Dog Friendly Activities in Palo Alto, CA

There are 9 dog friendly activities in Palo Alto. 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 Palo Alto.

Pet Friendly Baylands Nature Preserve
Baylands Nature Preserve Bounded by Mountain View and East Palo Alto, the 1,940-acre Baylands Preserve is one of the largest tracts of undisturbed marshland remaining in the San Francisco Bay. Fifteen miles of multi-use trails provide access to a unique mixture of tidal and fresh water habitats. Many consider this area to be one of the best bird watching areas on the west coast. The preserve has a substantial resident population of birds as well as being a major migratory stopover on the Pacific Flyway. Dogs are allowed on-leash unless posted. See Details
Pet Friendly Pearson Arastradero Preserve
Pearson Arastradero Preserve Bring your pet with you on-leash as you hit the trails of this beautiful Palo Alto preservation area. See Details
Mitchell Park Mitchell Park has an off-leash dog exercise area located at the south side of the park, behind Spangler School. See Details
Hoover Dog Park Pets are welcome to play off-leash at this dog park, which includes drinking water, trees, gravel, and a separate area for small dogs. See Details
Foothill Park Bring your pet with you to play on-leash at this wonderful Palo Alto public park. Pets are welcome on weekdays only. See Details
Peers Park Dog Park Peers Park Dog Park is pet-friendly. The larger 4.7 acre park in the Evergreen Park neighborhood is home to a large grassy area welcomes a variety of activities and a fenced dog park to allow your pooch to play off-leash. The park can be accessed every day of the week from 6am to 10pm. See Details
Palo Alto Tech Walking Tour & Sights 'Palo Alto Tech Walking Tour & Sights' is a pet-friendly Airbnb Experience hosted by Bryan. Check out the sights of Palo Alto, including the early offices of Google, Facebook, Pinterest, Paypal, Tinder, Palantir and more. Your host can accommodate a dog on the tour by limiting it to outdoor sights only. The experience lasts 3 hours and can accommodate up to 8 guests ages 21 and up. Wear comfortable walking shoes. Please bring a hat, sunscreen and water. Rates start at $109 per person. See Details
Make Your Own Feather Dream Catcher 'Make Your Own Feather Dream Catcher' is a pet-friendly Airbnb Experience hosted by Celine. You will learn about the history, legend, and origins of dream catchers, then jump right into the action of making your own dream catcher to take home. As long as your dog is house trained and can help us keep the space clean, you are more than welcome to bring your dog with you. There’s also a dog run in the complex if you want to come early to let them off leash for a bit. The experience lasts 2 hours and can accommodate up to 8 guests ages 12 and up. Rates start at $40 per person. See Details
Secrets of Stunning Photos Palo Alto 'Secrets of Stunning Photos Palo Alto' is a pet-friendly Airbnb Experience hosted by Mary. Discover the heart of Stanford University and architectural treasures in Palo Alto, while capturing street photography. Dogs are welcome with prior approval from the host. The experience lasts 3 hours and can accommodate up to 4 guests ages 16 and up. No special equipment or knowledge is needed. You don't need to own any fancy software to do this class. Just bring your enthusiasm and your camera or phone. Rates start at $125 per person. See Details
Poplar Beach Pets are welcome to join you on-leash at this busy Half Moon Bay beach. See Details
Half Moon Bay Coastal Trail The Half Moon Bay Coastal Trail 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 Half Moon Bay! The map below shows a parking area with convenient access to the Half Moon Bay Coastal Trail. 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
Pulgas Ridge Open Space Preserve Take your pet for an on-leash hike throughout this large, lovely nature preserve, or let them run free in the designated off-leash area. Be careful as the area is not fenced. See Details
Bean Hollow State Beach Pets are welcome to join you on-leash as you explore the rocky shores of this Pescadero beach. A great spot for for tide-pooling and beachcombing. See Details
Butcher Dog Park This San Jose off-leash dog park is fully fenced and comes with all the trimmings -- separate small dog area, benches, shade trees, astroturf and mulch areas. See Details
Half Moon Bay State Beach Dogs are prohibited on the beaches at all times, but they are permitted in the campground, in the day-use picnic areas, and on the Coastal Trail, provided they are controlled with a leash of no more than six feet at all times. See Details
Almaden Lake Park Soak up a healthy dose of natural beauty and tranquility at this San Jose public park, where your leashed pet is welcome to join you. Please note that pets are not allowed in the water due to unhealthy conditions. See Details
McLaren Park McLaren Park is a park in the Bayview neighborhood of San Francisco. The park is less than 10 acres, but is fenced in, allowing dogs to run off leash. The dog run area is at the top of the hill at Shelly Dr. and Mansell St. See Details
Saratoga Creek Dog Park Your pet is welcome to run and play at this down-and-dirty, fun San Jose dog park. Be warned, there's only limited seating available. See Details
Las Palmas Dog Park The large, fenced dog run at this public park is a great place to bring your pet to play off-leash. Includes running water, donated toys, and waste bags. See Details
Water Dog Lake Park Leashed pets are welcome at this Belmont park, where they'll be rewarded at the end of their hike with a dip in the pet-friendly pond. See Details
Santana Row Fun for people and their dogs, Santana Row offers many outside, pet-friendly patios for dining along with spas, salons, and outstanding shopping! See Details
Oyster Bay Regional Shoreline Pets go wild for the chance to play off-leash at this San Leandro park. They're welcome to do so in undeveloped areas. Just be careful as the park is not fenced. See Details
Los Gatos Creek Trail The Los Gatos Creek Trail 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 Los Gatos! The map below shows a parking area with convenient access to the Los Gatos Creek Trail. 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
Shoreline Dog Park This clean, well-maintained dog park is fully fenced and includes a separate area for smaller pets and a doggie drinking fountain. See Details