Dog-Friendly Hikes around GTA

Due to traveling limitations caused by COVID-19, many of us are opting for staycations and exploring different areas around Toronto. Weekends and holidays are the perfect time to plan such activities with your family, friends, or loved pets. Are you planning to take your furry companions with you? When we explore areas that are out of the city, we do not want to leave our pets behind. Hiking is the best to stay active and it also allows our pets to enjoy the outdoors.

Here are some pet-friendly hikes around the Greater Toronto Area:

High Park Trail:

The High Park Trail is famous for the cherry blossom season, but that is not all! Five kilometers of gorgeous stretch will allow you and your pet to get active and feel fresh. If you are planning to stay in the city instead of venturing out, High Park Trail has an off-leash area where you can let your dog have some fun. Choosing a weekday would be better for an outing so you can avoid the weekend crowd.

Don Valley Trails:

If you are looking for a longer trail, this 5 to 6-hour loop is perfect for you and your pet. Enjoy the scenic view but be wary of the narrow path. You will not be able to take your pet off the leash, but if you are looking for a private route for a euphoric run, this is the place for you.

Caledon Trails:

Looking for some quiet time? Caledon’s gorgeous and scenic trails include The Humber and Credit Rivers, The Oak Ridges Moraine, and Niagara Escarpment. With a number of loops and entrances to choose from, you might just end up staying longer than planned. Pets can not be off leash around the Caledon Trailway, but you can take some gorgeous pictures of your pets (and with them) while you are there! These shots will surely turn out memorable.

Scarborough Bluffs:

This is another popular place for hiking lovers. With high peaks that offer an expansive view, Scarborough Bluffs is a 6.8-kilometer trail located near Toronto. Take your dog with you but they must be kept on leash! They can enjoy some beachside fun after the hike and cool down near the water.

Bronte Creek:

This trail may not be very long but at least your dog can feel free without a leash! The off-leash park allows your dog to get active, play, and just enjoy. You have the option of choosing from five different trails that showcase the natural beauty of the park.

Sherwood Park:

Sherwood Park is located at the end of Sherwood Avenue which runs from Mount Pleasant Road. The off-leash dog walking area will help your dog socialize with other pets and enjoy the outdoors. Different loops go through the park so you can choose the one you like so you and your dog can enjoy the run!

Do you know about some other trails around Toronto? Planning to go with your pet and need a ride? Paws en route, a Toronto pet taxi service, provides safe and timely pet transportation. Let us know if you have any questions. Book a ride with us today!

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