Dog Friendly Activities in Poway, CA

There are 6 dog friendly activities in Poway. 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 Poway.

Pet Friendly Mount Woodson Trail
Mount Woodson Trail The Mt. Woodson trailhead is located on the east side of Lake Poway. Beginning from the Lake Poway Staging area, the hike to the Mt. Woodson Summit is an extremely challenging 2,000 foot climb in elevation. This 8 mile round trip hike may take 3 to 4 hours on average and is only recommended for experienced hikers looking for a strenuous workout. Please note that some popular trails are dangerous to hike in the heat. See Details
Pet Friendly Iron Mountain Trail
Iron Mountain Trail Iron Mountain Trail is a dog-friendly, moderately easy, 5.75 mile hike in Poway, CA, that will take about 2.5 hours to complete with Fido. This is a very popular trail that is clearly marked. If your dog is used to trails it should be okay on his paws, if not you may want to work him up to it. There is a shorter trip to the Ramona overlook on the same trail. See Details
Poway Dog Park Poway Dog Park is a dog-friendly park in Poway, CA. Your pet will love making friends at this 1.75-acre, off-leash dog park, which includes three separate fenced enclosures for small, medium, and large dogs. See Details
JOANN Fabric and Crafts JOANN Fabric and Crafts is a popular chain with a dog-friendly location in Poway, CA. Fido is welcome to join you inside as long as they are well-behaved and on a leash. Browse JOANN's for essential art and craft supplies, furniture, seasonal items, decorative ornaments and pretty accent pieces. Come to JOANN Fabric and Crafts to pick up supplies for a school project, shop for items to spruce up a room in your home, or gather pieces to craft handmade gifts. See Details
Lowe's Home Improvement Lowe's Home Improvement is a chain of dog-friendly hardware stores with a location in Poway, CA. Leashed dogs are welcome inside but should be kept close by and under your control at all times. Lowe's sell power tools, hardware, lumber, fixtures and fittings, small and large appliances, home decor and furnishings, plants and gardening essentials. See Details
Ross Dress for Less Ross Dress for Less is a national clothing chain with a dog-friendly storefront in Poway, CA. Leashed dogs are welcome to accompany you through the store to browse a selection of brand-name clothes, shoes and accessories. Ross Dress for Less also carry pet products such as toys and beds, in addition to seasonal attire for Fido to show off at Halloween or Christmas. See Details
Coronado Dog Beach Coronado's Dog Beach is a dog-friendly, leash-free on the western part of the beach in Coronado, CA. The area is marked by signs that run along Ocean Blvd. from Sunset Park on Ocean Drive, to the border of the U.S. Naval Station. Parking is available along Ocean Boulevard, but it is a rather long walk to the beach from there, so be sure to keep your dog leashed until you reach the beach. Coronado Animal Patrol maintains a zero-tolerance policy with fines up to $500 for unleashed dogs. Owners must monitor their dogs at all times and clean up after them. Dogs must have current licenses and be free from contagious diseases. Excessive barking and aggressive behavior are not permitted by dogs or humans. No food or pet treats allowed. There are no restrooms, but there is a foot shower south of the entrance on Ocean Blvd. The city provides free dog litter bags at the entrance to the run. See Details
The Original Dog Beach Perhaps the most popular canine hotspot in San Diego is The Original Dog Beach located at the northern end of Ocean Beach. Here, dogs can roam off leash at any time of the day. Owners should take care to pick up after their pets. After a day at the beach, you may want to head over to the Dog Beach Dog Wash to give Fido a bath. Located at 4933 Voltaire Street, the Dog Wash is just two blocks away from the beach. See Details
Fiesta Island Park Most of this large sandy island in Mission Bay is designated leash-free for dogs. Fiesta Island Off-Leash Dog Park has lots of sandy dunes to romp in, and the calm bay waters allow the more adventurous dogs take a quick dip. There is a designated off-leash location on the backside of the island as Sea World will be on your left, fenced-in front with signs. Bring water for your dogs. Check the Seaworld website to confirm firework schedules if Fido is scared of the loud bangs. See Details
Aqua Adventures Aqua Adventures is a dog-friendly tour and rental company in San Diego, CA. Take your pup kayaking or on an SUP on Mission Bay in San Diego. Stop for a run on Fiesta Island and bring a picnic to make a fun beach day for the whole family! Lily and Juanita will give your pooch some tips and show you how it's done. See Details
SUP Pups SUP Pups in San Diego, CA, offer you and Fido the ultimate dog-friendly adventure! SUP Pups provide a one-of-a-kind Paddle Board Lesson learning the basics, safety, and technique of the fun sport while giving you tips and tricks to help your dog fall in love too! Meet your Certified SUP Instructor behind the Courtyard Marriott Hotel in Liberty Station and head out with your dog in the calm, no-wake channel way. The 1hr Private Lesson includes the paddle board rental (the most stable board you will ever be on), Dog Life-Jacket and human waist PFD. Your instructor will take photos and videos for you to capture the adventure! SUP Pups aim to teach you everything you need to know to help build your confidence and knowledge so you can fall in love with paddle boarding with your dog and obtain a new, fun hobby together! SUP Pups host community SUP Social Events which are a fun, group paddle out together. Please visit the website to book your adventure and view upcoming events. See Details
Eco Boat Rentals Eco Boat Rentals is a dog-friendly activity in San Diego, CA. They offer hydro-cycle boats and pedal kayaks in San Diego Bay. They also provide different sizes of life vests for dogs. Leashed pups are welcome, as long as all mess is cleaned up after them. See Details
Old Town San Diego State Historic Park Leashed dogs are welcome to join their humans on a stroll through history at Old Town San Diego State Historic Park, where humans will learn about life in the 1820s-1870s. Here visitors will see the converging cultures of Mexico and the United States as they follow the transition of San Diego through history from a Mexican pueblo to an American settlement. Dogs must be leashed at all times and are not permitted in buildings. See Details
Sunset Cliffs Natural Park Sunset Cliffs Natural Park is a dog-friendly park in San Diego, CA. This network of trails and cliffs made for climbing is one of the country's most beautiful sunset spots. The park is free and welcomes pups on a leash. Dog owners are reminded to clean up any mess left behind and to make sure their pet is under control during the visit. See Details
Spanish Village Art Center Stroll with Fido through the dog-friendly studios of incredibly talented artists, metalsmiths, photographers, painters, sculptors, and designers at the Spanish Village Art Studios in Balboa Park located in San Diego, CA. Converse with each artist, browse through beautiful galleries, and shop for your new must-have pieces you support the San Diego art community. Well-behaved, leashed pets are welcome to join you as you experience this unique environment. See Details
Cardiff State Beach Cardiff State Beach is a dog-friendly beach on the San Diego Coast. Dogs are allowed at Cardiff Reef and Seaside, South of Tower 16. All dogs must be on a 6’ leash and under owners control at all times. People enjoy swimming, surfing, and beachcombing the beach. The sands gently slope into the warm water that laps the shore. See Details
Grape Street Dog Park The dog-friendly Grape Street Dog Park is the largest dog park in Balboa Park in San Diego, CA. The park features five acres of open fields that are surrounded by groves of mature eucalyptus trees. Other amenities include two dog water fountains and a restroom for people. See Details
Elfin Forest Recreational Reserve Elfin Forest Recreational Reserve is a dog-friendly area in Escondido, CA. Your pooch is welcome to join you on the 11 miles of trails that wind around the public area. Along the way, you can stop off at one of the picturesque picnic spots for a bite to eat and enjoy a scenic mountain view. Trees in the park include oak riparian, oak woodland, coastal sage scrub, and chaparral. There are lots of other animals that call the park their home, maybe you'll spot them whilst exploring with your pooch. California leash law is enforced and dogs must remain on leash at all times on the “Way Up” Trail and Lower Trails. Monday through Friday dogs under effective voice command are permitted off leash at the top of the “Way Up” Trail (only beyond the designated marker). On Saturday, Sunday, and holidays dogs are required to remain on leash at all times throughout the Reserve. Additionally, dogs must remain on leash in parking lots, picnic areas, overlooks, or any time they become a nuisance to people, property, and wild or domestic animals. See Details
Tuna Harbor Park Tuna Harbor Park is a dog-friendly park in San Diego, CA. Located a 1-min walk from the USS Midway Museum, this bayside park features shaded grassy areas, a promenade and the Unconditional Surrender sculpture, which is the iconic image of a sailor kissing a nurse. Dogs are allowed on leash in all Port of San Diego parks. The park can be accessed every day of the week from 6:00am to 10:30pm. See Details
Los Penasquitos Canyon Preserve Los Penasquitos Canyon Preserve is a dog-friendly preservation area in San Diego, CA. Leashed dogs are welcome on the trails on leashes no longer than 8-feet long. Scenery in the canyon includes waterfalls, streamside forest, sycamore trees, a freshwater marsh, and wildlife like mule deer, bobcat, coyote and, raccoons. All recreational activities within the Preserve are day-use only and camping is prohibited. See Details
Kearny Mesa Leash-Free Dog Park Fido is sure to enjoy Kearny Mesa Leash-Free Dog Park in San Diego, CA. Your pet will love to play off-leash at this fenced, 1-acre dog park featuring shady trees, chairs, and water stations for pups and people. See Details
Mikkeller Brewing San Diego Mikkeller Brewing San Diego is a dog-friendly brewery in San Diego, CA. Fido is welcome to join you at a table inside the taproom. There are 24 beers on tap and food trucks are frequently on site. See Details
North Beach North Beach is a dog-friendly beach in Del Mar, CA. Dogs must be leashed June 16th through Labor Day. Dogs able to run under voice control of owner from the day after Labor Day through June 15th. A dog license must be affixed to the collar and leashes cannot be in excess of six feet. See Details
Westfield UTC Westfield UTC is a fabulous, dog-friendly, open-air shopping (120 boutiques) area in San Diego, CA. Not all shops are dog-friendly so be sure to check with staff first before entering with Fido. Fido is also welcome to visit the Bark Park located behind the Clock Tower in Palm Plaza. Take the hill going down in between Tender Greens and Express to find the lush, fully fenced in dog park for your dog to enjoy. See Details