Yosemite National Park is one of the most spectacular areas to go for a dog walk. Luckily, there are many areas and campgrounds that allow dogs on their walkways and trails. Make sure you plan ahead and read up on the best dog-friendly spots so you have a plan before you get to a trail-head. With the abundance of natural wonders available, you're certain to find dog-friendly attractions that will not only stretch your dog's legs, but take your breath away in the process. The abundant mountains, vistas, and waterfalls at Yosemite National Park will make for a trip you and your pup won't soon forget.
While you may notice that many of Yosemite's trails are off limits to dogs, it's not to be mean or exclusive. Many of these trails are home to many different species of wildlife, and keeping dogs off these trails means less stress caused by barking, chasing or lunging dogs. Many of the park's biggest attractions are open to your four-legged friend and you won't feel like you're missing anything. Just be sure to always keep your dog on a leash on the dog-friendly walkways to keep him safe and the other tourists and wildlife happy.
For a bit more adventure you can head up to Mirror Lake via the Mirror Lake Trail. This is a two-mile round trip walk on a paved trail (dogs are not allowed off the paved trail) up to Mirror Lake. Though this lake doesn't often hold water year-round, it is a perfect place to spot all kinds of wildlife including deer, coyotes, and even bobcats.