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Whether your lookin' to go on a hike, skiing, swimming, fishing or going out to dinner Lake Tahoe has plenty of fun for the pooch too!.

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Dog Hiking


Mount Tallac
10 Miles Roundtrip-Strenuous.
You will climb 5 miles and gain over 3,000 feet of elevation to arrive at the top of Mount Tallac, where you will have truly unbelievable views of all of Lake Tahoe. You will pass 2 lakes, which are a great spot for a picnic lunch. Bring a jacket, it can get cold at the top. A wilderness permit is required for this hike. From South Lake Tahoe Y, drive north on Hwy 89 for 3.5 miles. Turn left on the dirt road at the Mount Tallac Trailhead sign across from Baldwin Beach.

The Hawley Grade Trail
3.5 Miles Roundtrip-Easy.
This historic hike is on the first wagon road built in the area in the late 1850's. The trail follows the Upper Truckee River. From South Lake Tahoe Y, drive south on Hwy 50 for 5.3 miles and turn left on South Upper Truckee Road, Drive 3.5 miles and turn at the Hawley Grade sign. Continue to the end of the road and park past the houses.

Fallen Leaf Lake Trail
3.5 Miles Roundtrip-Easy.
This beautiful lake is a great spot for picnicking, swimming, fishing, and biking. From the South Lake Tahoe Y, drive north on Hwy 89 and turn left on Fallen Leaf Lake Road. Follow the road past the campground to the Fallen Leaf Lake Trailhead.

Susie Lake Trail
8 Miles Roundtrip-Moderate.
This scenic trail in desolation Wilderness passes by creeks and waterfalls. Continue another mile past Susie Lake to reach Heather Lake, and another 2 miles to reach Lake Aloha. A wilderness permit is required for this hike. From the South Lake Tahoe Y drive north 3 miles on Hwy 89 and turn left on Fallen Leaf Lake Road. Pass the Fallen Leaf Lodge and and continue down the Forest Service Road. Follow the signs toward Lily Lake to the Glen Alpine Trailhead. Park and begin hiking on the gravel road, following the signs to Susie Lake.

Echo LakesTrail
12 Miles Roundtrip-Moderate.
You will begin at lower Echo Lake and end at Lake Aloha. This is one of the most spectacular hikes in the area! Bring your camera and enjoy the scenery. Over summer, you and your dog can take the water taxi that crosses Echo Lake, and shorten your hike by 5 miles. A wilderness permit is required for this hike. From South Lake Tahoe Y, drive south on Hwy 50 for 9.6 miles and turn right on Echo Lakes Road. Continue to an intersection and turn left. Park in the upper lot at the Echo Lakes Resort. The water taxi leaves from the boat dock at the Echo Lake Resort. For more information on the water taxi, call 530-659-7207

Ralston Peak trail
8 Miles Roundtrip-Modreate.
This scenic hike into Desolation Wilderness gives you beautiful views of Horsetail Falls, one of the most breathtaking waterfalls in Lake Tahoe. A wilderness permit is required for this hike. From the South Lake Tahoe Y, drive 13.5 miles south on Hwy 50 and turn right at Camp Sacramento. Drive down this dirt road and park at the church. The Ralston Peak trailhead is on the left side of the road.

Grass Lake Meadow    [ Beginner to Intermediate ]
This is a great spot for beginners. There are about 3 miles of flat, open meadow for you and your dogs. From South Lake Tahoe Y, drive south for 4.5 miles on Highway 50 to the stop light. Turn left on Hwy 89 and drive to Luther Pass and park on the side of the road
Cross Country Skiing With Your Dog


Taylor Creek Sno-Park
No Snowmobiles, All level skiers.
There are trails for all level of cross country skier in this sno-park. From the South Lake Tahoe Y, drive north on Hwy 89 for 3.5 miles to the sno-park. A sno-park permit is required to park here.

Fountain Place
More Advanced skier.
There are six miles of trails (one way) for the more advanced cross country skier. Be cautious of snowmobilers. From South Lake Tahoe Y, drive south on Hwy 50 for 4 miles and turn left on Pioneer Road. Turn right on Oneidas Street and drive to the end, where it becomes a Forest Service Road. Continue on this road until the pavement ends, approx. 4 miles. The trail starts a t the end of the road.

Angora Road
Intermediate level skiers.
This trail is 8 miles roundtrip. You will ski through woods and past several small lakes. Be cautious of snowmobilers. From the South Lake Tahoe Y, drive south for 2.5 miles on Hwy 50 turn right on Tahoe Mountain Road. Turn right on Glenmore Way and left on Dundee Circle. Turn left and follow to the end of the road where the trail begins down a fire road on your left.

Echo Lakes
Intermediate level skiers.
This trail is for intermediate cross country skiers and their dogs. There are many trails in this area, most which lead to Upper and Lower Echo Lakes. A map of the trails can be picked up at the Forest Service Office. A sno-park permit is needed to park here. From the South Lake Tahoe Y, drive south on Hwy 50 for 9.6 miles and turn right on Echo Lake road. Park in the Echo Lakes Sno-Park area.

Grass Lake Meadow
Beginner to Intermediate level skiers.
This is a great spot for beginners. There are about 3 miles of flat, open meadow for you and your dogs. From South Lake Tahoe Y, drive south for 4.5 miles on Hwy 50 to the stop light. Turn left on Hwy 89 and drive to Luther Pass and park on the side of the road
Swimming Areas-Dogs Welcome


Kiva Beach
Dogs must be leashed.
This long, sandy beach has restrooms and picnic tables. From South Lake Tahoe Y, drive north on Hwy 89 for 2.5 miles to Kiva Beach.

Tallac Historic Site
Dogs must be leashed.
Leashed dogs are allowed on the grounds and at the beach of the Tallac Historic Site. While you are there, check out the three historic estates: Pope, Valhalla, and Baldwin. From South Lake Tahoe Y, drive north on Hwy 50 for 3 miles and turn right at the sign for the Tallac Historic Site.

Echo Lakes
Dogs must be leashed.
This is a great spot for you and your dog to picnic and swim. There is a water taxi that can take both of you across the lake. From the South Lake Tahoe Y, drive south on Hwy 50 for 9.6 miles and turn right on Echo Lake Road. Park in the upper lot at The Echo Lakes Resort. The water taxi leaves fro the Resort and runs between Memorial Day to Labor Day, from 8am-5pm. $6 per person, $3 per dog. 530-659-7207

Fallen Leaf Lake
Dogs must be leashed.
This scenic lake is a great spot for picnicking, swimming, fishing, camping and biking. From the South Lake Tahoe Y, drive north on Hwy 89 a nd turn left on Fallen Leaf Lake Road. Follow the road past the campground to the Fallen Leaf Lake .

Taylor Creek
Fallen Leaf Lake releases water periodically into Taylor Creek. Along with kokanee salmon, the creek is filled with rainbow and brown trout. From South Lake Tahoe Y, drive north on Hwy 89 for 3.2 miles to the Taylor Creek Visitors Center. Park and walk towards the creek. The Visitors Center includes a fascinating underwater observatory.
Dogs must be leashed.  No dogs anywhere near the Eagle Habitat
Fishing Spots-Dogs Welcome


Fallen Leaf Lake
Dogs must be leashed.
There is an abundant supply of kokanee salmon and mackinaw trout in this large lake. From the South Lake Tahoe Y, drive north on Hwy 89 and turn left on Fallen Leaf Lake Road.

Taylor Creek
Dogs must be leashed.
Fallen Leaf Lake releases water periodically into Taylor Creek. Along with kokanee salmon , the creek is filled with rainbow and brown trout. From South Lake Tahoe Y, drive north on Hwy 89 for 3.2 miles to the Taylor Creek Visitors Center. Park and walk towards the creek.

Echo Lakes
Dogs must be leashed.
Upper and Lower Echo Lakes are connected by a small channel. Both are filled with kokanee salmon, cutthroat trout, rainbow trout and brook trout. From the South Lake Tahoe Y, drive south on Hwy 50 for 9.6 miles and turn right on Echo Lake Road. Park in the upper lot at The Echo Lakes Resort.
Restaurants-Dogs Welcome


Lake Tahoe Bagel
530-541-7882.
Bagels, bagel sandwiches. Dine with your doggie at an outdoor table.
2701 Lake Tahoe Blvd. South Lake Tahoe

Chris Cafe
530-577-5132.
Breakfast, burgers and sandwiches. Sit outside at a picnic table with your dog.
3140 Hwy 50. Downtown Meyers

Colombo's Burgers A-Go-Go
530-541-4646.
Burgers, fish & chips, chicken strips. Eat at an
outdoor table with your pooch.
841 Emerald Bay Rd. South Lake Tahoe

Grass Roots Natural Foods
530-541-7788.
Natural foods . Eat at an outdoor table with your pooch.
2040 Dunlap Drive. South Lake Tahoe

Izzy's Burger Spa
530-541-4646.
The best burgers fries and shakes.
Eat at an outdoor picnic table with your dog.
2591 Hwy 50. South Lake Tahoe

J&J Pizza
530-542-2780.
Pizza, calzones, salads.
Eat at an outdoor table with your pooch.
2660 Lake Tahoe Blvd., South Lake Tahoe

Meyers Downtown Cafe
530-573-0228.
The best breakfast & sandwiches.
Great Egg scrams! Yum!
Eat at an outdoor cafe table with your pooch.
3150 Hwy 50,. South Lake Tahoe
Pet Sitters
All Tuckered Out Pet Sitting
South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150
(530) 318-8749
Pet sitting available in the owners home. Provides off leash or leashed walks. Members of Pet Sitters International, bonded and insured.
Avalanche Natural Health Office for Pets and Kennel
964 Rubicon Trail
South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150-2829
(530) 541-3551
Small kennel with a personal tourch. Special rates for hourly boarding as well as after hours pick up and drop off rates. All prices include food, exercise toys and plenty of love and attention.
Four Paws Grooming & Boarding
979 Tallac Ave
South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150-7955
(530) 542-2377
Veterinarians & Animal Hospitals
Alpine Animal Hospital --http://www.alpineanimalhospital.net/
921 Emerald Bay Rd
South Lake Tahoe , CA 96150-6410
(530) 541-4040

Agate Bay Animal Hospital --http://www.tahoedog.net
8428 Trout Ave.
Kings Beach, CA 96143
(530)546-7522

Avalanche Natural Health Office for Pets and Kennel
964 Rubicon Trail
South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150-2829
(530) 541-3551

North Lake Veterinary Clinic
2933 Lake Forest Rd
Tahoe City, CA 96145
(530) 583-8587

Sierra Veterinary Hospital
3095 US Highway 50
South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150-5224
(530) 542-1952