HOW LONG IS THE TAILS & TRAILS WALK?
The Tails & Trails course is approximately 2.7 Mile – Tongue Draggers Trail and 1.7 Mile – Tail Waggers Trail. No need to be Olympic runners like Mammoth’s Meb Keflezighi or Sarah Attar. Participants of all ages and athletic abilities are welcome.
PETS AT THE EVENT
ARE PETS OTHER THAN DOGS PERMITTED TO PARTICIPATE IN THE EVENT?
YES! However, we ask that they are protected for their own safety. For example, it may be best for cats to be contained inside a covered stroller. Hoofed animals wearing rubber-soled shoes for the entire day will be permitted to participate in the event.
DO I HAVE TO BRING A PET IN ORDER TO WALK?
No, anyone is welcome to walk — with or without a pet!
CAN I BRING MORE THAN ONE PET TO THE EVENT?
Participants can bring as many pets as they are comfortable walking; however, all pets must be kept on a maximum 6-foot, non-retractable leash. Please be advised that walking more than one dog at a time requires the skill to keep them from becoming tangled. If you wish to bring more than one dog to the event, we encourage you to recruit friends and family to register and join you.
DO THE PETS THAT ATTEND TAILS & TRAILS HAVE TO SHOW PROOF OF VACCINATIONS?
No. Although proof of vaccinations is not required, we encourage pet owners to stay current with their pet’s vaccinations. Learn more about low-cost vaccination services provided by Bishop Veterinary Hospital, Mammoth Police Department for Dog licensing.
WHAT IS THE LEASH REQUIREMENT FOR THE EVENT?
All dogs must be kept on a maximum 6-foot, non-retractable leash during the event. Pets arriving on a retractable leash will not be permitted into the event. This is because a retractable leash can allow dogs to get too far from their owners to protect and control them and because they can easily become tangled, which can result in injury to people and pets. Owners that arrive with retractable leashes will be offered the opportunity to switch to a non-retractable leash.
We ask that owners keep their dogs close by since there are hundreds of people and pets at this event. This will help ensure the safety of your pet, or pets in your vicinity if they don’t behave well with others.
CAN A DISABLED PET PARTICIPATE?
YES. All pets are encouraged to participate. Wagons and strollers are also permitted on the walk route, and there will be “Paw Check” stations along the path for pets who become tired or ill during the walk.
DAY OF THE EVENT
HOW DO I GET TO THE EVENT?
Hayden Cabin Inyo National Forest, 5489 Sherwin Creek Rd, Mammoth Lakes, CA 93546.
WHERE DO I PARK?
When you arrive, you will be guided by Mammoth Lakes Lions staff to the closest available spot.
WHAT IF IT RAINS?
Tails & Trails is held rain or shine! Please dress yourself and your pet accordingly. Please remember that registration fees are non-refundable, and refunds WILL NOT be given in the event of rain.