Scenic walks for you and your pet in Humboldt County

While staying in Humboldt County, you can ask yourself: Where would I like to take my dog for a walk? A nice sandy beach, a meandering trail through the redwood forest, or would I like to go on a walk in a park by the zoo? Responsible pet walking is welcome in Humboldt County. Whether you want to take your dog on a leash or not, there are some awesomely beautiful spots where pet walking is allowed.

First consider the walking path behind the Fortuna River Lodge (right off the Kenmar exit). Though you do need a leash, walking along the Eel River at sunset is a real treat.  Also in Fortuna is a great place to take your dog:the Fortuna Dog Park

Parks, a few of the many in Humboldt County:
• Fortuna Dog Park (right next to Fortuna Feed at 100 Dinsmore Drive)
Carson Park (a quaint park located in Eureka near the Victorian Carson mansion)
Crab Park (located in Loleta, which is about 5 minutes north of Fortuna- drive down Cannibal Island Road and when you reach the ocean, you have arrived ar Crab Park)
Arcata Community Forest (located in the hills of Arcata)

Beaches. In all these spots, your canine friend can run free while you enjoy the beauty of the North Coast.
King Salmon Beach (located in King Salmon, about 5 minutes south of Eureka)
Centerville Beach (located 5 miles west of the Victorian Village of Ferndale on Centerville Road)
Clam Beach (located 7 miles north of Arcata)

Wildlife Refuges and Marshes. Be cautioned that there are many endangered and wild animals; therefore, your furry friend should be trained not to bother these beautiful creatures. Humboldt County marshes include:

Palco Marsh (formerly called Eureka Marsh, located in Eureka behind the Bayshore Mall -- PETS ALLOWED AT THIS MARSH ON LEASH ONLY)

Arcata Marsh and Wildlife Sanctuary (located in Arcata -- PETS ALLOWED AT THIS SANCTUARY ON LEASH ONLY)

Humboldt Bay National Wildlife Refuge (located right off the Highway 101 in Loleta -- PETS ARE NOT ALLOWED AT THIS REFUGE)