Best Hikes With Dogs San Francisco Bay Area and Beyond  by Jason Fator

Best Hikes With Dogs: San Francisco Bay Area and Beyond Guide Book

by Jason Fator (The Mountaineers Books)
Best Hikes With Dogs San Francisco Bay Area and Beyond  by Jason Fator
The Bay Area—as well as points north—is packed with hiking trails. But which ones provide gentle inclines and doggie swimming holes for our canine pals? Dog lover and veteran hiker Jason Fator, with his Great Dane, Paul, highlights 83 of the best easy-on-the-paws hikes in this revised and updated edition. From the shoreline of Marin County to the views of Mount Shasta to the crystalline waters of Tahoe, explore miles of trails with your eager pooch at your side.

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Trails from the "Best Hikes With Dogs: San Francisco Bay Area and Beyond" Guide Book
Displaying trails 20 of 83.

Displaying trails 1 to 20 of 83.

If giant slabs of granite, alpenglow sunsets, and shimmering alpine lakes sound good to you, then the trek to Five Lakes from Alpine Meadows in Tahoe is a must-visit. In addition, you and your dog wil ...
Tahoe City, CA - Backpacking,Hiking - Trail Length: 4
Every city, it seems, has a trail where dog walkers can see and be seen. In Sacramento, that trail is the American River Parkway, a 23-mile (one-way) paved trail that links Sacramento with the towns o ...
San Francisco, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 23
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This trek takes you along the hidden bays and coves of 315-acre Lake Chabot; plenty of stairways lead to the water’s edge where you can cast a line or just admire the view. The lake was completed in 1 ...
Oakland, CA - Fishing,Hiking - Trail Length: 8.6
With rolling grasslands, oak savannas, and a pretty little lake with fish in it, this slice of heaven is comparatively underused by most Bay Area residents. But that doesn’t mean you should skip the A ...
San Francisco, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 3.8
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Mix equal parts of rambunctious dog, fishing rod, brilliant fall afternoon, and a family, and you’ve got a tonic called the Bailey Cove Loop. This hike takes in a few lovely miles of shoreline on Cali ...
San Francisco, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 2.5
The Hat Creek Rim is a 1000-foot ridge that invites all sorts of outdoor enthusiasts to play—from dog walkers and hikers, to mountain bikers and even hang-gliding enthusiasts.
San Francisco, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 7
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This is the way to run a railroad, albeit an abandoned one. The Bizz Johnson Trail links Susanville and the community of Westwood and is a 25-mile multiuse route that follows the rugged Susan River ca ...
Susanville, CA - Backpacking,Hiking - Trail Length: 13
Visiting this area today, it is hard to believe that it was once home to the largest coal-mining operation in California. What is now an open space preserve with more than 6000 acres of land crisscros ...
San Francisco, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 3.3
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This is a hike where you wouldn’t expect it.
San Francisco, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 7
If sweeping views and a certain amount of solitude are your idea of a weekend escape, the Bolinas Ridge Trail just might be your cup of tea. The trail is open to hikers, mountain bikers, and leashed d ...
Olema, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 11
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It’s hard to imagine that a place so wild and so rugged exists so close to the hustle and bustle of downtown Oakland. But Bort Meadow is a magical place where you can pretend you’re a Wild West settle ...
San Francisco, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 5.4
This hike leads, arguably, to the prettiest waterfall in Whiskeytown National Recreation Area: a spectacular 120-foot drop that changes its attitude with the changing seasons. Better still, the best v ...
Redding, CA - Backpacking,Hiking - Trail Length: 5.5
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East Bay regulars rate this 5700-acre park as the best of the bunch in the East Bay Regional Park system. With places to hike, bike, and ride horses, it is no wonder this park gets a lot of use. Well, ...
San Francisco, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 5.6
Dogs that like to swim will love the Bullards Bar Trail. Owners who like to swim, fish, and view wildflowers will love it just as much.
San Francisco, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 14
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This is a popular hike, since you’ll get two great lakes—the first right outside your car door and the second after a surprisingly easy trek into the rugged, 105,165-acre Mokelumne Wilderness Area. Th ...
San Francisco, CA - Backpacking,Hiking,Snowshoeing - Trail Length: 9
Fall is the best time of year for hardy souls to make those final backpacking trips before the blanket of winter tucks everything up in white—and the Caribou Wilderness Area on the back side of Lassen ...
Susanville, CA - Backpacking,Hiking - Trail Length: 6.8
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It’s not the most powerful waterfall you’ll likely see in your life, more like a gurgling friend, a quiet spot to rest, relax, and step out of the rat race, if only for the hour it takes to wander tho ...
San Francisco, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 1.8
Since 1968, students from the University of California at Davis have been studying Castle Lake in the area of limnology, from the Greek word limne, which means “marsh” or “lake.”
Mount Shasta, CA - Backpacking,Hiking - Trail Length: 3.4
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It’s a gut-wrenching climb that makes sweat pour down your forehead, and even the stoutest dog will have his tongue extended fully, but Cataract Falls and the Laurel Dell Picnic Area are worth every p ...
San Francisco, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 2.5
Two massive fires scorched the Clikapudi Trail area in a five-year period from 1999 to 2004. First the Jones Fire and then, five years later, the Bear Fire damaged many local communities and drastical ...
Redding, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 8.2
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