Dog Friendly Activities in Mountain Center, CA

There are 7 dog friendly activities in Mountain Center. 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 Mountain Center.

Pet Friendly Toro Peak Trail
Toro Peak Trail Toro Peak Trail is an easy, 3.25 mile hike in San Bernardino National Forest that will take about 1.5 hours to complete with Fido. This trail leads you through a forested paradise with tall pines as you meander over one of the best secrets in Southern California. A short detour will lead you up to an old cabin in the woods where Steve Ragsdale, a long time protector of the area, once resided. Dogs must be leashed. See Details
Pet Friendly Hurkey Creek Park
Hurkey Creek Park Hurkey Creek Park is located 4 miles South East of a little town called Mountain Center off Hwy 74 in the San Jacinto Mountains. This beautiful park is a vast and remote getaway with plenty of luscious pine trees, seasonal creek, numerous trails, and stunning mountain views. There are 130 campsites in the campground. There is a seasonal creek located within the park. Fishing is available nearby at Lake Hemet. Extensive hiking/biking trails are accessible from within the park. A small general store is located approximately 1 mile away. The campground also has large group areas with 5 separate loops that can accommodate 80-100 campers each. Hurkey Creek Park is the ideal destination for any outdoor enthusiast. Whether it is an overnight stay or day visit everyone will experience to the superb outdoor adventures and spectacular events. See Details
Pyramid Peak Trail Pyramid Peak Trail is a moderately easy, 7 mile hike in San Bernardino National Forest that will take about 4 hours to complete with Fido. This trail lies along the Desert Divide, a section of the Pacific Crest Trail. The view is incredible with mountains to the north and south, the Salton Sea to the west, and the valley below. This area is rather vacant due to the extremely hot temperatures and constant sun exposure. See Details
Thomas Mountain Trail Thomas Mountain Trail is a difficult, 12-mile hike in San Bernardino National Forest that will take about 6 hours to complete with Fido. This exquisite trail offers some amazing views on a trail that offers plenty of solitude. You will ascend through four climate zones and plenty of shade on this steadily inclining trail. See Details
McCall Equestrian Campground McCall Memorial Park is located in Mountain Center, 2 miles from the town of Idyllwild. McCall Memorial Park is an extraordinary park for its commitment to equestrian camping and is one of the few parks that center its attention on trails and open spaces for equestrians and their horses. McCall Memorial Park has a long history starting with devoted equestrian and 5th District Supervisor, Fred McCall. McCall was an avid equestrian throughout his life and relentlessly supported several equestrian groups. In 1964, the park was renamed McCall Memorial Park in honor of his dedication and impact on many local equestrian groups. McCall Memorial Park is still a favorite among local equestrian groups, as well as avid riders, because of the park?s several trails that meander through tall pine trees and the breathtaking views of the San Jacinto Mountains. McCall Memorial Park allows for the perfect escape and has wonderful accommodations for horses, including spacious troughs, 53 lovely corrals, and 88 acres of wonderful open park space. See Details
Palm View Peak Trail Palm View Peak Trail is a difficult, 9 mile hike in San Bernardino National Forest that will take about 4 hours to complete with Fido. If you are looking to hike to a peak with a dramatic view, than this might not be the trail for you. This trail is for those who want to enjoy a trail and don't necessarily need it to lead somewhere epic. It is a little hard to find the path to the top, but with a map and some trail sense you can find the peak and trail register. See Details
Sheep Mountain Trail Sheep Mountain Trail is an extremely difficult, 12.5-mile hike in San Bernardino National Forest that will take about 8.5 hours to complete with Fido. This trail will have you feeling far more exhausted at the end than you would expect. The trail has constant ups and downs, sun exposure, rocky ground, and is literally uphill both ways. Those attempting this beautiful trail, including your dog, should be used to hiking at least a few times a week. See Details
Palm Springs Dog Park The Palm Springs Dog Park is located behind City Hall in the city of Palm Springs, CA. The Palm Springs Dog Park consists of 1.6 acres of fenced-in rolling grass with fire hydrants, dual purpose canine/human drinking fountains, picnic tables and benches made from recycled materials, solar lighting and shade structures. Dogs run and play leash-free; park never closes. Separate play area for small dogs. Beautiful fence designed and built by artist Phill Evans; double-gated for safety. See Details
Tahquitz Peak Trail Tahquitz Peak Trail is a difficult, 6 mile hike that will take about 4 hours to complete with Fido. This trail is less visited and more dog friendly than the other trail up to Tahquitz Peak. Leash laws apply as this trail goes through the San Jacinto Wilderness. See Details
Idyllwild Park Nature Center Dogs are welcome on-leash at this beautiful, scenic nature park in Idyllwild. See Details
Moorten Botanical Garden & Cactarium Leashed dogs are welcome to join you while you visit Moorten Botanical Garden & Cactarium. This historic botanical garden opened in 1938 and features several rare cacti. There is also a gift shop. See Details
Cabazon Outlets Only 20 minutes west of Palm Springs, this oasis of Outlet Shopping has great brands and a scenic back drop of the Mountains to provide you and your pet a day of endless relaxation and savings. Find deals at Columbia Sportswear , Rip Curl, Brighton Collectibles, Adidas, Le Creuset & many more. Get a FREE VIP Savings Card and a FREE gift for your pet at Customer Service by Starbucks Coffee. Just mention "Fido". See Details
Idyllwild Park Idyllwild Park is located less than 1 mile north of the quaint village of Idyllwild at the end of Riverside County Playground Road. The park has 202 acres of beautiful open space, mature forest, breathtaking hiking trails, and a wonderful nature center. In the past, Idyllwild was recognized as America’s cleanest forest and is the perfect place for family and friends. Campers can enjoy access to fire rings, picnic areas, restrooms, and showers at any one of the 88 individual camping sites. During the day, campers can hike on one of the 5 breathtaking trails overlooking the majestic skyline. Or, for a more adventurous experience, campers can enjoy rock climbing on enormous granite boulders. Also, fishing in nearby Lake Hemet or Lake Fulmor is the perfect ending to a long day. After exhilarating outdoor activities, a short walk into town offers great dining, shopping, and entertainment experiences with a small town feel. Idyllwild was recently named, “100 Best Small Art Towns in America” and for 17 years they have been playing host to a 2-day jazz event every August that raises funds for art programs. With so many different activities, finding time for everything is the only challenge. See Details
Humber Park Leashed dogs are welcome in Humber, which is located near Fern Valley Road and Forest Drive. See Details
Cabazon Dinosaurs Bring Fido to The World's Biggest Dinosaurs Museum, a dog friendly attraction in Cabazon, CA. Dogs are welcome to join you as you tour the Dinosaur Garden and view life-size dinosaurs and information about them. Some of the dinosaurs even move! A visit to the Cabazon Dinosaurs is a fun day trip from Los Angeles! Tours are self-guided. Cabazon Dinosaurs reserves the right to prohibit dogs from entering during periods of high volume. Guests traveling with dogs are encouraged to visit in the morning. See Details
Black Mountain Trail Black Mountain Trail is a difficult, 6.9 mile hike in San Bernardino National Forest that will take about 4 hours to complete with Fido. This beautiful hike will have you thinking you are in the Sierra Nevada with its granite boulders, large pines, open vistas, and beautiful views. Although you will need an Adventure Pass for parking, no permit is required to use the trail. Dogs must be leashed at all times. See Details
Kitching Peak Trail Kitching Peak Trail is a difficult, 8 mile hike in San Bernardino National Forest that will take about 5 hours to complete with Fido. From the top of this trail you will see spectacular views of the mountains, dropoffs, and desert floor. Sometimes this trail is closed so you may want to contact the Ranger Station ahead of time. See Details
Idyllwild Dog Park Enclosed dog park with 2 sides for both small or large dogs off leash and 2 other small enclosed runs. double entry gates. Running water, pooper scooper and bags, some shade, chairs to sit on, tennis balls,, some grass. Well behaved dogs and very friendly people there. 1/2 mile from the heart of town. Located in a church camp facility. Posted rules. See Details
Ramona Dog Park Bring your pet to run and play off-leash at this fenced dog park in San Jacinto. See Details
Cold Nose Warm Heart This luxury dog boutique on Palm Canyon Drive has everything spoiled pups desire! From toys and treats to dog food and clothing, Cold Nose Warm Heart has your pet needs covered. Open daily from 10 am - 9 pm. See Details
Bogart Park Bogart Park is located 5 miles North of Beaumont at the North end of Cherry Valley situated in on the foothill of the stunning San Gorgonio. Bogart Park has over 400 acres of luscious green fields, amazing mountain views, and a picturesque fishing pond. There are 26 spacious campsites for individual and group camping with useful fire rings, picnic areas, and restrooms. The beautiful open-space scenery, greenery, and clear skies are breathtaking and will make any camper feel far removed from the city. Equestrian, hiking, and biking trails meander through prestigious views and are perfect for leisurely dog walks, hiking, horseback or bike riding. The fishing pond is surrounded by hills allowing for a serene and scenic fishing experience. Planning a family vacation or a fun-filled day with friends to get away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life is so simple! See Details
Oak Mountain Winery The finest Temecula wines may be sampled at Oak Mountain Winery, where visitors can also taste delicious olive oils and vinegars. Leashed dogs are welcome to join you at this vineyard and tasting room. They even host doggy date nights and a range of other fun activities for dogs and their owners. The Oak Mountain Winery is open every day of the week from 11am to 5pm. See Details
Whitewater Preserve Plenty of trails to hike at every level. Make sure to wear proper shoes. Most trails are gravel. NO CELL service! But well worth it. It is the desert so bring plenty of water. Nice park area to have a picnic. See Details
Mission Creek Preserve Mission Creek Preserve is pet-friendly. This nature preserve is home to old buildings along a dusty pathway you can walk with your leashed pup. On the way, you'll pass historic structures and stunning desert plant communities, all with the backdrop of Southern California’s tallest peak in the background. Don't forget to pick up after your pooch. See Details