Dog Friendly Activities in Truckee, CA

There are 4 dog friendly activities in Truckee, and 34 more nearby. 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 Truckee.

Pet Friendly Donner Memorial State Park
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
Pet Friendly Northstar at Tahoe
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
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
Tahoe Donner Tahoe Donner Cross Country Ski Center (TDXC) is pet-friendly. Spanning more than 2,800 acres in the beautiful Sierra Nevada Mountains, the 100 km of cross-country ski and snowshoe trails meander through tranquil meadows and forests, follow babbling creeks and climb to stunning views of the Sierra Crest. The trail system includes 7 km designated dog-friendly for skiing with your pup. Always check the grooming report to check if dogs and bikes are allowed each day. See Details
Truckee River Rafting Truckee River Rafting in Tahoe City, CA, offers dog-friendly, 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
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
Truckee River Raft Company Truckee River Raft Company in Tahoe City, CA, loves dogs and allows them on the rafting trips. If you have more than two or very large breed dogs call them (530-583-0123) for more information. Please be aware that the River Ranch Lodge does not allow dogs on its patio. If you plan on enjoying the facilities at River Ranch, please leave your dogs at home. 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
Kings Beach State Recreation Area Kings Beach State Recreation Area is dog-friendly. They welcome dogs on leash on sidewalks and in the shaded picnic areas under the pine trees. Fido can also join you at Coon St. Dog Area at the south end of Coon St. to the east of the boat ramp. Unfortunately, pets are prohibited on the beach at any time. Kings Beach State Recreation Area is open from 6am to 10pm every day of the week. See Details
Whale Beach Whale Beach in Carson City, NV, is pet friendly. Park up at the Secret Harbor Parking area and make your way to this popular stretch of beach that's also known as Black Sand Beach because of the color of the sand. Leashed dogs are welcome, but they must be cleaned up after and under control. There are grills and a toilet for humans to use. See Details
Patton Landing Patton Landing is pet-friendly. Pets are allowed only when leashed on the eastern portion of the beach and on the deck of the café, Waterman's Landing. The property offers a free, nonmotorized "car top" boat launch site and stand-up paddleboard and kayak rentals are available. See Details
Olympic Village Very pet friendly area. There are water bowls scattered throughout the shopping area and several pet friendly restaurants. See Details
Skylandia State Park and Beach Skylandia State Park and Beach is pet-friendly. Dogs are allowed in the park area, but not on the beach. Skylandia Park provides bike trails, hiking trails, and picnicking. Bring your pooch to hang out, but remember to avoid the beach. Dog owners are also reminded to clean up any mess that is left behind. See Details
Palisades Tahoe Aerial Tram Palisades Tahoe Aerial Tram in Olympic Valley, CA, is dog-friendly during the off-season. When ski season comes to an end, grab your pooch and head to the aerial tram for a beautiful ride. 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
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
Cave Rock at Lake Tahoe Nevada State Park Cave Rock at Lake Tahoe Nevada State Park is a dog-friendly recreation area. Located on top of the Sierra Nevada mountain range, along the southeastern shore of Lake Tahoe, this is a destination for dogs and their owners who love the water. There's not much else to do here, but if you have a boat and love fishing or hanging out, this is the place for you. Pets are welcome on a leash, as long as all mess is cleaned up after them. The fee for entry into the park is $10. See Details
Lake Forest Beach This gravel beach is great for those dogs that like to lay in the sun and swim in the water. Pets are permitted only on dog-friendly beaches. Use a bag to pick up after your pet, and use a leash. Protect your pet's privilege to share the beach! The beach is open dawn to dusk. See Details
Spooner Lake and Backcountry Spooner Lake and Backcountry is dog-friendly. The area consists of a lake surrounded by aspens and more than 12,000 acres of forested, open space. With 50 miles of hiking trails to explore, you and Fido will never be stuck for things to do in the area. Dogs are welcome at Spooner Lake from sunrise to sunset every day of the year, as long as they are on a leash and all mess is cleaned up after them. See Details
64 Acres Beach 64 Acres Beach is pet-friendly. Park up in the small parking area on the lake side and hop on the pathway that leads to a pretty picnic area. There are also toilets here for public use. Alternatively, you can take the pathway to the river's edge where canoes, kayaks and rafts can be launched. Leashed dogs are welcome on the beach at this location. See Details
Tahoe City Dog Park Tahoe City Dog Park is a small, seasonal dog park located just behind Rosies Cafe where dogs can run off-leash. It's perfect for smaller dogs or if your dogs need a quick car break. There's parking, water, available and trash receptacles are available but you need to bring your own bag. Please note the park closes for the winter after the first snow to protect the grass in the park. See Details
Hidden Beach Hidden Beach is pet-friendly. Leashed dogs are welcome on this rocky beach with alcoves and adjacent boulder shoreline. There's parking nearby and trails that lead to the shoreline. Dog owners are reminded to clean up any mess that is left behind and to keep control of pups on the trail. See Details
Cabela's Cabela's in Verdi is pet-friendly. This dog-friendly store has all the gear for outdoor adventures and more. Bring your pooch along on a leash to help you choose the best items for you and to sniff out deals on canine gear, too. They are open Monday through Saturday from 9am to 8pm and Sunday from 10am to 7pm. See Details
Mayberry Park Mayberry Park is dog-friendly! The river park is a day-use facility with water access, various individual picnic sites, a group picnic site, hiking trails, a paved bike path and more. Dogs must be cleaned up after and on a leash during their visit to Mayberry Park. The Park is open seven days a week from 8am to 9pm. 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