I’m not a dog owner, but I certainly see plenty of dogs on trails, from rigorous ones to easy local walks.

A reader asks the question below. Feel free to respond in the comments, or if you’d prefer, email me and I’ll add the responses to this blog entry.

“I’ve just recently started following your blog on PD.com and was wondering if you could recommend any good, local hiking areas that are dog friendly? I go up to Shiloh a lot (though dogs aren’t permitted, whoops!) and it’s just a little too boring/easy for us. I’ve also been to Annadel quite a bit, but it’s become a little too busy. Any suggestions? Much appreciated!! :)”