Chenoweth is an unincorporated community in Wasco County. Nestled on the banks of the Columbia River, this rustic area is named after an early homesteader from Illinois. It’s easy to see why the Chenoweth family settled here; the community sits on the beautiful hills that rise to the west of The Dalles. Creeks and trails make this an ideal setting that dogs will be eager to explore. Although Chenoweth does not have its own veterinary clinic, your pup can see a doctor in The Dalles if he’s feeling under the weather.
Four legged hikers will be pleased to know that Chenoweth is home to a furrific trail. Lace up your hiking boots and grab your pup’s leash then head over to the Chenoweth Tableland Trailhead. Let your dog be the guide as you follow the trail past cliffs and through forests of Ponderosa pine. Once you reach the top of the plateau, you’ll enjoy expansive views of The Dalles and the Columbia Hills. Check out the caves and rock hoodoos on your way up. Also, take time to let your pup smell the wildflowers. Watch for signs and fences that mark private property along the way and don’t forget to bring plenty of water.
With pawsome places like this to discover, it’s no wonder dogs love spending time in Chenoweth!
Everybody knows that dogs and parks are a match made in heaven. Your pooch will love spending some time in City Park in The Dalles. Just 10 minutes east of Chenoweth, this pawsome park has plenty of green grass for roaming around. Your pup can sniff around to her heart’s delight or hang out under one of the shade trees. Thompson City Park is also in the area. Here you’ll find more open space for wandering and benches if your pal needs to paws for a rest. For a post-park refreshment, head over to Petite Provence for a fresh salad and a delicate French pastry. Dogs are welcome on the outside patio.
Sorosis Park is 15 minutes southeast of Chenoweth in The Dalles. This park is a favorite among two legged and four legged locals alike. With amenities like a disc golf course, ball fields, sport courts, and a playground, this park has something for everyone. Your leashed pup can strut her stuff around the walking trail while she soaks in the sights and sounds of the park. Tall Ponderosa pines keep the park cool in the summer and add to the park’s beauty. Picnic pavilions and grills are available to rent, so bring the whole pack along and have a pawrty!
What better way to spend the afternoon with your pooch than a walk on The Dalles Riverfront Trail. Access the trail at the Riverfront Park, which is just 10 minutes east of Chenoweth. Stroll around the park for a little warm up. It has a beach, playground, and beautifully maintained grounds. Then hop on the six mile trail for some canine cardio. It runs alongside the mighty Columbia River and provides your pup with pawsome scenery as she exercises. It’s a pupular trail for runners, cyclists, and, of course, dog walkers. Clean up bags are provided and benches are scattered along the way for those who want to sit and enjoy the river’s edge.
If your pup is begging for a walk, clip on her leash and pay a visit to the Kiwanis Pocket Park. Located in The Dalles, it’s just 10 minutes from Chenoweth and the perfect place to spend some quality time with your furry BFF. Nestled on the banks of the Columbia River, this park has a mellow swimming area and natural areas for exploring. Throw a blanket down on the grass, or grab one of the picnic tables and settle in for lunch with your pup. Once your tummies are full, go for a walk on the Riverfront Trail. Head either direction for a delightful afternoon stroll.
Memaloose State Park is a furrific spot for sleeping under the stars and communing with nature. Pack up your pooch and head 15 minutes northwest to Mosier and set up camp in this beautiful park where pet friendly tent and RV sites are available. There are a couple hiking trails in the area that will make your pal bark for joy. Take a scenic stroll down the Historic Columbia River Highway State Trail, or head up the mountainside on the Memaloose Hills Trail. Both showcase the area’s natural beauty and provide great views of the river. More importantly, both trails will tucker out your pup!