Feb 28, 2012 at 1:55 am #1286319
Well, the wife's pregnant, but I'd still like to have a hiking partner this spring/summer. Now that the dog's almost 2, I'd like to start taking her backpacking.
Are there any parks near the SF bay area that allow dogs? Only has to be 1 or 2 nights. I would like to get away for a weekend here or there.
I checked Big Basin, Point Reyes, and Henry Coe. Am I missing any? Does a dog friendly park even exist?
We'll probably do plenty of car camping with the wife, but I don't want my backpacking gear to go unused all year.
She loves camping BTW:
Feb 28, 2012 at 2:01 am #1846015
AWWWW. WTF?! Sorry! Mods, please get rid of one of these.
My first post gave me a network error, so I double checked that it didn't post by opening a new window and visiting the forum. Wasn't there, so I re-wrote the thread and posted it. Now all of a sudden there are two of them! SORRY!Feb 28, 2012 at 8:20 am #1846082
Nico .BPL Member
@nickbLocale: Los Padres National Forest
I'm not too familar with the bay area, but generally dogs can hike in lots of National Forests, including Los Padres (Big Sur area).Feb 28, 2012 at 9:45 am #1846118
@andrew-fLocale: San Francisco Bay Area
My wife and I occasionally dog sit for a friend and try to take the dog backpacking when we do. The only semi-local option I know about is Big Sur/Ventana Wilderness. If you are willing to drive a little further during the season, the 2nd closest option is probably Emigrant Wilderness. Dogs are not allowed off paved trails in state parks in California or in national parks.Feb 28, 2012 at 9:56 am #1846125
Mary DBPL Member
@hikinggrannyLocale: Gateway to Columbia River Gorge
"Dogs are not allowed off paved trails in state parks in California or in national parks."
I've found California (which I visit a couple times per year because I have family there) to be an extremely dog-unfriendly state!Feb 28, 2012 at 12:19 pm #1846216
Jason GBPL Member
@jasongLocale: iceberg lake
Emmigrant and Desolation wilderness are both dog friendly and great places to hike. Little more of a drive though..Feb 28, 2012 at 10:46 pm #1846566
I'll have to check out Big Sur then. I've never been there.
Yeah, I figured I could always go to the Sierras. It's hard to justify going all that way though, and not car camp so I can bring the whole family.
I guess if I get any backpacking in this year, it'll probably be solo :(Mar 1, 2012 at 6:55 pm #1847610
David CarbienerBPL Member
@hikingdaveLocale: Northern California
I take my dog often to the Trinity Alps. I don't know if that's too far north for you, but I and the dog love this area.Mar 1, 2012 at 11:15 pm #1847709
Yeah, at that distance, I might as well just go to the Sierra.
Thanks for the suggestion though, I'm gonna put it on my list of places to go. Looks nice.
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