Dog Friendly Activities in Palm Springs, CA

There are 6 dog friendly activities in Palm Springs. 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 Palm Springs.

Pet Friendly Ruth Hardy Park
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
Pet Friendly Palm Springs Dog Park
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
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
Private Wine Tasting at Dead or Alive 'Private Wine Tasting at Dead or Alive' is a pet-friendly Airbnb Experience hosted by Christine. Let your host take the lead as you taste your way through six wines from around the world. There are different varietals, regions, and winemaking styles on this journey. Dogs are welcome at this experience with prior approval from the host. Private tastings are fully pet-friendly. Contact the host for more details. The experience lasts 1.5 hours and can accommodate up to 10 guests ages 21 and up. Note, gratuity not included. Rates start at $55 per person. See Details
Palm Springs's Palm Springs Art & Infamy Scavenger Hunt Tour Palm Springs's Palm Springs Art & Infamy 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
Cap Homme and Ralph Adams Park Cap Homme and Ralph Adams Park is a dog-friendly park in Palm Desert, CA. The park features multi-use trails, picnic areas, and an off-leash dog area for Fido. 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
Pioneer Dog Park Pioneer Dog Park in La Quinta, CA, invites your pup to run off leash in this fenced-in area. Dogs must be licensed. The park is open from 7am until 10pm daily. See Details
Freedom Park A very popular spot for local dog owners, Freedom Park in Palm Desert features a large off-leash dog park that is part of the 26-acres of recreational land. See Details
Cahuilla Hills Park Off Leash Area Cahuilla Hills Park Off Leash Area is a pet-friendly recreation area in Palm Desert, CA, with lots of space to play. Bring your pet for some off-leash exercise in the designated area of this public park, though be careful as the area is not fenced. Dog owners should clean up any mess left behind. See Details
Civic Center Dog Park Civic Center Dog Park is an off-leash dog park inside Civic Center Park in Palm Desert, CA. The park itself also features walking paths, picnic areas, and restrooms. 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
Rancho Mirage Dog Park Rancho Mirage Dog Park is a fully-fenced 4.5 acre dog park in Rancho Mirage, CA, with separate off-leash areas for large dogs and small dogs. Shaded areas with seating are also available. This dog-friendly park is open daily from 6am to 9pm. 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
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
Palms to Pines Scenic Byway The Palms to Pines Scenic Byway is a dog-friendly scenic route that begins in Palm Desert, CA. Enjoy 67 miles of winding roads that traverse through the desert and the Santa Rosa and San Jacinto Mountains. There are plenty of places to pull off the road to allow your pets to stretch their legs while you appreciate the changing scenery. 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
Fred Wolff Bear Creek Nature Preserve Fred Wolff Bear Creek Nature Preserve is a dog-friendly park and trail in La Quinta, CA. Your leashed dog is welcome to join you on the trails and walking paths, but is not allowed on the picnic tables. Please note that the trails are within the nature preserve, so your dog must be under your control at all times. See Details
Coachella Valley Vista Point As Highway 74 winds out of the Coachella Valley south of Palm Desert, admire the panoramic views from Coachella Valley Vista Point. This popular roadside overlook offers you and Fido 360º views of the vast landscape, nearby desert communities of Indian Wells and La Quinta, and beyond to the San Jacinto and Gorgonio mountains. On clear days visitors can catch a glimpse of Salton Sea, a shallow, landlocked, highly-saline body of water which lies forty miles to the southeast. See Details
The Cross Trail Leashed dogs are welcome to accompany you for a hike along The Cross Trail in Palm Desert, CA. Beginning at Homestead Trailhead and accessible year-round, embark on a 2.3 mile hike over a heavily trafficked out and back trail. Named for the iconic cross standing at the end of the trail, hikers can admire an abundance of wildflowers and the rocky desert landscape which lies beyond. A moderately difficult rating and fairly steep rocky terrain doesn't deter the many hiking enthusiasts and their dogs who frequent this scenic trail. Visitors should bring plenty of water and snacks for their journey. See Details