Dog Friendly Activities in Palm Springs, CA

There are 7 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 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 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
Pet Friendly Moorten Botanical Garden & Cactarium
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
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
Ruth Hardy Park Ruth Hardy Park 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. The park is open every day of the week from 6am to 10pm. 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 Air Museum The Palm Springs Air Museum 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
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 Bring your dog for some exercise in the designated off-leash area of this beautiful Palm Desert park, which includes hiking trails. Be careful as the area is not fenced. 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
Lake Cahuilla Recreation Area Leashed dogs are welcome at Lake Cahuilla Recreation Area, a stunning 710-acre park situated at the base of the Santa Rosa Mountains. It is located 6 miles South East of Old Town La Quinta and offers a delightful experience in the Coachella Valley. Lake Cahuilla is set in the midst of expansive lawns and picturesque mountain tops making it a spectacular destination. Dogs must be on a leash no longer than 6-feet at all times. Pups are not allowed in the water due to it being a reservoir. See Details
Freedom Park A very popular spot for local dog owners, this large off-leash dog park is part of the 26-acre Freedom Park. See Details
Idyllwild Park Nature Center Dogs are welcome on-leash at this beautiful, scenic nature park in Idyllwild. See Details
Cahuilla Hills Park Off Leash Area Cahuilla Hills Park Off Leash Area is a pet-friendly recreation area 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 Pets will love to run and play off-leash at this Palm Desert fenced dog park. See Details
Paw Art Water Color on Canvas 'Paw Art Water Color on Canvas' is a pet-friendly Airbnb Experience hosted by Melody. Bring your pooch with you to try their paw at some original art. Hold Fido still, while Melody helps you paint their paw and imprint it on the canvas. When you're done, Melody will finish it off with sealant and send it to you to keep forever. The experience lasts 1 hour and can accommodate up to 2 guests ages 18 and up. Melody will need your assistance in keeping your dog in a sitting or standing position. This helps in getting good pawprints and getting paws clean with mild soap and rinse water. Rates start at $75 per person. See Details
Painting on Canvas with Melody & Gideon 'Painting on Canvas with Melody & Gideon' is a pet-friendly Airbnb Experience hosted by Melody. Enjoy being guided through the experience of creating your own canvas painting. Friendly dogs are welcome to join this experience. The experience lasts 2 hours and can accommodate up to 10 guests ages 18 and up. It is suited for non-experienced beginners, intermediate and advanced artists, all enjoying the experience at their own level. Rates start at $60 per person. See Details
Humber Park Leashed dogs are welcome in Humber, which is located near Fern Valley Road and Forest Drive. 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
Rancho Mirage Dog Park Rancho Mirage Dog Park is a fully-fenced 4.5 acre dog park with separate off-leash areas for large dogs and small dogs. Shaded areas with seating are also available. The park is open daily from 6 am to 9 pm. 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
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
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
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
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