The Gold Country, an amazing American road trip

California’s Gold Country, home to the Gold Rush in 1849, combines history, nature, authentic American West small towns, a sensational culinary scene, wine, microbreweries, and majestic scenery in a captivating way that no other California region rivals. The gold rush continues today in the form of tourism in a region encompassing a dozen cities and counties with hundreds of dog-friendly places to stay, eat and drink, hike, splash, and much, much more. Read more.

Calaveras County

Calaveras County became known in 1800s for its rich gold deposits—and for a certain jumping frog memorialized in a short story by Mark Twain. Today, it’s a destination for Gold Rush tourists, campers, skiers, hikers and adventure seekers, many of whom wouldn’t think of heading into “them ‘thar hills” without their dogs. Angel’s Camp on Highway 49 and Murphys ?on nearby Highway 4 are the principal destinations in these parts. Read more.

What’s Cookin’ In Calaveras County

Any time’s a good time to head up Highway 4 to the hip and happening town of Murphys, but if you can be there in October, so much the better. That’s when the annual Grape Stomp Competition and Gold Rush Street Fair fills downtown streets with vendor booths and lots of people with bewildered dogs on the other end of the leash. It’s probably the first time Duke and Daisy (and maybe you?) have witnessed a bunch of people stomping around in wine barrels, so go figure! Read more.

Cowabunga!

Beaches

Splash! Everybody in the water!

Lakes and Rivers

Water dog heaven!

Canoeing Rafting Boats

Pay no attention to the dog behind the table

Food and Wine

Don't eat the flowers please

Hiking Parks Gardens

Our barketing department

Maya and Kayla

All the news that fits!

News

Check out our DogTrekker® Paw Press blog

Paw Press

So here's my story...

Reader Experiences

Ready to expand your pack?

Rescues and Adoption

Is your dog bored bored bored?

Things to Do

Where's my cookie, Doc?

Vet Buzz

Lights, camera, treat!

Videos

Waterfalls!

Waterfalls

© 2024 DogTrekker.com
Website by Brandhound