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Group Hikes

Off Leash Group Hikes

Why Group Hikes?

***NOTE: We are not currently accepting new dogs for group walks. Please fill out the online contact form using the button below if you would like to be added to our wait list.

During the busy work week, our pets don't always get the attention they need and deserve. Unfortunately, a lack of exercise and stimulation can lead to unwanted behaviors like hyperactivity, excessive barking, digging, and chewing, as well as health problems and even depression in dogs. By signing your dog up for High Tail Hikes, you're making a commitment to your dog's long-term health and quality of life. During our outings, dogs learn and practice appropriate social skills, safely explore their environment, run, chase, play, and have a ton of fun! Over time, regular hiking as part of a pack will result in a calmer, happier, more confident dog. Most importantly, hiking with a pack is a blast!

What Is Included?

  • Pick up and drop off for 2 to 3 hours total out of house time

  • A minimum of one hour on the trail, hiking and exploring

  • Maximum group size of six dogs matched by size and play style

  • Positive reinforcement of basic manners and lots of recall practice

  • Fresh water and high-quality treats provided during the hike

  • Towel dry, tick, and foxtail check after the hike

  • Photos from the hike posted to Facebook and Instagram daily!


Monday through Friday; two day per week minimum requested.

  • $35/hike: One Dog; 2 to 5 days/week
  • $60/hike: Two Dogs (same household); 2 to 5 days/week
  • $60/day: Day Care (2 hikes)

My dog Kempie adores Liz. She’s always excited to see Liz and to hit the trails with her. She always sends me cute pictures of my girl when I have to travel for work. Liz is reliable, trustworthy, and her love for dogs-big and small-is clear!

-Anna, Oakland

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High Tail Hikes Service Area

High Tail Hike Serving Oakland, Piedmont, and the surrounding East Bays Service Area