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We are Asheville's premier dog hiking company! If you work long hours, travel, are a busy parent, can't quite meet the energy needs of your dog or just simply want what is best for them, we're here to help. We'll pick them up and drive to a nearby trail for hours of fun and adventure. Your pup will get to discover more of their world through new scents, sights and sounds. Dogs are always happier when they get to be dogs and that means having the chance to explore the great outdoors. Whether yours be a serious trekker, a senior hiker or a small pup with a big heart for adventure, we ensure to hike a suitable trail for their skill level. Our hiking program is like school for dogs, giving them time to socialize, exercise and get the lead out! Your dog comes back tired, happy, and their need for adventure is satisfied. Contact us today to reward your pup with a gift of happiness and hiking.

What Makes Us Special

Local Expert Guides

We're pet 1st aid / CPR certified & have been hiking with dogs locally for over a decade.

Handpicked Adventures

We select trails that are specifically tailored to the needs of your individual dog.

Hidden Gem Destinations

We hike the best dog friendly spots only the locals know about.


 Our Services

Nature Hike Whether it’s hiking up mountains, swimming in rivers or wandering through old-growth forests, we have a trail that is sure to add a sense of adventure and excitement to your dog’s life! They will spend the morning or afternoon exploring some of the best trails near Asheville. Our destinations are all within an hour drive of Asheville and include the NC Arboretum, Blue Ridge Parkway, Mountains-to-Sea Trail, and Pisgah NF.

Urban Hike Revolutionary approach to finding nature inside of Asheville. Whether on a trail or through your neighborhood, an urban hike makes for awesome mini adventures. Also great for midday potty breaks and socializing during the loneliest parts of the day.

Trail Run Perfect for high energy dogs, young dogs, old dogs and all dogs in between that enjoy running and adventure.

Transpetation If you have pet related errands and not enough time, let us help! We'll go to the store for more food, take your pup to and from daycare, or even take your pets to the vet so you can stay home and stress free.

Trail Recommendations We create a joyful experience for YOU and your pup by matching you to a trail. Western North Carolina is an abundance of beautiful attractions, let us help you plan a dog friendly hike or design a vacation itinerary for you and your pup. 

Board + Hike We provide personalized, small scale dog boarding in our home. Our boarding service includes pickup and drop-off, daily updates and photos via text, plus three walks and a hike each day. Your dog will be entertained, exercised, socialized, and well loved while you’re away.


Benefits Of Hiking

Adds variety and excitement to your dog's life: new sights and smells, mountains and rivers to explore, and the feeling of grass and dirt beneath their paws.

Helps your dog maintain a healthy weight and stay toned and fit.

Your dog will be tuckered out, making them less likely to act up at home.

Allows for time to work on basic behaviors and socialization.

Reduces your dog's stress level.


“10/10 would recommend! Chris took my dog on a hike nearby to my home which included lots of exercise and water play! She goes above and beyond to meet their needs and make their experience individualized and positive. Her passion for dogs radiates in all she does. She even shared photos that were taken during the hike, and the look on my pups face was pure bliss! You won’t be disappointed with her service. :)”

Dawnn S.

"Christina is amazing with our dog Theodora! Theodora can be a lot to deal with but took to Christina right away. Christina knows so many interesting trails around Asheville and takes lovely pictures. She is sensitive to fitness levels and knows when to bring Theo home on the early side or when to take her a little farther on the trail. Our dog always comes home happy. Christina gives you notes on how the walk went, little report cards, which were fun to read. But mainly we were jealous that Theodora was able to go to such wonderful places while we had to work."

Manda R.

“While we were traveling this weekend, we asked Appawlachian Hiking Company to take Callie for a hike to make sure she got plenty of exercise. We can't say enough good things about them! Not only was Callie well cared for on trail, we received some lovely photos of her and a report card of how she did. We'll definitely be using Appawlachian again!”

Lindsey B.