Dog Friendly Activities in Big Bear, CA

There are 3 dog friendly activities in Big Bear, and 34 more nearby. 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 Big Bear.

Pet Friendly Woodland Trail
Woodland Trail For an easy family hike, try the dog-friendly Woodland Trail in Big Bear, CA. This is a 1.5-mile loop is an interpretive trail that offers a self-guided tour of this dry-woodland area. The trail starts off HWY 38 about .2 miles west of Stanfield Cutoff and is well marked and has plenty of parking at the trailhead. Leashed dogs are allowed. An Adventure Pass or Interagency Pass is required for use of the amenities at the trailhead parking area. See Details
Pet Friendly Sugarloaf Mountain Trail
Sugarloaf Mountain Trail Sugarloaf Mountain Trail is a dog-friendly, difficult, 11.6 mile hike in San Bernardino National Forest.. There is no need for a permit when hiking this peak, the highest outside of the National Forest. This trail will take you on a very rocky path through the alpine forest. Be sure to bring plenty of water and check Fido's paws frequently. This area is subject to seasonal closure due to weather conditions. During the winter months, the parking lot is closed and there is an option to park on 38th adding two miles. See Details
Hike with Big Bear's Wild Donkeys 'Hike with Big Bear's Wild Donkeys' is a pet-friendly Airbnb Experience hosted by Amber. Experience a local's tour along the Pacific Crest Trail with your leashed pup. The experience lasts 3 hours and can accommodate up to 4 guests ages 9 and up. You will hike uphill along the Pacific Crest Trail. Donkey sightings are not guaranteed. Please ensure Fido is leashed as there could be rattlesnakes on the trail. Rates start at $32 per person. See Details
Los Rios Ranchos Apple Farm Los Rios Ranchos is a pet-friendly attraction in Oak Glen, CA. Los Rios is Southern California's largest Apple Farm, in operation since 1906. Dogs are not allowed into the orchards or berry patches, but can explore the mountainous nature trails as long as they are cleaned up after and leashed. Los Rios Ranchos' hours vary seasonally, so guests should check its website or call ahead before planning their outing. See Details
Big Bear Marina Big Bear Marina is a pet-friendly attraction in Big Bear Lake, CA. Dogs are allowed on the charters and boat rentals from this marina. They also offer tours. Open seasonally; check their website for times and rental info. See Details
Castle Rock Trail Castle Rock Trail is an easy, dog-friendly, 1.6 mile hike in San Bernardino National Forest that will take about 1 hour to complete with Fido. This short hike is a nice escape into beautiful scenery. Take in the lake views on a trail that is speckled with granite boulders. A small stream next to the trail leads into the lake. See Details
Whitewater Preserve Whitewater Preserve is a dog-friendly nature area in Whitewater, CA, with plenty of trails to hike at every level. Make sure to wear proper shoes and bring plenty of water for you and Fido. Most trails are gravel. Please note that there is no cell service in this area. See Details
Alpine Pedal Path Alpine Pedal Path is a 3.2-mile (one way) asphalt trail available for morning jogs, bike rides, leisurely walks, or just taking the dog for a walk. It boasts fresh air and beautiful scenery along the way. It has access points as well that lead to the lake and various beaches. Dogs are allowed at owner's full responsibility. See Details
Big Bear Lake Beaches All of the beaches along Highway 38 in Big Bear Lake are dog friendly, and can be accessed via the Alpine Pedal Path. See Details
Grays Peak Trail Grays Peak Trail is a dog-friendly, moderately easy, 6.4-mile, out-and-back hike in San Bernardino National Forest that will take about 3.5 hours to complete with Fido. This trail is on the north side of the lake and will actually lead you to the backside of the mountain where water views disappear. However, losing the view of the water is worth the peace, quiet, and open vistas that take its place. This area is subject to closure due to habitat protection. Since this trailhead is within bald eagle habitat, it is closed during nesting season from winter to spring, sometimes extending into summer. See Details
Cougar Crest Bertha Peak Trail The Cougar Crest Bertha Peak Trail is a moderately easy, 7.5 mile hike in San Bernardino National Forest that will take about 3 hours to complete with Fido. This is a great trail for beginners and the trail is popular for all types of people from runners to families. During the week the trail is fairly desolate. The trail is best used from March until September. See Details
Bark Park Big Bear Lake Bark Park Big Bear Lake is pet-friendly. This popular recreation area is home to a number of agility items and a bench for humans to sit at while their dogs play together. Dogs can run through a tunnel, check out the metal dog silhouette, and play fetch on the grass. Dog owners are reminded to clean up any mess that their pets leave behind while hanging out in the park. See Details
Mission Creek Preserve Mission Creek Preserve is a dog-friendly nature preserve in Desert Hot Springs, CA. The area is home to old buildings along a dusty pathway that you can walk with your leashed pup. On the way, you'll pass historic structures and stunning desert plant communities, all with the backdrop of Southern California’s tallest peak in the background. Don't forget to pick up after your pooch. See Details
Big Bear Snow Play and Hot Cocktails 'Big Bear Snow Play and Hot Cocktails' is a pet-friendly Airbnb Experience hosted by Amber. The only thing better than a hike around Big Bear Lake is one with cocktails. The Baileys and coffee provided by your host will warm you up during this short snowy hike and snow play. Bring your own sleds to enjoy along the way. This experience is the perfect chance to take photos for your next Christmas card with Fido. The experience lasts 1.5 hours and can accommodate up to 10 guests of all ages. Rates start at $35 per person. See Details
Pine Knot Trail to Grand View Point Pine Knot Trail to Grand View Point is a dog-friendly, moderately easy, 6.9-mile hike in San Bernardino National Forest that will take about 3 hours to complete with Fido. For a shorter hike you can take Mill Creek Road, which turns into Forest Service Road 2N10/Skyline Drive, to a point just below the summit where the trail passes over the road. See Details
Cougar Crest Trailhead Moderate hiking trail in Big Bear Lake, California. This trail of roughly 5 miles out and back. At the end, this trail meets up with the PCT at the base of Bertha Peak. You can follow this connection up alittle over a mile and reach the peak as well. The views are spectacular and Fido will definitely be excited to go on this incredible journey. See Details
Big Bear Pop-Up Picnic Big Bear Pop-Up Picnic is a dog-friendly activity hosted by Big Bear's original picnic queen. Fido is welcome to join you for a gourmet picnic in a scenic location hidden in the wilderness. The picnic guru will bring you to the gorgeous setting via an air conditioned SUV. Your pro will also take as many photos of you, your group, and furry BFF as desired. You'll learn about the history of the Big Bear Valley, then you'll have privacy to enjoy your picnic. Most diets and food allergy substitutions can be accommodated. See Details
Riley's Farm Riley's Farm in Yucaipa, CA, welcomes leashed dogs to visit this working apple orchard and living history farm. This pet-friendly destination features pick-your-own fruit, outdoor seating at The Hawk's Head restaurant and a selection of baked goods at the Colonial Chesterfield Bakery. Check out their website to confirm their u-pick schedule or to place a homemade pie order. Please note there are resident dogs and cats on the farm that are unleashed. See Details
Big Bear Discount Art Garden Big Bear Discount Art Garden is a pet-friendly store in Big Bear Lake, CA. Home of the Big Bear Family Club Card, this store offers a wide selection of custom stained glass items, souvenirs, and a range of interesting gifts. Leashed dogs can join their owners inside to peruse the aisles. See Details
Wildwood Canyon Park Wildwood Canyon Park is a dog-friendly park in Yucaipa, CA. Located high above the hills of Yucaipa, Wildwood Canyon provides panoramic views of the stunning hills and valleys in the area. The area is covered in old oak wooded areas and broad grasslands. Fido can join you on all of the trails at the park, but they must be on a leash under six feet. Pet owners are also reminded to stay on the designated trails and to pick up after their pet to maintain the cleanliness of the area. Wildwood Canyon is open every day of the week from 7:30am to sunset. See Details
Big On Bears Big On Bears is a pet-friendly store in Big Bear Lake, CA. This popular store stocks gifts, apparel and home decor. Leashed dogs are welcome inside to help you choose something to remember your trip by. See Details
Calimesa 4th St Community Park Calimesa 4th St Community Park is a dog-friendly park that features a pavilion, two dog parks, playgrounds, gardens, and a multi-purpose trail with fitness stations. Located in central Calimesa, CA, the park spans 2.79 acres. See Details
Get Boards Ride Shop - Veteran's Park Get Boards Ride Shop rents kayaks and standup paddleboards to dog owners to explore Big Bear Lake. Bring your own canine floatation device! The shop is open Monday - Saturday 9am - 7pm, Sunday 9am - 6pm. See Details
Helicopter Big Bear Small, well-behaved dogs that can sit in their owners' laps are welcome on Helicopter Big Bear tours in Big Bear City, CA. If you have a large dog, someone in the office on the ground will dog-sit for you while you go on the helicopter. Please call ahead to book and let them know that you will have a dog with you. Tours range from $35 per person for a 7-minute ride to $225 per person for a 45-minute tour. See Details