California Redwoods dog riding allows you to maintain social distance while enjoying some of North America’s most spectacular scenery. Louis and I visited Redwoods shortly before the blockade of the coronavirus in California began. Before you start your trip, you need to confirm the opening status of the places you want to visit.
Humboldt Redwoods State Park in Northern California is the largest area of old redwoods in the world. The majestic Avenue of the Giants is also located in the park. This 32-kilometer road is the perfect redwood drive for you and your dog. It is possible to enjoy the entire route without getting out of your car. If you decide to stop by and walk among the trees, you are unlikely to meet crowds. Dogs are not allowed on the official trails within the state park.
South of Giant’s Avenue there are additional tourist attractions that you can enjoy in relative isolation. You don’t have to get out of your car to enjoy the chic, Drive-Thru Tree chandelier in Leggett. Just pay the $ 10 gate fee and move on. You can also drive through the redwoods with your dog in Klamath and Meyers Flat, California.
Another fun attraction that requires minimal human contact is One Log House. For $ 1, the cafe staff will give you a code to enter using a keyboard. I’m not sure what the official policy is for dogs, but during our visit there was no one to object. The attraction is exactly what the name describes; a house carved from a redwood tree. Construction of the wheelhouse began in 1946. It can be said that this is the original small house.
Hotels suitable for dogs Redwoods
If you want to combine your driving with redwoods with a hotel stay suitable for dogs, you have several options to choose from. Louis and I spent a night at the Benbow Historic Inn in Garberville. Up to two dogs are allowed in the rooms on the terrace for a cleaning fee of $ 30 per stay. Please read the hotel’s detailed policy regarding unattended pets and access to the property before booking.
Near the north entrance of Giant Avenue, I recommend the Redwood Riverwalk Hotel. Not as sophisticated as the Benbow Inn, but the property has a large private dog park. The property charges a one-time cleaning fee of $ 25 per dog to £ 50. Dogs cannot enter the lobby or be left alone in the room.