Dog Friendly Activities in Ben Lomond, CA

There are 78 dog friendly activities within 20 miles of Ben Lomond. Use the links below to get an overview of each one, see pictures, print directions, and even read reviews from other dog owners. Coming from out of town? Get a discounted rate on pet friendly hotels in Ben Lomond.

Pet Friendly Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park
Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park Dogs are welcome in the pet-friendly picnic areas and campsites of Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park in Felton, CA. Also, unlike many state parks in the area, leashed dogs can join you on a number of trails, including the Meadow Trail, Pipeline Road, Graham Hill Trail, and Powder Mill Fire Road. The park has been established to preserve forests and the areas next to the watershed of the San Lorenzo River, including a number of huge redwood trees. See Details
Pet Friendly Roaring Camp Railroads
Roaring Camp Railroads Roaring Camp Railroads offers dog-friendly train rides in Felton, CA, through the California Redwoods. Located just a few miles from Santa Cruz, you and Fido can climb aboard an authentic 19th century steam train for a trip through the magnificent redwood forest. As you travel along the historic, winding narrow-gauge track to the summit of Bear Mountain, the conductor will entertain you with the history of the railroad and its locomotives, which were once used to haul giant redwood logs out of the forest. Tours are offered daily and departure times vary by season. See Details
The Forest of Nisene Marks State Park The Forest of Nisene Marks State Park in Aptos, CA, is dog friendly. This redwood forest is home to trees that stretch up to 2,600 feet into the sky above. Although logging felled thousands of trees that once stood in the area, many new trees are starting to grow back to cover the land that lay bare for so long. Dogs are only allowed on Aptos Creek Fire Road and the four single-track trails below the steel bridge. Unfortunately, dogs are prohibited beyond the gate at the Porter picnic area parking lot. See Details
West Cliff Drive Bring Fido for a hike along West Cliff Drive, a pet-friendly trail in Santa Cruz, CA. This 3-mile one-way, walking and biking path along the Pacific Ocean starts at the Santa Cruz Municipal Wharf, winds past the iconic Santa Cruz Dream Inn, Steamer Lane, and Lighthouse Point, and ends at Natural Bridges State Beach. Please keep Fido leashed. See Details
Twin Lakes State Beach Twin Lakes State Beach is a dog-friendly beach in Santa Cruz, CA. Leashed pets are welcome. There are nearby outdoor showers and restrooms for your convenience. See Details
Its Beach Its Beach is a dog-friendly beach in Santa Cruz, CA. Your favorite canine will love a romp on this lovely beach, where they're welcome to join you as long as they remain on leash. See Details
Rio Del Mar Beach Fido can play in the sand and watch the surfers with you at Rio Del Mar Beach, a pet-friendly beach in Aptos, CA. Dogs are allowed on leashes no longer than 6 feet. See Details
Manresa State Beach Take Fido for a day of fun in the sun at Manresa State Beach, a dog-friendly beach in Watsonville, CA. Leashed dogs are welcome to stroll the shoreline and enjoy the waves. Please note that there is a fee for parking. See Details
Windy Hill Open Space Preserve Windy Hill Open Space Preserve is a pet-friendly recreational area in Portola Valley, CA. Leashed dogs are allowed on all trails at Windy Hill Open Space Preserve except Lost and Razorback Trails. Dog owners are reminded to clean up any mess that is left behind. See Details
Cuesta Park Cuesta Park is a dog-friendly area in Mountain View, CA. Enjoy tennis, volleyball, or a simple walk through nature. Pets are welcome if they remain on a leash and are cleaned up after. See Details
University Terrace Dog Run Fido can run and play off leash at University Terrace Dog Run, a pet-friendly, fenced dog park in Santa Cruz, CA. Leashed dogs are allowed in the other areas of the park. See Details
Billy Jones Wildcat Railroad Billy Jones Wildcat Railroad in Los Gatos, CA is pet-friendly. Committed to providing a great experience to children and adults alike, ride aboard a real steam engine as it goes through beautiful Oak Meadow and Vasona Parks. Dogs & Pets are permitted on the train as long as they are on a leash. See Details
Shoup Park Shoup Park is home to the Garden House, The Underground, and Patriot Corner Picnic Area. It is adjacent to Adobe Creek and connecting trail to Redwood Grove Nature Preserve. Leashed dogs are welcome on trails. See Details
Cathedral of Faith Dogs are allowed at these church services. See Details
Las Palmas Dog Park Bring Fido to Las Palmas Dog Park in Sunnyvale, CA. This off-leash dog park features a large, fenced space for pups to run and play, as well as running water, donated toys, and waste bags. Please note that the dog park is located within Las Palmas Park, and dogs must be leashed until they enter the designated dog park space. See Details
Los Gatos Creek Trail The Los Gatos Creek Trail is one of 1600 rail-trails supported by Rails-to-Trails Conservancy, a nonprofit organization that is working to create a nationwide network of trails from former rail lines and connecting corridors. Previously an unused railroad corridor, this "rail-trail" is now a great place to walk Fido in Los Gatos! The map below shows a parking area with convenient access to the Los Gatos Creek Trail. Rails-to-Trails Conservancy has generously provided map data for this trail to Bring Fido for informational purposes only. For more detailed trail information, please visit TrailLink.com. See Details
Bass Pro Shops Leashed dogs are welcome to shop with their humans at Bass Pro Shops in San Jose, CA. You'll find supplies for outdoor recreation, fishing, camping, boating, hunting, dog training and more at this pet-friendly store. See Details
Scotts Valley Bark Park Scotts Valley Bark Park is a popular place for pups to visit in Scotts Valley, CA. There are two large, separate areas; one for small dogs, and another for large dogs. The park has lots of toys, water dishes, and a play pool for the pooches. It is located in the Skypark Complex, next to soccer fields and a playground (for your non-canine family members). See Details
Bargetto Winery Bargetto Winery is a certified sustainable and dog-friendly winery in Soquel, CA. They offer a wide selection of reds, whites and reserves for visitors to try. Leashed dogs are welcome to join their humans in the Creekside Courtyard. Please note that the availability of this space is subject to capacity limits, seasonality and private reservation. Guests are encouraged to call to confirm availability prior to visiting. Reservations are required on weekends. See Details
Seacliff State Beach Known for its fishing pier and concrete freighter, The SS Palo Alto, Seacliff State Beach is a dog-friendly spot to enjoy the sea air alongside Fido. Dogs must be on a leash no longer than six feet and attended by their owner. There is a day-use fee for vehicles. See Details
Almaden Quicksilver County Park Pet-friendly Almaden Quicksilver County Park in San Jose offers a view of California's mining era history, and springtime offers the chance to see one of the most spectacular wildflower displays of the region. There are over 34.2 miles of hiking trails for you and Fido to explore, and picnic tables are scattered throughout. Dogs must be on a six foot leash and wear proof of a current license and rabies vaccine. Owners are responsible for pet care and clean up, and aggression is not tolerated. Please note that park trails are subject to closure due to poor conditions. See Details
Santana Row Fun for people and their dogs, Santana Row in San Jose, CA offers many outdoor, pet-friendly patios for dining along with spas, salons and outstanding shopping. This premier destination is surrounded by landscaped gardens and parks for you to enjoy with your leashed pup. See Details
Mitchell's Cove Beach Great beach has OFF LEASH hours Sunrise-10am, 4pm-sunset Between 10am and 4pm dogs must be on leash

The beach is does not have a sign stating it is Mitchell's Cove beach at this time. This is unfenced but has natural barriers -a cliff on one side and ocean on the other, no gate at the stairway. Must walk down to beach from large staircase. It will keep most dogs in but if your dog likes to climb big rocks up the cliff then you will need a leash.

Look up tide times before you plan a trip here, beach disappears during high tide and can be pretty dangerous. Low tide is much friendlier.
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Fremont Older Open Space Preserve Leashed dogs are welcome at Fremont Older Open Space Preserve in Saratoga, CA. You and Fido can enjoy numerous hiking trails throughout this 739-acre pet-friendly nature preserve. Be sure to clean up after your dog, and remain on the trails to protect the native flora and fauna. See Details