Dog Lake from Mill Creek Canyon


6.2 miles out and back

1,100 feet of vert

Dog friendly

$3.00 Fee

mountain bikers are allowed on even days

dogs are allowed off-leash on odd days

mill creek canyon road closes in winter


I've never been so happy to do a popular and crowded trail! Dogs everywhere! Be sure to go on an odd day if you're taking your pups. There are only mountain bikers on even days. I think that's a good compromise. 

If the main trailhead parking lot is full, then just park in one of the many overflow parking lots. 

There are toilets at the trailhead, FYI. Also, there is a $3.00 fee you must pay on your way out of the canyon. 

There are many trail signs pointing to Dog Lake, so it should be easy to find. My strava map is only showing me going down starting at Dog Lake because I had some technical errors on my GPS data going up.