Go to the SNO with your pup

By: Dave Kendrick
Lola, dad Jeff and grandpa Dave head out for the SNO-Parks.
Lola, dad Jeff and grandpa Dave head out for the SNO-Parks.

The recent record snowfall in California has created unbeatable ski conditions and brought flakes to dog-friendly SNO-parks snowshoeing trails and more. Whether you’re a seasoned snow-venturer or planning your first snow-zone trip with the pup, dream big with this guide to dog-friendly winter travel in the Golden State.

Here’s a DogTrekker secret: Stories about California SNO-Parks are among our most-read each year! There’s lots to bark about when it comes to these dog-friendly, snow-covered playgrounds scattered on U.S. Forest Service lands throughout the Sierra Nevada mountains. Pick your destination. Reserve your permit ($15 per day or $40 per season for 2022-2023). Arrive early for easy parking and get ready to romp with your furry friend.