The two-mile trail at Rollins Lake can be found at Rollins Lake Road by the Long Ravine Campground. The parking lot is free, and there is plenty of parking where you and your pooch can just walk to the trailhead, which is a gravel road. This pawesome hike takes you along the shoreline of Rollins Lake to the dam and into the oaks and pines where you will be shaded from the hot sun most of the time.
The hike here is pawpular with dog walkers so you will likely pass a few other fur babies and their humans along the walk. Although the area is at an elevation of 2,100 feet in the Western Sierras, the hike itself is relatively flat. Keep your fur buddy on a leash at all times, and don’t forget to bring water for you both to stay hydrated because there are no fountains or other drinking water sources.
The trail meanders along Rollins Lake, and you will have a pawfect view of the lake and surrounding mountains and valleys of Northeastern California. About halfway into the trail, you will find the dam at Bear River and Rollins Lake where you two can stop and take a break while looking out over the lake. On any day of the week, you will likely see many people enjoying the water boating, fishing, or swimming.
You and your fur buddy will definitely enjoy the walk, whether you are avid hikers or newbies as this is an easy hike with plenty to see and explore. The colorful flowers in bloom during the spring and early summer will astound you. There are also a lot of critters along the trail, so watch out for them and don’t let your dog harass them.
It doesn't matter what time of year you visit Rollins Lake Trail, you will be sure to enjoy your time there and will probably want to come back again often.