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Dog Days of August Hike

  • 17 Aug 2024
  • 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
  • Silver Spring, MD
  • 10


  • Bring your furry friend for a walk in the woods with options to play in the water.


Dog Days of August Hike

We’ll do a 3-4 mile out-and-back hike along the Northwest Branch Trail in Silver Spring, MD, with lots of shade and many great spots for the pooches to jump in the water to wade or swim. It's an easy up and down trail, however there is some uneven ground and it could potentially be a bit muddy.

Technically, dogs are supposed to be on leash, however most people let their dogs run free and go for swims. Be forewarned that there are deer in the woods so be ready for dogs to take off after deer.

We will most likely separate into two groups: One group will walk for an hour out and back (the trail's not a loop). The second group will be the dog owners who are allowing dogs to run free off leash. This group will need to make sure the dogs are with us and may need to do lots of calls and some waiting for them to reappear. 

After our walk in the woods we’ll have a backyard picnic nearby.

This activity is open to members and non-members of Women Outdoors. Non-members are welcome to attend two WO events as guests. On your third event, we'll ask you to join the Mid-Atlantic Region of Women Outdoors. You can also join right now by clicking on this Join Us link.

Registration is limited to 20 and will close on Thursday, August 15th or whenever we reach the limit.


  • Snacks and lots of water
  • Brown bag lunch for backyard picnic afterwards
  • Hiking poles or walking stick
  • Hiking shoes or boots
  • Hat
  • Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen
  • Bug spray

Specific meeting location and inclement weather information. Your automatic confirmation email will provide the exact location where we will meet for the event. It will also provide information on possible cancellation if required by weather conditions. (Scroll all the way to the bottom of the email.)

Please respect the trip leaders and other members and arrive on time - 10:00 a.m.

The automatic confirmation email is the only email you will receive about this event. Be sure and save it or print it out because there may not be good cell service at the event location.

    RSVP and Cancellation – IMPORTANT – PLEASE READ

    If you register but then are unable to attend, please cancel your registration. Events may be cancelled due to lack of attendance, as well as changes in weather or other circumstances. 

    If you must cancel at the last minute, call or text the trip leader (see your confirmation email for contact details) and let her know who it is who is calling/texting.

    To Cancel: Go to your Registration List

    • Click on this event in your list.
    • Click on the Already registered link under the REGISTER button.
    • At the next page that opens with your registration form, click on the CANCEL REGISTRATION button, and then again click on Cancel Registration on the pop-up form.
    • Ignore the link to contact the administrator.

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