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Top Dog-Friendly Hikes and Trails in Washington, Oregon, California, and Utah

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Here, at Honey Bucket, we’ve seen a lot of people sharing pictures of their furry friends outdoors near a Honey Bucket. We think Fido is as much a part of the Honey Bucket family as you do. That has inspired us to create a list of the top dog-friendly hikes in Washington, Oregon, California, and Utah. It wasn’t easy, but we managed to narrow it down to our favorite top 10 – in no particular order.

  1. dogPowell Butte Nature Park – Portland, OR
    In 1987, the City of Portland established Powell Butte Nature Park. The park was opened to the public in 1990 and offers the city miles of trails for hikers, mountain bikers, and leashed dogs. There is a wide array of wildlife in the park including rabbits, ring-necked pheasants, ground squirrels, raccoons, gray foxes, skunks, bats, chipmunks, coyotes, and black-tailed mule deer.
    Learn more at https://www.bringfido.com/attraction/1714
  2. Crystal Springs Rhododendron Garden – Portland, OR
    The Crystal Springs Rhododendron Garden was developed as a display and test garden in 1950 by the Portland Chapter of the American Rhododendron Society. It offers a variety of rhododendrons and is free to the public from September 1 through February 28. Dogs are welcome on-leash as well!
    Learn more at https://www.bringfido.com/attraction/1222
  3. Mt. Hood National Forest– Ramona Falls, OR
    Ramona Falls is a waterfall on the upper Sandy River on the west side of Mount Hood, Oregon. There are still visible signs of volcanic debris flow where the trail nears the Sandy River. Leashed dogs are welcomed hiking companions on this trail.
    Learn more at https://www.fs.usda.gov/recarea/mthood/recarea/?recid=53460
  4. Sonoma Valley Regional Park – Glen Ellen, CA
    Sonoma Valley Regional Park is right in the middle of the Sonoma Valley in California. The 200 plus acre park features several miles of trails and a tranquil atmosphere. The park’s main path is a paved, 1.2-mile trail that begins near a wetland and meadow and winds through magnificent oak woodlands which are perfect for you and your dog. Dogs are welcome on this scenic trail.
    Learn more at http://parks.sonomacounty.ca.gov/Get_Outdoors/Parks/Sonoma_Valley_Regional_Park.aspx
  5. dog2Bluff Top Sea Ranch Access Trail – Sea Ranch, CA
    If you’re in the mood for a seaside adventure, dogs are welcome at the six public access trails in The Sea Ranch. Trails start at Highway 1 parking areas and cross bluff-top meadows and forests to rugged coastline. Picturesque California cliff-side staircases lead to secluded beaches with sandy coves, tide pools, and rock formations for you to enjoy with your dog.
    Learn more at http://parks.sonomacounty.ca.gov/Get_Outdoors/Parks/Bluff_Top_Sea_Ranch_Access_Trail.aspx
  6. Taylor Mountain Regional Park and Open Space Preserve – Santa Rosa, CA
    This park is a prominent landmark in Santa Rosa, California. It provides a panoramic view of the city and distant peaks. The park’s 1,100 acres include sweeping grasslands, oak woodlands, several creeks, and habitat for a variety of wildlife. The park has over 5 miles of unpaved trails to hike with your favorite hiking companion. Dogs are permitted on leashes no longer than 6 feet long.
    Learn more at http://parks.sonomacounty.ca.gov/Get_Outdoors/Parks/Taylor_Mountain_Regional_Park_and_Open_Space_Preserve.aspx
  7. Lake 22 Trail – Mountain Loop Hwy, WA
    Lake 22 Trail is a 6.7-mile loop trail located near Granite Falls, Washington that features a beautiful waterfall. The trail is best visited from May until November. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.
    Learn more at https://www.alltrails.com/trail/us/washington/lake-22-trail
  8. Red Top Lookout – Snoqualmie Region — Salmon La Sac/Teanaway, WA
    Built in 1952, Red Top Lookout provides the best bang for your hiking buck in the Snoqualmie Region. A short, steep trail leads to the fire lookout and offers magnificent views of the Stuart Range, Teanaway Ridge, Chelan and Entiat Mountains, Mount Rainier, and even Mount Adams on a clear day! If the views aren’t enough, the best part is that dogs are allowed on leash.
    Learn more http://www.wta.org/go-hiking/hikes/red-top-lookout#trailhead-map
  9. Tanner Park – Salt Lake City, UT
    Tanner Park is an especially popular destination for dogs and their owners. The park features dirt-packed trails that are accessible year-round. There’s a great natural stream in the park as well. Once you are inside Parley’s Nature Area, you can take your dog off leash. Honey Bucket takes pride in keeping your Fido clean, so be sure to utilize the dog wash and clean-up stations before you leave the park.
    Learn more at https://www.ksl.com/?sid=40937491&nid=1268
  10. Round Valley – Park City, UT
    If you are in Utah looking for a park with a little more room to roam, Round Valley might be the place for you and your pup. This park offers 40 miles of easy, moderate, and steep trails so there are plenty of trail options. Most importantly, dogs are welcome to roam without a leash.
    Learn more at https://utah.com/hiking/salt-lake-city/dog-friendly-trails

We hope this inspires you to get out on the trail with your dog. And don’t forget to keep sharing those photos of your pup with a Honey Bucket! We roam as far and wide as you and your furry friend. Post your pics and tag us on Facebook and Instagram. And don’t forget to use #HoneyBucketSelfie!