Dog-friendly Pinecrest Lake National Recreation Trail

Pinecrest Lake National Recreation Trail

Pinecrest, California 95364
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This beautiful and moderately easy National Recreation Trail follows the shoreline around Pinecrest Lake, crossing the Stanislaus River, the lake's inlet, and the dam.

Directions:
Turn right off of Highway 108 at Pinecrest Lake Road. Hike clockwise starting from the Pinecrest Lake Marina or counterclockwise starting from the south shore day use parking area.

Trail can be hiked year-round.

Dogs must be on a leash (Tuolumne County Leash Law enforced).

Help us keep this trail beautiful and dog-friendly:
• Always follow the posted rules as they may have changed
• Respect and protect wildlife and habitats
• Pack in and pack out, leaving only paw prints

Table Mountain - Photo Credit: @weims_in_crime
Table Mountain - Photo Credit: @weims_in_crime
Tuolumne County is largely rural, with more places to hike, fish, camp and go boating with your dog than you can shake a stick at. Its scenic lakes are tucked into dramatic mountain canyons and bowls that add to the getting-away-from-it-all experience. Here’s a look at some prominent bodies of water where you and your pup can splash, hike and play. more »
You coming? - Photo Credit: @namastenadine
You coming? - Photo Credit: @namastenadine
The Gold Rush-era prospectors who swarmed the Sierra Nevada foothills in the 1850s made an indelible mark on Tuolumne County, dotting the map with a string of settlements—Sonora, Columbia, Jamestown, Twain Harte, Groveland—that still have a boomtown feel, as well as a relaxed attitude toward dogs. more »
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