For dog parents, there’s no better feeling than to watch your pup do what he or she loves most. Whether you have an energetic dog who loves to explore the outdoors or a couch potato who prefers to sunbathe in the yard, expand their world with a dog-friendly North Lake Tahoe getaway! The Lake Tahoe area is one of the most dog-friendly regions in the United States, so there are plenty of activities for you and your four-legged friend to enjoy together. Browse five tips for the best dog-friendly North Lake Tahoe getaway below! 

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6 of the Best Dog-Friendly Things to Do in North Lake Tahoe 

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1. Dog-Friendly Parks & Trails 

If your pup prefers dry land, head to one of these parks or trails in North Lake Tahoe! Here, your pup can discover new scents. Be sure to bring a leash with you, as some trail loops require dogs to be leashed.  

Page Meadows 

If you’re looking for an easy day hike, head to Page Meadows in the Tahoe National Forest. This five-mile trail loop trail on the West Shore of Lake Tahoe is a great place for an afternoon of hiking with your four-legged friend.  

Tahoe City Winter Sports Park 

If you’re visiting North Lake Tahoe during the winter, head to Tahoe City Winter Sports Park! Here, well-behaved and leashed dogs are welcome to join their owners on the snowshoe loop. 

Tahoe Cross-Country Center 

There are nearly five miles of dog-friendly trails at the Tahoe Cross Country Center. Leashes are required at the trailhead or the parking lot, but once you get on the route, your pup is permitted to go off-leash. However, you need to keep your dog close and under voice command. 

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2. Dog-Friendly Beaches 

No trip to the North Shore would be complete without a trip to the beach. Whether you and your pup enjoy leashed, morning runs, or off-leash sunset fetch sessions, there are so many ways to enjoy incredible views of the lake with your pup. Here are a couple of the best dog-friendly beaches in North Lake Tahoe: 

Coon Street Beach | Kings Beach 

Coon Street Beach in Kings Beach offers a beautiful stretch of sandy shoreline in North Lake Tahoe. Here, your dog is allowed to be off-leash while under voice command. It’s a great spot for swimming, playing fetch, and more!  

Carnelian West Beach | Carnelian Bay 

Carnelian West Beach is a small stretch of pebbly beach on the West Shore of Lake Tahoe. Here, leashed dogs are welcome to sniff and splash along the shore. Want to explore more of this area with your pup? Head to nearby Waterman’s Landing for dog-friendly stand-up paddleboard rentals!  

Pug with people drinking beer.

3. Dog-Friendly Dining 

Many of the restaurants, bars, and breweries in North Lake Tahoe allow leashed dogs to join their people for outdoor dining. Be sure to ask your server for a bowl of water for your pup in the summer months!  

Moe’s Original Barbeque 

Craving some comfort food after a day of exploring North Lake Tahoe? Head to Moe’s Original Barbeque in Tahoe City. This laid-back smokehouse has a dog-friendly outdoor patio with beautiful views of the lake. 

Jake’s on the Lake 

Jake’s on the Lake is a staple in the North Lake Tahoe community. Here, you can dine outdoors with your pup and enjoy elevated American cuisine with Hawaiian flare!  

Alibi Ale Works 

There’s no better way to cool off after a day spent outdoors than with an ice-cold beer. If Fido’s already in the car with you, head to Alibi Ale Works. This craft brewery in Incline Village is a popular spot to grab a specialty brew with your pup!  

Spotted dog at a pet store.

4. Dog-Friendly Shopping 

Forgot your dog’s favorite toy at home? Need to re-stock on his favorite food? No matter what you need, you can find it at the pet stores in North Lake Tahoe! 

Pet Station Tahoe City 

Everyone loves to shop on vacation, Fido included! Whether your pup needs a new ball to play fetch at the beach or a bag of well-deserved treats, you can get all your dog’s supplies at Pet Station Tahoe City! 

5. Already Staying Tahoe?  

Check out our local recommendations for dog-friendly resources in the area.

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6. Stay With Tahoe Moon Properties 

Find the perfect place to rest your paws after a day of exploring with Tahoe Moon Properties. With a diverse catalog of dog-friendly lodging options, you’re sure to find one that meets your needs. We offer properties in different areas throughout the North Shore like Tahoe City, Carnelian Bay, Alpine Meadows, Kings Beach, and more.  

Where will you sit, stay during your dog-friendly North Lake Tahoe getaway? Browse a full inventory of our dog-friendly rentals to get started! 

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