Best Dog Hikes Northern California  by Linda B. Mullally and David S. Mullally

Best Dog Hikes Northern California Guide Book

by Linda B. Mullally and David S. Mullally (Falcon Guides)
Best Dog Hikes Northern California  by Linda B. Mullally and David S. Mullally
Once you’ve had the companionship of a dog on the trail, you will never be able to imagine hiking without your canine pal. When it comes to hiking, you and your dog share some benefits in common, but your differences are what enhance and compliment your nature experience. If you are not already fascinated by the history of the land under your hiking boots, traveling and hiking around Northern California is sure to stir the romantic history buff in you. Native cultures fished, hunted, and thrived on this land. On many trails you will walk in the footsteps of the original inhabitants, subsequent Spanish explorers, and early settlers seeking a better life through farming, cattle ranching, logging, and mining precious metals including gold. California streams, rivers, ocean, and mountain scenery will inspire you in much the same way it did those who first discovered them and those who continue to fight to preserve them.

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Trails from the "Best Dog Hikes Northern California" Guide Book
Displaying trails 20 of 49.

Displaying trails 1 to 20 of 49.

This is a short, easy flat loop in a woodland area with views toward the steep mountainous terrain across the lake. This is a chance for you and Pooch to sample Shasta Lake, California’s largest reser ...
Redding, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 2.8
Black Sands Beach with its coarse charcoal sand is not just another beach. This is a unique portal into the remote world of the Lost Coast at the foot of the King Range. This 8.4-mile out- and- back h ...
Shelter Cove, CA - Hiking,Horseback Riding - Trail Length: 8.4
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In a spectacular remote region with open space dominated by state parks that restrict dogs to the parking lot or campground, it is a treat to find a hike that serves rugged Pacific Coast panoramas wit ...
Gualala, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 7.4
This hike takes you up gently rolling open terrain along a dirt ranch road where cattle graze unfazed by dogs or bikes. Seeing the endless undulation of rich green pastures interrupted by oak groves s ...
Olema, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 4.8
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A paved road into a box canyon provides rare convenient access to an otherwise remote albeit grand mountain kingdom. The creek remains within earshot most of the way between glimpses of the falls and ...
Weaverville, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 8.4
This is a sweet, short scenic hike to a precipitous waterfall along a wide, soft dirt trail that crosses a sparse coniferous forest before it narrows along exposed terraced granite. It offers views of ...
South Lake Tahoe, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 1.6
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This pleasant, shady, cool, and narrow slope- side trail is a hiker’s perspective of the wild and scenic Smith River. The hike encompasses a woodsy experience that overlooks the redwood canopy with th ...
Crescent City, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 8
This hike is a “wow” at every bend. It ascends gradually on sweeping switchbacks in and out of the pine and fir forest, revealing stunning views of Lake George, Lake Mary, and the Mammoth Crest where ...
Mammoth Lakes , CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 3
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It would be an exaggeration to call this a “spectacular” hike. It is a pretty forested trail that opens to picturesque mountain scenery. An old rancher’s cabin at the edge of a grassy lake is a highli ...
Markleeville, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 3.8
This lush, green, and gentle educational trail with historical and cultural interpretive signs along a narrow peaceful stretch of the Elk River is accessible to disabled visitors along the first paved ...
Eureka, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 6.7
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On some hikes the journey is as much a highlight as the destination. This is not one of those hikes. Although the trail is relatively undistinguishable with a run-of-the mill mix of deciduous and coni ...
Oroville, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 9.7
This moderate scenic hike between two popular ski resorts climbs across an exposed granitic landscape before entering the Granite Chief Wilderness, where you and Pooch can enjoy the sights and refresh ...
Tahoe City, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 4.8
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Anytime you and your dog can drive up a paved road and set foot and paw on a trail that passes several lakes and streams with a backdrop of mountain peaks between patches of forest interrupted by wild ...
Lee Vining , CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 3.4
This trail is short and steep and a stunning climb through pines along a creek that looks back westward toward Yosemite’s kingdom. You crest onto a plateau with a picturesque sprawling shallow lake an ...
Lee Vining, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 1.7
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This is one of the most popular summer hikes in the Eastern Sierra and for good reason. If you and your dog have dreamt of driving up a paved road to 10,000 feet, hopping out of the car, and following ...
Mammoth Lakes , CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 7.6
This is one of several pleasant trails crisscrossing Mount Madonna County Park. This easy wooded loop’s appeal is its convenient access close to the entrance and the diversity of sights along the way, ...
Gilroy, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 2.5
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This is a hard- core 12.8-mile out and back or overnight into the little- traveled Snow Mountain Wilderness of the Mendocino National Forest. The hike begins with a 1.0mile gradual descent to a lovely ...
Willows, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 12.8
It’s always a rare occasion when you can walk off the pavement with your dog in a state park. The hike to Hot Springs Falls begins in peaceful Grover Hot Springs State Park’s broad grassy meadow befor ...
Markleeville, CA - Hiking,Horseback Riding,Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 3.6
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This easily accessed, tucked- away historic gem is a multiuse trail situated in the Gavilan Range across from San Juan Bautista home, the fifteenth mission in the California mission system. The hike s ...
San Juan Bautista , CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 8
The scenic fifteen- minute boat taxi across Echo Lake to the trailhead is just a teaser for the mesmerizing hike ahead along one of the prettiest sections of the Pacific Crest Trail (PCT) in the weste ...
South Lake Tahoe, CA - Hiking,Horseback Riding - Trail Length: 7.9
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