Dog Friendly Activities in Mendocino, CA

There are 7 dog friendly activities in Mendocino. 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 Mendocino.

Pet Friendly Catch a Canoe & Bicycles Too
Catch a Canoe & Bicycles Too Pets are welcome on-leash at this bike and boat rental spot with reasonable rates and a friendly staff. They even have lifejackets for dogs! Catch a Canoe & Bicycles Too is open daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Rates for boat rentals are $35 per person for up to three hours and $50 per person for over 3 hours. Children ages 6-17are $15 for up to three hours and $20 for over three hours. Children under 6 and dogs are free. Guided tours are available from Memorial Day to Labor day and are $65 per person. See Details
Pet Friendly Point Cabrillo Light Station State Historic Park
Point Cabrillo Light Station State Historic Park Point Cabrillo Light Station State Historic Park is a pet-friendly attraction in Mendocino. You and Fido can wander the half-mile coastal trail to the lighthouse that was built in 1909. Once you arrive at the historic building, you don't have to leave Fido outside, they can enter the building with you and look around. The park is open every day of the week from sunrise to sunset. See Details
Mendocino Headlands State Park Mendocino Headlands State Park is one of the most pet-friendly parks in the area. Unlike most state parks in California, Fido can join you on most of the dirt trails that surround the town of Mendocino. Many of the casual trails will lead you to stunning views of swooping cliffs. There's even a short dog-friendly path to Portuguese Beach, which allows pooches on a leash onto the sand. If you continue along from the beach, you'll find a blow hole and lots more beautiful coastal scenery. Mendocino Headlands is open during the day. See Details
Russian Gulch State Park Russian Gulch State Park is pet-friendly. Located two miles north of Mendocino, this park combines a three-mile leafy canyon with windswept headlands and pristine beaches. Dogs are allowed in the campground, beach, and trails west of Highway 1. Dogs not allowed on Fern Canyon Trail or trails east of Highway 1. See Details
Walk Mendocino with a Coastal Concierge 'Walk Mendocino with a Coastal Concierge' is a pet-friendly Airbnb Experience hosted by Anne. Join your host for an easy and stunningly beautiful two mile walk through the historic village of Mendocino and the coastal bluffs that surround it. Start in the heart of this preserved-in-time logging town and see some iconic buildings, including a haunted hotel and prohibition-era bar. Then, stroll along the Mendocino Headlands, where you can check out some awesome coastal views and have a chance to snap a pic with your pooch. Your leashed pup is welcome. The experience lasts 2 hours and can accommodate up to 8 guests of all ages. Please bring bags to pick up after them. Rates start at $20 per person. See Details
Big River Estuary State Marine Conservation Area Big River Estuary State Marine Conservation Area is pet-friendly. It's the longest undeveloped estuary in Northern California, bordered by Big River State Park, making for 7,000 acres of protected land. Dogs are welcome to enjoy a kayak adventure on the water. See Details
Create a Sea Glass Pendant w/an Artist 'Create a Sea Glass Pendant w/an Artist' is a pet-friendly Airbnb Experience hosted by Caitlin. Fido is welcome to come along and watch you create a sterling silver pendant with a piece of sea glass of your choosing. Your host will first review safety procedures before guiding your through the process. Your host will also complete any step that you may not feel comfortable doing. After completion, you can choose a suede or silk sliding chain to put your pendant on, or bring your own chain. The experience lasts 2.5 hours and can accommodate one guest ages 18 and up. Rates start at $120 per person. See Details
Noyo Beach Off-leash pets are welcome to enjoy this gorgeous, rocky beach with you. To go to the Noyo Beach park, turn east on the north end of the Noyo Bridge (left coming south, right going north) on N. Harbor Drive and follow the road down the steep hill into the harbor, then under the bridge and to the beach. After visiting the beach, stop at Nemo's Fishmarket on N. Harbor Drive where you and your dog can sit on the deck and have lunch. See Details
Skunk Train Dog-friendly Skunk Train runs from downtown Fort Bragg and from Willits, carrying tourists while it continues to serve the few folks who live or vacation in the redwood forests it travels through. The Skunk Train appeals to railroad buffs, history buffs, nature lovers and anyone else who would enjoy a ride through a beautiful forest. Dogs are welcome throughout the train, both in the open and closed carriages. The Pudding Creek Express can be enjoyed year-round, whereas the Wolf Tree Turn route is only available from early Spring through December. Tickets must also be purchased for Fido, too. Canine tickets are $10.95. See Details
Noyo River Kayak Tour 'Noyo River Kayak Tour' is a pet-friendly Airbnb Experience hosted by Cate And Jeff. This experience includes a guided meander on the placid waters of the Noyo River where all ages are delighted by curious harbor seals, amazed by gigantic sea lions, teased by quirky river otters, and intrigued with coastal birds. Schedule a private trip with your hosts if you're planning on bringing Fido. The experience lasts 1.5 hours and can accommodate up to 6 guests ages 5 and up. No experience necessary. A liability waiver will be provided at sign in and need to be completed prior to launching. Rates start at $72 per person. See Details
Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens Take in the beauty of these Fort Bragg botanical gardens, where your on-leash pet is welcome to join you. Savor the breathtaking beauty of the formal gardens, coastal bluffs, pine forests and fern-covered canyons. The mild coastal climate ensures that something is always in bloom. Rhododendrons, magnolias, heritage roses, lilies, and succulents are just some of the flora you will see as you wander along the trails with Fido. See Details
Ten Mile Beach Trail (MacKerricher Haul Road Trail) The Ten Mile Beach Trail (MacKerricher Haul Road Trail) 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 Fort Bragg! The map below shows a parking area with convenient access to the Ten Mile Beach Trail (MacKerricher Haul Road Trail). 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
All Aboard Adventures Come aboard the SEA HAWK for a deep sea adventure you and your dog won't soon forget! The SEA HAWK is a 45' Charter Boat that holds up to 25 fishermen and 30 passengers for Deep-Sea Fishing, Whale Watching, Bay and Sunset Cruises. They offer several different types of cruises, and costs vary depending on your choice. Dogs are allowed at no additional cost, except they are not allowed on the Salmon fishing cruises. It is suggested to bring a life jacket for your dog, and your own pet care and clean-up supplies. They are required to be well-behaved and leashed at all times. See Details
Fort Bragg Dog Park Your pet will thank you for the chance to exercise off-leash at this fenced dog park, which includes separate areas for large and small pets. See Details
Pomo Bluffs Park The park consists of 25 acres of spectacular bluff-top property -- beautiful views from a paved walkway along north side of the headlands overlooking the Noyo Harbor entrance. Across from Surf Motel and Gardens, west side of Hwy 1. Walkway is suitable for wheelchairs or strollers, and there are benches as well as poop bag dispensers for dog walkers. See Details
Glass Beach Glass Beach is dog-friendly. The southern-most beach of MacKerricher State Park in Fort Bragg allows leashed dogs to explore with their owners. Glass Beach gets its name from the smooth colorful glass pieces that light up the ground among the pebbles. The former trash dump was once covered in broken bottles that have been smoothed by the tide. Don't take any glass away with you. The park is open all day. See Details
MacKerricher State Park Dogs are welcome on leash at MacKerricher State Park. Unfortunately, pets are prohibited on Virgin Creek Beach, the northern half of Ten Mile Beach, the Seal Rocks harbor seal pup nursery area, and the Surfwood Walk-In campground. You should be able to hang out with Fido at most other areas of the park. One of the most popular things to do is to camp for a few nights. The campgrounds are full of lush wild gardens, some of which overlook the sea. You should contact MacKerricher State Park for opening times on the days you are looking to visit. See Details
Caspar Headlands State Beach Dogs are welcome at Caspar Headlands State Beach. The area is surrounded by greenery where you can enjoy the incredible views of the ocean and beach. You and Fido can wander on the beach and dip your toes in the water. Dogs can also join you to camp, but not along the State Park trails near the beach. The beach is open from 7:45am to 8:15pm. See Details
Jug Handle State Natural Reserve Dogs are welcome west of Highway One at Jug Handle State Natural Reserve, but are not permitted at any area to the east. Located halfway between the towns of Fort Bragg and Mendocino, you and Fido will be in awe of the ocean views and peaceful forests in the area. Make sure you contact the park directly to find out park hours on the day you're looking to attend. See Details