7500 Lake Amador Dr.
Ione, California 95640
An old fire road across the dam from the Lake Amador Resort clubhouse offers a pleasant out-and-back walk of about a mile, at an elevation of just 325 feet. “People love walking their dogs out there,” says resort co-owner Sandy Lockhart. “I do it myself all the time.”
The road begins down by the spillway and leads to the back side of Mountain Spring. Owners must bring their own doggie clean-up bags.
The resort is about 11 miles west of Jackson off Jackson Valley Road, which cuts south from Highway 88.