Does your BFF have fur? Bring them along on your getaway to Reno Tahoe!
Are you and your furry best friend inseparable? We get it. Our pets are often the best travel and adventure buddies! Luckily, there are plenty of pet-friendly things to do in Reno Tahoe. Follow along as Simon, aka Backpacking Kitty, and his owner JJ Yosh get meowtside and discover all the region has to offer. (Spoiler alert – this cat actually LOVES the water!)
From pet-friendly hotels and an urban dog park in downtown Reno to endless trails and water activities, planning a trip to Reno Tahoe with your pet is totally doable. Simon and JJ paddled around Lake Tahoe, rafted the Truckee River, hiked one of the area’s tallest peaks and mountain biked on the famously beautiful Flume Trail. Is your sidekick less of an adrenaline junkie? That’s ok too since there are plenty of pet-friendly ways to relax and explore.
Push your nine lives to their limit hiking up Mt. Tallac. Offering a view that’s worth the work, this 10.2 mile trail shows the lake from the highest point possible in the Reno Tahoe area. Claw your way up the rocks and pad along the trail at your own pace. Up for the challenge but not sure you’ve got the right gear? Plenty of stores in the area know exactly what you need. After visiting one, you’ll leave feeline prepared and ready for the catwalk.
Want more places to explore with the furry friend? Reno has plenty for feline and canine alike. Explore Hunter Creek or visit Rancho San Rafael Regional parks to share smiles and wagging tails.
Looking for a hair raising and heart pumping adventure? Flume Trail, starting at Spooner Lake offers the purr-fect adrenaline rush. Thoughts of packing a bike weighing you down? No need to throw a hissy fit; Reno Tahoe and Yelp made a list of Tahoe/Truckee bike shops and rental locations. Let the wind whip your fur, and catches whiffs of the unique combination of pine trees and sagebrush only Reno Tahoe can offer. It’s okay to give your paws a break and let the wheels do the work. Explore backwoods or back roads all around the Reno Tahoe area.
Whether you’ve got four legs or two, there’s a trail for every level. Simon and JJ took advantage of the trails that let you see the lake from every angle guaranteeing they would get an Instagram worthy picture. Try out the Monkey Rock trail; yes, you read that right. Is it a monkey living on the rock or a rock shaped like a Monkey? Guess you’ll have to get up there to find out. Trust us, it’s the views that take your breath away not just the higher elevation.
See every side of Reno Tahoe exploring the trails Reno has to offer. From the top of Mt. Tallac to Huffacker Park Loop, your options are as limitless as the views.
Don’t be a scaredy-cat! A variety of whitewater rafting tours on the Truckee River are available with Sierra Adventures. Visit their location along the river in downtown Reno to see all of the tours they offer. If you’re more of a pick your own adventure type, there are plenty of places to take a more leisurely float along the river. Race the rapids or go with the flow, both are easy to do on the Truckee River. Let the currents drop you into downtown Reno and take your taste buds on their own adventure. Picking the best place for dinner and drinks might be the hardest part of your day.