Shirley Canyon Trail

Shirley Canyon Trail

You are welcome to bring your dog with you on your hike at Palisades Tahoe. Please be sure to bring a leash as all dogs must be leashed while riding in the aerial tram and inside any buildings or facilities. There is no charge for dogs on the Aerial Tram.

Once at High Camp, your dog is welcome on the hiking trails however, dogs are not permitted at the roller skating rink and pool, nor in any restaurants. We ask that you use your best judgment in leashing them on the trails.

A DogTrekker favorite is the Shirley Canyon Trail (approximately 3.6 miles, 2,109′ elevation gain/loss), one of Lake Tahoe’s best half-day hikes. Hike alongside waterfalls and granite boulders and take in breathtaking views of  Palisades Tahoe.

To access the trailhead, park in the main Palisades Tahoe parking lot and walk to the end of Shirley Canyon Road. There are a large sign and trail map at the trailhead.

This trail can be difficult to follow, so remember the general rule is to 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. There are steep and rocky sections, so hiking boots are strongly recommended.

The aerial tram is open seasonally; dogs are not permitted during winter months. Check Palisades Tahoe’s website for dates of operation.

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