Dog Friendly Activities in Rancho Mirage, CA

There are 2 dog friendly activities in Rancho Mirage, and 33 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 Rancho Mirage.

Pet Friendly Rancho Mirage Dog Park
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
Pet Friendly Candle Crafting Workshop
Candle Crafting Workshop 'Candle Crafting Workshop' is a pet-friendly Airbnb Experience hosted by Danielle. Start off with a brief history about the ins and outs of the art of candle crafting. Then, learn about fragrance oil and how they blend. Mix the fragrance and color, pour your creation and prepare your jar. Dogs who attend must be housebroken and on a leash, so it can't go into the back area of the house where it may be dangerous. The experience lasts 2 hours and can accommodate up to 10 guests ages 5 and up. Rates start at $40 per person. 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
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
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
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
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
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
Hurkey Creek Park Hurkey Creek Park is located 4 miles South East of a little town called Mountain Center off Hwy 74 in the San Jacinto Mountains. This beautiful park is a vast and remote getaway with plenty of luscious pine trees, seasonal creek, numerous trails, and stunning mountain views. There are 130 campsites in the campground. There is a seasonal creek located within the park. Fishing is available nearby at Lake Hemet. Extensive hiking/biking trails are accessible from within the park. A small general store is located approximately 1 mile away. The campground also has large group areas with 5 separate loops that can accommodate 80-100 campers each. Hurkey Creek Park is the ideal destination for any outdoor enthusiast. Whether it is an overnight stay or day visit everyone will experience to the superb outdoor adventures and spectacular events. See Details
Idyllwild Dog Park Enclosed dog park with 2 sides for both small or large dogs off leash and 2 other small enclosed runs. double entry gates. Running water, pooper scooper and bags, some shade, chairs to sit on, tennis balls,, some grass. Well behaved dogs and very friendly people there. 1/2 mile from the heart of town. Located in a church camp facility. Posted rules. See Details
Joe Mann Dog Park Bring your pet to play off-leash at this small, fenced, neighborhood dog park in Palm Desert. 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
Pyramid Peak Trail Pyramid Peak Trail is a moderately easy, 7 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. See Details
Thomas Mountain Trail Thomas Mountain Trail is a difficult, 12-mile hike in San Bernardino National Forest that will take about 6 hours to complete with Fido. This exquisite trail offers some amazing views on a trail that offers plenty of solitude. You will ascend through four climate zones and plenty of shade on this steadily inclining trail. See Details
Whitewater Preserve Plenty of trails to hike at every level. Make sure to wear proper shoes. Most trails are gravel. NO CELL service! But well worth it. It is the desert so bring plenty of water. Nice park area to have a picnic. See Details
Palm View Peak Trail Palm View Peak Trail is a difficult, 9 mile hike in San Bernardino National Forest that will take about 4 hours to complete with Fido. If you are looking to hike to a peak with a dramatic view, than this might not be the trail for you. This trail is for those who want to enjoy a trail and don't necessarily need it to lead somewhere epic. It is a little hard to find the path to the top, but with a map and some trail sense you can find the peak and trail register. See Details