Shasta Cascade region

Shasta Cascade region

Buddy and friend on Lake Shasta. Photo by Michael Brown.

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Peak fun for pups and people in Plumas County

Two dogs walking on a dirt road in Plumas County. - Dogtrekker

Pretty Plumas County, in the southeast corner of the Shasta Cascade region, is a nature lover’s dream. National forest extends across

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Lassen County: Off-leash adventures with volcano views

A Meadow In Lassen County

Perhaps best known for Lassen Volcanic National Park’s extraordinary landscapes, Lassen County is also packed with dog-friendly recreation, accommodations and events. This outdoor wonderland bordering Nevada, on the east-central side...

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Butte County: Nature and culture for pups and their people

Butte County farmers market with dog

The sun sparkles across orchards, farm fields, riverfront parks and brewery patios throughout Butte County. Set in central California, at the southern end of the Shasta Cascade region, this dog-friendly...

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Modoc County: High desert fun for four-legged friends

View of Surprise Valley in Modoc County California, USA from a high prominence to the east.

Snow-topped peaks, high-desert scenery and wide-open grasslands set the stage for activities in Modoc County, which borders Oregon and Nevada in the northeast corner of the Shasta Cascade region.

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Tehama County: Fresh fun in the heart of California

California State Route 32 Bridge at Deer Creek in Tehama County California USA on an autumn day.

Farm fields, orchards and vineyards thrive in the heart of Tehama County, 90 miles north of Sacramento.

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Trinity County: Remote, relaxing and ruggedly beautiful

Trinity County river

Dog-friendly Trinity County extends along the western edge of the Shasta Cascade region, well separated from busy Interstate 5.

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Plumas County: Majestic peaks and pup-friendly trails

Family Walk near Lake Almanor

Plumas County extends along the southeast corner of the Shasta Cascade region, midway between Mount Lassen and Lake Tahoe. National forest covers more than 75% of this scenic county, with...

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Siskiyou County: Where dogs are a way of life

Dog on a lake in Siskiyou County. Photo by Siskiyou County.

Dazzling waterfalls and wide-open wilderness define pup-friendly Siskiyou County, which borders Oregon in the Shasta Cascade region’s northwestern corner.

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Shasta County: Northern California’s hub for adventure

Sundial Bridge. Photo by Choose Redding.

Shasta County is at the center of the eight-county Shasta Cascade region, a vast natural playground with three mountain ranges, seven national forests, a national park, a national monument, 15...

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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...

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By land or by lake with Redding as a basecamp

Shasta State Historic Park

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...

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Dog-friendly Road Trip North: The Compass Points Toward Redding

Dog in front of a hotel for Redding trip

Heading north out of Sacramento on Interstate 5, the goal is to base camp in Redding, the Shasta Cascade's largest city. One of the top sights includes the iconic Sundial...

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Woof it up with these scenic Shasta Cascade excursions

waterfall in Shasta

If you crave a change of scenery, you’ll get it many times over in the eight-county Shasta Cascade region.

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Cool It On A Shasta Cascade Houseboat

Dog on a Shasta Cascade houseboat

Up for a splurge? Shasta Lake, largest reservoir in the state, is known as the houseboat capital of California, attracting guests from around the world, many of whom bring their...

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Scenery rules at these dog-friendly campgrounds

dog sits in front of campfire with view of river

Three pet-friendly campgrounds at MacKerricher State Park, just three miles from Fort Bragg in Mendocino County, put you smack on the scenic coast within sight and sound of the sea.

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Off the Beaten Track in Shasta Cascade

Dog sniffing the air in Shasta Cascade

The farther north, east or west you go from Redding, the sparser the population and the wilder the country. With seven national forests, three mountain ranges, a national park, a...

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Shasta Lake: Dog-friendly Houseboating Haven

Dog and people in a houseboat on Shasta Lake

Redding isn’t just California’s Trail Capital; nearby Shasta Lake is the state’s Houseboating Capital, as well. In the wake of a wet winter, Shasta will be filled to capacity this summer...

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Make Time for Mount Shasta

White dog with Mount Shasta in background

The Shasta Cascade region’s name comes from a monumental mountain (Mount Shasta, at 14,179 feet, one of the highest peaks in the country) and the Cascade mountain range that begins...

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Pick A Shasta Cascade Byway

Dog with head out of car window in Shasta Cascade

Fall is an optimal time for a scenic-drive vacation, and it would be hard to find more options for leisurely, snout-out-the-window road trips than in the Shasta Cascade region, which...

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Say Anchors Aweigh on Shasta Lake

Dog enjoying sniffing the air at Shasta Lake

If ever there were a summer to go house-boating, this is it! Shasta Lake—house-boating capital of California and maybe the world—is as full of water as regulators will permit it...

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Redding: Waterfall capital of California

yellow lab sits in front of Whiskeytown Falls

Redding, the last major city on Interstate 5 as you near Mt. Shasta, is the undisputed Trail Capital of California, with over 225 miles of trails within 15 miles of...

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Paws to the Redding paths

Dog on a Redding path

Whether you go all out for a strenuous hike or prefer a walk on the mild side, there’s no shortage of DogTrekking options in a region blanketed by national forests...

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Shasta wanderland

Dog and person walking in Shasta

May is prime hiking time in the Shasta Cascade region around Redding, where Mount Shasta (14,161 feet) and Mount Lassen (10,463 feet) rise like giant snow cones from the rugged...

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Shasta County gushers near Redding

Brandy Creek Fallls

There’s no better time to experience the Shasta Cascade range around Redding than in spring, when the rugged foothills glow velvet green, the icy cone of Mount Shasta looms tall...

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This Just In: All Hail A New Rail Trail!

Waterfall by the Great Shasta Rail Trail

Hikers, bikers and DogTrekkers have a great new resource in the Great Shasta Rail Trail, which had its ribbon cutting in September and will eventually stretch 80 miles from McCloud...

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Experience Mount Shasta

dog with Mount Shasta view

Mount Shasta, 63 miles north of Redding and a constant presence on the Shasta Cascade horizon, is considered by many to be one of the world’s most spiritual “power spots.”

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See You in Siskiyou

Middle Fall McCloud

Heading north from Redding, DogTrekkers will find an abundance of Fido-friendly hike, splash, play and stay choices—too many for just one trip. Mount Shasta City, nestled at the foot of the...

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