Join the 25+ Mile Club!
Special Interest: CampingGreat OutdoorsHiking
Hike over 25 miles of the John Muir Trail (Bishop, CA) with your dog!
Remember, dogs are not allowed in National Parks. Plan your trip by looking at our related pawtivities that cover hiking and camping in National Forests such as John Muir Wilderness, Ansel Adams Wilderness Area, Inyo National Forest, or Sierra National Forest.
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Location: Bishop, CA | California
Activities: Hiking, Walking, Camping, Backpacking
Items Needed: 6 Foot Leash, Poop Bags, Water, Paw Protection, Cooling Vest, Sun Protection, Insect Repellent, Booties or Paw Protection.
Safety: Please consult your vet before hiking with your dog, especially if you have a puppy or a dog that is not fully vaccinated. It's best not to go when it is too cold or hot. Pay attention to your dog's abilities and start slow. Remember to take small and steady water breaks to prevent bloat or water intoxication. And don't forget to check the paws! Watch your footing and steer clear of wild animals. Dogs must be on leash or controlled by verbal command. Bears are in the area so proceed with caution. Marmots have also been reported, so if you dog is not used to such wildlife it may be better to keep them on leash. Before you head out, note what altitude level you will be at. Dogs and humans have been known to get altitude sickness even starting at 6,000 feet. The area has a leave no trace policy.
- John Muir Wilderness – Dog Friendly Outdoor Adventure Guide
- Spring 2018 Dog-Friendly Races
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