Dog Friendly Activities in Malibu, CA

There are 15 dog friendly activities in Malibu. 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 Malibu.

Pet Friendly Solstice Canyon
Solstice Canyon Bring your pet out for a bit of exercise on this mild hike, which afford breathtaking views of the ocean. Leashed pets are welcome. Solstice Canyon features several options for easy, moderate, or strenuous hikes through coastal sage scrub and riparian plant communities. Visitors can enjoy a picnic, a shady stroll along the Solstice Canyon Trail, or a more challenging climb up the Rising Sun Trail. The perennial waterfall is a popular hiking destination, and along the way you might encounter acorn woodpeckers, alligator lizards, fence lizards, or a red-tailed hawk soaring overhead. Dogs are allowed but must remain on a leash, not to exceed six feet, at all times. Please pick­ up after your dog. See Details
Pet Friendly Point Mugu State Park
Point Mugu State Park Point Mugu State Park, located in the Santa Monica Mountains, features five miles of ocean shoreline with rocky bluffs, sandy beaches, sand dunes, rugged hills and uplands, two major river canyons and wide grassy valleys dotted with sycamores, oaks and a few native walnuts. Leashed pets are welcome throughout the day use areas including campgrounds and day use areas. Pets are not permitted on any backcountry trails or dirt roads. There are more than 70 miles of hiking trails. The beach also features swimming, body surfing and surf fishing. The park includes the jagged pinnacles of the Boney Mountains State Wilderness Area. See Details
Leo Carrillo State Park & Beach Leo Carrillo State Park is dog-friendly! Leashed dogs are welcome at the park's day use areas, campground, and the beach located north of lifeguard tower 3. Dogs are not allowed on the park's backcountry trails or beach south of lifeguard tower 3. Parking fees are $12 per day. Gate is locked from 10pm to 8am. No entry after 10pm. See Details
Zuma Canyon Loop Trail Zuma Canyon Loop Trail is a pleasant hike in the Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area. Leashed (no longer than six feet) pets are welcome to join their humans as they hike along this trail, which is a wonderful spot to take in the changing seasons. A variety of trees make for a colorful fall and winter season. The creek that runs through the canyon flows all year, but at times can be only a trickle. See Details
Mishe Mokwa to Mount Allen Trail Mishe Mokwa to Mount Allen Trail is a moderately easy, 6-mile hike in the Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area that will take about 3 hours to complete with Fido. See Details
LA/Malibu's Wild Beauty-EcoCultural Hike 'LA/Malibu's Wild Beauty-EcoCultural Hike' is a pet-friendly Airbnb Experience hosted by Andrew. Contact host prior to booking as prior approval is required to bring Fido along. You and your pooch will enjoy a hike along the coast as your host provides a fresh new perspective of the story of the wildlife, people and the past of LA. The experience lasts 4 hours and can accommodate up to 8 guests ages 2 and up. Guests should have no major physical health concerns affected by prolonged walking exercise. Guests should be comfortable hiking on dirt trails with occasional gravel or rocky ground and on uneven and sloped. Rates start at $110 per person. See Details
Malibu Bluffs Park Malibu Bluffs Park is a beautiful park with gorgeous ocean views. Features include a walking track, trails, picnic areas, a playground, soccer fields, and restrooms. Leashed dogs are welcome to join their humans in the park. Humans should always clean up after their furry friends. See Details
Grotto Trail You and Fido can hike along the Grotto Trail in the Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area. This 3-mile out-and-back hike takes you to a secluded grotto. Although dogs are not allowed in the grotto, you and your pup will find plenty of fun and exercise along the beautiful trail as you travel to it. Dogs must be leashed at all times. See Details
Corral Canyon Trail Explore miles of unspoiled nature in the Santa Monica Mountains on this loop trail with canyon and mountain views. Leashed dogs are welcome to join their humans on the trail. See Details
Malibu Country Mart Malibu Country Mart is a wonderful place to spend the afternoon with your fur-kids by the ocean. It has world-class gardens, a park, and a playground. There are also plenty of shops, restaurants, and cafes. Dogs must be leashed at all times throughout the market, and humans should make sure to clean up after their pets. See Details
Escondido Falls Trail Hike this 4-mile out-and-back trail with your pup to visit the stunning 200-foot Escondido Falls. The trail is steep and there are some creek crossings at which times, the water can be high, so make sure your dog can handle the hike before embarking on it. Dogs must be leashed at all times. See Details
Charmlee Wilderness Park Located on over 532 acres within the best of the Santa Monica Mountains Coastal Slope Environment, Charmlee Wilderness Park includes over eight miles of hiking trails and picnic sites for you and your pup to explore. Dogs must be leashed at all times. See Details
Sandstone Peak Trail If you and your pup are experienced hikers looking for more than a leisurely trail, head up the Sandstone Peak Trail. This 6.25-mile loop trail has an elevation gain of 1,075 feet and, once you reach the summit, provides expansive views of the surrounding area. Dogs should be leashed at all times, and humans should clean up after their canine companions. See Details
Trancas Canyon Dog Park This off-leash park, located within Trancas Canyon Park, has plenty of space for Fido to run, jump, and play. See Details
Castro Crest from Latigo Canyon Road You and your pup can explore the scenic saddles and the green canyon below Castro Peak on the 3.8-mile hike. See Details
Westridge-Canyonback Wilderness Park Your pup is welcome to join you as you hike the trails of Westridge-Canyonback Wilderness Park and enjoy gorgeous views of downtown and the ocean. Mutt mitts are provided along many of the trails. The Westridge fire road provides trail access for hikers, mountain bikers and equestrians along the north-south ridgeline. The park is contiguous with the 20,000-acre urban wilderness park known as the “Big Wild.” The park is accessible from both the San Fernando Valley at San Vincente Mountain Park and from West Los Angeles, at the end of Westridge Road. See Details
West Mandeville Fire Road Pets are welcome on-leash on the West Mandeville Fire Road - 10 miles of trails at this rarely crowded Brentwood park with beautiful views of the mountains and ocean. See Details
Topanga Lookout Trail BringFido along for a hike on the 2-mile out-and-back trail overlooking Red Rock Canyon and providing amazing views of the Santa Monica and Santa Susana Mountains. See Details
Temescal Canyon Park Leashed dogs are welcome in Temescal Canyon Park. The park features a hiking trail that is open from dawn until dusk. See Details
Camarillo Grove Dog Park Pets are welcome off-leash at this well-maintained Camarillo dog park. See Details
Herb Katz Dog Park at Joslyn Park Licensed Santa Monica pooches will love to play off-leash at this 1.25- acre fenced park, which includes separate small dog area. Temporary permits available for non-residents. Closed for maintenance on Tuesdays & Thursdays, 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM. See Details
Lower Canyonback Trail Spend a couple hours out on the trail with Fido on this 4.2-mile hike, ascending Canyonback Ridge and enjoying beautiful view of west LA, Santa Monica Bay, the Santa Monica Mountains, and the Getty Museum. See Details
Big Sky Dog Park Pets will love to run and play off-leash at this fenced Simi Valley dog park. Little pooches even have their own special area to enjoy. See Details
Mission Oaks Park This 20-acre community park has numerous meandering walkways, picnic areas, restrooms, and even a concession stand. Leashed dogs welcome. See Details