Rangers' Tip: If you want to walk through old-growth redwoods with your leashed pet - then try 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 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.
Pets are not allowed on any park trails or at ranger-led programs.
Become a BARK! Ranger
Stop by one of our visitor centers to learn more about the rules of BARK! Dogs and their humans can discover a great walks through the redwoods, say the BARK! Ranger pledge, and stamp their certificate. BARK! Rangers can purchase an exclusive Redwood BARK! Ranger dog collar tag from our Redwood Parks Conservancy bookstores!
Guidelines for pet owners visiting the redwoods.
Places To Go With A Leashed Pet:
What's the Harm With Pets in Wild Places?
Where Are Close-by Alternatives?
Last updated: February 21, 2023