If you don’t head to desolation lake you can bring your furry friend. There are two options to get to dog lake. The big and little trails. However to contrary the little trail is shorter in distance but a steeper incline and runs along a flowing river. It’s under two miles if you take the little trail. The big portion has breathtaking views of mountains and flowers and this trail rings in longer at about 2.4 Miles it’s easy to get turned around on the big trail with some of the forks. Once you arrive, Dog lake is beautiful and truly a dogs playground. I wouldn’t call this trail that easy, it’s definitely a moderate +. Enjoy a lunch or snack, and don’t forget a ball or frisbee for the pooch!