Hiking, Parks and Gardens – can you say happy dog? DogTrekker has you covered with some great stories about the best hikes, parks and gardens for you. Whether you are looking for a quiet stroll through the park or an adventurous hike to a remote location, we have something for everyone. From the great outdoors to urban adventures, we’ve got it all covered. So don’t forget your pup when planning your next adventure – DogTrekker is here to help! Happy trails!
Photo by Visit Greater Palm Springs/@visitgreaterps.
If your vision of a perfect Southern California vacation includes endless blue skies, awe-inspiring mountains, sparkling pools, swaying palm trees, and lots of tail-wagging fun in the sun, you've come to the right place. Read more.
Snow dog at Kiva Beach, Lake Tahoe.
Lake Tahoe promises classic fun in any season, but this slice of California really sparkles during the winter. The destination is known for ski hills, cross-country trails, and more spectacular scenery than you can shake a stick at. Read more.
Tenaya Lodge in Winter. Photo by Tenaya Lodge.
Winter in Yosemite National Park means quiet landscapes and five-star fun for four-pawed travelers and their human companions. Leashed dogs are welcome on most fully paved roads and paths within the park (at many park campgrounds, too), so there’s lots of room to roam. Read more.
“All-Paw-Drive” in National Forests.
Hit the trails with your four-legged friends. All vacations come to a close, or else we’d all be living a dog’s life! Enjoy your last day to its fullest with … Continued Read more.
Poison oak in late summer.
Dogs are curious creatures and love a good romp in the great outdoors. However, this can come with potential hazards. One of California's most common outdoor risks to dogs is poison oak. Read more.
Yes, you can take dogs to Yosemite,
Has your pup been begging you to take them on vacation? We know the feeling. Lucky for you, California is full of incredible places that welcome dogs with open arms. … Continued Read more.
Fall color in the the Eastern Sierra. Photo by Jennifer Chen.
Summers are glorious for dogs in the Eastern Sierra while winters are devoted to snow sports,but the best time of year, especially if you’re into photography, is late September into mid-October. Read more.
Poop happens – pack it out. Photo by Brian Yurasits.
Pets and outdoor adventures were practically made for one another. Every day, millions of us venture outdoors to take advantage of all that California has to offer. Whether it’s a day hiking, a picnic in the park, or a weekend in a campground, we love being outside, and love having our furry family members join us. But even with the best of intentions we sometimes need additional tips to re Read more.
Exploring Shasta State Historic Park. Photo by Choose Redding.
Much of what makes California great—rugged mountains, serene lakes, top-shelf food and wine, culture, and community charm—anchors the Redding and UpState CA experience. This wide-open wonderland is dotted with all kinds of activities. Hike storied Shasta Cascade trails. Marvel at magnificent waterfalls. Get travel tips from the locals over happy hour drinks. Then, overnight in Redding Read more.
Maya walking on the Sacramento River Trail. Photo by Roxanne Kendrick.
DogTrekkers know Redding as “California’s Trail Capital,” thanks to 225 miles of trails found within 15 miles of town. Most of those miles welcome furry best friends, and many are within minutes of Redding’s lodging properties. Read more.
Sundial Bridge. Photo by Choose Redding.
If you’re new to Redding and the eight-county UpState CA region, start at the Shasta Cascade Welcome Center that’s just down the road in Anderson. Open daily and packed with free maps, brochures, exhibits, geocaching guidance, gifts and even a waterfall pond with wild trout, it's your gateway to the area’s experiences. The DogTrekker team has also outlined a few of our favorite dog-frien Read more.
Olive at Baker Beach, San Francisco. Photo by Eric Y.
Beaches and trails that were formally open to dogs, both leashed and unleashed, have tightened those leashes by restricting or have even banned access. Read more.