Canines and their companions love redwood forests
“There’s nothing quite like escaping the city to a local redwood grove and relaxing next to a stream after work,” says Cameron Potratz, who takes his dog Tyson to Reinhardt Redwood Regional Park in Oakland. The park, Tyson’s favorite, is popular among pooch owners because dogs are allowed off leash on most trails. “He loves to run down the steep trails with abandon,” Potratz says.
It’s no wonder dogs love redwood forests—they’re places to sprint with a stick, splash in puddles, meet new friends, bond with their humans, and maybe appreciate the beauty of their surroundings.
Many California coast redwood and giant sequoia parks allow dogs for hiking, camping, picnicking, and frolicking on the beach, as detailed in our new free e-guide, 29 Awesome Dog-Friendly Redwood Parks.
Just as their humans, dogs and other pets can have a substantial impact on the natural environment and the wildlife that lives there. For the safety of the parks and your dog, it is important to only take pets where they’re allowed, and follow all the rules.
See how every dog can have their day at some of these enchanting parks.
Dog-friendly Redwood Parks
ROY’S REDWOODS PRESERVE
REINHARDT REDWOOD REGIONAL PARK
JOAQUIN MILLER PARK
GIANT SEQUOIA NATIONAL MONUMENT AND SEQUOIA NATIONAL FOREST
This feature appears in the beautiful printed edition of Redwoods magazine, a showcase of redwoods conservation stories by leading scientists and writers, as well as breathtaking photos, and ways you can help the forest.
Join our thousands of members today for only $25, and you’ll get future editions of our Redwoods magazine.