Located in the heart of California, the Sacramento neighborhood of North Highlands offers pets and their loved ones a great deal of convenience many furrific places. Local pups have the pick of the litter when it comes to parks, with 18 bark parks to in a 10-mile radius! For the lone wolves, there are over 40 miles of trails to explore in the surrounding area!
If you are looking for a puppy playground that promises a howlin’
good time, head over to Bear Dog Park, only 8 miles outside of North Highlands.
This spot is an active doggo’s dream, with tons of exciting equipment to build
up those puppy muscles and to keep senior pups young! This park offers several
tunnels to hide in, ramps to climb, and agility bars to leap over, as well as plenty of room for fetch! The obstacle course can get a little dusty, but don’t let that deter you — there are two separate stalls to clean your fur-iend
before you leave!
For dogs looking for more of a one-on-one experience, check out the beautiful Sacramento Northern Bikeway. This scenic 9.8-mile asphalt trail runs from Sacramento to Rio Linda and is wheelchair accessible, so no human or canine has to be left behind!
The RRUFF Dog Park is a pawtastic park that benefits an equally awesome cause, only 10 miles northeast of North Highlands. This adorable community bark park was founded by a non-profit organization that pairs disabled veterans with service animals. This park is truly meant for everyone to enjoy, with wheelchair accessibility and three separate play areas for small, large, and special needs dogs. Amenities include a canine obstacle course, picnic tables, plenty of seating, and shade structures to shield guests from the hot California sun! Your pooch won’t want to miss this patriotic pup park!
There are lots of friendships to be made and plenty of room to zoom about at the beautiful and spacious Glenbrook Park in Sacramento. This lovely tree-lined recreation area offers pets and owners plenty of shade and seating, so they can still play comfortably on those sweltering summer days. If you are looking for a ton of equipment for your puppy’s stimulation, this park is not for you; however if you and your fur baby are looking to make new canine companions, this is the perfect spot! This bark park located right beside a series of batting cages, so it is great for families as well!
North Natomas is an exciting place for the whole pack, with a dog park, sports complex, family park, and 4 dog-furiendly restaurants — all within walking distance of one another! The North Natomas Regional Dog Park has a fully-fenced, 2-acre large dog section, as well as a 0.5-acre enclosure for the more petite crowd. Pups love rolling in the plush green grass and meeting all the furry guests this extraordinarily well-kept park draws. No matter what your pup’s palette craves, there is sure to be a spot nearby to please them! Fido-friendly dining options include authentic Indian cuisine, a burger joint, a popular sandwich chain, and a Mexican restaurant!
Opened in 2000 by the Pet Owners Organization of Citrus Heights, the C-Bar-C Dog Park, otherwise known as POOCH Park, has been treating furry guests to a good time for nearly two decades. The fully-fenced park is especially great for summertime shenanigans with plenty of shade and several plastic dog pools that the regulars love to cool off in! The little guys have their own space to romp around in where they don’t have to worry about the big boys getting in their way! Running water is available for mutts to rehydrate after a fun frolic, and hoses are provided to clean their dirty toe beans before heading home. Local pups agree C-Bar-C dog park really raises the bar!
Tired of the traditional dog park offerings? Leash up and head out to blaze the picturesque trails at the magnificent Hidden Falls Regional Park. This pristine preserve offers over 30 miles of multi-use natural surface pathways and water access where you and your pooch can soak your worries away. Take a picnic basket lunch for you and your canine to enjoy by one of the cascading falls, and be sure to bring a camera too, because you will definitely want a memento! Due to the high volume of visitors on weekends and holidays, you will need to apply for a reservation parking pass online if you want to visit on these days. Passes are not available on-site, so make sure you secure your pass — you don’t want to miss this awesome paw-portunity!