We provide dogs with an amazing day of fun and adventure out on NC trails and in AVL! You don’t have to worry about a thing. We pick your dog up, we drive them to a nearby trail, we hike for hours, and then we drop them back off. We believe just like humans, dogs need a healthy balance of physical and mental stimulation to be happy. Our hiking program gives them an opportunity to exercise, socialize and discover more of their world through new scents, sights and sounds. Whether your dog 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. Your best friend will be in the best hands!
What Makes Us Special
Local Expert Guides
We're pet 1st aid / CPR certified & have been hiking with dogs locally for over a decade.
We select trails that are specifically tailored to the needs of your individual dog.
Hidden Gem Destinations
We hike secluded trails and the best dog friendly spots in the area.
Your pup will spend the morning or afternoon exploring some of the best trails near Asheville. Hikes take 2-3 hours to complete and are rated easy to moderate difficulty making them suitable for all. Our destinations are all within an hour drive of Asheville and include the Mountains-to-Sea Trail, Pisgah NF and the NC Arboretum.
We'll explore exciting routes within the city that includes a sense of adventure. For 1-2 hours, we'll embrace the urban environment by adventuring through local parks, exploring greenways and climbing hills and stairways while wandering through the city's attractions.
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. We'll give you recommendations specific to your needs along with directions and tips to the coolest swimming holes, best places for a picnic, our favorite breweries, must do's in Asheville, and most dog friendly spots.
If you have pet related errands and not enough time, let us help you. We will go to the store for more food, drive your pup to and from daycare or even take your pets to the vet so you can stay home and stress free.
Benefits Of Hiking
Adds variety 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. :)”
“The most loving dog people I know. Your pups are in great hands with Appawlachian Hiking Company.”
“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!”