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 imposing, 14,162-foot volcanic peak of the same name, makes a great base for a getaway. Our favorite dog-passionate place to stay is the “affordably elegant” Mount Shasta Ranch B&B, with spacious grounds, main house, carriage house and cottage, all under the backdrop of the icy, looming peak. Dogs are accepted in all rooms without restrictions at $10 per animal per stay.
Head southeast on Highway 89 to reach the historic lumber town of McCloud, and five miles further to access the scenery-rich Shasta-Trinity National Forest and the McCloud River. Take Lassie hiking on the Middle Creek Falls Trail (begin at Fowler’s Camp campground) and view McCloud Falls—actually three separate cascades—along a 3.8-mile loop.