Dog Friendly Activities in Escondido, CA

There are 7 dog friendly activities in Escondido. 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 Escondido.

Pet Friendly Elfin Forest Recreational Reserve
Elfin Forest Recreational Reserve Elfin Forest Recreational Reserve is a dog-friendly area in Escondido, CA. Your leashed pup is welcome to join you on the 11 miles of trails through the reserve. Along the way, you can stop off at one of the picturesque picnic spots for a bite to eat and enjoy a scenic mountain view. Dogs must remain on a hand-held leash no longer than six feet. See Details
Pet Friendly Belle Marie Winery
Belle Marie Winery Bell Marie Winery in Escondido, CA, provides a very dog-friendly atmosphere where you can enjoy fabulous wines. This family-owned winery offers plenty of sunny and shaded areas where your pup can join you in unwinding. Feel free to bring along a picnic or snacks and enjoy on the grounds. See Details
May Flower Dog Park Bring Fido to play off-leash at May Flower Dog Park in Escondido, CA. This 1.5-acre fenced area allows Fido to socialize with other dogs without the restraints of a leash. Limit three dogs per person when visiting, owners must remain with them, and pups must be licensed and vaccinated. See Details
Mia Marie Vineyards Mia Marie Vineyards provides a very dog-friendly atmosphere sitting on 105 acres overlooking scenic Highland Valley in San Diego County. Mia Marie strives to deliver a variety of craft wines in a relaxed setting. See Details
Felicita County Park Felicita County Park is an expansive dog-friendly area in Escondido, CA. Leashed dogs are welcome at this spacious community park which offers various sports fields, tennis courts, two playgrounds, walking paths and a disc golf course. A minimal parking fee applies. See Details
Adventure Hiking Scavenger Hunt 'Adventure Hiking Scavenger Hunt' is a pet-friendly Airbnb Experience hosted by Michael. This experience comprises of two different Scavenger Hunts, difficult and challenging, depending upon fitness and hiking skill level. Your hosts will hand out info sheets and set the crew off to discover deer, rattlesnakes, coyotes, tarantulas, horned lizards and types of trees, herbs, bushes and more. The experience lasts 2 hours and can accommodate up to 10 guests ages 10 and up. This is a dog friendly hike, however, leashes and water bowls are required for dogs. Rates start at $10 per person. See Details
Cheval Winery If you're in the Escondido, CA area, make sure to bring Fido along to Cheval Winery, a real dog-friendly hidden gem! This winery and vineyard welcomes furry friends on the property, and in the tasting room, as long as you keep Fido leashed. The property also includes stables, so you can take a walk around and see champion show horses! Their available wines include the Bubba bordeaux and the signature Maverick, a versatile blend with hints of blackberry and dry cocoa. See Details
Poinsettia Dog Park Bring your pooch to play at Poinsettia Dog Park located at Poinsettia Community Park in Carlsbad, CA. The park features a 27,700-square-foot off-leash and fenced area with a natural grass surface. The park has separate areas for large dogs small dogs, and each section has agility equipment, drinking fountains, bag dispensers and picnic tables.Additional shaded picnic tables are located outside the dog park’s two sets of double-entry gates. See Details
La Jolla Cove Leashed dogs are welcome on the beach at La Jolla Cove, in San Diego, CA before 9 a.m. and after 6 p.m. from April 1 to October 31, and before 9 a.m. and after 4 p.m. from November 1 to March 31. The beach is located at the northeast end of Ellen Browning Scripps Park. Take Fido for a walk above the bluffs on the La Jolla Coast Walk Trail, explore tide pools, or find a spot on the beach to relax. Always keep dogs away from wildlife. See Details
Live Oak County Park Live Oak County Park in Fallbrook, CA is the city's first off-leash dog park. The area offers more than 3000 square feet of fenced in grassy areas for Fido to run, play and make new friends. The dog park at Live Oak County Park has plenty of shade from mature oak trees, benches, waste stations, water fountains and more. There is a fee for parking. See Details
Los Penasquitos Canyon Preserve Los Penasquitos Canyon Preserve is a dog-friendly preservation area in San Diego, CA. Leashed dogs are welcome on the trails on leashes no longer than 8-feet long. Scenery in the canyon includes waterfalls, streamside forest, sycamore trees, a freshwater marsh, and wildlife like mule deer, bobcat, coyote and, raccoons. All recreational activities within the Preserve are day-use only and camping is prohibited. See Details
North Beach North Beach is a dog-friendly beach in Del Mar, CA. Dogs are allowed off-leash during the off-season, between the day after Labor Day through June 15th. June 16th through Labor Day, during the summer, pups are only allowed off-leash from dawn to 8:00 AM. Otherwise, dogs are still welcome on the beach but must remain leashed. A dog license must be affixed to the collar, and leashes cannot exceed six feet. See Details
Mount Woodson Trail The Mount Woodson trail is a dog-friendly hike in Poway, CA. The trailhead is located on the east side of Lake Poway. The hike to the summit is considered extremely challenging as it contains a 2,000-foot climb in elevation. This eight-mile round-trip hike takes about 3 to 4 hours on average, so be sure to plan and pack accordingly. Fido must stay leashed while hiking. See Details
Dog Park at Alga Norte Community Park Alga Norte Community Park in Carlsbad, CA, features an off-leash dog park divided into areas for larger and smaller dogs. Fido can play with his furry friends here while enjoying the obstacle course-type equipment on a mix of turf and decomposed granite surfaces. Ensure Fido is leashed in the community recreation area until the designated dog park. See Details
San Elijo Lagoon Ecological Reserve Rios (East) Trail The Rios (East) Trail is an easy 1.2-mile hike in the San Elijo Ecological Reserve in Solana Beach, CA. This dog-friendly trail runs close to the lagoon and allows one to enjoy wetland plants and birds. This beautiful area is still close to the highway, and parts of it can be muddy. Dogs must be leashed at all times. Find the trailhead at the end of Rios Ave, where you also find on-street parking. See Details
South Buena Vista Park South Buena Vista Park is a large park offering dog-friendly off-leash hours in Vista, CA. The park has shaded areas for wandering in and out of the trees and open spaces for running. There is a doggie drinking fountain and several waste bag stations. For the humans, there are many benches, a basketball court and a fenced-in playground. Check their website for current off-leash hours. See Details
Iron Mountain Trail Iron Mountain Trail is a dog-friendly, moderately easy, 5.75 mile hike in Poway, CA. This hike takes about 2.5 hours to complete with Fido. This is a very popular trail that is clearly marked. If your dog is used to trails it should be okay on his paws, if not you may want to work him up to it. See Details
Montiel Park Bring Fido for fun at Montiel Park, a dog-friendly community space in San Marcos, CA. The amenities include a basketball court, disc golf course and picnic tables. Fido must stay leashed on the grounds, but an off-leash dog park is on-site. See Details
Westfield UTC Westfield UTC is a fabulous open-air shopping area in San Diego, CA. Not all shops are dog-friendly so be sure to check with staff first before entering with Fido. Dogs are also welcome to visit the Bark Park located behind the Clock Tower in Palm Plaza. Take the hill going down between Tender Greens and Express to find the lush, fully fenced-in dog park for your dog to enjoy. See Details
San Elijo State Beach San Elijo State Beach in Cardiff-by-the-Sea, CA, offers dog-friendly campgrounds, paved roads and trails. Dogs must be on a six-foot leash at all times. Dogs are not permitted on the beach. See Details