Rent safe and private dog hiking trails hosted by locals in University City, Missouri

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!

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Why rent private dog hiking trails in University City, Missouri?
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
How do University City'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

No other dogs during your visits

Only you and your dogs are allowed to enter a spot during the time you've booked it

Reactive dogs welcome

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

Monthly memberships

Many of our dog parks have the option to access member-only benefits with a fixed monthly price

What people say about dog hiking trails around University City, Missouri

Amanda R.
September 2023
Our doggies loved to just be able to run and swim freely! I would say that there is horse manure if your doggie is a poop eater like mine😝 Tony gives great directions and info about the property!
Rachael L.
September 2023
We had a wonderful afternoon at the property. Both our dogs ran wild and even took a dip in the pond water. We will be returning often, it’s a dog sanctuary.
R K.
August 2023
Wonderful place to take your dogs! The host is amazing. Lots of room to run and play. Very secure fencing. Our dogs love coming here!!
Christine G.
August 2023
This was my first time to a Sniffspot and Tony was super welcoming and friendly. It's a lovely property, very secure, and nicely maintained paths. We had a lot of fun!
Andrea Z.
August 2023
A dog’s paradise! The fencing is very secure, and the trails are well-maintained. The horse and goats are cute too! We drove 90 minutes there, and it was absolutely worth the trip. Be sure to come prepared with bug spray, towels, and grooming wipes. ;) Tony provides very clear instructions and is friendly and helpful. You can sometimes hear his dogs bark, but they are not visible.
Mikayla B.
August 2023
We loved this location! It was a great place to let our dog roam safely. He swam in the pond and made friends with the horse! Lots of space to explore and walk the trails. We recommend!
AJ and Christina G.
July 2023
This is our first experience with SniffSpot and our boys had an absolute blast! Easy to find with great directions from Tony, love that it is entirely fenced in and just a stunning open piece of property! Water available which was great because our boys wore themselves out so fast! We will definitely be back to explore again!
Christina S.
July 2023
Tony left very detailed property info. Great with the commutation. Our dogs LOVED his completely fenced in place. He even provided water for them. There are nice paths cut. Would highly recommend & we will definitely be back
Sara S.
July 2023
The whole place is fenced with what I would call a chain link equivalent, very secure. There were a bunch of wide trails mowed into the grass, a few wooded narrow trails and a pond. My dog had a blast. I wanted somewhere to let her off leash that was fully secure but big enough to give her actual freedom. This was perfect. I did leash her around the pond, she wanted to go in but it was green and I didn't want to deal with a wet dog. The only con is the ticks. I didn't knock any stars off because I fully expected them. My dog has come home full of them when hiking in public parks. It's just to be expected, especially if they "off road" into the unmowed parts. The humans only picked up 1 or 2, possibly also from the dog. Just make sure your dog is up to date on flea and tick medicine and possibly vaccinated against tick borne illnesses. Or come closer to winter.
Johanna B.
June 2023
This property is beautiful and our pups ran around full speed for a full 1/2 hour. It has beautiful views, a pond for the the pups to drink out of or swim in, and hiking trails that we didn’t get to yet because our dogs wore themselves out in the fields. Highly recommend. We’ll for sure be back. The Host, Tony, is super nice and communicates really well about his property and how to find it. Next time we’ll take him up on his offer to walk a bit with us so we make sure to hit all the good stuff.
Taylor S.
June 2023
Tony was so nice and wonderful! He showed me around the property. We had discussed before hand that my dogs were people friendly. :) The fence is solid, and the space is massive. Such a fun way to get my city dogs out in the country.
Jenna M.
June 2023
Such an incredible property to explore! Beautiful scenery, and a great way to tire out the doggies. Be mindful of ticks and do a check after the visit. My favorite thing is getting to see my dogs have off leash freedom in a safe and secure environment. This was such a wonderful experience for them.
Apshara R.
September 2022
What a great property! My city dwelling dog and I had a blast exploring. We will be back!
Jessica M.
September 2023
The park was beautiful. My dog loved being able to wonder and explore. We had a lovely time.
Aslyn E.
August 2023
Such a peaceful and secure spot to let your dogs run!

What other types of private dog parks are available?

Dog water parks
Many hosts have added water features like pools and/or are nearby lakes or rivers.
Fully fenced dog parks
Very popular choice, perfect to contain your dogs if they are escape artists or if they are not good at recall.
Dog agility parks
Some hosts have implemented full agility courses to train your dogs in a private environment.
Dog fields
Many of the listed spots are large pastures, fields and have farm animals that can be sighted.
Dog beaches
Some spots are conveniently located by the sea or have sand and other beach features.
Indoor dog parks
A good alternative to do activities with your dogs on a rainy day and unpleasant weather in general.
Small dog parks
Dog parks that specifically work for the needs of dogs that are smaller in size.

FAQ about our University City 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 University City?
There are 1 dog hiking trails in the University City area. The most popular dog hiking trail is Dave's Private Dog Park In De Soto. 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 University City area range from $10 and $10. The least expensive dog hiking trail is Dave's Private Dog Park In De Soto. The most expensive dog hiking trail is Dave's Private Dog Park In De Soto. Each host sets their own price, so you can check the price on the specific Sniffspot dog park listing.