Fun with Fido

Parks for dogs and family

There are tons of great places to get outdoors in Reno, and your furry friends would love to get out there with you. Here are some fun trails and parks that your dog is welcome to tag along at.

Rancho San Rafael Regional Park

1595 N. Sierra St.

Rancho San Rafael has a large dog park right off McCarran Boulevard and Sierra Street near the university. The main entrance is on North Sierra Street, west of the university. There's over three acres of land for your pup to play, with a pond and a drinking fountain, too. If you want your four-legged pal to have space to run, this is the ideal location. It also has a beautiful self-guided nature trail where you can enjoy different plants and has access to trails on Peavine Mountain.

Sparks Marina Park

300 Howard Drive, Sparks

If you've ever walked or run around the marina, you've seen plenty of dogs walking with their owners, too. The two-mile walking path around the marina is a great way to get some mileage in with your dog—on a leash—without going too far out of the way—it's near the Outlets at Legends. The marina makes for a decent view and cool atmosphere while getting in some exercise for you and your pooch. And on the south side of the park there's a dog park where they can play off-leash and in the water, too.

Hidden Valley Regional Park

4740 Parkway Drive

This park is a great park for families, in general, because of all the different activities available at it, but its dog park has become a popular location for families with four-legged members as well. The trails at this park give views of the Virginia Range.

Virginia Lake

1980 Lakeside Drive

This park was originally designed for swimming, but the lake is now for viewing and fishing. It was built about 70 years ago and has been relatively unaltered while the city has grown around it. One thing that has changed at the north end of the park is an off-leash dog park.

Prey Meadows/ Skunk Harbor

Prey Meadow Road, Carson City

This is a great hike on Lake Tahoe for you, your kids and your pooch—arguably one of the best in the area. It's a pretty easy three-mile hike that's accessible from March through November. The views are gorgeous, with green everywhere and glimpses of Lake Tahoe throughout the hike. There's a portion of an old railroad grade along the path as well.