Dog Friendly Activities in Big Bear Lake, CA

There are 19 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 3.2-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
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
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
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
Alpine Slide at Magic Mountain Alpine Slide at Magic Mountain area is a pet-friendly attraction in Big Bear Lake, CA. They have dog friendly areas throughout this recreational area, including a dining area, and offer family fun activities year round. Please note that the slide itself does not allow dogs. Pricing varies by activity. 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
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
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 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
A Christmas Store 'N' More A Christmas Store 'N' More is a pet-friendly holiday store in Big Bear Lake, CA. 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. See Details
The Bath Workshop The Bath Workshop is a pet-friendly store in Big Bear Lake, CA. 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. 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
Bear Skins Bear Skins is a pet-friendly clothing store in Big Bear Lake, CA. Get yourself a souvenir shirt so you never forget your trip to this pretty destination. They also carry bear skin rugs (Teddy Bear skins, that is!), hats, gloves, stuffed critters, socks, and more. 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
Holloway's Marina & RV Park Dogs are welcome in some of the pet-friendly rental boats. Pontoon rentals start at $95. Call ahead to confirm availability of a pet-friendly boat. See Details
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
Hound Town Dog Park Hound Town Dog Park is a dog-friendly park in Moreno Valley, CA, 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. See Details
MacKay Park Bark Park MacKay Park Bark Park is a dog-friendly park in Lake Arrowhead, CA, surrounded by hiking trails, views of Lake Arrowhead, mountains, and wildlife. The park features two separate, fenced-in areas for large and small dogs. 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
Redlands Dog Park Redlands Dog Park is a dog-friendly, off-leash, and fenced-in dog park located within Ford Park in Redlands, CA. The park features separate areas for small and large dogs. R.U.F.F. (Redlands Unleashed Fidos & Friends) community volunteers built the dog park and provide on going maintenance support of the off-leash area. See Details
Little Bear Creek Trail Little Bear Creek Trail is an easy, dog-friendly, 3.7-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 trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. This trail begins just behind the North Shore Campground on Hospital Rd. off of Hwy. 173. 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