Rangers' Tip: If you want to walk through old-growth redwoods with your leashed pet - then enjoy CAL BARREL ROAD (Prairie Creek Redwoods State Park), or WALKER ROAD (Jedediah Smith Redwoods State Park).
Pets are wonderful creatures that give more than comfort and companionship. We love our fur-babies and want to keep them (and you) safe while at the Redwoods!
There are plenty of carnivores like bears, coyotes and mountain lions, as well as herds of very protective Roosevelt elk in our parks. You, or your pet can quickly get into harms way if your pet encounters park wildlife. The scent of your dog, or even a single bark can cause wild animals to be agitated and charge at you.
Thus, the trails of Redwood National and State Parks is not the place for pets.
For the safety of visitors and all animals (domestic and wild), and for the continued protection of your parklands, pets-with the exception of service animals-are not allowed on park trails, at ranger-led programs, or in park buildings.
Checkout this Pets brochure (PDF, 2.67 MB) for more information, including a map of suggested locations for pets in the parks and surrounding areas.
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Places for Pets
Checkout our Pets brochure (PDF, 2.67 MB) for a map of all suggested locations for pets in the parks.
Pets under your control are allowed at the following nearby locations (be sure to inquire locally for specific regulations), from north to south:
Last updated: August 10, 2017