Treks, tours and top places to play in Placer County

By: DogTrekker Staff
Placer County dog

Pups and people could spend weeks in Placer County and still find new activities. Catch the local baseball team in Lincoln. Shop for antiques in Colfax. Hit the spa in Olympic Valley, or blaze your own trails on seasonal Sierra hiking, climbing and skiing routes. This outdoor wonderland is rich in land-based adventures, and several local parks and trails welcome well-behaved dogs. Plan your peak Placer getaway with these DogTrekker favorites. 

Set within 10 miles of Auburn and Interstate 80, Hidden Falls Regional Park covers 1,200 scenic acres in the Sierra Nevada foothills. More than 30 miles of multi-use trails here welcome cyclists, horseback riders, and hikers with leashed pups in tow. Some paths provide year-round waterfall views, while others are great for wildlife watching. There’s a short, ADA-accessible trail section, as well.

The Western States Pioneer Express Recreation Trail also welcomes dogs on a leash. For an easy walk with American River views, check out the railroad bed section. This pretty, two-mile out-and-back follows the old Mt. Quarries tracks near Auburn.

Head to Roseville for the Miners Ravine Trail, a paved, 8.4-mile out-and-back that parallels Dry Creek for much of the way. The multi-use trail crosses through wetlands, oak woodlands and grasslands (expect gorgeous seasonal wildflowers!), and it’s a popular place to walk with leashed dogs.


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