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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Madera County: South Entrance (Hwy 41)

Bruce aboard the Yosemite Mountain Sugar Pine Railroad. <br/>Photo Credit: @hi_mynameisbruce
Bruce aboard the Yosemite Mountain Sugar Pine Railroad.
Photo Credit: @hi_mynameisbruce

The town Oakhurst in Madera County is the main gateway to Yosemite’s south (Wawona) entrance on the Highway 41 corridor winding through the Sierra Nevada foothills from Fresno. A great stop in Oakhurst is Queen’s Inn by the River, a dog-friendly establishment boasting an adjacent winery, the Idle Hour, and a beer garden where, Wednesdays through Sundays, almost 100 wines and craft beers are available for tasting. Also in Oakhurst are Vulture’s View Inn, a B&B popular with DogTrekkers; and the dreamy (and dog-friendly) Chateau Du Sureau, a castle-like destination inn boasting five stars from Forbes and five diamonds from the American Automobile Association. Just over the county line and only two miles from the park’s southern entrance is Tenaya Lodge at Yosemite, a luxury, dog-welcoming establishment in Fish Campmore »

Tuolumne County: North Entrance (Hwy 120)

Mike's adventure in Red Hills - Tuolumne County. Photo Credit: @mackenzierodgers

The 19th-century miners who swarmed California’s Gold Country made an indelible mark on Tuolumne County, dotting the map with a string of settlements that still have a boomtown feel. There is plenty to see and do as you and your four-legged companion wander through rugged scenery toward the Big Oak Flat entrance to Yosemite National Parkmore »

Mariposa County: West Entrance (Hwy 140)

River explores Hite Cove Trail - Photo Credit: @thewildriverflow
River explores Hite Cove Trail - Photo Credit: @thewildriverflow

The Highway 140 corridor through Mariposa County leads to the Arch Rock entrance to Yosemite National Park, offering plenty of dog-friendly lodging choices and recreational opportunities along its winding way. more »

Cuddle Up at Lake Tahoe


You’ve seen the news…and you know that Lake Tahoe has been inundated with snow this season. That’s a great turn of events not just for skiers and boarders, but for any brand of DogTrekker who enjoys navigating in and around the white stuff. We’ve sniffed out umpteen places where you and your four-legged snow angel will be welcome. Here are a few. more »

Do More Along Highway 4

Do More Along Highway 4

It’s a little off the beaten track, but Highway 4, which climbs into the Sierra through Calaveras and Alpine counties, is a magical place to visit in wintertime. The surrounding national forests offer plenty of places to break your own trail in the snow or take advantage of groomed forest roads. more »

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Fallen Leaf Campground
Fallen Leaf Lake Road
South Lake Tahoe, California 96150
Phone: (530) 543-2600

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3599 Spruce St.
South Lake Tahoe, California 96150
Phone: (530) 544-0549

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9701 State Hwy. 267
Truckee, California 96161
Phone: (530) 587-0881

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Humane Society of Truckee-Tahoe
10961 Stevens Lane
Truckee, California 96161
Phone: (530) 587-5948

Inyo County Animal Shelter
County Road and Reynolds Road
Big Pine, California 93513
Phone: (760) 938-2715

Lake Tahoe Humane Society and S.P.C.A.
870 Emerald Bay Rd.
South Lake Tahoe, California 96150
Phone: (530) 542-2857

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