Dog Friendly Activities in Escondido, CA

There are 5 dog friendly activities in Escondido, and 64 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 Escondido.

Pet Friendly May Flower Dog Park
May Flower Dog Park May Flower Dog Park is a dog-friendly park in Escondido, CA. This fenced, off-leash, 1.5-acre area allows Fido to play off-leash and socialize with other dogs. Limit three dogs per person when visiting and owners must remain with their dogs. Dogs must be licensed and vaccinated. See Details
Pet Friendly Adventure Hiking Scavenger Hunt
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 $8 per person. See Details
Belle Marie Winery Bell Marie Winery in Escondido, CA, provides a very dog-friendly atmosphere where you can enjoy fabulous wines. Feel free to bring along a picnic or snacks and enjoy on the grounds. See Details
Elfin Forest Recreational Reserve Elfin Forest Recreational Reserve is a dog-friendly area in Escondido, CA. Your pooch is welcome to join you on the 11 miles of trails that wind around the public area. 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. Trees in the park include oak riparian, oak woodland, coastal sage scrub, and chaparral. There are lots of other animals that call the park their home, maybe you'll spot them whilst exploring with your pooch. California leash law is enforced and dogs must remain on leash at all times on the “Way Up” Trail and Lower Trails. Monday through Friday dogs under effective voice command are permitted off leash at the top of the “Way Up” Trail (only beyond the designated marker). On Saturday, Sunday, and holidays dogs are required to remain on leash at all times throughout the Reserve. Additionally, dogs must remain on leash in parking lots, picnic areas, overlooks, or any time they become a nuisance to people, property, and wild or domestic animals. 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
Buccaneer Beach Park Buccaneer Beach Park is a dog-friendly park in Oceanside, CA. The park is located just across the street from the beach; leashed dogs are welcome in the small park, but not on the adjacent beach. See Details
North Beach North Beach is a dog-friendly beach in Del Mar, CA. Dogs must be leashed June 16th through Labor Day. Dogs able to run under voice control of owner from the day after Labor Day through June 15th. A dog license must be affixed to the collar and leashes cannot be in excess of six feet. See Details
Create an Abstract Landscape Painting 'Create an Abstract Landscape Painting' is a pet-friendly Airbnb Experience hosted by Charley. This upgrade on a “wine and paint” class includes being guided through the process of creating your own framed abstract painting, each one unique by color way and shape. The experience takes place in the artist's house, which is dog-friendly too. The experience lasts 2.5 hours and can accommodate up to 10 guests ages 11 and up. Rates start at $44 per person. 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
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
Westfield UTC Westfield UTC is a fabulous, dog-friendly, open-air shopping (120 boutiques) area in San Diego, CA. Not all shops are dog-friendly so be sure to check with staff first before entering with Fido. Fido is also welcome to visit the Bark Park located behind the Clock Tower in Palm Plaza. Take the hill going down in between Tender Greens and Express to find the lush, fully fenced in dog park for your dog to enjoy. See Details
Authentic SD: Drink & Dine! 'Authentic SD: Drink & Dine!' is a pet-friendly Airbnb Experience hosted by Phoenix. Although your host offers a number of different hike options, the pet-friendly option is the Country Hike. This trip will take you up Iron Mountain or Mt. Woodson, which are both great for sunset picnics. Afterwards, enjoy a happy hour at a local brewery or cocktail. The experience lasts 4 hours and can accommodate up to 6 guests ages 21 and up. Experience does not include cost of food and drinks, fee is for guided experience. Rates start at $27 per person. See Details
Alga Norte Community Park Dog-friendly Alga Norte Community Park in Carlsbad, CA, features an off-leash dog park divided into areas for larger and smaller dogs, and includes obstacle course-type play equipment on a mix of turf and decomposed granite surfaces. See Details
Marian Bear Memorial Park San Diego's dog-friendly Marian Bear Memorial Park offers plenty of wide open spaces for Fido to play on-leash. The park is located in San Clemente Canyon and provides a natural setting in the midst of a bustling urban area. Enjoy over three miles of mostly flat trails along the length of the canyon. More challenging hiking is available on the trails in several of the finger canyons leading up to the mesa tops. Major entries to the park are off Genesee Avenue and Regents Road where parking and picnic areas with restroom facilities are available. See Details
Barker Valley Trail Barker Valley Trail is a dog-friendly, moderately easy, 7.5 mile hike located in Cleveland National Forest in Palomar Mountain, CA, that will take about 4 hours to complete with Fido. On this trail you will actually descend on the way in and then ascend on the way out. The very slow and steady incline, allows for an inverse hike that isn't utterly exhausting. The trail can be hot throughout the year, and it is important to bring plenty of water along. Turn west from Highway 79 at a point 6.5 miles northwest of Warner Springs (mile 41.9 according to the roadside mileage markers). Continue up the mostly unpaved Palomar Divide Road for 7.8 miles to the Barker Valley Spur trailhead on the left (west) side. This road is subject to closure during and after bad weather. Also note that since the trailhead and the hiking route lie within national forest territory, you must post a National Forest Adventure Pass on your parked car. See Details
San Elijo Lagoon Ecological Reserve Rios (East) Trail The Rios (East) Trail is a dog-friendly, easy, 1.2-miles hike in the San Elijo Ecological Reserve in Solana Beach, CA, that will take about 2 hours to complete with Fido. This trail runs close by the lagoon and provides the opportunity to enjoy wetland plants and birds. This beautiful area is still close by 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. Look for a kiosk with information about the lagoon. See Details
Mast Park Off-Leash Dog Park Mast Park Off-Leash Dog Park is a dog-friendly park in Santee, CA, set on the banks of the San Diego river. Pets are permitted on-leash in designated areas. The park also features 2-miles of lighted trails, walk-in access from the Mission Creek Trail and Wintercreek Place, and has restrooms on site. See Details
South Buena Vista Park South Buena Vista Park in Vista, CA, is a large park that offers an off-leash hours for dogs. The park has shaded areas for wandering in and out of the trees as well as open areas 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. The park offers some off-leash hours; please check their website for current hours when dogs are welcome off-leash. See Details
Doyle Community and Dog Park Doyle Community and Dog Park is a dog-friendly park in San Diego, CA. Bring your pet to play off-leash at this fenced dog park that features grass, separate small dog area, water fountains, shade structures, and a barbecue area. See Details
Cardiff State Beach Cardiff State Beach is a dog-friendly beach on the San Diego Coast. Dogs are allowed at Cardiff Reef and Seaside, South of Tower 16. All dogs must be on a 6’ leash and under owners control at all times. People enjoy swimming, surfing, and beachcombing the beach. The sands gently slope into the warm water that laps the shore. See Details
Iron Mountain Trail Iron Mountain Trail is a dog-friendly, moderately easy, 5.75 mile hike in Poway, CA, that will take 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. There is a shorter trip to the Ramona overlook on the same trail. See Details
Orpheus Park Orpheus Park in Encinitas, CA, is a beautiful, dog-friendly, neighborhood park that boasts gorgeous ocean views and where Fido can enjoy off-leash fun with you at designated hours on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, and Sundays. Visit the website for the current off-leash hours. See Details
Carlsbad Premium Outlets Carlsbad Premium Outlets is a dog-friendly outlet mall where Fido is welcome on-leash in the outdoor areas. Some shops may welcome Fido inside, but you need to check with them first. See Details
Ann D. L'Heureux Memorial Dog Park The dog-friendly Ann D. L'Heureux Memorial Dog Park in Carlsbad, CA, features 13,200 square feet of fenced area for dogs to play and exercise. The park has benches, a dog drinking fountain, plastic bag dispensers, a dedicated parking lot, and is shaded by eucalyptus trees. See Details