maestro along. In fact, dogs can be great companions for hiking as long as they are in good physical shape and you, as the owner, take the necessary precautions to ensure a safe hike.
So where should you and Maestro go after you've taken a trip to a sporting goods store for all the latest hiking gear? We've found 10 dog-friendly hiking trails that you're sure to love. The fact that you can bring your leashed dog is not the only thing that makes these trails dog-friendly; it's also the sights you two can experience together. Read on to find out where to go on your next journey up the mountain. Happy trails!