Dog Friendly Activities in Arcata, CA

There are 5 dog friendly activities in Arcata, and 16 more nearby. Use the links below to get an overview of each one, see pictures, print directions, and even read reviews from other dog owners. Coming from out of town? Get a discounted rate on pet friendly hotels in Arcata.

Pet Friendly Arcata Community Forest
Arcata Community Forest Dog-friendly Arcata Community Forest in Arcata, CA, features trails that begin in a quiet neighborhood and go into the redwoods. There are houses making a barrier between the woods and the street so its safe to let your dog off leash. You will see many dogs off leash, but watch out for mountain bikers. See Details
Pet Friendly Mad River Beach
Mad River Beach Pets are welcome on-leash at this dog-friendly Arcata beach with dunes and wide expanses of sand. See Details
Redwood Park Pets will feel right at home at this popular neighborhood public park, as long as they are on-leash. Watch the local art students at work! See Details
Hammond Coastal Trail Hammond Coastal Trail is a pet-friendly stretch of the California Coastal Trail that links Arcata and Clam Beach. Start off with a leashed walk along Mad River Beach, then enjoy off-leash fun at Clam Beach Off-Leash Area from October through February. This trail is rated as easy and welcomes most levels of hiker to enjoy it. Dog owners should clean up any mess that is left behind. See Details
Arcata Marsh & Wildlife Sanctuary The Arcata Marsh and Wildlife Sanctuary is home to the City of Arcata’s innovative wastewater treatment facility. The dog-friendly sanctuary is 307 acres, including freshwater marshes, salt marsh, tidal sloughs, grassy uplands, mudflats, brackish marsh, approximately 5 miles of walking and biking paths and an Interpretive Center. By integrating conventional wastewater treatment with the natural processes of constructed wetlands, Arcata has succeeded in turning wastewater into a resource. Dogs must be leashed. See Details
Moonstone Beach Dogs are welcome to join you at Moonstone Beach in Trinidad, CA. This beach is popular with surfers, families and dog owners all looking to play in the sand and surf. Fido is permitted to be off-leash and you'll likely encounter other visitors who enjoy this area with their pets both on-leash and off. There are rocky tide pools and a boardwalk with scenic overlooks. See Details
Trinidad State Beach Trinidad State Beach is pet-friendly. This scenic state beach can be accessed from the seaside town of Trinidad or the parking lot at Trinidad Bay below Trinidad Head. The beach is a beautiful place to go for a walk with Fido, covered in sand and offering tremendous views of the Pacific Ocean beyond. Dogs must remain on a leash during their visit and all mess should be cleaned up after them. The beach is open every day of the week from sunrise to sunset. See Details
Fortuna Dog Park Fortuna Dog Park is fenced area in Fortuna, CA, that features separate, fenced areas for both large and small dogs, as well as some dog-training features. The park also has a covered gazebo, water spigot, and waste bags. See Details
Clam Beach Off Leash Area From October through February, dogs are allowed off-leash on the entire beach. The rest of the year, dogs are restricted to the waveslope. See Details
Hiller Park This is a town park where dogs can run and play off leash. It has a large open field as well as paths through the woods which often end at beautiful ocean overlooks. Three of the paths end with stairs down to a small river that runs along the ocean beach, but the climb is pretty steep. The park is open year round and friendly dogs are welcome everywhere except the fenced in children's playground. There is also a paved bike/walk path where dogs are welcome on leash. See Details
Eureka Dog Park Off leash dog park, fully fenced with a separate small dog area. Toys and poop bags are provided, as well as a doggy water fountain. See Details
Centerville Beach From October through February, dogs are allowed off-leash on the entire beach. The rest of the year, dogs are restricted to the waveslope. See Details
Humboats Kayak Adventures Humboats Kayak Adventures is pet-friendly. Dogs are welcome to join their owners for an adventure in the water around Humboldt Bay. Guides are experienced and knowledgable about wildlife and scenery in and around Eureka. Rentals start at $30. Dog life jackets are advised for safety. See Details
A Hands on Nature Preservation Tour 'A Hands on Nature Preservation Tour' is a pet-friendly Airbnb Experience hosted by Misty. This tour through local ecosystems will help you identify pertinent native wildlife, insect and plant species. Dogs are welcome if they are well-behaved around farm animals. The experience lasts 2 hours and can accommodate up to 6 guests ages 7 and up. Parents may also bring children under 2 years of age. Boots for you and your pooch are recommended. Rates start at $45 per person. See Details
Hammond The Hammond is one of 1600 rail-trails supported by Rails-to-Trails Conservancy, a nonprofit organization that is working to create a nationwide network of trails from former rail lines and connecting corridors. Previously an unused railroad corridor, this "rail-trail" is now a great place to walk Fido in McKinleyville! The map below shows a parking area with convenient access to the Hammond. Rails-to-Trails Conservancy has generously provided map data for this trail to Bring Fido for informational purposes only. For more detailed trail information, please visit See Details
Big Lagoon Off Leash Dog Area Bring your pet to play with you off-leash in the desiganted area of this beautiful park. Be careful as the area is not fenced. See Details
Humboldt Bay Harbor Cruise Humboldt Bay Harbor Cruise is dog friendly. Well-behaved, leashed dogs are welcome on cruises. Tickets cost $32 for adults, $15.00 for children and seniors, and dogs are free. See Details
Eureka Dog Park Eureka Dog Park is a dog park in Eureka, CA. This unique dog park is not separated by size, and large and small dogs play and romp together. It is fully fenced and features looping trails, native plants, views of bay, and a pulp mill across to Manila and North Jetty. Please clean up after your pets, waste bags are provided. Please note there is no water source on-site, so you will need to bring water for Fido. See Details
Patrick's Point State Park Patrick's Point State Park is home to some pet-friendly campgrounds and day-use areas. Unfortunately, dogs are not allowed to join you on the beaches or trails at this shrub-filled, one-square-mile park. You should contact the park directly to find out the opening times on the day you're looking to visit. See Details
Redwood Fields Local pet owners make a habit of bringing their four-legged friends to socialize at this Eureka public park. See Details
Little River State Beach Dogs are welcome at Little River State Beach, but are not permitted in the dunes area. Located in Humboldt County, this popular beach is found at the mouth of Little River. The 152-acre park is a huge open beach of sand with lots of sand dunes. Little River State Beach is only open to the public during the day. See Details