Follow the Rules For a Safe & Fun Time!
It's finally summer (Indian at least) and it's hot, hot, hot! Many DogTrekkers will be heading for the beaches over the next several weeks, both mountain and ocean! For a fun and safe time for pups and the entire family, please be follow the above safety precautions (click to enlarge or download
Yes, COVID-19 is still here and there are posted restrictions. Yes, surf, sand and sun still pose dangers to everyone. And yes, the beach is a place to have a lot of fun!
Use DogTrekker.com or the DogTrekker mobile app to finds beach websites, park phone numbers and directions. Here are some starting points from our partners:
Travel restrictions due to the coronavirus pandemic have loosened, and as destinations slowly and carefully open, the warnings to practice safe distancing, use face masks and follow all posted rules and regulations continue.
DogTrekker will continue to stay on top of the ever-changing tourism scene throughout California and publish updates on our site, our social media channels and in our weekly newsletters: ( Subscribe | Archives ).
Need to stretch your legs? The Gold Country is now welcoming responsible visitors, dogs included. Here’s a sampling of places to go and things to do during the time of COVID-19 in California’s Gold Country, An Amazing American Road Trip!
Hidden Falls Regional Park - @lillyshertigal
Placer County is large and diverse, stretching from just north of Sacramento County all the way to Tahoe’s north shore. In between are hundreds of square miles of national forest lands, including dog-friendly Auburn State Recreation Area, stretching 20 miles along two forks of the American River. Less well known but an excellent destination for hikers with dogs is Cronan Ranch Regional Trails Park, which is under jurisdiction of the Bureau of Land Management, which is not restrictive about dogs on trails. more »
Marshall Gold Discovery State Historical Park
El Dorado County is reopening, but with caution. Its website sets out a California Responsible Travel Code that potential visitors are encouraged to read and abide by. At present, dine-in restaurants and wineries that don’t serve food are closed. But increased outdoor dining options from Placerville into South Lake Tahoe bring plenty of other choices for DogTrekkers who enjoy al fresco munching with their pups by their sides. more »
Mike's adventure in Red Hills - Tuolumne County Photo: @mackenzierodgers
Tuolumne County, in the heart of Gold Country, is open and courting visitors (DogTrekkers included!) this summer. Its “Wander Freely” campaign encourages responsible travel and offers lots of tips on staying healthy while enjoying the region’s spectacular scenery. For many visitors of course, the destination goal is Yosemite National Park, which is opening in phases this summer. more »
American River Bike Trail - Robert Couse-Baker (cc)
Folsom isn’t only a convenient destination for Northern California visitors, it’s also diverse, offering many options for “socially distanced” outdoor recreation. Start by stepping out on a segment of the 32-mile American River Bike Trail, which runs from downtown Sacramento to downtown Folsom. The multi-use path hugs the river of the same name, offering endless opportunities to wander down to the water and let Fido make a splash. more »