Sacramento is where trips into the Central Valley, the Sacramento/San Joaquin River Delta and the Sierra Nevada foothills begin. Sacramento's main attraction for DogTrekkers is the 32-mile American River Parkway, a shady greenbelt cradling a dog-friendly trail that stretches from the Old Sacramento historic district to the Folsom Lake State Recreation Area. Throughout Sacramento are parks, picnic areas, river beaches and countless other places where you and your dog can stretch your legs.
Showing 1 to 5 of 41 Page 1 of 9
  next >  last >>

Dog-friendly Sacramento: Two Rivers Run Through It

Murphy takes a break on the American River - credit: Christine Morris
Murphy takes a break on the American River - credit: Christine Morris

The American and Sacramento rivers converge at Discovery Park, just north of downtown Sacramento, and whichever way you trek along the 32-mile, multi-use Jedidiah Smith Memorial Trail (also known as the American River Bike Trail), you’ll enjoy lots of scenery and wildlife.  If you’re a first-timer to Sac, we suggest starting out your hike in the Old Sacramento historic district just across Interstate 5 from downtown. more »

Drifting About in the Delta

Miner's Leap Winery - Photo Credit: @russ_hooper

The San Joaquin-Sacramento River Delta is a boater’s paradise that in places feels like anther world. But you don’t need a boat to explore this rich agricultural region marked with old-time lift bridges, small towns and miles of levees that in the id-1800s transformed a once trackless wetland into 55 agricultural islands that still produce food for Northern California (pears and wine grapes are the main crops). Numerous winery tasting rooms have cropped up over the past decade on both sides of the river, all of them dog-friendly. more »

Visit a Close-In, Dog-Friendly Campground

Samuel P Taylor State Park - Photo Credit: @cchellyyy
Samuel P Taylor State Park - Photo Credit: @cchellyyy

Let’s say you want to go camping but don’t have hours to spare driving to a remote place. Even if you’re an urban dweller, you don’t have to go far to snag a spot in the woods (although you might have trouble with reservations). Here are some of our favorite campgrounds close to urban centers. more »

Sacramento: A Beer-Lover’s Magnet

Jackrabbit Brewing Company - Photo credit: @brewswithbuster
Jackrabbit Brewing Company - Photo credit: @brewswithbuster

Sacramento might be situated smack in the middle of the Central Valley, but its location on the Sacramento and American rivers made it a central player in the 1849 Gold Rush, when a waterfront boomtown (now preserved as Old Sacramento) sported saloons aplenty catering to thirsty prospectors headed to and from the Mother Lode. more »

Chow Down in Sacramento

Chow Down
I'll have the chicken salad... Photo:Kennejima
Several years ago, Sacramento branded itself “America’s Farm-to-Fork Capital.” And no wonder: virtually every independently-owned restaurant in town prides itself on fresh ingredients sourced from Central Valley farms within just a few miles of town. With 2014 passage of a statewide law giving formal permission for dogs to join their people at outdoor bar and restaurant tables, it’s hard to find an eatery that doesn’t welcome DogTrekkers. During this unusual time, please call ahead to be sure your favorite dining spot is open, hours, safety precautions and more. more »

Showing 1 to 5 of 41 Page 1 of 9
  next >  last >>

Download Our Free Mobile App

Dog Travel Events


Sacramento SPCA 3rd Annual “Art Fur Paws” Online Auction
November 18, 2021 to December 2, 2021

Sacramento, California
Map & directions

Emergency Services

Mueller Pet Medical Center
6420 Freeport Blvd.
Sacramento, California 95822
Phone: (916) 428-9202

Atlantic Street Veterinary Emergency Clinic and Hospital
1100 Atlantic St.
Roseville, California 95678
Phone: (916) 783-4655

VCA Sacramento Veterinary Referral Center
9801 Old Winery Pl.
Sacramento, California 95827
Phone: (916) 970-1631

© 2021