Dog Friendly Activities in Tahoe Pines, CA

There are 55 dog friendly activities within 20 miles of Tahoe Pines. Use the links below to get an overview of each one, see pictures, print directions, and even read reviews from other dog owners. Coming from out of town? Get a discounted rate on pet friendly hotels in Tahoe Pines.

Pet Friendly Kiva Beach
Kiva Beach Pets are welcome on-leash at this wonderful dog-friendly beach. See Details
Pet Friendly North Zephyr Cove Beach
North Zephyr Cove Beach Great dog beach, just north of the actual Zephyr Cove Resort. If you park in the lot close to the beach you will probably have to pay but if you park across Hwy 50, it's free. Not many peple there during the week, but it gets crowded on weekends. Nice sandy beach, but the shore is rocky. You'll need water shoes to walk in the water. There is also a picnic area. See Details
Bijou Dog Park Located within Bijou Community Park, this dog park features off-leash areas for both small and large dogs. It is approximately 38,000 square feet of fun for dogs and their owners alike. A great place for socializing (both people and dogs); the dog park has grass areas, plenty of shade, benches for relaxing, pet sanitary stations, and water. See Details
Venetian Gondola Ride 'Venetian Gondola Ride' is a pet-friendly Airbnb Experience hosted by Drew. This is Lake Tahoe's only Venetian Gondola cruise. Leashed dogs are welcome with prior approval. The experience lasts 1 hour and can accommodate up to 6 guests of all ages. Dogs and humans should realize they are on a real wooden Venetian Gondola. It is a very slow, relaxing cruise. Rates start at $90 per person. See Details
Squaw Valley Aerial Tram The Squaw Valley Aerial Tram, one of Squaw Valley's most popular year-round attractions, is dog-friendly! There is a charge to ride up the mountain but, if you hike up to high camp (elevation 8200 ft) with Fido, the tram will give you both a ride down for free. The best way to hike up is the Shirley Lake Trail. It's a 3-hour hike with a rest stop at the popular dog-friendly swimming hole, Shirley Lake. The restaurant at the top of the tram also welcomes Fido at the outdoor tables. See Details
Truckee River Rafting Truckee River Rafting offers self-guided rafting trips along a peaceful 5-mile stretch of the Truckee River for you and your pup. The scenic rafting trips are appropriate for nearly all ages and athletic abilities. The rafting trip takes 2-4 hours to complete. You are welcome to bring a small cooler with snacks and beverages to enjoy on your trip. Leashed dogs up to 50 lbs are permitted. See Details
Truckee River Regional Park Located 1/2 mile south of downtown on Highway 267, this park offers 62 acres of nature trails and picnic areas. Leashed dogs welcome. See Details
Northstar at Tahoe During the summer months until September, Northstar offers free lift rides for hiking and allows leashed dogs on the gondolas as well. It is beautiful and a wonderful family adventure. The village is very dog friendly, too. See Details
Bijou Park The Bijou park in South Lake Tahoe has tons of facilities, but also includes a free, fenced-in dog park where your pet can play off-leash. See Details
Olympic Village Very pet friendly area. There are water bowls scattered throughout the shopping area and several pet friendly restaurants. See Details
Truckee River Bike Trail The Truckee River Bike Trail is one of 1600 rail-trails supported by Rails-to-Trails Conservancy, a nonprofit organization that is working to create a nationwide network of trails from former rail lines and connecting corridors. Previously an unused railroad corridor, this "rail-trail" is now a great place to walk Fido in Tahoe City! The map below shows a parking area with convenient access to the Truckee River Bike Trail. Rails-to-Trails Conservancy has generously provided map data for this trail to Bring Fido for informational purposes only. For more detailed trail information, please visit TrailLink.com. See Details
Donner Memorial State Park Donner Memorial State Park is one of the most pet-friendly state parks in California. Located in Sierra Nevada, you and Fido will discover camping, picnicking, boating, fishing, water-skiing, and hiking at this state park. Although pets aren't allowed on all of the trails, like most state parks in California, they are permitted to join you in the water, on paved roads, and in camping and picnic areas. Keep an eye out for the dog entrance signs for an easy access to the lake for you and Fido. The park is open from sunrise to sunset. See Details
Sand Harbor at Lake Tahoe Nevada State Park Sand Harbor is a pet-friendly recreation area at Lake Tahoe Nevada State Park. Located on the eastern shore of the lake, this area is made up of gently sloping beaches, crystal-clear water, and interesting rock formations. Lots of people enjoy swimming, scuba diving, and generally exploring the water. Pets are allowed during the off-season from mid-October to mid-April and must be kept on a leash under six feet in length. Sand Harbor can be accessed from 8am to 1 hour after sunset. The fee for entrance to the area is $10. See Details
U.S. Forest Service Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit Leashed dogs are welcome at Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit. Many dogs enjoy playing in the snow, and dogs in good shape will have great fun accompanying you on short cross-country or snowshoeing trips. Dogs should be on a 6-ft leash and have proper identification tags. See Details
Emerald Bay State Park Emerald Bay State Park only allows dogs at the campground on a 6 feet leash. Unfortunately, pets are not permitted to enjoy the trails, roads into Emerald Bay, or the beach. The lake is known for its natural beauty, home to a number of little islands that dot the water and tree-lined mountains in the surrounding South Lake Tahoe area. Emerald Bay State Park is open from sunrise to sunset every day. See Details
Tahoe Cross Country Tahoe Cross Country welcomes dogs of all sizes to join you on more than 8 kilometers of ski trails. Skijoring is not allowed on the trails, but Fido can enjoy the snow alongside you as you cross country ski. Leashes are required in the parking lot and at the trailhead, but as long as your pup remains under your voice control, he can enjoy the trail leash-free. See Details
Tahoe City Kayak Dogs are welcome to join you as you take to the water on a Tahoe City Kayak rental. While rentals are pet-friendly, dogs are not allowed in the Tahoe City Kayak building. One dog owner will have to embark with the rental and meet their pooch and rowing partner at the public pier for pickup. Rates and hours vary by rental. Bookings can be made online. The shop is open Thursday through Monday (closed Tuesday and Wednesday) from 9:30am to 5:30pm. See Details
D. L. Bliss State Park Dogs are welcome at the campground and picnic areas, as well as on paved roads at D. L. Bliss State Park, but they aren't allowed on any of the trails in the park. Located around South Lake Tahoe, revellers come from all around to enjoy the crystal waters in the summer months and the snow peaked mountains during winter. Remember, you must keep Fido on a leash under six feet for the duration of your stay at the park. D. L. Bliss State Park is open from sunrise to sunset every day. See Details
Shirley Canyon Trail Branded as one of Lake Tahoe's best half-day hikes, Shirley Canyon Trail is dog-friendly! Dogs and their owners can hike alongside waterfalls, granite boulders, and views of Squaw Valley on this 3.6-mile trek. Shirley Canyon Trail can be difficult to follow, so owners are warned to wear hiking boots. Hikers should be sure to follow this general rule: "keep the creek on your right and follow it up for about 2.5 miles until you come to giant granite rock slabs. You will cross over this section and continue up to Shirley Lake." Information on how to access the trailhead, parking, hiking tips, and where dogs are not allowed in Squaw Valley can be found on its official website. Dogs must be leashed if on the AerialTram; however, owners can use their best judgment when deciding to leash them on the trail. See Details
Van Sickle Bi-State Park Van Sickle Bi-State Park is dog-friendly. There are lots of easy to moderate trails for dogs and their owners to enjoy. Many of them lead to lovely views of the largest alpine lake in North America and the surrounding peaks. The hours of this park vary depending on what time of year you visit. Call ahead to confirm that they will be open when you visit. The area is open to pedestrians year-round, sunrise to sunset; and to vehicles from May 1 to October 31, sunrise to sunset. Pets are welcome, but they must be kept on a leash under six feet and all mess should be cleaned up after them. See Details
Silkscreen Print a Souvenir T-Shirt 'Silkscreen Print a Souvenir T-Shirt' is a pet-friendly Airbnb Experience hosted by Jon. Your pooch is welcome to join you at this workshop where you will learn how to silkscreen print your own SOTAHOE t-shirt. Your host will review the process of silkscreen printing and the equipment you will be using, as well as provide some tips for printing. You will get to choose from 5 different designs, your shirt color and print color. The experience lasts 1 hour and can accommodate up to 6 guests ages 7 and up. Rates start at $30 per person. See Details
An Evening with Mark Twain 'An Evening with Mark Twain' is a pet-friendly Airbnb Experience hosted by McAvoy. You and Fido will be treated to a casual talk with the "ghost" of Mark Twain (your host, McAvoy Layne who is a 30 year impressionist). He knows a lot about history, but facts many not quite correct. Bring your beverage of choice and a sense of humor. Special treats for well-behaved pooches! The experience lasts 2 hours and can accommodate up to 6 guests ages 18 and up. Rates start at $75 per person. See Details
Clearly Tahoe Clearly Tahoe is pet-friendly. This amazing tour company allows people and puts to float around in completely transparent kayaks. Paddle around on Lake Tahoe with your pup and experience the crystal clear waters, snow capped mountains and amazing picturesque landscape! Reservations Required. Pets are allowed on select tours only. See Details
Ed Z'berg Sugar Pine Point State Park Dogs are allowed at paved areas, on campgrounds, and in the historic zone day use areas of Ed Z'berg Sugar Pine Point State Park. At this park, you'll discover nearly two miles of lake frontage and dense forests of pine, fir, aspen and juniper. Unfortunately, Fido is not allowed on beaches, unpaved trails, or in undeveloped areas at the park. Before you visit, you should contact the park office directly for details on opening times. See Details