High Sierra Region

High Sierra Region

Welcome to the High Sierra, a new region on DogTrekker.com. This massive area runs from Lake Tahoe in the north to Mammoth Lakes and Bishop in the south and includes some of the nation's most famous and beautiful parks and wilderness areas.
Winter brings cross-country skiing, snowboarding and snowshoeing. Summer brings a myriad of activities including boating, fishing, backpacking, biking, rafting, rock climbing and hiking. California's High Sierra has something for everyone and every dog.
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Going to the Snow? Get a Sno-Park Permit First

I got my permit! Photo Credit: Jennifer Faulk
I got my permit! Photo Credit: Jennifer Faulk

You want to spend as much time as possible playing in the snow, so why waste time and energy looking for a place to park? You’ll enjoy easy access to prime snow-play areas and ski/hike/snowshoe trails with a Sno-Park permit providing access to plowed parking lots at 18 Sierra Nevada locations. Click here for the lowdown. more »

Strap on the Snowshoes and Get Moving

You coming? Photo Credit: @corgeouss
You coming? Photo Credit: @corgeouss

If you haven’t tried snowshoeing, what are you waiting for? You don’t have to invest in your own equipment if you’re new to the activity. Snowshoes are available for rent from most ski shops; all you need are some warm snow boots. On designated trails with packed snow and flat terrain, walking in snowshoes is almost as easy as walking in street shoes. more »

Kick and Glide With Fido At Your Side

Hey dude! Photo Credit: @nubethesamoyed
Hey dude! Photo Credit: @nubethesamoyed

What, you’re a cross-country skier and your dog doesn’t have a season pass? Tahoe Donner Cross Country, consistently ranked as one of the best XC resorts in North America, will fix you up with a Doggy Day Pass ($8) or season pass ($79). Eight trails are dog-friendly, and that’s more than enough to have both of you work up a pant. more »

Plowed Dog-Walking Trails? We’ll Bark for That!

Ruff! Photo Credit: @3xtra.terrestrial
Ruff! Photo Credit: @3xtra.terrestrial

Let’s say there’s been a recent snowstorm, your dog needs exercise and you want a place to walk without donning snowshoes or skis. North Lake Tahoe is a great place for that, with many paved trails cleared of snow after every storm to ease the way for hikers, bikers and dog-walkers. more »

Road Trip! Explore a Scenic Byway

Ebbetts Pass - Photo Credit: @andreaheyfron
Ebbetts Pass - Photo Credit: @andreaheyfron

Fall is a great time for a scenic drive, and California’s National Scenic Byways and Scenic Highways provide guaranteed enjoyment for the eyes plus limitless opportunities for hiking with your dog in gorgeous country. Study maps and guides before you go—and, as wildfire season continues, be sure to check out air quality predictions, as well. Here are three scenic routes that are sure to rearrange your senses and set tails a-waggin'. more »

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