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How do Sniffspot's private dog hiking trails work?

Private rentals by the hour

Our hosts are locals that are renting their yards and private land to dog owners

Trust and safety first

Spots are designed for safety and both hosts and guests are reviewed after each visit

Designed for private play

Only the people and dogs in your booking are allowed in the spot during your visit

Reactive dogs welcome

Many of the spots we list are designed with sensitive dogs in mind

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Why rent private dog hiking trails?

FeaturesSniffspotPublic dog park
No encounters with stranger dogs
Rentable by the hour
Off leash options
Very large and/or fully fenced options
Pricing$5 - $15 per dog per hourFree

The top private dog hiking trails listed on Sniffspot

Canter Woods Farm FULLY FENCED in Vero Beach

Got a big, energetic dog who needs a lot of space to run? You’ve found it! If your dog is happiest in the water, we are here for you! We are a haven for dogs with Strong Opinions about things! 🤗 Doesn’t love people? Come on over! Hates other pets? That’s cool! Lives to chase squirrels and moles? We’re overrun, you do you! We are blessed with 19 gorgeous acres of ♿️ HANDICAPPED ACCESSIBLE pasture, ancient live oak hammocks, and trails surrounding 3 ponds and a creek leading to a cypress swamp. It’s Old Florida at its very BEST. Canter Woods is on the corner of two dead-end dirt roads with barely any traffic. We are now FULLY FENCED so your dog can safely work out every ounce of excess energy! Seating and picnic tables are provided throughout the property, and there is plenty of natural shade. We have a private road that runs all around the inside of the fence, so if your dog likes to run alongside you while you pedal, go ahead and bring your bicycle! The road/trail is almost completely shaded, so even on the hottest of days, it’s quite pleasant. One of our trails, which fully accommodates any vehicle, leads directly to our main seating area adjacent to not one but two ponds. Guests who use a wheelchair, crutches, or a walker can make it from their vehicle to a sturdy chair or lounger in just 6-8 feet ♿️ If you would like access to this parking spot, simply arrange with us. Our shallow swimming ponds are fed nonstop by a deep artesian well. We also have plenty of wildlife—depending on how rambunctious your dog might be, you may see otters, soft shelled turtles, tortoises, wood ducks, raccoons, armadillos, rabbits, and squirrels. We also have a plentiful supply of water birds—herons, egrets, and more. We are a Certified Wildlife Habitat™️! 🍃🌱🌿🪵🐇 We have horses on the premises in paddocks, and they’re tolerant of dogs and their mischief and love ♥️ our SniffSpot dog guests. Hopefully your dog is tolerant of these large mysterious creatures and doesn’t harass them! If you think your dog might be aggressive with the horses and get over or under their sturdy 4-foot paddock fence, please use a leash when in proximity of the barn and paddock! Do note that our horses are ridden and worked often, so there’s always the possibility that you will encounter “evidence” of a horse having passed there before you 😉 As we say around here, that’s farm life for ya! If that kind of thing bothers you, this probably isn’t the right spot for you. We are not manicured lawn—we are a farm and woods and a certified wildlife habitat. Note that we do have some predator animals such as hawks, owls, and the occasional bobcat, so this area is best suited for dogs over about 15 pounds. We keep our 4-lb chihuahua mostly inside, since we moved here. Parking is near the main entrance gate, close to the barn, and you are invited to start off your visit on the trails, following Bambi’s Run at the main entrance. Poop bags, maps, and a trash can are located on a pine tree at the parking area and near the horse paddock. ✨ PLEASE NOTE: We are specifically requesting that you do NOT come to our farm to “check us out” WITHOUT AN APPOINTMENT. Please respect that Canter Woods is also our home, and we are closed to anyone who doesn’t have an appointment. For our security and the safety of our guests and their dogs, we have surveillance cameras in use at all our entrances. MEMBERS-ONLY HOURS: We reserve before-work 7:30-10:30 am, Saturday mornings until noon, and all day on Sundays for dog lovers who have chosen to be members. Members also get a lower rate that’s never subject to a price increase + free use of our wash rack and dog shampoo! (a big bonus for the big dogs in our lives!) WE ARE CLOSED ON TUESDAYS AND WEDNESDAYS 🦋

Fully Fenced
19 acres
5(327)
$20 dog / hour
Vero Beach, FL

What people are saying about Sniffspot dog hiking trails

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Katrina C.
February 2024
One of the best sniffspots we've been to! An hour away and we'll worth the drive.
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Car K.
February 2024
Beautiful place, my pup and I loved it! I already booked a second visit.
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Jacob E.
February 2024
Great!
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Jim B.
February 2024
Baxter and us had a pawsome adventure exploring the expansive 5-acre wooded dog park! It was such a relief to let him romp off-leash while we followed the scenic trails, winding through clearings adorned with charming old stone walls. The double-gated entry and secure fence provided complete peace of mind, allowing us to fully relax and enjoy the moment. We can't wait to return.
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Angel F.
February 2024
An absolute gorgeous backyard and Floki had a blast sniffing and running around. The owner is a very nice lady too. It was quiet and peaceful there as well My boyfriend says his highlight was the tiny pine cones. He’s never seen them before😂
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Christina B.
February 2024
Absolutely beautiful property! Never mind the dogs, my husband can’t stop gushing about this place! The owner was so kind and polite. He gave us a tour and helped us walk the dogs past the goats (who were all very friendly and sweet). Highly recommend this Sniffspot!
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Susan J.
February 2024
Wonderful
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Patti S.
February 2024
Beautiful Doug Firs! 🌲 Lots of great smells for the puppers. My two dogs really loved the yard.

Frequently asked questions about Sniffspot dog hiking trails listings

Are dog hiking trails safe?

The answer to this question depends greatly on the specific rules and culture of each individual dog-friendly hiking trail. On crowded popular trails where off-leash dogs regularly greet one another, it can be difficult to ensure all interactions are positive. Uncertain dogs are easily overwhelmed by quick approaches from strangers — if the dog-friendly trail is narrow without adequate space to flee, these canine companions can quickly feel trapped or resort to the “fight” option of fight-or-flight reactions. After a few stressful experiences, previously shy dogs can lose trust in their owners and even become fear aggressive.

Sniffspot takes these risks seriously. That's why all of our private dog park listings, including hiking trail systems, are carefully booked to make sure there's ample time between arrivals and departures — and you can filter listings by whether or not your dog is likely to see any other animals at all, even from afar! Plus all Sniffspot locations are vetted and reviewed by guests so you can find the perfect place for you and your dog based on firsthand experiences from fellow nature lovers. 93% of reviews on Sniffspot visits are 5 stars. And our hiking trails tend to be outside the city, which lends to more privacy on your trail adventures. (Note that it is still important to follow typical hiking safety precautions, such as potentially having trail maps downloaded ahead of time.)

How can I find dog hiking trails near me?

You can browse all of our dog hiking trails above, at the top of this page. View them on a map to find a quick escape or apply filters if you're looking for something specific!

How do I know if a dog hiking trail works for my dog?

Sniffspot provides tools to find the ideal dog-friendly trails for you and your furry friend. Start by applying basic filters like whether a spot has fencing or if certain distractions (like other dogs, wildlife, or loud noises) are present. If your dog doesn't have a good recall yet? You can visit one of our fully fenced dog hiking trails or opt for a less expansive off-leash dog park. If your dog is reactive to other dogs? You can visit one of our dog hiking trails where there are no dogs audible or visible nearby.

You can also filter by size if you are looking for a certain number of miles of trails or have a minimum acre park in mind.

We provide resources to check elevation and hike intensity, too! Make sure to check photos to see if the spot has flat trails or gnarly trails. You can also browse by specific amenities, if you are looking for a view or a beach, for instance, or other activities or fun features. You can check whether the spot has off or on street parking, the regular park hours, whether it has paved trails or a modern restroom.

What are the requirements to bring my dog to a Sniffspot dog hiking trail?

To hike a Sniffspot trail, we require that all dogs have basic vaccinations or equivalent titers. It's a good idea to keep your pet's vaccination records up to date. We do not permit private dog park use by pregnant dogs or pets with a bite history — and we require that pet parent guests sign our waiver and agree to follow our safety rules before bringing their furry friend to a Sniffspot dog park or dog-walking trail, such as staying within the designated off-leash area.

Each park location also has their own set of rules that guests need to follow, such as limiting excessive barking and otherwise ensuring respectful canine behavior.

Will there be other dogs at the Sniffspot hiking trail at the same time as me?

No, there will not. Your rental is private, not a public dog park! You will have your reserved Sniffspot all to yourself: a safe environment just for you and your furry friend to enjoy.

Sniffspot only allows one booking at a time. Any host dogs are required to be kept away from the spot during visits. We also enforce 30 minute time buffers between bookings to make sure you don't run into any surprises.

How much do Sniffspot hiking trails cost?

Each host sets their own price, so you can check the price on the specific Sniffspot dog park listing. Most are between $5 - $15 per dog per hour for a popular dog park hiking trail, depending on terrain and amenities.