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Dog Friendly Hiking Trails in Tahoma, CA

There’s 1 dog-friendly hiking trail in Tahoma, and 15 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 Tahoma.

Pet Friendly Ed Z'berg Sugar Pine Point State Park
Ed Z'berg Sugar Pine Point State Park Dogs allowed in developed areas of the pet-friendly Ed Z'berg Sugar Pine Point State Park in Tahoma, CA. These areas include campsites, paved roads and paths, dirt fire roads, paved parking areas, developed picnic areas and day-use areas, and also the General Creek Fire Road during the summer. 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 and dirt trails, or in undeveloped areas at the park. To protect the integrity of the groomed Nordic ski courses, dogs not allowed on designated ski trails within the Sierra District, from Nov. 1 to May 1 annually, when snow is present. See Details
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 in Truckee, CA, 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. Dogs are allowed on the Lakeside Interpretive Trail, Zig Zag Trail, fire roads, and along the shore of Donner Lake except for China Cove Beach. Dogs are not allowed in the visitor center, on the half-mile Nature Trail, or China Cove Beach, nor can they be on designated ski trails when snow is present. See Details
Van Sickle Bi-State Park Van Sickle Bi-State Park in South Lake Tahoe, CA, is dog friendly! There are lots of easy-to-moderate trails for dogs and their owners to enjoy. Pets are welcome but must be kept on a leash under six feet. The hours to access the park by car vary depending on what time of year you visit. See Details
Tahoe Rim Trail Portions of the Tahoe Rim Trail in Tahoe City, CA, are dog friendly. Regulations vary depending on what segment of the 165-mile long trail you are enjoying. Dogs on the trail should be kept leashed around other trail users, at trailheads, and on steep or slippery terrain. Make sure your dog is also under voice control at all times. The multi-use trail is on the banks of Lake Tahoe and has views of mountain cascades in the distance. The Tahoe Rim Trail Association recommends winter trailhead parking at 64-Acre Park in Tahoe City, Brockway West trailhead, Mt. Rose Summit trailhead, or Kingsbury North trailhead (off North Benjamin Road). See Details
Skylandia State Park Skylandia State Park is a dog-friendly recreational area in Tahoe City, CA. Fido is 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
Truckee River Regional Park Located 1/2 mile south of downtown on Highway 267, Truckee River Regional Park in Truckee, CA, offers 62 acres of pet-friendly nature trails and picnic areas. Leashed dogs are welcome. See Details
Tahoe City Public Utility District Multi-Use Trail System Tahoe City Public Utility District Multi-Use Trail System, previously 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 dog-friendly "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 See Details
Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit Leashed dogs are welcome at Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit in South Lake Tahoe, CA. Many pups 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' leash and have proper identification tags. See Details
Flume Trail The Flume Trail Mountain Bike Ride is pet friendly. This moderately difficult one-way 14-mile ride includes over 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
Shirley Canyon Trail Branded as one of Lake Tahoe's best half-day hikes, Shirley Canyon Trail in Olympic Valley is pet friendly! Leashed dogs can hike with you 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. See Details
Ward Creek Park Property Leashed dogs are allowed in developed areas of Ward Creek Park Property in Tahoe City, CA. This includes campsites, paved roads and paths, dirt fire roads, picnic and day-use areas, and paved parking areas. Access to the dog-friendly trails can be found at the Highway 89 bike path, or you can park at one of the trailheads off Timberland Drive. Dogs are not allowed on beaches or dirt trails. See Details
Inspiration Point Inspiration Point is pet-friendly. If you're visiting Lake Tahoe, enjoy a short walk along a paved pathway with your pooch to a stunning overlook of Emerald Bay and Fannette Island. Leashed dogs are welcome, as long as they are well-behaved around people and cleaned up after to preserve the cleanliness of the lake. See Details
Echo Lake Trailhead Echo Lake Trailhead features a 5.3-mile out-and-back trail near Echo Lake, CA. Generally considered a moderately challenging route, it'll take about two hours to complete with Fido. This dog-friendly area is popular for birding, hiking, and snowshoeing. The best times to visit this trail are April through October. See Details
Burton Creek State Park Burton Creek State Park is a dog-friendly hiking destination on the outskirts of Tahoe City, CA. Fido is welcome to join you on the fire roads but not on the designated ski trails within the Sierra District from November 1st to May 1st when snow is present. While exploring the 2,000-acre park with your best friend, it is essential to note that the terrain is mountainous and uneven. See Details
Donner Summit Canyon Donner Summit Canyon is a pet-friendly recreational area in Truckee, CA. This natural area is an addition to Donner Memorial State Park and features a hiking trail that follows the original route of Lincoln Highway. There are several picnic areas along the trail. Leashed dogs are welcome as long as they are cleaned up after. See Details
North Tahoe Regional Park Leashed dogs are invited to join you at North Tahoe Regional Park, a spacious pet-friendly recreation area in Tahoe Vista, CA. This scenic park offers sports fields, hiking trails, camping opportunities, a disk golf course, and seasonal attractions which include Tahoe Treetop Adventure Parks and the Snow Play Area. Four-legged visitors can enjoy Tahoe Unleashed, a full-fenced dog park with separate areas for small and large dogs, a water fountain, bench seating, and pet waste stations. See Details