Dog Lake can be reached by walking a short trail that leaves the Lembert Dome parking lot at Tuolumne Meadows (see A on the map). The short 1.5-mile trail starts off flat but quickly climbs steadily up to the southwest edge of the lake. The elevation gain on the trail is 750 feet. Directly in front of you is the most picturesque view. Located on the shore just to your right is a little inlet with reeds, grasses, and occasional logs to use as foreground elements; and if you aim your camera slightly northwest, the sweeping lines of a natural peninsula will appear in the middle ground of the picture, with the mountains and forest in the background.
The best location from which to photograph Dog Lake: (A) the southwest edge of the lake. Other photo ops: (12) Lembert Dome, (24) Tuolumne Meadows.