Look no further than Steelhead Beach Regional Park if you and Fido are in the mood to do some pawtastic hiking in the city of Forestville, California. The park is just the right size for you both and offers a couple of hiking trails for you and your fur-ever friend to enjoy while enjoying the day together.
You will begin your day at the main trailhead which is located on River Road, just south of the Russian River. Here you have plenty of opportunities to choose from. There are three hiking trails, a boat launch for kayaks and canoes, and two beaches. You can even do some fishing here as well!
Why not start your journey on the Seasonal Trail which runs right along the water’s edge? Pick up this trail at the boat launch area near Steelhead Beach. The trail is a short .25-mile hike, but offers spectacular scenery of large shady trees and direct water views. Be advised that the trail can be closed during harsh winter conditions when the river’s water levels can be higher than normal.
Or you can hop on either the Willow Trail or Osprey Trail from the park entrance area. Willow Trail is just north of Osprey Trail and they each travel about ½ mile, and connect at Children’s Beach, meaning you can begin on one and head back on the other to complete a 1-mile loop.
Any of these trails offer scenic walks through redwood forests with scrub bushes alongside. Why not pack a picnic lunch to enjoy by the main entrance? You will find restrooms and drinking fountains at the trailhead. Although dogs are not allowed on the beach, the rest of this 26-acre park is pup-friendly!
The trails at Steelhead Beach Regional Park are where your pup-tastic hiking day begins in California.