5 Off-Leash Dog Hikes in Kamloops
Dogs of all shapes, sizes and temperaments are welcome at Harmony Farm Kennel, located just east of Kamloops. No matter their personality, we will make sure your beloved pooch has a peaceful, low-stress, fun kennel vacation experience while you relax and enjoy your time away. At Harmony Farm Kennel, Kamloops and area pups enjoy customized care and daily on or off leash exercise, including a daily countrified hike for all boarding dogs.
We know how important exercise is to the health and quality of life of your dog — they are meant to be active and given plenty of opportunities to run and sniff. Living in Kamloops, it can be challenging to find parks that allow your dogs to be off-leash, so we’ve put together a list of a few great off-leash hikes in the Kamloops area.
Kenna Cartwright Park
At the top of the list is Kenna Cartwright Park (2000 Hillside Dr.),which is located just west of Kamloops and boasts free parking, a picnic area, and washrooms. Kenna Cartwright Nature Park has an extensive network of off-leash dog-friendly nature trails. Trails range from easy to extremely difficult and provide beautiful panoramic views of the city, the Thompson Valley, and Kamloops Lake.
Mission Flats Nature Park
If your dog loves the water Mission Flats Nature Park (located at 2710 Mission Flats Rd.) may be the choice for you. In late fall and winter when the water is low, the beach is expansive and offers visitors a nice walk along the river. Flooding may occur in the spring, but for the other three Kamloops’ seasons the beach and surrounding trails are a joyful place for you and your dog to romp and play.
Rose Hill Park
Rose Hill Park (1335 Rose Hill Rd.) is another great place to hike with your off-leash dog. The park, located just before the neighbourhood of Rose Hill, features free parking, a disc golf course, picnic area, restrooms, tennis courts and off-leash friendly trails.
Dallas-Barnhartvale Nature Park
If you’re headed east of the city, the Dallas-Barnhartvale Nature Park (1210 Eliza Rd.) provides ample opportunity to tucker out your pup and get a little exercise yourself. There is plenty of free parking available as well as washroom facilities and a picnic area. Hikes vary from easy to difficult with plenty of signage and something for everyone.
Campbell Creek Nature Park
Just a little further east along the TransCanada Hwy. is Campbell Creek Nature Park (130 Lafarge Rd.),which features a small dirt parking lot, off-leash trails and several access points to the South Thompson River.
Wherever you choose to hike your dog, please ensure you always have voice control of your pet and make sure and clean up along the way, so others can have an enjoyable experience as well.
If you need to leave your pet and want them to stay somewhere that daily hikes are the routine, come to Harmony Farm Kennel. We’ll make sure they have a great time and enjoy their home away from home. For your time saving convenience we also offer doggie shuttle services to and from Harmony Farm Kennel. Check Rates and Reserves for details.