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Dog Areas in Hercules

11 Parks
3 Trails
1 Shop
3 Eateries

The city of Hercules, located on San Pablo Bay just 25 miles northeast of San Francisco, is a dynamic community. With 11 parks and three trails in the city limits, you and your pup will have several options for outdoor recreation. If you need professional care for Fido, there's a veterinary clinic in town.

For an outdoor adventure with your pooch, head about 2.7 miles west of town to Pinole Shores Park off Pinole Shores Drive. There are open meadows and a trail here. Enjoy the scenic views of the bay as you hike or jog along the pathway. Dogs are welcome to join you on a leash. Be sure to bring water and waste bags with you.

Take your canine companion to Pinole Dog Park, about four miles south of Hercules for some off-leash exercise. This facility has separate fenced enclosures for large and small dogs. There are plenty of shade trees and benches here. Make sure you bring some water and clean up any messes.

When you want to go for a hike or jog with your special pal, connect with the San Francisco Bay Trail. This 500-mile mixed-use path allows dogs on a leash. You can connect to the trail at Railroad Park in the northwest corner of Hercules. Walk along the shoreline towards Pinole Creek with your four-footed friend and enjoy the scenic views. 

For dogs and their owners, Hercules offers a wide variety of outdoor activities that they can experience together!

Best Dog Neighborhoods in Hercules

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    Population Density 3,544/sq mi

    #1 Tiffany Ridge

    Tiffany Ridge is a residential area with a pawtastic park for you and Fido to explore. Take your pooch to Ohlone Park off Turquoise Drive. This linear park includes a nature trail and an off-leash dog exercise area. Let your furry friend romp with other canines here. There are separate sections for large and small dogs with water stations in each area. Owners can relax on shaded benches while their four-footed friends play together. You are responsible for cleaning up your dog's waste. For one-on-one time with your special pal, leash up and walk along Ohlone Creek on the nature trail.
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    Population Density 7,181/sq mi

    #2 Hercules

    Just off the bay, the neighborhood of Hercules includes residential and commercial areas along with a few nice parks. One furiffic place to go with your pup for some fresh air and exercise is Duck Pond Park. This facility includes a pond, open fields, and paved walking trails. Go for a hike or jog with your pooch past the pond and around the rest of the park. Bring along water and a snack to grab a picnic here with your pup. Make sure you keep your dog on a leash and under your control. Remember to bring some bags so that you can clean up after your pup.
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    Population Density 4,952/sq mi

    #3 Country Run

    The neighborhood of Country Run includes single-family residences and multi-family dwellings in the Refugio Valley area. Here, you can take a quiet walk along community streets with your pooch. When you want to explore some green space, head to Refugio Valley Park. This pawesome facility has a pond, a multi-use field, and walking trails that wind through the park. Walk by the water along the paved pathway and through the wooded areas here. Dogs need to be on a leash and under your control. There are water fountains in the park for your convenience. Make sure to clean up after your pup.
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    Population Density 3,275/sq mi

    #4 Victoria by the Bay

    Located in the northeast corner of Hercules, the neighborhood of Victoria by the Bay is a residential community with a lovely park. Enjoy peaceful walks with your pooch past well-groomed landscapes. When you want to hike or jog by the water, take Fido to Shoreline Park on Tug Boat Lane. This facility includes an open field with a view of the bay and a paved trail that goes along the water's edge. Stretch your legs with your special pal in this scenic area. Dogs need to be on a leash and under your control here. Make sure to bring waste bags to pick up any droppings.
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    Population Density 5,791/sq mi

    #5 Shephard St/Grissom St

    On the south end of Hercules, in the Refugio Valley, you'll find  The Astronauts neighborhood. This residential area is a lovely place to go for a stroll with your pup. For a pawtastic hike, head over to Beechnut Mini Park and connect to the Bay Area Ridge Trail. Walk through oak woodlands and open rangeland with your pup. Be prepared; some parts of this trail can be steep. Dogs are allowed to join you here, provided they're on a leash and under control. Make sure you bring plenty of water with you for the walk. You are responsible for picking up your dog's waste.
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