If your dog loves to run and play, Truckee is one of the best places to let him off-leash and let loose for a mountain romp. Of course, it is important to keep control of your dog at all times to keep him from chasing wildlife or getting into trouble. Whether you want a peaceful stroll through the mountains or a heart-pounding run up a challenging trail, you can find that in Truckee. It's the perfect place for dogs and their people too.
The trail system that surrounds Truckee will get you out into an incredible wilderness, and will surely make your heart pound. Most of these trails are maintained by the forest service and are dirt paths with plenty of natural obstacles including rocks, roots, rivers, and wildlife. Make sure you bring a map, plenty of water and snacks for you and your dog, and wear appropriate footwear and gear. You'll never know what you might encounter, so always be prepared and watch the local weather reports.
For a real mountain experience without too much hiking, you can take your dog on a gondola at NorthStar, a four-season resort just outside of Truckee. For the cost of a lift ticket, you can catch a ride up the lift and have access to beautiful ridge trails in the blink of an eye.