Hiking Inspired Dog Names

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Introduction

There is nothing like sharing your time outdoors with a canine companion. Many people that are seeking to welcome a new canine in their life are also fans of outdoor activities like hiking, In fact, one thing that you may look forward to is the opportunity to take your new friend on long walks in the wilderness. In addition to seeking a companion for your outdoor adventures, you may also consider the additional protection your friend can offer on more remote trails. If you are an outdoor enthusiast who looks forward to long days hiking with your dog, a hiking-inspired name may be the best choice when it comes to the right moniker for your canine best pal.

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Hiking Inspired Dog Names

A hiking-themed dog name may be a good fit for the new pup in your life, particularly when hiking is an activity that is important to you. Being an active hiker, however, is just one of reasons that you may consider such a name. Your new canine pal may remind you of a well-known dog that has embarked on long walks in the wilderness, like Lassie, Chance and Shadow. This may be as a result of his appearance, or personality. The breed of dog that you have may be one that you frequently see on trails, leading to your imagining him or her enjoying long walks outdoors.  

A dog that enters your life after the puppy stage may have already proven himself as a hiker before joining you, leading to a hiking-themed name being a good fit. Your new friend may quickly display a propensity for hiking adventures, quickly earning a name relating to hiking. You may choose a hiking-themed dog name in order to enjoy a reminder of the activity you love every time that you call out the name of your pooch.

For fans of hiking, particularly those who intend to include their new canine pal in the treks along the wilderness, a name that brings hiking adventures to mind is a great way to go.

Male Hiking Inspired Dog Names

Votes Name Vote
11
Trek
A long, tough journey made on foot
7
Chance
The younger dog in the film Homeward Bound
6
Compass
A device that is helpful for hikers to avoid getting lost during their travels
5
Summit
The highest point of a mountain
3
Hanson
For Mike Hanson, a man who is completely blind, who hiked the Appalachian Trail in seven months in 2010
2
Gobi
The dog that raced with an ultra-runner across the Gobi desert
2
Boots
Hiking boots are key for supporting a hiker’s feet, particularly on long, rocky trails
2
Socks
A good pair of hiking socks are important to avoid blisters during your treks
2
Wool
Material that helps keep one warm during hiking adventures in cool weather
2
Zion
Zion National Park offers The Narrows, a hike requiring wading through the Virgin River
2
Springer
The summit of this mountain is at the southern end of the Appalachian Trail
2
Myron
Myron Avery is the man who is given credit for building the Appalachian Trail
2
Timberline
Above this height, trees will not grow
1
Cairn
A stack of stones that guide a hiker on how to proceed along a trail
1
Pack
When hiking for longer periods of time, a backpack is often brought
1
Crampon
Attaches to your boots to aid in walking in the snow
0
Trail
What hikers like to spend time on
0
AT
Abbreviation for Appalachian Trail
0
Shadow
The older, wiser dog in the film Homeward Bound
0
Peak
The highest point of a mountain, often a goal for hikers
0
Keen
A brand of hiking boots as well as waterproof footwear
0
Gaiter
A type of protective gear that hikers use to over the tops of their boots or shows to protect their feet and lower legs from snow, water, dirt and pebbles
0
Krummholz
Bonsai like trees that grow at the tree line of a mountain
-1
Col
A ridge between two higher peaks
-2
Nalgene
A brand of water bottle that is popular among hikers
-2
PT
Abbreviation for Pacific Crest Trail
-2
Talus
Multiple boulders that slope at a cliff’s base
-2
Baxter
Baxter peak is where the Appalachian Trail’s northern end is located
-3
Earl
For Earl Shaffer, the first person to complete the AT in one ongoing hike
-4
BW
For “bushwhack” which is to hike where there is no marked trail

Female Hiking Inspired Dog Names

Votes Name Vote
11
River
Some trails will allow you to hike next to a river, where you can enjoy the sound of the water rushing by
8
Blaze
A marker that points out the trail to hikers
6
Peri
Of Greek origin, meaning "mountain dweller"; perfect for someone who loves to hike on mountains
6
Aspen
For the Aspen trees one may encounter when hiking in high elevations
5
Fay
Fay Fuller summited Mount Rainier on August 10, 1890
5
Breeze
When a breeze passes through the wilderness the rustle of the leaves is like music to the hiker
5
Journey
The perfect name for a dog always ready for adventure
4
Whitney
For Mount Whitney, the highest peak in the contiguous United States
3
Terra
Means land or territory
3
Fawn
A young deer; hikers love to encounter wildlife during a walk in the wilderness
2
Arlene
For Arlene Blum, the first American woman to attempt Mount Everest, who also walked the entire length of the European Alps, along with her baby
2
Merrell
A popular brand of booths and other outdoor gear
2
Angel
For the Bright Angel trail that will take you to the bottom of the Grand Canyon
2
Canyon
A gorge that you can hike across
2
Savannah
Grassland without trees; a dog can run unimpeded
2
Sky
Hikers often look to the sky, weather to enjoy the view or to assess upcoming storms to be prepared for
1
Scree
Small stones on a slope that are loose
0
Alpine
The area that is above the treeline
0
Aiguille
A spire of rock that is tall and narrow
0
Moraine
A mound or ridge of rock, dirt or sand that is deposited by a glacier’s edge
0
Duck
A small cairn that is built to have a “beak” that points in the direction of the correct route
0
Adrija
Sanskrit meaning "mountain born"
-1
Emma
Known as “Grandma”, Emma Gatewood completed the AT twice, with the first time being at the age of 67
-1
Ahnu
A popular brand of hiking boots
-1
Sierra
Means range of mountains
-1
Cascade
For the Cascades, a major mountain range of Western North America
-1
Birch
For the Birch trees you may encounter on an outdoor adventure
-2
Wilderness
Where hikers often walk along trails
-2
Katahdin
An Indian word meaning "greatest mountain" and the place where the northernmost peak of the Appalachian Trail is located.
-4
Giri
Sanskrit for "mountain"

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