Dog Friendly Activities in Big Bear City, CA

There are 4 dog friendly activities in Big Bear City, and 33 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 City.

Pet Friendly Bertha Peak Trail
Bertha Peak Trail The Cougar Crest Bertha Peak Trail is a moderately easy, 6.2 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. See Details
Pet Friendly Helicopter Big Bear
Helicopter Big Bear Small, well-behaved dogs that can sit in their owners' laps are welcome on Helicopter Big Bear tours. If you have a large dog, someone in the office on the ground will dogsit 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
Dye your own Silk Scarf 'Dye your own Silk Scarf' is a pet-friendly Airbnb Experience hosted by Gena. Use some super simple and cool techniques for dyeing your scarf, which, once you know how to use them, they can actually be used on a variety of materials, such as other fabrics like canvas, or paper, or even ceramic tiles. Petunia, Gena's pug, will join in on the experience and she loves visitors - people and pets. If you're bringing your dog, make sure they are leashed. The experience lasts 2 hours and can accommodate up to 10 guests ages 7 and up. Rates start at $20 per person. See Details
Decorate your own Ceramic Coasters 'Decorate your own Ceramic Coasters' is a pet-friendly Airbnb Experience hosted by Gena. Paint four ceramic tile coasters with your choice of color from 52 shades of Alcohol Inks. Learn how to fill markers and use a range of stencils, brushes and more to make abstract marks and blend colors. Then, for the grand finale, light your tile on fire to set the ink. Petunia, Gena's pug, will join in on the experience and she loves visitors - people and pets. If you're bringing your dog, make sure they are leashed. The experience lasts 2 hours and can accommodate up to 9 guests ages 9 and up. Rates start at $20 per person. See Details
Alpine Pedal Path Alpine Pedal Path is a 3.5-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
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
Boathouse Dog Beach Leashed dogs are welcome at this dog-friendly beach bar with great food, volleyball, horseshoes, and a boat tie-up for customers of the Boathouse Lakeside Tavern. See Details
Grand View Point Trail Grand View Point Trail is a moderately easy, 6-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
Woodland Trail For an easy family hike, try the Woodland Trail. 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 trail head. Leashed dogs are allowed. See Details
Grays Peak Trail Grays Peak Trail is a moderately easy, 7-mile 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. See Details
Castle Rock Trail Castle Rock Trail is an easy, 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
Kitching Peak Trail Kitching Peak Trail is a difficult, 8 mile hike in San Bernardino National Forest that will take about 5 hours to complete with Fido. From the top of this trail you will see spectacular views of the mountains, dropoffs, and desert floor. Sometimes this trail is closed so you may want to contact the Ranger Station ahead of time. See Details
San Gorgonio Trail San Gorgonio Trail is an extremely difficult, 16 mile hike in San Bernardino National Forest that will take about 9.5 hours to complete with Fido. Many hikers use this as training for Mount Whitney. Within the half mile after crossing Mill Creek you will gain 1000 feet in elevation as you switchback into the San Gorgonio Wilderness. See Details
Sugarloaf Mountain Trail Sugarloaf Mountain Trail is a moderately easy, 7 mile hike in San Bernardino National Forest that will take about 3.5 hours to complete with Fido. 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. See Details
Bogart Park Bogart Park is located 5 miles North of Beaumont at the North end of Cherry Valley situated in on the foothill of the stunning San Gorgonio. Bogart Park has over 400 acres of luscious green fields, amazing mountain views, and a picturesque fishing pond. There are 26 spacious campsites for individual and group camping with useful fire rings, picnic areas, and restrooms. The beautiful open-space scenery, greenery, and clear skies are breathtaking and will make any camper feel far removed from the city. Equestrian, hiking, and biking trails meander through prestigious views and are perfect for leisurely dog walks, hiking, horseback or bike riding. The fishing pond is surrounded by hills allowing for a serene and scenic fishing experience. Planning a family vacation or a fun-filled day with friends to get away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life is so simple! See Details
Los Rios Ranchos, Apple Farm Los Rios Ranchos is pet-friendly! 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
Whitewater Preserve Plenty of trails to hike at every level. Make sure to wear proper shoes. Most trails are gravel. NO CELL service! But well worth it. It is the desert so bring plenty of water. Nice park area to have a picnic. See Details
Calimesa 4th Street Park The park features a pavilion, dog park, playgrounds, gardens and a multi-purpose trail with fitness stations. Located in central Calimesa, the park spans 2.79 acres. See Details
Shields Peak Trail Shields Peak Trail is an extremely difficult, 12.2 mile hike in San Bernardino National Forest that will take about 7.5 hours to complete with Fido. Heading into the San Gorgonio Wilderness and getting to the San Bernardino Divide is difficult on any trail. Even the most conditioned dogs will struggle on this trail. There are two springs on this trail, but you will want to bring extra water along and check your dogs paws often. See Details
Dry Lake Trail Dry Lake Trail is a very difficult, 11 mile hike in San Bernardino National Forest that will take about 6.5 hours to complete with Fido. This trail is easily accessible and has a large parking lot. The creek flows heavy in spring and early summer, but dries later in the year. If there has been heavy rainfall you are likely to see many wild flowers. See Details
Brew Rebellion Brew Rebellion welcomes dogs with treats while they welcome humans with small-batch beers. 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 pet-friendly. This nature preserve is home to old buildings along a dusty pathway 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