Group Nature hikes

Highly-enriching outdoor adventures for active dogs

NEW - A unique, fun-filled group hiking experience for your dog

We’re your dog’s new hiking buddies! Three days per week, we’ll pick your dog up for an on-leash adventure at one of Orange County’s beautiful dog-friendly parks or nature trails, along with 1-3 other doggie friends. Hikes are the perfect energy outlet for high-energy dogs for whom regular walks just don’t seem to cut it! They’re also a great way to occupy your pup while you’re away at work or busy working from home. Your dog will return home happy and well-exercised after a day on the trails with us.

Every hike provides your dog with:

Services & Rates

Group Hikes - $35

*Certain hikes may be shortened in hot weather

Looking for Private Walks?

We offer regular neighborhood walks and private enrichment walks to suit your dog’s needs.

Group Hike F.A.Q.

  1. Dogs must be over 1 year old and have proof of current vaccinations. Flea/tick prevention is strongly recommended.  
  2. Dogs must be friendly with a variety of other dogs. If you’re unsure or your dog has a mixed (or unknown) history with other dogs, please contact us
  3. Dogs also must be comfortable being crated and riding in the car.
  4. There are times where a certain dog just doesn’t mesh well with the personalities of the existing group. We apologize and appreciate your understanding if we are not able to accommodate your dog for this reason.

Many behavior problems can be suitably managed while on the trails. Please contact us to discuss if group walks might be a good fit for your particular dog.

First, schedule a Dog Walk Intro, a 15-minute meet & greet that lets us get to know you and your pup (and vice versa). Next, we’ll schedule a test hike with just one other dog. If all goes well, then we’ll bring your dog along with the main group on the next regular hiking day. 

Because our walks are on-leash, dirt is usually minimal. However, if you are at all concerned about your dog tracking in dirt or muddying furniture while you’re away, we recommend planning a space for your dog to be put in after the hike, such as a crate, ex-pen, or laundry room, until you return. We are happy to wipe your dogs paws if you wish, and we routinely do our best to check for and remove ticks, burrs, or noticeable dirt at the end of your dog’s trip. 

What our walking clients have to say:

Delaine C.
Delaine C.
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"Mara is very good with even large puppies like Rogue! She knows how to handle them in an effective but kind way and Rogue is happy when she comes over!"
Dee T.
Dee T.
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"Mara is amazing! We are so fortunate to have found her... She is reliable and very good about communicating. Our puppy is so excited when she comes to visit! Mara is very comfortable around dogs and it shows (Scout is already 80 lbs at 10 months). She is even working with him on some commands and is reinforcing good manners... She is really great with Scout, and we know he's enjoying their walks, because we have one very 'happy' puppy when we come home from work."
Lori G.
Lori G.
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"Mara was wonderful with Willie. He is not initially accepting of new people... He is so attached to me that he is hesitant to go out with someone new. The next time Mara came he was a fuzzy wagging happy boy, totally excited that she was here. They had a wonderful long walk. I highly recommend Mara. Willie also gives Mara 5 stars."
Laurel I.
Laurel I.
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"...Taylor immediately took to Mara. I loved getting the reports, the pictures, and the map of the walk. It made both of us very happy. Mara is a trustworthy, reliable, dog walker and I wouldn't hesitate to recommend her to others. I hope to have her back soon."
Chris G.
Chris G.
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"Excellent care and attention to detail. I highly recommend Mara Clare."
Jeanette C.
Jeanette C.
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"Arya was shy at first with Mara but now she has gotten used to her and knows when she comes to get her she is going out for a walk. She gets so excited and is super happy."
Elizabeth Z.
Elizabeth Z.
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"Mara has been great to work with so far! ... Mara sent us photos and gave us a status update on how Giggs did while she was there which helped knowing our little guy was being well cared for. Looking forward to booking her again! :)"
Katherine N.
Katherine N.
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"Mara did midday walks for my 15 year old beagle/retriever mix and took wonderful care of her. Brownie loves her walks, though I think she does more sniffing than walking. Mara also brought in our packages that were left at the door which was much appreciated."
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We’re excited to meet you and your pup! Schedule your Dog Walk Intro to begin.