Rent safe and private dog hiking trails hosted by locals in South Elgin, Illinois

Sniffspot's private dog parks are the best way to exercise your dog. We have the best variety and the best priced dog parks anywhere!

Designed for private play.
Only the people and dogs in your booking are allowed in the spot during your visit.

Popular private dog hiking trails near South Elgin, Illinois

Max's field of Sniffs in Paris, WI

Max is my puppy-brother who absolutely loves that field and all the smells. He moved up north and wants to share his special place with others who love to run wild in a field and splash in a creek. It is used as a hay field during the summer. during that time, it is long grass but after the season it is shorter and fun to walk down to the creek. Dogs like the tall grass as much as the short. There are mowed trails to get to the creek through the brush. Right now the creek is low from our summer drought but enough for them to splash in. It is not a groomed trail, just brush mowed, so it is uneven ground with rocks, sticks, etc to watch out for. It is nature so expect bugs. There will be some bug spray if you need it. There is a picnic table down by the creek to sit while the puppies play. It is also nice to just lay in the field and look up at the sky with your furry friend. Suggestions are always appreciated. This is my first time with sniffspot and still learning I have chuck-it balls and thrower to borrow. Please bring them back and hang them up so the next person can use them. I also have a 6ft leash to borrow if you forget yours and need one. I have included dog waste bags. Please do not use dumpster on site, instead use small garbage can near waste bags. Please look at the pictures to see where you can play. There are businesses at this location so you can expect to see cars and people on occasion. But they will not come up to you unless you ask a question or need help.

Unfenced
6 acres
5(4)
$10 dog / hour
Union Grove, WI

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Why rent private dog hiking trails in South Elgin, Illinois?
FeaturesSniffspotPublic park
Designed for private play
Rentable by the hour
Off leash options
Very large and/or fully fenced options
Pricing$5 - $15 per dog per hourFree

What people say about dog hiking trails around South Elgin, Illinois

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Amy H.
November 2023
Julia was such a fabulous host! It was my dog, Sidney’s, birthday, and she left him some treats and a special birthday cookie! Sidney was so excited to be in a safe spot where he could sniff everything and pee on every leaf, lol! The space was perfect! We had a wonderful time and will definitely be back!
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Courtney O.
June 2023
Great spot! Winnie had so much fun and there were lots for her to do! There were poop bags, treats, & water provided too.
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Mary D.
September 2021
What a wonderful spot for a border collie! Agility equipment, toys, and a wading pool. And a nice privacy fence - so helpful for my nervous girl. We will definitely be back!
How do South Elgin'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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FAQ about our South Elgin dog hiking trails

Are dog hiking trails safe?
While public dog parks have a number of safety issues, such as aggressive dogs, inattentive owners, disease transmission and general cleanliness, Sniffspot dog parks are much safer than a city or county park. With a Sniffspot off-leash area all bookings are private for just you and dogs you bring with you and we require all dogs to be vaccinated (or have equivalent titers). All Sniffspot locations are vetted and reviewed by guests so you can find the perfect place for you and your dog. 93% of reviews on Sniffspot visits are 5 stars. Our hiking trails tend to be outside the city, which lends to more privacy, but it is also important to follow typical hiking safety precautions, such as potentially having trail maps.
How can I find dog hiking trails in South Elgin?
There are 7 dog hiking trails in the South Elgin area. The most popular dog hiking trail is Lazy Bones Acres Private Dog Park In Marengo. You can browse all of our dog hiking trails here.
How do I know if a dog hiking trail works for my dog?
Sniffspot provides the tools to find the ideal spot. Start by applying basic filters, such as fencing 6 feet tall and distractions, to find a dog park with trails that works for your dog. You can also filter by size if you are looking for a certain acre park, an expansive off-leash dog park. If your dog doesn't have good recall, you can visit one of our fully fenced dog hiking trails. 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. Since you are looking for trails, make sure to check photos to see if it 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?
In order to hike the trails, we require that all dogs have basic vaccinations or equivalent titers. We do not permit dogs with a bite history. We require that guests sign our waiver and agree to follow our safety rules.
Will there be other dogs at the Sniffspot hiking trail at the same time as me?
Sniffspot only allows one booking at a time and any host dogs are required to be kept away from the spot during visits. We also enforce 30 min time buffers between bookings.
How much do Sniffspot hiking trails cost?
Dog hiking trails in the South Elgin area range from $20.0 and $20.0. The least expensive dog hiking trail is Lazy Bones Acres Private Dog Park In Marengo. The most expensive dog hiking trail is Lazy Bones Acres Private Dog Park In Marengo. Each host sets their own price, so you can check the price on the specific Sniffspot dog park listing.

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