Dog Friendly Activities in Escondido, CA

There are 5 dog friendly activities in Escondido, and 70 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 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
Pet Friendly May Flower Dog Park
May Flower Dog Park The park is a fenced, 1.5-acre off-leash play area. The regulars keep May Flower Dog Park clean, and it is great for doggie socializing. See Details
Belle Marie Winery At Wine Haven Bell Marie Winery provides a very dog-friendly atmosphere where you can enjoy fabulous wines. Feel free to bring along a picnic to enjoy on the grounds. See Details
Elfin Forest Recreational Reserve Elfin Forest Recreational Reserve is dog-friendly. Your pooch is welcome to join you on the eleven 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. The park is open every day of the week from 8am to 5pm. See Details
San Pasqual Battlefield State Historic Park San Pasqual Battlefield State Historic Park is pet-friendly on certain days. The park honors the soldiers who fought in the battle between the U.S. and Californio forces on December 6, 1846 during the Mexican-American War. Although the park is only officially open on weekends, you can park up and wander into the area during the week too. The park's official opening times are from October to March from 10am to 4pm and between April to September from 10am to 5pm. You should call the park directly before bringing Fido to the park to check that they are welcome on the day you are visiting. See Details
Buccaneer Beach Park Leashed dogs are welcome in this small park, but not on the adjacent beach. 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
North Beach (Dog Beach) Nine months of the year, dogs are allowed along the entire two plus mile stretch of beach in addition to the City’s two major parks, Seagrove Park and Powerhouse Park. Dogs must be leashed June 15th through Labor Day. Dogs able to run under voice control of owner from the day after Labor Day through June 14th. See Details
Los Penasquitos Canyon Preserve Pets are welcome on-leash on the trails of this lovely San Diego preservation area. 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
San Elijo State Beach Dogs are welcome at San Elijo State Beach on its campgrounds and paved roads and trails. Dogs must be on a six foot leash at all times. They are not permitted on the beach. See Details
Westfield UTC Westfield UTC is a fabulous spot for premier, open-air shopping (120 boutiques) or relaxing under the coral trees. You can find anything you need here and it's pet-friendly! See Details
Alga Norte Community Park This off-leash dog park will be divided into areas for larger and smaller dogs, and include obstacle course-type play equipment. Unlike the current dog park, the Alga Norte dog park will feature a mix of turf and decomposed granite surfaces. See Details
Barker Valley Trail Barker Valley Trail is a moderately easy, 7.5 mile hike in Cleveland National Forest 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
Marian Bear Memorial Park There are plenty of wide open spaces to play in at this fun neighborhood park. Dogs are welcome on-leash, restrooms nearby. See Details
San Elijo Lagoon Trail San Elijo Lagoon Trail is an easy, 3-mile hike in the San Elijo Ecological Reserve 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. See Details
Mast Park This lovely park is set on the banks of the San Diego river and is known as a prime fishing spot. Pets are permitted on-leash in designated areas. See Details
Doyle Community and Dog Park Bring your pet to play off-leash at this fenced dog park, which includes grass, separate small dog area, water fountains, shade structures, and a barbecue area. See Details
Ann D. L'Heureux Memorial Dog Park This quaint park has open space to run, fountains, benches, and mulch grounds. There is little shade and no separate section for small dogs. See Details
Iron Mountain Trail Iron Mountain Trail is a moderately easy, 5.75 mile hike 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 Dog Park This beautiful neighborhood park boasts gorgeous ocean views that your pet can enjoy off-leash with you at designated hours on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, and Sundays. Visit the website for the current off-leash hours. See Details
South Buena Vista Dog Park Large, clean off-leash dog park with walking trails. Has shaded areas for wandering in and out of the trees as well as open areas for running. Includes doggie drinking fountain and several waste bag stations. For the humans, there are many benches, a basketball court, and a fenced-in playground. This is a hidden gem in the city of Vista. See Details
Viewpoint Off Leash Dog Area Pets are welcome to run and play off-leash during designated hours at this lovely, well-shaded city park. See Details
Carlsbad Premium Outlets Dogs are welcome to join you on-leash in the outdoor areas of this outlet mall packed with great stores for both men and women. See Details