A well-deserved break in your busy schedule is waiting for you at the Jackson Demonstration State Forest, in Fort Bragg, California! This location will offer you and your pup a pawtastic hiking adventure in the great outdoors.
This working forest is owned by the state and is used as a teaching experience of how a logging operation can function while still maintaining local wildlife and caring for the environment. Though you may learn a thing or two, this area is offered as a recreational opportunity for all visitors. Pup-friendly throughout, the forest offers hiking trails for you and Fido to enjoy.
Pick up the trailheads or the directions to the trailhead for the different paths at the main entrance to these 50,000 acres. Here you will find three demonstration trails that are educational hikes about the management of this redwood forest. Immerse yourselves into the forest on the miles of trails which meander through the entire forest.
Check out the Chamberlain Creek Waterfall Trail that wanders through redwoods to a beautiful waterfall. This trail is rated as easy and has a natural footing. All pup-abilities should try this hike. Or another ecologically interesting trail is the Forest History Trail. This moderate-to-difficult rated trail winds up and down ridges, outcroppings and forests several times. An observation point is your reward for finishing this challenging hike.
Other amenities of this forest include camping and swimming. Pups are welcome to take a dip in any out-of-the-way location, and the campsites are pup-friendly and fun for an overnight stay during the summer months. Equestrian trails are numerous and hiker friendly as well. Mountain bikers love the Forest History Trail as a lead into the Manly Gulch.
The Jackson Demonstration State Forest is waiting for you! Head out today!
The trails can be closed during the snowy winter months. Please call ahead for trail accessibility.