Early Morning on Ahwahnee Meadow. Photo: Teri Marshall
What better way to enjoy the mountains for bipeds and quadrupeds alike than by being out on a hike? In Mariposa County's scenic Merced River Canyon, several dog friendly recreation areas exist including the Merced River Hike
at the Briceburg Recreation Area.
The seven-mile round trip hike is a wide gravel road which includes a number of areas with river access which will allow you to cool off with a quick dip in the cool snowmelt fed river. Read More…
Also in this area, you will access the dog-friendly Briceburg Hike toward Yosemite and the Briceburg Hiking Trail West. Dogs are welcome on leashes at Briceburg. A little further to the west in the Yosemite gateway community of Mariposa is the Stockton Creek Preserve, a dog-friendly nature preserve with miles of trail to navigate ranging from easy to difficult.