Dog Friendly Activities in Palm Springs, CA

There are 5 dog friendly activities in Palm Springs, and 44 more nearby. 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 The pet-friendly Ruth Hardy Park in Palm Springs, CA, 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 Moorten Botanical Garden
Moorten Botanical Garden Leashed dogs are welcome to join you while you visit the pet-friendly Moorten Botanical Garden in Palm Springs, CA. This 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! Plants are also available for purchase from the nursery. 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 from aircraft WWII, and the Korea and Vietnam wars. 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
David H. Ready Palm Springs Dog Park The David H. Ready Palm Springs Dog Park is located behind City Hall in the city of Palm Springs, CA. The park consists of a fenced 1.6 acres of rolling grass with fire hydrants, dual-purpose canine/human drinking fountains, picnic tables and benches made from recycled materials, solar lighting, and shade structures. This is a great recreation area for Fido to run and play leash-free. There's also a separate play area for small dogs. See Details
Palm Springs Art & Infamy Scavenger Hunt Tour The Palm Springs Art & Infamy Scavenger Hunt Tour in Palm Springs, CA is dog 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
Palm Springs Windmill Tours Bring Fido to experience the Palm Springs Windmill Tours in Palm Springs, CA. Your leashed pup is welcome to join you on a pet-friendly Self-Driving Tour of this private windmill farm. You'll be guided by an app through 10 marked destinations, including historical sites, such as successful and failed wind turbine designs. You must have your own vehicle to participate, and pups must stay inside the car at all times. See Details
Cap Homme and Ralph Adams Park Cap Homme and Ralph Adams Park is a dog-friendly recreational area in Palm Desert, CA. This 27-acre park includes miles of multi-use trails, picnic areas and serves as the trailhead for the Cahuilla Hills Trails System. Check signage for areas that are designated off-leash areas for pups. See Details
Humber Park Humber Park in Idyllwild, CA, offers dog-friendly trails. There are 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
Whitewater Preserve Whitewater Preserve is a dog-friendly nature area in Whitewater, CA. This large nature reserve is over 2,800 acres near the Whitewater River, and trails range from easy to moderate difficulty. Make sure to wear proper shoes and bring plenty of water for you and Fido. 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
Cahuilla Hills Park Cahuilla Hills Park is a dog-friendly public recreation area in Palm Desert, CA, welcoming leashed pups. The 27.5-acre park has amenities like a tennis court and picnic area, and also serves as a trailhead for the Cahuilla Hills Trail System. Dog owners should clean up any mess left behind. 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 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 area in Rancho Mirage, CA, with separate off-leash areas for large dogs and small dogs. Shaded areas with seating are also available. 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
University Dog Park Bring Fido to play at University Dog Park in Palm Desert, CA. Pets are welcome to romp and play at this 2.4-acre park. This off-leash dog area includes separate areas for both small and large dogs, a picnic pavilion and water fountains. See Details
Idyllwild Nature Center Idyllwild Nature Center in Idyllwild, CA, is a dog-friendly recreational area where Fido is welcome on the trails on leash. 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
Dog Park at Freedom Park A very popular spot for local dog owners, Freedom Park in Palm Desert, CA features a large off-leash dog park. There are two separate sections for your pup, one for small and large dogs to enjoy. See Details
Dog Park at Civic Center Bring Fido to the dog park located within Civic Center Park in Palm Desert, CA. This fenced-in dog park allows your pup to enjoy off-leash play! The dog park area has separate small and large breed areas to ensure all dogs have a safe visit. Remember to leash Fido back up when exiting back into Civic Center Park. See Details
Pyramid Peak Trail Pyramid Peak Trail is a moderate, dog-friendly, 8-mile hike in Mountain Center, CA. This trail is located within the San Bernardino National Forest and 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
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