DogTrekker's Maya at Ruthie's Cabin, Nick's Cove
In Maya’s first trip since early March to the coast, she and her uprights stayed at Nick’s Cove
in Marshall, Marin County, on beautiful Tomales Bay.
The Nick’s team has been trained in visitor protection while maintaining the guest experience they have always offered humans and pets. Everything was touchless from check-in to ordering to check-out. Staff, guests and visitors all wore face coverings during our recent stay.
While the Nick’s Cove Restaurant
is closed inside, the outside dining area along the pier is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, having a cocktail as the sun goes down or watching the kids and dogs frolic in the bay. more »
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After almost four months in lockdown, Californians are ready to roam—and Redding, nucleus of the eight-county Shasta Cascade Region, is ready to welcome DogTrekking visitors back.
Sheraton Redding Hotel at Sundial Bridge
Bringing the gang to Redding? Bunk down at a pet-friendly hotel like the Sheraton Redding Hotel at Sundial Bridge. It is on the Sacramento River, adjacent to trails and attractions and makes a great base camp for a family getaway (see other dog-friendly lodging options here). more »
Upper McCloud Falls / Photo: @cjthedalmation
OK, COVID-19 cost us some waterfall viewing time during their March/April peak flows, but the many waterfalls within an easy drive of where you are staying in Redding are still flowing.
For a quick taste, visit Hedge Creek Falls in Dunsmuir. It’s right off Interstate 5 via a short path, has a generous parking lot, a viewing platform for photo opps and a cave beneath the falls for sensory thrills (your dog may or may not want to go there, so be alert!) more »
Mt. Shasta / Photo: @crazycoco_bcmix
If you crave a change of scenery, you’ll get it many times over in the eight-county Shasta Cascade region. The lightly traveled North State is a treasure trove of mountainous scenery, history and small towns that charm. What’s not to like? A paws-up warning: Dog access is restricted, to various degrees, at the places set forth below. But that doesn’t mean you can’t have a woofing good time with your four-legged companion, even where leashes are required. Here we go with some suggestions. more »
The good life, Shasta Lake. Photo Credit: @themurphdawg_
Redding (population about 100,000) is the Shasta Cascade region’s largest city, and it’s a great place to make base camp with your four-legged friend. The “must-do” activities: stroll the iconic Sundial Bridge, wander the Sacramento River National Recreation Trail, walk across the massive dam containing the waters of Shasta Lake, largest reservoir in California. more »
Shasta Dam / Photo: @ohana_thehusky
Like to hike? You’re in luck in the Trail Capital of California, as Redding has so aptly branded itself. The city boasts some 80 miles of trails within its city limits and hundreds more within a 20-mile radius of its core.
A heads up: there are still a few trails closed in the Whiskeytown area, but other than annual maintenance, most of the region's trails are open, and most are dog-friendly. You can check the status of your favorite trail by clicking on the link above and viewing the Trail System Overview tab. more »