The South Yuba River State Park is an outstanding choice for a fun day out with your pooch! Your pup can explore the park and trails with you while he is on his leash. There are at least eight exciting trails to navigate with your four-legged friend in the park.
The park is so expansive and is actually split, so you may need to put a different address into your GPS if you're going somewhere other than Bridgeport. The Bridgeport trails feature four different trails that run along the river and cross over the covered bridge. The historic covered bridge was built in 1861 and was restored several times, the last time being in 2012.
The covered bridge is one of only nine left in California and is an official State and National Historic Landmark. The trails in this section range from a quarter mile to almost three miles. While hiking, you might also come across the Bridgeport Barn, some unusual birds, or you can choose a self-guided tour through the Bridgeport Historic Ranch.
You can also check out a list of shrubbery you might encounter on the Buttermilk Bend Trail or a list of wildflowers found throughout the park. The official site has extra information for all of these attractions, so you can read up before you go on your adventure.
Other trails can be found in a few places, including Highway 49 Crossing Trails, which features trails that cross the Bridge over route 49, an entrance to Independence Trail, which is the first wheelchair accessible trail in the United States, and Hoyt's Trail, which leads you to a beach approximately one mile away.
At the Purdon Crossing to Edward Crossing you can access the five-mile South Yuba Trail or the Spring Creek Trail. No matter the trail you choose, you and your pooch can have an adventure. Always keep your pup on his leash and bring some doggie poop bags to pick up after him. Take enough water on the trail for the both of your and be mindful of the terrain and the trail's difficulty.