Dog Friendly Activities in Big Bear Lake, CA

There are 17 dog friendly activities in Big Bear Lake. 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 Lake.

Pet Friendly Alpine Pedal Path
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
Pet Friendly Big Bear Lake Beaches
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
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
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
Alpine Slide at Magic Mountain Alpine Slide at Magic Mountain is pet-friendly. They have dog friendly areas all over this place, including a dining area. The slide itself does not allow pups. Alpine Slide at Magic Mountain is open Monday through Friday from 10am to 4pm and Saturday to Sunday from 10am to 6pm. See Details
Get Boards Ride Shop - Boulder Bay 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
Big Bear Discount Art Garden Big Bear Discount Art Garden is pet-friendly. 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. The Art Garden is open Sunday through Friday from 10am to 9pm and Saturday from 10am to 10pm. See Details
A Christmas Store N' More A Christmas Store N' More is pet-friendly. Christmas may be in December, but this store is open year-round, providing holiday gifts along with other miscellaneous gifts, decorated trees, nutcrackers and santas. Dogs are welcome to join their owners on a leash inside the store. The store is open every day of the week from 9am to 5pm. See Details
Big Bear Marina Big Bear Marina is pet-friendly. Dogs are allowed on the charters and boat rentals from this marina. They also offer tours. Contact them for times and rental info. See Details
The Bath Workshop The Bath Workshop is pet-friendly. This popular store is full of oils, soaps, cremes, bath bombs, lotions and more. Dogs are welcome to join you inside to sniff out a fragrance that fits. The Bath Workshop is open Thursday through Monday from 10am to 5pm. See Details
Big On Bears Big On Bears is pet-friendly. This popular store stocks gifts, apparel and home decor. Leashed dogs are welcome inside to help you choose something to remember your trip by. Big On Bears is open Sunday through Thursday from 10am to 5pm and Friday to Saturday from 10am to 8pm. See Details
Bear Skins Bear Skins is a pet-friendly clothing store in Big Bear. Get yourself a souvenir shirt so you never forget your trip to this pretty destination. Bear Skins is open every day of the week from 10am to 6pm. See Details
Hound Town Dog Park Hound Town Dog Park is located on city property, adjacent to the Moreno Valley Equestrian Center. The 3.5-acre park has a 245-foot by 150-foot fenced-in dirt area divided into two sections. One part is for large dogs, the other for smaller breeds. The gate is double-fenced to prevent dogs from escaping as people enter and leave the play area. Only drawback is that there is no lighting once it is dark. See Details
Lake Arrowhead / Cedar Glen Dog Park Fully Fenced Open Off Leash Dog Area with Dog Poop Bags - could use donations of benches but a great place to let dogs play off leash - there is a park with restrooms, picnic tables and playground for children across the street called McCay park - plenty of parking. Surrounded by hiking trails, views of Lake Arrowhead, mountains, wildlife See Details
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
Little Bear Creek Trail Little Bear Creek Trail is an easy, 3.8-mile hike in San Bernardino National Forest that will take about 2 hours to complete with Fido. This hike will take you through the area where the final battle with the Old Fire of 2003 took place. The area was singed, but certainly not devastated, and is starting to recover. See Details
Redlands Dog Park This Dog park opened in June 2011. There is both a small and large dog park. The park is located in the northwest corner of Ford Park adjacent to the Fire Prevention Demonstration Garden. 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