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Golden Opportunities for DogTrekkers in the Gold Country
Published on August 9, 2018
If you’ve lived in California very long (or even if you’re just visiting), you know Highway 49—also dubbed the Golden Chain Highway—as one of the state’s prime scenic and historic byways. From north to south, it stretches 330 miles through nine counties, linking dozens of towns and points of interest dating to the 1849 Gold Rush. Here’s how to plot a dog-friendly journey.   more »
Follow Highway 50 into the Gold Country with Your Dog
Published on August 2, 2018
The 49ers followed the Sacramento and American rivers to the Mother Lode mines, paving the way for modern-day visitors to Gold Country who travel up Highway 50. This week, we look at some dog-friendly points of interest between Sacramento and Pollock Pines, 60 miles “up the hill.” Next week, we’ll follow Highway 49, the “Golden Chain Highway,” from north to south through some of the most captivating parts of the state.   more »
Summer Hikes With Yummy Rewards at the End of the Trail
Published on July 26, 2018
It’s high hiking season in most of California—and time, too, to enjoy al fresco dining with your four-legged trekking buddy. Why not treat the both of you to an outing that includes both? Here are some destination hikes to get you started.   more »
The Coast Is Calling You and Your BFF (Best Furry Friend)
Published on July 11, 2018
For water-loving canines, nothing beats fetching a ball from the surf and romping full-speed ahead on a sandy beach. has identified almost 200 dog-friendly beaches along California’s 840 miles of coastline. You’ll find them listed, mapped and described in the California Coastal Beaches pages of our website and mobile app. Meanwhile, here are 10 of our favorites, north to south.   more »
Take Off to Tuolumne County With Your Dog This Summer
Published on June 28, 2018
It’s summer, and time to escape from day-to-day routine. Tuolumne County beckons with untamed nature, rustic but refined places to eat and stay, and historic attractions tied to the Gold Rush era. It also encompasses a large swath of Yosemite National Park. What’s that we hear? Your dog barking to go? Make her sit while you pack, and then hit the “T” trail, no whining allowed.   more »
It’s Summer! Make a Splash With Your Water Dog
Published on June 13, 2018
It’s summer. It’s getting warmer. Time to get splash-happy with your pup! California’s lakes are full and its rivers running at a good clip, so what are you waiting for? Jump in from the shore or from a boat this summer and enjoy the splash that refreshes.   more »
 Outings for You, Your Kids and the Family Dog
Published on May 31, 2018
Bring the kids, bring the dogs, bring the grandparents! Summertime is time for family outings, and we know you wouldn’t leave your four-legged members at home. Here are our tips for some family fun outings.   more »
Dog-Friendly Summer Camping Guide
Published on May 18, 2018
Few vacations are sweeter on the budget than a family camping trip, and it’s not all about the s’mores. From campfires and hikes to freedom for the kids or just hanging out in lantern light over a picnic-table board game, it’s all about making memories—dogs included.   more »
A Santa Cruz Outing With Your Dog
Published on May 3, 2018
Santa Cruz County is big and diverse, stretching from its famed coastline to its mountainous, less-explored interior. From dog-friendly surf spots to redwood hikes, sophisticated wineries and charming restaurants and hotels, there’s something for every DogTrekker to enjoy.   more »
Celebrate Spring with Wildflowers and Waterfalls
Published on April 25, 2018
Late-season showers have caused Northern California’s streams to swell and waterfalls to roar. And what better goal for a hike with your best canine friend than a watery reward at the end of a wildflower-studded trail? This week, we sniff out some of our region’s gushiest gushers.   more »
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