Grants Pass is the largest city in Oregon, and it is well-known for its caves and rafting. From Crater Lake to Rogue River with the giant Redwood trees and mountains, this is a town where nature is number one. It should also be known for its love of dogs because there are almost 8,000 living there.
Joe Creek Waterfalls is an excellent place to enjoy the outdoors and do some hiking. There are several waterfalls along the trails that wind around the creek and into the forest. You can see wild turkeys, deer, and other wildlife along the trail as well as many kinds of flowers and trees. Many of the waterfalls flow into natural swimming holes popular to many types of wild animals. There are campgrounds with showers and other amenities if you want to stay the night.
Wildhorse Lake Trail is for the more experienced hiker and requires hiking shoes and caution. There are steep and unstable areas as well as rough walking trails down into the canyon into the basin. There are a couple of campsites, but they may be taken during camping season. Walking out of the trail gets extremely challenging because there is basically no trail established and the elevation is about 3,000 feet.
Beautiful landscape and a large fenced in area make Greenwood Dog Park a perfect place to take your dog for a run. While doggy parents can relax at the picnic tables, pooches will enjoy frolicking in the grass and getting a cool drink of water from the doggy water fountain. Let Fido chase a ball or fetch a Frisbee and work off excess energy. There is a convenient container to dispose of doggy waste to help keep the park in good condition for everyone. If your pooch loves the water, walk down to the Rogue River for some fishing and quality time with your pup.
Situated in the beautiful Redwood neighborhood, Redwood Park features various sports courts, a soccer field, and picnic tables, as well as a mile of walking and biking trails to explore with your pup. There’s also a walking track on site for when the competitive mood strikes you and your pooch! Inside the park is Redwood Dog Park, which offers separate small and large dog areas for your pooch to romp and socialize in off leash. There’s plenty of shade, and restrooms are on site, making this park ideal for spending a long afternoon. Be aware that the dog park is closed on Tuesday mornings to allow for some cleanup time.
Hiking and walking are great activities to explore with Fido in Cathedral Hills County Park situated in the friendly Cathedral Hills neighborhood. With over 400 acres, the trails loop through the natural areas and allow your pooch to sniff and smell the wonders of nature. Spring is a beautiful time to take Fido for a walk among the wild flowers, but remember to bring your own water as none if available on site. For all of Fido’s daily needs, check out the South 40 Feed Store that features a variety of natural dog foods, fun toys, and supplies to keep your pup healthy.