We have many dog lovers in our group, and we know Fido likes to hike too! However, not all trails allow them, and sometimes they cause safety issues. For these reasons, dogs are generally NOT allowed at events that involve potentially dangerous or strenuous activities. These include just about all of our mountain hikes.
We do make exceptions for many of our local hikes. In those cases, dogs should be well behaved and on a short (non-extendable) leash. Owners should pick up after their dogs and provide them with drinking water during the warmer months.