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 Truckee River Regional Park
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
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
Squaw Valley Aerial Tram Squaw Valley Aerial Tram, one of Squaw Valley's most popular year-round attractions, is dog-friendly during the off-season only! When ski season comes to and 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
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
Olympic Village Very pet friendly area. There are water bowls scattered throughout the shopping area and several pet friendly restaurants. 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 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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Flume Trail The Flume Trail Mountain Bike Ride is pet-friendly. This moderately difficult one way 14 mile ride includes over a 1000′ of climbing in the first four miles and 4.5 miles of single track. Traversing above several steep sections, those afraid of heights should give this one a miss. 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
Ward Creek Dogs are allowed on a leash at Ward Creek Park Property. This small park is located just three miles down the road from Tahoe City. You and Fido can freely wander the meadows of blooming wildflowers down to the babbling creek, but make sure you stay on the trails to maintain the area's wildlife. Access to the trails can be found at the Highway 89 bike path, or you can park at one of the trailheads off Timberland Drive. 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
Secret Cove Secret Cove is pet-friendly. Leashed dogs are allowed at this day-use area that offers a scenic view of Lake Tahoe. Don't forget to clean any mess up before you leave, and stick to the trails to preserve the cleanliness of the area. 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