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Hiking with dogs - where?

Post by PaHiker » Jan 19 2018 3:47 pm

Is there a way to tell if dogs are allowed on a particular trail? I don't see it here as an option when you look at the trail description (boy, would that be nice). Most of my AZ hikes have been in the southern area, and it seems like just about every trail as a "no dogs allowed" sign. I'd really like to know before I get to the trail, esp, since I'm coming from Pa. to hike.
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Re: Hiking with dogs - where?

Post by PaHiker » Jan 19 2018 4:06 pm

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Post by PaHiker » Jan 19 2018 4:09 pm

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Okay, question. Does the existence of the three paws (even if all three are 0) mean dogs are allowed but no one has rated it? Or, does it mean dogs not allowed, or not known?
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Re: Hiking with dogs - where?

Post by chumley » Jan 19 2018 4:14 pm

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It's either unknown, or permitted, but not yet rated by any user.

Trails known to prohibit dogs are clearly posted no dogs: [ Pusch Peak ]
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Re: Hiking with dogs - where?

Post by joebartels » Jan 19 2018 4:16 pm

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that would mean assumed allowed but since no one has reported anything I'd be cautious

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Post by PaHiker » Jan 19 2018 4:19 pm

Thanks everyone. That's a big help in planning.
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Re: Hiking with dogs - where?

Post by chumley » Jan 19 2018 4:19 pm

In general, most trails do allow dogs. The main exceptions are trails that are in or cross through National Parks, some busy city trails like Camelback and Piestewa Peak, and areas of the Pusch Ridge Wilderness on Mt. Lemmon that have restrictions to protect bighorn sheep. And while that doesn't cover a whole lot of trails, it does cover some very popular trails, so the restriction may seem to be more widespread due to the popularity of restricted trails.
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Post by PaHiker » Jan 19 2018 4:25 pm

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Big difference from here. We have no NP's, everything is a state park, forest, or national forest, where dogs area allowed everywhere. When I first started hiking in the Tucson area it really hit me that I couldn't find a single trail where I could bring my dog.
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Re: Hiking with dogs - where?

Post by Pivo » Jan 21 2018 3:39 pm

Tucson areas where you can hike with dogs: It's important to understand the difference between the Pusch Wilderness Area and the Pusch Big Horn Sheep Management Area (BHS) There is some overlapping of the two. Dogs are ALLOWED in the WILDERNESS Area, and NOT in the Pusch BHS Management Area. No dogs in Sabino Canyon Recreation Area (SCRA). No dogs in Saguaro National Park East (SNPE) and West, or in general Tucson Mountain Park.

Areas that are open to dogs: The Santa Rita Mountains, The Catalina Mountains outside of the BHS Management area and SCRA, Redington Pass, out side of SNPE. Robles Pass in the Tucson Mountains, and Sentinel Park.

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Re: Hiking with dogs - where?

Post by PaHiker » Jan 21 2018 4:31 pm

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Helps some, thanks. Unfortunately, the no-no area are where my son and I usually hike.
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Re: Hiking with dogs - where?

Post by Pivo » Jan 22 2018 7:18 pm

When it warms up, you won't have may options hiking with a dog. The Santa Rita's and the Santa Catalina trails will be the best options.

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Re: Hiking with dogs - where?

Post by RowdyandMe » Jan 22 2018 10:49 pm

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I like to post a +paw when I hike. Of course on some trails I think the size of the dog can change someone’s rating.
Where are you planning on hiking?
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Re: Hiking with dogs - where?

Post by PaHiker » Jan 23 2018 5:38 am

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Well, this year (Oct) looking at some of the ruins around Tonto. That's what started this, I noticed (on their website) that dogs are allowed on all but the trails where scrambling is required.
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Post by Tough_Boots » Jan 23 2018 1:01 pm

Always double check with the park or forest when HAZ labels a hike as restricted-- it's not 100% correct.
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Re: Hiking with dogs - where?

Post by RowdyandMe » Jan 23 2018 6:47 pm

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Any hike in particular you thinking about?
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Re: Hiking with dogs - where?

Post by PaHiker » Jan 23 2018 6:57 pm

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No, working out the specs now, have a few months before it comes 'round.
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Re: Hiking with dogs - where?

Post by RowdyandMe » Jan 23 2018 7:24 pm

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Well let me know and will see what’s up.
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Post by PaHiker » Jan 23 2018 7:29 pm

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