Dog Lake Parking Area, Yosemite National Park
Quick, Simple Hike
Perfect Hike for Young Kids in Yosemite.
This is a nice, relatively flat hike, good for younger kiddos. We paired the hike to Lembert Dome and Dog Lake in one day. That way you get to see two different views without too much strain. It’s a pretty lake that doesn’t get as crowded as other areas, and would be reasonable for younger kids to manage on their own. Plus, the lake is a great spot for a picnic lunch.
This hike definitely leads to a spectacular view, but if you're up for a longer hike, there are more exciting ones in the park. Our favorite in the whole park is the Sentinel Dome Hike.