Planning to hike with a dog

As we approach the upcoming summer on the road, we are in search of dog friendly hikes that are still excellent hiking and backpacking opportunities – not just boring, paved, view-deprived routes.

So, we’ve put together this list from our research of places that represent dog-friendly hiking opportunities, so far.

Here’s the list:

  • CA, Near Sequoia: Nelder Grove – giant sequoias in the Shadow of the Giants trail
  • CA, Near Sequoia: Converse Basin Grove – giant sequoias, Boole tree; 2.5 mile loop
  • AZ, Grand Canyon: “everywhere above the rim” – more from GC NPS
  • WA – Near North Cascades: Ross Lake National Recreation area; Lake Chelan Recreation area: Diablo Lake trails; Thunder Knob (4 miles + , suspension bridge, views of lake); East Bank (17 miles along lake shore)
  • CA, Mt Whitney – ~8.2 miles up Whitney Portal to Trail Crest (lakes, campgrounds accessible on thisĀ  route)
  • Sections of the Pacific Crest Trail (PCT), John Muir Trail:
  • CO, Great Sand Dunes National Park – pets ok
  • CO, Black Canyon of the Gunnison: allowed on the Rim Rock Trail, Cedar Point Nature Trail, and North Rim Chasm View Nature Trail (more at Black Canyon NPS)
  • CANADA – leashed Pets OK in all National Parks ! (see Canada National Park Rules)

Lillee’s National Park Adventures

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