||Best Hikes with Dogs Oregon, 2nd Ed. puts you and your dog on trails selected for safety, access to shade and water for your dog, and their off-leash friendliness. Ellen Bishop and her dogs, Meesha (border collie mix), Dundee (Australian shepherd), and Kyla (also a border collie mix) covered mile after fun-filled, slobbery mile to find Oregon’s best rolling hills and open meadows for pups and their hiking companions. The trails in this guidebook do not require leashes (except in parks as designated) and host few hikers and even fewer children. They are free of cliffs, paw-damaging terrain, poison oak, nearby roads, off-road vehicle traffic, and other hazards of particular danger for dogs.