Dog Friendly Activities in Mountain Center, CA

There are 6 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 Pyramid Peak Trail
Pyramid Peak Trail Pyramid Peak Trail is a moderate, dog-friendly, 8-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. The trail is primarily used for hiking and snowshoeing and is best used from June until October. Fido must be kept on a leash while on this trail. 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
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 Equestrian Campground is a dog-friendly, equestrian camping only site in Mountain Center, CA. This unique 88-acre mountain park is designated specifically for equestrian camping and trail riding. There is access to several excellent trails that follow through tall pine trees, open meadows, and past seasonal streams. There is a day-use admission fee for adults, children, dogs, and horses. See Details
Palm View Peak Trail Palm View Peak Trail is a difficult, though dog-friendly 8.6-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. Fido must be leashed while on this trail. 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
Oak Mountain Winery The finest Temecula wines can be sampled at Oak Mountain Winery in Temecula, CA, where visitors can also taste delicious olive oils and vinegars. Leashed dogs are welcome to join you at this vineyard and inside the tasting room. They even host doggy date nights and a range of other fun activities for dogs and their owners. See Details
Ruth Hardy Park Ruth Hardy Park in Palm Springs, CA, is pet-friendly. This open park is used for many different activities, including dog walking. The area is 22-acres in total, featuring tennis, basketball and sand volleyball courts, plus picnic tables and grills. Please ensure Fido is leashed at all times. See Details
Palm Springs Dog Park The Palm Springs Dog Park is located behind City Hall in the city of Palm Springs, CA. The 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. There is a separate play area for small dogs. See Details
Moorten Botanical Garden Leashed dogs are welcome to join you while you visit Moorten Botanical Garden in Palm Springs, CA. This dog-friendly, historic botanical garden opened in 1938 and features several rare cacti. Visitors can also view crystals, colorful rocks, ancient fossils, pioneer and gold mining relics, and cacti of varying sizes from miniature to giant! See Details
Whitewater Preserve Whitewater Preserve is a dog-friendly nature area in Whitewater, CA, with plenty of trails to hike at every level. Make sure to wear proper shoes and bring plenty of water for you and Fido. Most trails are gravel. Please note that there is no cell service in this area. See Details
Mission Creek Preserve Mission Creek Preserve is a dog-friendly nature preserve in Desert Hot Springs, CA. The area is home to old buildings along a dusty pathway that 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
Palm Springs Air Museum The dog-friendly Palm Springs Air Museum in Palm Springs, CA, is home to one of the world’s largest collections of flyable WWII aircraft and from Korea and Vietnam. All exhibits in the air-conditioned hangars are rope-free, allowing visitors to get an up close look at these historical marvels. In addition to the aircraft, exhibits and activities allow visitors of all ages to gain a fresh perspective of World War II. Friendly, leashed dogs are allowed to tour the attractions. See Details
Humber Park Humber Park in Idyllwild, CA, offers dog-friendly trails. There is paved parking and vault toilets at the trailhead. Adventure Pass or a National Parks Pass is required. Be sure Fido is leashed while hiking in this area. Please note that dogs are prohibited in the State Park Wilderness; check maps on their website for boundaries. See Details
Idyllwild Regional Park Idyllwild Regional Park is a dog-friendly, 202- acre recreational area in Idyllwild, CA. Hike with Fido on one of the five breathtaking trails overlooking the majestic skyline. Campers can enjoy access to fire rings, picnic areas, restrooms, and showers at any one of the 88 individual camping sites. There are both camping fees and day-use fees for adults, children, and dogs. See Details
Idyllwild Nature Center Idyllwild Nature Center in Idyllwild, CA, is a dog-friendly recreational area where dogs are welcome on-leash in the outdoor trails. Enjoy hiking, nature programs, picnic areas, guided tours, and more. Various seasonal events are held throughout the year, including the well-known Lemon Lily Restoration Day, Butterfly Daze, Trail of the Acorn Day, and the Wildflower Day. There are day-use admission fees for adults, children, and dogs. 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, dog-friendly hike in Banning, CA, 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
Joshua Tree Land Rover Offroad Tour 'Joshua Tree Land Rover Offroad Tour' is a pet-friendly Airbnb Experience hosted by Terry. Luxury private tours for families or groups who want to see the beauty of Southern California from a different angle. Private tours are pet-friendly. The experience lasts 7 hours and can accommodate up to 6 guests of all ages. Rates start at $245 per person. See Details
Panorama Park Panorama Park is a dog-friendly 7.5-acre park in Cathedral City, CA. Leashed dogs are welcome to join you on the walking path. There is also a dog park on site with separate fenced areas for small and large dogs. See Details
Cabazon Dinosaurs BringFido to the World's Largest Dinosaur Park at the Cabazon Dinosaurs, 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
Tahquitz Peak Fire Lookout Tahquitz Peak Fire Lookout trail is a difficult, though dog-friendly, 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. Wilderness permits or Adventure Passes, depending on where you start your hike from, are required. See Details
Cabazon Outlets Cabazon Outlets is a dog-friendly shopping area in Cabazon, CA. This 65,000 square foot retail shopping center features 18 specialty retailers in a relaxed open-air environment. Be sure to sign up for a Cabazon Outlets VIP Savings Book for additional discounts to the designer stores. Not all shops are dog-friendly so be sure to check with individual retailers first before bringing Fido inside. 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 dog-friendly trail in Banning, CA, you will see spectacular views of the mountains, drop offs, and desert floor. Sometimes this trail is closed so you may want to contact the Ranger Station ahead of time. See Details
Bogart Regional Park Bogart Regional 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. Individual and group camping is available with fire rings, picnic areas, and restrooms. 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. See Details