Dog Friendly Activities in Oakland, CA

There are 18 dog friendly activities in Oakland. 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 Oakland.

Pet Friendly Redwood Regional Park
Redwood Regional Park Your pet will love to explore this beautiful, natural recreation area. They're allowed on-leash anywhere or can roam free in undeveloped areas. See Details
Pet Friendly Leona Canyon Trail
Leona Canyon Trail This gorgeous preserve includes 290 acres of natural space, with wooded canyons, creeks, and climbing trails. Pets are welcome on-leash. See Details
Joaquin Miller Dog Park This new fenced-in, off-leash park includes benches, waste bags, and nearby restrooms, as well as separate areas for large and small dogs. See Details
Robert Sibley Volcanic Preserve Pets are welcome to play off-leash in undeveloped areas of this beautiful regional park, or leash them for a walk along the lovely paved trails through the canyons. See Details
Lake Merritt Go for a jog or simply lounge and relax with your on-leash pet at this Oakland public park. See Details
East Bay Hidden Gems with a Circus Dog 'East Bay Hidden Gems with a Circus Dog' is a pet-friendly Airbnb Experience hosted by Luiza. Are you ready to strap on your sneaks and go off-roading to visit local art in the great outdoors? Bring Fido to meet and explore with Mary, a dog who is currently in circus training school. If you don't have your own dog to bring, Mary is happy to be your best friend for the adventure. The experience lasts 2.5 hours and can accommodate up to 4 guests ages 6 and up. Rates start at $26/person. See Details
Mosswood Park Dog Run Dogs will love the chance to play off-leash in this fenced dog park with separate areas for large and small Fidos. See Details
Shepherd Canyon The Shepherd Canyon is one of 1600 rail-trails supported by Rails-to-Trails Conservancy, a nonprofit organization that is working to create a nationwide network of trails from former rail lines and connecting corridors. Previously an unused railroad corridor, this "rail-trail" is now a great place to walk Fido in Oakland! The map below shows a trailhead where you can pick up the Shepherd Canyon. Rails-to-Trails Conservancy has generously provided map data for this trail to Bring Fido for informational purposes only. For more detailed trail information, please visit TrailLink.com. See Details
FROG Park Dog Run This 2.6 acre, fenced of-leash dog run is located inside FROG Park. Dogs must be leashed when outside the dog run section. See Details
Feed, Encourage Homeless in Tent City 'Feed, Encourage Homeless in Tent City' is a pet-friendly Airbnb Experience hosted by Street Rev and Lady Tapatha. This is a charitable experience where you provide Meals and/or a care packages to share with homeless friends. The experience lasts 2.5 hours and can accommodate up to 10 guests ages 7 and up. Special Request Please register a minimum of 2 guest. Rates start at $85 per person. See Details
Montano Velo Pets are welcome on-leash at this East Bay bicycle shop with a friendly, knowledgeable staff. See Details
Tourist Club Oakland Branch Members’ dogs only are allowed on leash at Tourist Club Oakland Branch. See Details
Grove Shafter Dog Play Area Grove Shafter Dog Play Area is an off-leash park with grass and wood chip surface that hosts separate play areas for large and small dogs. Street parking is available. Grove Shafter Dog Play Area is open daily from sunrise to sunset. See Details
Oakland's Oakland Charms Scavenger Hunt Tour Oakland's Oakland Charms Scavenger Hunt Tour is pet-friendly. Walk from landmark to landmark to discover art, culture and history. Search plaques, statues and art to solve riddles that can only be found on location. If you can't find the answer, they'll guide you to the next location. Leashed pups are welcome to take part in this app-led hunt that can be completed at any time. See Details
Learn Natural Indigo Dyeing 'Learn Natural Indigo Dyeing' is a pet-friendly Airbnb Experience hosted by Kristin. First, you will be introduced to the history of shibori, the source of indigo, and the basics of the indigo dyeing experience. Then, you will go over four different shibori techniques that will act as a resist for the dye and create beautiful patterns on the cloth. Finally, break into the indigo dyeing process and dye materials. Dogs are welcome upon approval from the host. Kristen has a dog that is not good with other dogs and would have to arrange a pet sitter before your experience. The experience lasts 2.5 hours and can accommodate up to 3 guests ages 14 and up. Rates start at $160 per person. See Details
Private Wine Tasting for R&B Lovers 'Private Wine Tasting for R&B Lovers' is a pet-friendly Airbnb Experience hosted by Miles. Wake up your palate and then experience a selection of carefully selected wine. Dogs are welcome on private tours. The experience lasts 1.5 hours and can accommodate up to 10 guests ages 21 and up. Rates start at $69 per person. See Details
Urban Winery Tasting and Tour 'Urban Winery Tasting and Tour' is a pet-friendly Airbnb Experience hosted by Bret. Côte West is a boutique urban winery tucked into an industrial corner of Embarcadero Cove, Oakland. Bret, the owner and winemaker, will lead a private tour of the production area and barrel room and then facilitate a guided tasting. Well-behaved dogs are welcome on this tour. The experience lasts 2 hours and can accommodate up to 10 guests ages 21 and up. Parents may also bring children under 2 years of age. Guests who consume wine must be 21 years or older with proper identification. Rates start at $60 per person. See Details
Baker Beach Located approximately 1 mile south of the Golden Gate Bridge, this beach is a great spot to take your dog for a view of the famous landmark. Dogs are permitted off-leash on Baker Beach north of Lobos Creek, but they must be on a leash south of Lobos Creek. See Details
Flying Furbaby photos at the Golden Gate Flying Furbaby photos at the Golden Gate is a pet-friendly Airbnb Experience. Join a GoPro photographers at Crissy Field beach near Golden Gate bridge for action shots. The rate is based on the number of dogs, but participants can bring as many people as they want! Rates start at $25. See Details
Fort Funston Doggie Beach An off leash doggie beach with a huge area of tons of trails. There are typically hundreds of well socialized and well behaved dogs for your dog to play with. See Details
Golden Gate Park Golden Gate Park is one of San Francisco's most popular pet-friendly parks. Dogs have a dedicated off-leash area near the entrance at Fulton St. and 38th Ave. There are four separate off-leash areas: the southeast section between Lincoln Way, King Drive and 2nd and 7th Avenues; the Northeast section at Stanyan and Grove Streets; the Southcentral area between King Drive, Middle Drive, and 34th and 38th Avenues; and the fenced training area at 38th Ave. and Fulton. See Details
Ocean Beach Ocean Beach in San Francisco is pet-friendly. From stairwell 1 to stairwell 21, dogs are allowed off-leash and can still enjoy the other areas on-leash. Dog owners are reminded to clean up after pups and to keep an eye on pups playing on the sand. See Details
Fort Funston Located on Skyline Blvd, Fort Funston is one of the best places in all of San Francisco to bring your dog for a day of fun. Plenty of open space allows your dog to run free (as long as they are well-behaved and under voice command), and there are several trails, beach areas and other dogs to keep your pup happy. Dogs must be on a leash in the Bank Swallow habitat areas. See Details