Dog-friendly Pleasant Hill

Pleasant Hill

Dog hiking Contra Costa Canal Regional trail in Pleasant Hill, CA
Contra Costa Canal Regional Trail - Photo Credit: @camaro1967grl

Stay Pleasant Hill in Contra Costa County is at the center of everything. You'll find great restaurants, affordable lodging, friendly locals and close proximity to the world-class wines of Napa and Sonoma Valleys, outdoor exploration and family and dog-friendly attractions.

Pleasant Hill has its own four-legged resident named Phill (short for Pleasant Hilliard Goldendale the First). He is your guide to the best things to do, see and eat around town:

Pleasant Hill is a great place to explore the outdoors with your pup. For beautiful trails and spectacular views visit Pleasant Hill's Paso Nogal Park, which includes a 2.5 acre dog exercise park.

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Briones Regional Park, Pleasant Hill’s Hidden Gem

Briones Regional Park, Pleasant Hill’s Hidden Gem

DogTrekker followers are continually astonished by the wealth of possibilities offered by the 64 parks in the East Bay Regional Park District, which encompasses 108,000 acres laced with 1,200 mile of trails in Contra Costa and neighboring Alameda counties. A favorite is Briones Regional Park just outside Pleasant Hill, which features 6,255 acres of rolling terrain that is especially beautiful in spring. more »

Pleasant Surprises in Pleasant Hill

Photo Credit: @clearerphish
Photo Credit: @clearerphish

This East Bay community of 35,000 is surrounded by hills that perfectly reflect its name. But while some may view its location (23 miles east of San Francisco and 73 miles west of Sacramento) as merely “close to" (as in “close to” the City by the Bay as well as Napa and Sonoma wine country), Pleasant Hill holds plenty of dog-friendly appeal on its own. more »

Open Space Rambles for You and Your Dog

Diablo Foothills Regional Park - Photo Credit: @oaklandanne
Diablo Foothills Regional Park - Photo Credit: @oaklandanne

Concord and neighboring communities are surrounded by thousands of acres of protected open space cherished by locals and visitors alike. At this time of year, the hills are neon green, the weather cool and the trails ideal for DogTrekking. If you’re new to the area and up for a jaunt of an hour or more, start on the Contra Costa Canal Trail, one of the most popular paths in the East Bay Regional Park District system. more »

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East Bay Hikes
Best Dog-friendly Hiking Near Pleasant Hill

Briones Regional Park 3.7 Miles

Lime Ridge Open Space 5.7 Miles

Shell Ridge Open Space 6.5 Miles

Diablo Foothills Regional Park 8.4 Miles

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