Dog Friendly Activities in Northridge, CA

There are 194 dog friendly activities within 20 miles of Northridge. 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 Northridge.

Pet Friendly Solstice Canyon
Solstice Canyon Bring your leashed pup out for a bit of exercise on this mild hike, which afford breathtaking views of the ocean. Solstice Canyon in Malibu 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 Westridge-Canyonback Wilderness Park
Westridge-Canyonback Wilderness Park Your pup is welcome to join you as you hike the trails of Westridge-Canyonback Wilderness Park in Encino, CA, 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
Simi Dog Park Pets will love to run and play off-leash at the fenced Simi Dog Park in Simi Valley, CA. The park features both a large dog and small dog area, water, parking, and picnic tables. See Details
Runyon Canyon Park Runyon Canyon Park is a 160-acre, dog-friendly city park near Hollywood and the Hollywood Hills in Los Angeles, CA. The park features a 90-acre off-leash dog park with an abundance of hiking trails. Although Fido does not need to be kept on a leash, owners must clean up after their pets. Baggie stations are located throughout the park. See Details
Mildred E Mathias Botanical Garden The Mildred E. Mathias Botanical Garden (MEMBG) is a 7-acre public garden on the UCLA campus and open free to the public. Leashed dogs are welcome. Located on the beautiful campus of the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), this garden maintains one of the most important living botanical collections in the United States, with plant specimens from all over the world. See Details
Lake Hollywood Park The pet-friendly Lake Hollywood Park in Los Angeles, CA, is where the locals bring their dogs for playtime and socialization under the Hollywood sign. There are signs stating that dogs should be kept on a leash, and rangers do visit to enforce these rules. See Details
Hollyridge Trail at Griffith Park Many trails in Griffith Park lead to the iconic Hollywood sign and Hollyridge Trail is just such a trail. Hike with your favorite furry friend along this 3.5-mile path to the summit of Mount Lee for gorgeous views of the sign and the city below. See Details
Mount Hollywood Trail at Griffith Park Mount Hollywood Trail is an easy, 3-mile hike in Griffith Park that will take about 1.5 hours to complete with Fido. This section of the mountain is owned by the city and offers what are quite possibly the best views of the Hollywood sign and the Los Angeles Basin. You will also enjoy the scenery as you look over at the San Gabriels or out to the ocean. Just make sure to keep Fido on a leash during the hike and clean up any pet messes. The trail can be accessed by parking at either the Griffith Observatory or at the Ferndell Trail in Los Feliz. 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
Arts District Dog Park Arts District Dog Park is a small, private, non-profit dog park with separate areas for small or timid dogs. The park is run run by volunteers in the community. 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
Kenneth Hahn State Recreation Area Kenneth Hahn State Recreation Area in Los Angeles, CA, is dog-friendly. Fido can join you on the five miles of trails at the park. The recreation area is also home to native coastal sage scrub habitat, lawns and landscaped areas, picnic sites, playgrounds, a fishing lake, and a lotus pond. Dogs are permitted in County parks and on trails as long as the dog is on a leash, no longer than 6 feet in length and under the full control of the owner. See Details
Hollywood Walk of Fame Leash up your pup for a stroll down Hollywood's Walk of Fame in West Hollywood, CA, learning more about the celebrities honored by each star. If you're lucky, or plan ahead, you and Fido might even be able to catch an induction ceremony. Please keep your dog leashed at all times. See Details
Vasquez Rocks Trail Vasquez Rocks Trail is an easy, 1-mile hike that will take about 1 hour to complete with Fido in the Vasquez Rocks Natural Area. The San Andreas Fault is responsible for creating the rock that juts out of the earth at impressive angles. You may recognize them from movies such as Star Trek and Austin Powers. See Details
Echo Park Lake Echo Park Lake is dog-friendly! Leashed dogs are welcome on the paths around the lake at this East Los Angeles park. The park is open daily from sunrise to sunset. See Details
Oak Canyon Dog Park Oak Canyon Dog Park is divided into separate large dog and small dog areas, and has water fountains for dogs. The dog park is located behind Oak Canyon Community Park. Use the entrance for Oak Canyon Community Park and keep going to the end of the road, then park and walk about 200 yards to the entrance. The Dog Park may be closed temporarily in the event of heavy rain. See Details
West Hollywood Park & Dog Park West Hollywood Park & Dog Park is the final result of an intensive community design project. This dog-friendly park is split into two sections next to some basketball courts: one for large dogs that covers 7000 sf; and another for smaller dogs that covers 4000 sf. The floor of the park is made of specially formulated K9 artificial turf for dogs that is environmentally safe and doesn't contain rubber infill. This design should keep Fido's paws cool and prevent them being burnt. Both of the dog parks are fenced, gated, have new seat benches, dog water stations, and even have live trees and vines. Although some restrictions may apply on certain holidays, the park is usually open from 6am to 12am. To keep the parks maintained, the large dog park will be closed every Wednesday from 9am to 10am, and the small dog park will be closed every Wednesday from 10am to 11am. See Details
Sullivan Canyon Trail Explore the sycamore-filled Sullivan Canyon with Fido on this 8.5-mile round trip trail. See Details
DOG PPL Bring Fido to DOG PPL, the first canine social club in Santa Monica, CA. This dog-friendly park, cafe, bar and lounge fuses comfort and safety, by using the model of a private members club. The off-leash turfed yard offers plenty of space for pups to explore while being supervised by trained rufferees. The cafe and bar feature coffee, tea, beer and wine for the visiting humans to enjoy. Visit their website for membership information. See Details
Westfield Century City Westfield Century City is L.A.’s quintessential open-air shopping experience, with Bloomingdale's, Nordstrom, Macy's, Eataly, and over 200 shops and eateries. Guests with dogs are welcome to use one of the two convenient pet relief areas directly behind Constellation Blvd Valet or on Level 2 near Healthy Spot. Enjoy a grassy play area, place to cool off with our misting “fire hydrant” and doggy relief clean-up bags. See Details
Oberrieder Dog Park Oberrieder Dog Park is a off-leash dog park in Playa Vista, not far from dog friendly restaurants. See Details
Angel City Brewery Angel City Brewery specializes in craft beer, and they welcomes dogs to join their humans in nearly every area, with the exception of the brewing area. Just keep your dog leashed at all times and clean up after them. See Details
Laurel Canyon Dog Park Laurel Canyon Dog Park is a fun off-leash dog park that features a separate area for small dogs, and a larger space for bigger dogs to play. The park is closed very Friday 6:00 AM to 11:00 AM for regular maintenance. See Details
Old Zoo Picnic Area at Griffith Park BringFido along to this unique attraction in Griffith Park for a picnic or some games in the adjacent grassy area. The Old Zoo Picnic Area site was once the home of the former LA Zoo before the zoo moved to its current location. The abandoned zoo has since been turned into a picnic area with old animal cages and exhibits. See Details