DogTrekker dogs LOVE going to the beach! Check out our stories about dog-friendly beaches, rivers and lakes in California. We also have tips and tricks for staying safe while enjoying the salty air and surf! So go ahead, plan that trip – your pup will thank you!  Happy trekking! 🐾🐕

Placer County promises trails, thrills and tasty surprises

Welcome to Placer County, a 1,400-square-mile playground where dog-friendly fun is always in season. From cosmopolitan Roseville and Rocklin, to the serene Gold Country foothills, to rugged Sierra landscapes near North Lake Tahoe, Placer is the place to live life at its peak. A great place to start is the California Welcome Center in historic downtown Auburn for expert trip-planning advice.  Read more.

Your dog deserves a vacation too!

Rosie at Little River Inn. Photo by Little River Inn.
The Little River Inn rolls out the red carpet for dog-lovers and their four-legged friends. They offer two fabulous packages: the Water Dog Sea Cave Package and the River Dog Package. Choose one or choose both! The Water Dog Sea Cave Package offers dog-friendly kayaking on the ocean off Van Damme state beach with sea cave tours. The River Dog Package offers a 3-hour dog-friendly, ultra-stable outr  Read more.

Unleash the fun: Book now for Lake Tahoe’s best-in-show dog camp

Attention all dog lovers! Don't miss out on the tail-waggin' good time at Wild Blue Dogs' fall camp experiences in Lake Tahoe. Register now to secure your spot and treat yourself and your furry friend to six nights of all-inclusive fun, including training events, guided hikes, pet photography, and special surprises. With limited spaces available, it's time to plan ahead and create unforgettable me  Read more.

Fort Bragg: Affordable and uniquely dog-friendly

Photo by Beachcomber Hotel Group.
Mendocino County in Northern California is a haven for dog-friendly adventures, with coastal Fort Bragg serving as an ideal hub. Enjoy affordable stays, minimal pet fees, and top amenities at Beachcomber Hotel Group's three properties. The Beachcomber Motel, Surf & Sand Lodge, and Beach House Inn all offer dog welcome kits and play areas, with proximity to outdoor dining, Glass Beach, Noyo He  Read more.

Dreamy hotels for dogs and their families

Placer County activities promise a tail-waggin’ good time, of course. And when you’re ready to unwind, the area’s hotels, motels, B&Bs and vacation rentals offer welcoming options for travelers and … Continued  Read more.

The splashy side of Placer County

Majestic mountains and Gold Rush heritage set Placer County apart. You’ll also find golden opportunities for fun on the water. Rafters can test their skills on the American River. For … Continued  Read more.

Noyo Harbor Inn is inviting you this spring and summer!

Photo by Noyo Harbor Inn.
Year after year, DogTrekkers tell us that the North Coast is their favorite California coastal getaway and Fort Bragg is a popular home base for enjoying spring and summer canoe routes, coastal trails, photo walks and Skunk Train rides. Welcome to the Noyo Harbor Inn where dog-friendly rooms overlook the tree-lined Noyo River. The inn features waterfront patio dining, spa services and auth  Read more.

Dog-approved adventures in California’s North Coast region

Frenchie hiking the redwood forests of the North Coast.
Our pups have discerning tastes: good sleeps, good eats and plenty of play. Just north of San Francisco, the ‘North of Ordinary’ counties of California – Lake, Mendocino, Humboldt and Del Norte – offer plenty of fun for both you and and your dog on the North Coast in Northern California.  Read more.

A bird’s eye view for your pup in Del Norte County

Pups can ride the SkyTrail gondola. Photo by Visit Del Norte County.
Del Norte County is known for its Redwood National & State Parks, sprawling beaches and two wild rivers with plenty of trail fun, but check out some of their most unique dog-friendly attractions, trails and lodging.  Read more.

Wags and wine in Lake County

Lake County is known for its crystal clear lakes and explorable wineries. In fact, they have the most dog-friendly wine country in the U.S. with over 30 wineries that welcome your dog. Discover 3,000 acres of private trails at Six Sigma Ranch & Winery. There is plenty to sniff out, from grapevines and moss-covered oak trees to wild turkeys (and of course, wine for their people).  Read more.

An unforgettable ride in Mendocino County

Kayla ready to board the Skunk Train. Photo by Dave Kendrick.
Mendocino County is known for its breathtaking beaches, wineries and even some redwood forests. Hop aboard a historic train with your pup. This adventure takes “Wanna go for a ride?” to epic excitement levels. The century-and-a-half-old Skunk Train starts in Fort Bragg and winds through redwood groves, panoramic trestles and along a stunning river canyon. Pups are welcome on both open and clos  Read more.

Brews and views in Humboldt County

Trinidad, Humboldt County. Photo by Humboldt County Visitors Bureau.
Humboldt County is best known for its Redwood National & State Parks, freshwater lagoons and rivers, beautiful beaches, and Bigfoot. Whether your BFF (Best Furry Friend) is a forest explorer, a river runner, or a beach babe, Humboldt County has everything for the perfect pet-friendly adventures.  Read more.

Top dog-friendly beaches in California

Fort Funston Beach
California is a paradise for both humans and their furry friends. With its sunny beaches, scenic parks, and endless outdoor activities, this state is the perfect destination for a dog-friendly … Continued  Read more.

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