Cozy cabins in Lake Tahoe

The Sierra Nevada has already received its first dustings of snow, which means it’s time to lay plans for a winter visit to Big Blue. You’ll beat the crowds (and … Continued  Read more.

Safe and snug in snow country

Plan ahead for snow trips.
Some dogs adore climbing snowdrifts and romping in fresh powder. If you're planning snow-season adventures with your favorite pup, don't forget to winterize!  Read more.

Redding really does winter right

Mt. Shasta from Lake Siskiyou.
Snow-capped peaks set the backdrop for glorious winter outings in UpState CA. Redding sits at the heart of this eight-county Shasta Cascade region that’s rich with forests, mountain ranges, parks and pure adventure.  Read more.

Welcome to the all new!

For the past decade, millions of pet parents have trusted DogTrekker for California travel inspiration and pup culture updates. Technology is constantly changing, and we’ve been working like dogs to … Continued  Read more.

Dip into some desert sunshine

Photo by Cool Dog Ranch.
California’s desert regions are at their most compelling in winter, when cool weather and clear skies combine to energize people and pets alike. If you’re planning a trip, don’t think … Continued  Read more.

Day 1: Woof this way

Autumn is the perfect time to visit the park.
The open road beckons, the journey begins. Mariposa County is located within easy driving distance for most Californians.  Read more.

The best of Mendocino County

Photo by Visit Mendocino County.
In sun-dappled Mendocino County, summer is in full swing! You’ll find plenty of room to roam here, whether you venture to the coast for cool, clear air, or head inland for … Continued  Read more.

Get your dog-friendly kicks on Route 395 in the Eastern Sierra

Frankie & Storm hiking in the Eastern Sierra Nevada. Photo by Stephanie Clemens.
Looking for a road trip that will have your dog wagging her tail the whole way? Free up four or more days for a leisurely junket on the federally designated Eastern Sierra Scenic Byway (Highway 395). It runs 150 miles between Topaz, just over the state line in Nevada, and Bishop in Southern California, skirting the Eastern flank of the Sierra Nevada, including our friends at Mammoth Lakes.  Read more.

Onward to Mammoth, Bishop and Lone Pine in the Eastern Sierra

Dogs love to play in the Eastern Sierra. Photo by Visit Mammoth.
It’s just 30-minute drive from Lee Vining to Mammoth Lakes, the major tourism hub in the Eastern Sierra. There’s giant ski resort here (dogs welcome on the Panoramic Gondola to the summit, but you’ll have to hike down) and tons of dog-friendly hotels, resorts and amenities, but the big attraction is the great outdoors.  Read more.

Moving south in the Eastern Sierra

Bailey & Maddie swimming in the Eastern Sierra. Photo by Genessa Hager.
Keep your eyes on the road, because the next major attraction is Mono Lake, a geological anomaly preserved as a natural reserve to protect its tufa towers, calcium carbonate knobs and spires formed by the interaction of freshwater springs and alkaline lake water. The lake has no outlet and is said to be twice as salty as the ocean.  Read more.

Choose Redding – chase adventure

Sundial Bridge. Photo by Turtle Bay Exploration Park.
Redding anchors UpState CA, California’s under-the-radar adventure capital. Trails here lace through 7 national forests, 3 mountain ranges, a national park, a national monument, 2 national wilderness areas and 15 state parks.  Read more.

Mountain majesty in the Eastern Sierra

Pet-friendly is the keyword in this neck of the Sierra, and if you and your pup are looking for liquid refreshment, there’s almost no end to the places the two of you can splash around (they don’t call it Mammoth Lakes for nothing). Make a base camp at dog-friendly lodging in or near town or in nearby June Lake. Travel the 16-mile June Lake Loop and check out four road-accessible lakes  Read more.

One dog-friendly Mendocino drive: Highway 128

Start your road trip at Cloverdale, turning off Highway 101 and heading west on Highway 128. This scenic route offers up many delights, including the Boonville General Store in southern Mendocino County. The store is a stellar pit stop for sandwiches, soups, pizzas and other deli delights. Continue north for coastal adventures in Little River and Mendocino, or stop off elsewhere along this 55  Read more.

Where to drink in Concord

Have you heard the one about the dog who walks into a bar? Bartender nods and says, “Hey dog, haven’t seen you in a while. How are things going?” Dog looks over and says, “Ruff.” In Concord, finding a dog-friendly place for a pint isn’t “ruff” at all. Download the Concord Perro Trail map for an at-a-glance guide to all the options. Start at the Hop   Read more.

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