An urban gem in the city of Eureka is the abundance of dense forests of sequoia trees that surround and wind through the city. These large trees group up in bunches, and can be seen inside Sequoia Park, a place that offers dog-friendly trails to explore the tall woods. The trail is paved and wide, perfect for exploring even in large crowds and going out for an afternoon of exploration.
The park takes up over 67 acres of land, sharing the space with a zoo, playground area, and backed by rows of resident homes. Parking is near the park and is free for pups and humans, and offers an open space that includes two playgrounds, picnic tables, restrooms, a gazebo, water fountains, and clean-up stations for Fido. After stocking up on water and clean-up bags, the trail begins on the west side of the park.
When you enter the trail, you are immediately swallowed by a dark shade, created by the canvas of trees and branches of the sequoias. The trail you enter is called Sequoia Creek Trail and follows along a small creek. This trail is the most popular thanks to its even walking surface and wheelchair accessible feature. This trail connects to bridges and boardwalks that pass through bunches of trees, giving you a view of the trees up close. This first trail is only 3/4's of a mile and connects to an unnamed trail that's made of gravel and wood.
This new trail was an old maintenance path that was used for the zoo and park, and it loops around the park. This second trail gives a few more views, one of Duck Pond and a couple meadows that appear throughout the park. The old maintenance trail connects back to the Sequoia Creek Trail, which heads back to the park area once it reaches the end.
After enjoying views of the 100-year old park and older forest, you and Fido can grab some water, head back to your car, and start planning your next visit.