The road across Canyon Dam is about 1 mile. We can walk across the dam and back, then head down to the lake for a dip. This area of the lake is not officially off-leash and you can get ticketed, but it is a very dog friendly area, and I have never had a problem here letting Cookie off leash. My dog loves to hike along the water's edge, so you can come with us for an extra work out, or relax lake-side after the trek across the dam. Bring a picnic lunch if you'd like to make a day of it!