Inyo National Forest is a massive parcel of wilderness that includes the eastern Sierra Nevada mountain range and the White Mountains. Since it is so vast, it has been divided into four districts. The Mono Lake Ranger District sits at the north end of the forest. If your pooch is up for some top notch exploring, this is the pawfect place to go.
There are several trails to choose from in the Inyo
National Forest Mono Lake Ranger District. If your pooch wants to hike to a
mountain lake that’s surrounded by 12,000 foot peaks, then the Park Lake Trail is a
great option. The Yost and Fern Lakes Trail is another pawsome option. It leads
to a pair of lakes nestled among aspen and pine trees. For a truly puptacular
experience, follow the Glacier Canyon Trail to Dana Lake. From here, your doggo
can get a good look at the majestic Mount Dana and its glacier. If you have an
athletic pup, check out the Lundy Canyon Trail. You will encounter some steep slopes, but the
waterfalls make it worth it. No matter where you hike, you and your four
legged companion will be treated with epic views of staggering peaks and
Yosemite National Park makes up the district’s western border.
This park has strict dog regulations. Some of the Mono Lake Ranger District’s
trails cross into Yosemite, so be sure to know where your pup is allowed to
hike. Some of the district’s trails
require permits which can vary in activity and cost, and only allow a certain number of hikers at a time. Research
the area your pup wants to hike so you can be as prepared as possible. Begin your hike with plenty of water for both
you and your furry friend. Keep in
mind restrooms and water sources are limited in availability.
Make no mistake, your pooch will love hiking in the Inyo
National Forest Mono Lake Ranger District!