HUMBOLDT COUNTY CALIFORNIA’S REDWOOD COAST

Pet Friendly Trails & Lodging

Here are some general rules  

IN THE REDWOODS
Dogs are allowed on a leash of not more than 10' in most State Parks within developed areas, park roads and campgrounds, however they are prohibited on trails

Humboldt Redwoods & Grizzly Creek 
Prairie Creek Redwoods &
Redwoods National & State Park
 
  
   Allowed on Cal Barrel Rd Trail - This is a paved 3-mile road, Closed to cars. It's a winding road through old-growth forest in Prairie Creek Redwoods State Park. Located north of the Prairie Creek Visitor Center on Newton B. Drury Scenic Parkway. 

Allowed on trails in the redwoods on a leash
Arcata - Community Forest -  MAP  
Eureka - Redwood Park at Sequoia Zoo & Park
Fortuna - Rohner Park MAP


BEACHES
Several County Beaches allow dogs to run
without a leash on the wave slope within voice command:
Clam Beach
Big Lagoon
Moonstone
Luffenholtz
Mad River County Park
Samoa Dunes Recreation Area

Leash only
Trinidad State Beach,
Little River, and Dry Lagoon.   

To protect species, some beaches may be off limits during breeding times of the year. These areas will be cordoned off and/or posted.

Beach on a leash March thru September:
Loleta - The Eel River Wildlife Area
Ferndale - Centerville Beach  707-445-6493

Other trails that allow dogs on a leash:
Hammond Trail - McKinleyville
Most City Parks
 
Fortuna has a dog park.   Next to Fortuna Feed and Garden Center 126 Dinsmore Dr, Fortuna

Here is the scoop on pet stays
More than three dozen inns, hotels, B&Bs, and guest houses welcome dogs as guests in Humboldt County. To see the whole list, go here:
Pet Friendly Lodging
 
Please do not let your dog chase or harass wildlife. 
Keep in mind when planning your trip that it is advisable to call before you bring your dog since conditions can change, such as wildlife habitat protection, re-vegetation and other projects.
 
Important: Health officials advise that pets can be harmed by blooms of blue green algae, which is common in Humboldt County's freshwater lakes, rivers and lagoons in the mid to late summer. Blooms are recognizable as blue-green or brown mats or foam on the surface of the water. Please do not let your dogs swim in the water at these times.

FIND LODGING

QUICK FACTS

  • Please read note at bottom about blue-green algae.