Hiking in Butte County is a fun way to explore all the outdoor beauty that the region has to offer—and it’s made even better with your best four-legged friend by your side. From paved paths to rugged mountain explorations, from on-leash strolls to off-leash adventures, Butte County has a wide variety of hiking trails perfect for both dogs and their human companions. Explore our list of dog-friendly hiking trails and plan your next adventure!
Make sure to review hiking best practices and trail etiquette and follow Leave No Trace principles as you explore. And as always, pick up after your dog during your treks and dispose of the waste properly.
As you read about the different routes, here are some handy definitions, from All Trails, to keep in mind:
Loop trails start and end at the same location and follow a single trail or multiple trails to form a loop.
Out-and-Back trails start and end at the same location and follow a single trail or multiple trails to an end point and then return along the same route.
Point-to-Point trails start and end in different locations. These routes are often part of a multi-day hiking or backpacking trip or segments of a long distance trail. A shuttle pickup may be suggested or required.
All trail distances provided are for the total length of the mapped route. For example, a 10 mile loop, or out-and-back trail, is 10 miles total from start to finish.