Truckee

Truckee

Bring your hiking shoes, your sunscreen and your biggest smile: You’ll need them all when you visit this quintessential mountain town just north of Lake Tahoe. Like most skier/hiker havens, Truckee boasts great restaurants, an abundance of things to do and a very relaxed attitude toward four-legged companions.
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Get a Dog-Friendly Lift at Mammoth Or Tahoe

Northstar - Photo Credit: @booradleyjj
Northstar - Photo Credit: @booradleyjj

Why walk when you can ride? OK, lots of reasons…But both you and your dog will enjoy the novelty of a lift-assisted hike at the Northstar California, Squaw/Alpine or Mammoth Mountain ski resorts, all of which welcome four-legged passengers in their enclosed aerial conveyances. There’s not much time left this season to hitch a ride, so better get those paws in gear! more »

Get Some Snowshine at Lake Tahoe

Loki at Squaw Valley Resort. Photo Credit: @thatlokilife
Loki at Squaw Valley Resort. Photo Credit: @thatlokilife

Northern California’s favorite mountain playground offers a lifetime’s worth of opportunities to play in the snow with your pup. Start with a snowshoe trek at a SNO-PARK pullout or, in a year like this, just about anyplace you can park and walk into the snow. more »

The Lake Effect

Kayla at the Ritz-Carlton
Kayla welcomes guests
You don’t have to be a skier or snowboarder to enjoy Lake Tahoe in winter: this year’s abundant snowfall has created a snowy wonderland for all, four-legged family members included. For five-paw treatment, book a room at the mid-mountain Ritz-Carlton Lake Tahoe at the Northstar California mountain resort. more »

Last Chance for High-Country Hikes With Your Dog

Dog on trail
Photo Credit: theilr (CC)
This in-between time of year, when snowfall in the mountains is still light or nonexistent, is a great time for one last hike in the high country with your four-legged friends. Check conditions before you go, come prepared for changing weather, wear waterproof boots, keep an eye to the sky, bring water for yourself and your dog, pack snowshoes just in case—and enjoy. Here are five favorite rambles not far off of Interstate 80. more »

Get a Dog-Friendly Lift at Lake Tahoe

As anyone coming up to Lake Tahoe from sea level knows, that first day of hiking above 6,500 feet is a pant-inducing endeavor. But did you know that you (and your dog) can “cheat?” more »

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Truckee, California 96161
Phone: (530) 582-7830


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