Dog friendly hikes, beaches and parks in California
A project to develop comprehesive outdoors resources for dogs and their owners.
Starting with San Francisco Bay Area.
Map of Dog Friendly Hikes
There are many amazing dog friendly hikes in the Bay Area. Click on map icons below to see trail maps and more information. I have reviewed some parks (and more to come) while others have links to park websites. Directions work best on a mobile device. Scroll down to see featured hikes and recommended dog-friendly beaches. Remember to give us some feedback in the comments. The map might not work perfectly on smaller mobile devices – we are working on it.
Off-leash dog hike On-leash dog hike
Featured Dog Friendly Hikes
Features a 3 mile quiet round trip trail in the shade of maples, oaks and redwoods, with stop over at algae covered Shilling Lake.
Lovely place for a picnic on green fields adjacent the water and a 2-3 mile loop around the lakes. Dogs have to be on-leash.
Featured Bay Area Dogs
See the stories of local Bay Area dogs and learn about their favorite beach, trail or park
Map of Dog Friendly Beaches
Use the map below to find dog friendly beaches in California (more beaches are being added). If you are looking for recommendations, please check out Top Bay Area Beaches and Best Beaches in Los Angeles and Orange County.
Featured Dog Friendly Beaches
Top Bay Area Beaches
Find your perfect Bay Area dog friendly beach with amazing views, soft sand, and lots of doggie friends.
Top LA Beaches
Hot southern California sun is meant to be enjoyed on a beach. Check out amazing Huntington Dog Beach and other dog-friendly beaches.
Crashing waves, views of Marin Headlands and long off-leash hikes. Just a few reasons to come to Rodeo Beach.
Do you have favorite dog friendly hikes, walks or beaches in the Bay Area? Would you like to add or make an edit to an existing hike on our site? Do you like the site or have some suggestions? Let us know your comments. We are a new site and need your feedback to help you get the most out of it.