Dog Friendly Hiking Trails in Arcata, CA

There are 3 dog friendly hiking trail in Arcata. 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 Very nice trails go from a quiet neighborhood 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 Hammond Coastal Trail
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
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 TrailLink.com. See Details