Every dog should have their day, and at Outdoor Adventure Hounds, we believe each of those days should include a hike.

We offer individual and group hikes, including no more than four dogs per group. Most hikes will be on-leash for the safety and security of the dogs. However, if your dog has a great recall, off-leash hiking is a blast. Most of our hikes take place alongside a lake or stream, so swimming or wading is always an option. Fresh drinking water will always be available and healthy snacks will be provided. We hike year-round in all weather, unless travel conditions or temperatures are deemed hazardous. Every Hound Hiker is trained, certified in first aid and CPR, and fully insured.

Trails for every size, shape, and age.

At Outdoor Adventure Hounds, we believe no two hounds are the same. We’ll assess your hound and design a wellness and exercise plan specifically for your individual hound.

For example:

An older, physically challenged, or overweight dog can benefit from an outing that focuses on enrichment and easy movements on level footing.

A high-energy hound will benefit from a longer and more challenging hike to help them burn off excess energy.

Puppies need close supervision and exposure to all types of different settings and experiences. It’s important to provide puppies with rich and varied socialization experiences, as these interactions will benefit them for the duration of their lives.

Dogs who are reactive to other dogs, humans or certain settings often get left at home, as their owners do not feel they can trust their dog around other dogs or in public – however, these dogs also need exercise and enrichment, and we can design a plan that will enable a reactive dog to safely get the exercise they need.

Whatever type of hound you have, we’ll work with you and your hound to find just the right type of fun for them.

The Chubs & Old Timers

For those hounds who can’t pass up the treat bag, this is for them. And for those older hounds with the creaky knees and elbows, this one is for them too. We’ll go a shorter distance and at a slower pace. We’ll stroll and relax and take plenty of rest stops. This hike is all about enjoying the outdoors, soaking up the sunshine and enjoying a day out with friends. This hike would also be an option for approved puppies new to the trail.

The Smalls

This hike is just for the smaller hounds, where they are free to run and play with no chance of bullying from the big guys. Similar in type and distance to the Rompers hike, we’ll cover lots of ground, just in smaller steps!

The Rompers

This is for all those regular hounds who can’t wait to get their paws on the trail. Some trails will be rocky, some steep, some grassy and ALL fun. They’ll romp and play, noses in the air and tongues out. On the Romp, it’s all about celebrating the joy of being a dog.

Hike Availability and Pricing

Hikes are scheduled Monday – Friday, with morning and afternoon sessions, between the hours of 8:00am – 5:00pm. Late afternoon and evening hikes are available in the Summer months. Individual and group hike pricing is the same.

1-hour Hike Adventures

great for beginners


1.5-hour Hike Adventures

more time on the trail


2-hour Hike Adventures

for experienced hounds


Half and Full-Day Hike Adventures are available by request – and with prior hike experience and approval.  This is a super fun option for those hounds who really like to get outside and burn off some energy. Prices range from $100.00 – $150.00.

Saturday, Sunday, and Holiday hikes are also available by request and availability, for an additional charge.


Our service area includes the southwest Missouri towns of Eagle Rock, Golden, Chain-of-Lakes, Shell Knob, Kimberling City, Hollister, Branson and Branson West, Walnut Grove and additional smaller towns in this area. Hikes in the Nixa and Ozark area will be considered if our schedule allows, contact us directly to check availability.

In northwest Arkansas, we service Holiday Island, Eureka Springs and Berryville.

The hiking areas will vary by location, some examples of the trails we’ll hike are: Roaring River State Park, Lake Leatherwood Trails,  Dogwood Canyon, Piney Creek Wilderness, Pilot Knob, Mark Twain National Forest Trails, White River Trail System, Hercules Glade Wilderness, Busiek State Forest and Wildlife Area, and local trails in the Eagle Rock and Golden area, etc.