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Dog Friendly Activities in San Carlos, CA

There are 230 dog friendly activities within 20 miles of San Carlos. 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 San Carlos.

Pet Friendly Pulgas Ridge Open Space Preserve
Pulgas Ridge Open Space Preserve Pulgas Ridge Open Space Preserve is a dog-friendly park in Redwood City, CA. Take your pet for an on-leash hike throughout this large, lovely nature preserve, or let them run free in the 17.5-acre area located in the center of the preserve, accessible from the Cordilleras Trail, Polly Geraci/Hassler Trails and the Blue Oak Trail. Be careful as the area is fenced and signed at entrances, but there is no fencing around the off-leash area. Dogs must be on a leash when outside of the off-leash area. See Details
Pet Friendly Baker Beach
Baker Beach Located approximately 1-mile south of the Golden Gate Bridge, pet-friendly Baker Beach in San Francisco is a great spot to take your dog for a view of the famous landmark. Dogs are permitted off-leash on Baker Beach north of Lobos Creek, but they must be on a leash south of Lobos Creek. See Details
Fort Funston Beach Dog-friendly Fort Funston Beach in San Francisco welcomes dogs on a leash or under strict voice command. There is lots of room for Fido to play and the area also features lots of trails. There are usually lots of dogs here for your pup to run around with! See Details
Poplar Beach Both horses and leashed dogs are welcome at the pet-friendly Poplar Beach in Half Moon Bay, CA. The are area is operated by the city and dogs are allowed on the sand, unlike most of the state-run beaches. Admission to the beach is free, but there is a $2/hour fee for parking. See Details
Ocean Beach Ocean Beach in San Francisco is pet-friendly. From stairwell 1 to stairwell 21, dogs are allowed off-leash and can still enjoy the other areas on-leash. Dog owners are reminded to clean up after pups and to keep an eye on pups playing on the sand. See Details
Fort Funston Located off of Skyline Blvd, Fort Funston is one of the best places in San Francisco to bring your dog for a day of fun. This recreation area has lots of room for Fido to run and play, several dog-friendly trails, and beach areas. Dogs must be on a leash in the Bank Swallow habitat areas. Keep an eye out for fenced or signed areas were dogs are not permitted, and note that the Coastal Trail north of Horse Trail intersection is closed due to erosion. See Details
Mission Dolores Park Dog Park Located near San Francisco's Mission District and the Castro, the Mission Dolores Park Dog Park has an off-leash area that is popular with dog owners and their furry friends. The park is conveniently located near an underground station. The main park has some of the most stunning views of the city, and leashed dogs are welcome in the other areas of the park. See Details
Golden Gate Park Golden Gate Park is one of San Francisco's most popular pet-friendly parks. Dogs have a dedicated off-leash area near the entrance at Fulton St. and 38th Ave. There are four separate off-leash areas: the southeast section between Lincoln Way, King Drive and 2nd and 7th Avenues; the Northeast section at Stanyan and Grove Streets; the Southcentral area between King Drive, Middle Drive, and 34th and 38th Avenues; and the fenced training area at 38th Ave. and Fulton. 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
McLaren Park McLaren Park is a dog-friendly park in 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
Leona Canyon Trail This gorgeous preserve includes 290 acres of natural space, with wooded canyons, creeks, and climbing trails. Pets are welcome on-leash. See Details
Cuesta Park Cuesta Park is a dog-friendly area in Mountain View, CA. Enjoy tennis, volleyball, or a simple walk through nature. Pets welcome if they remain on leash. See Details
Lands End Beach Off Leash Dog Area Lands End Beach Off Leash Dog Area is unfenced. Watch for signs designating certain areas that require leash use. 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
Lands End Trail Pets on leashes are welcome to join you as you take in the stunning views on this famous San Francisco trail. See Details
Pacifica State Beach (Linda Mar) Pacifica State Beach (Linda Mar) is pet friendly. You can bring your pet with you on-leash for a stroll along this beautiful Pacifica beach with stunning ocean views. Dog owners are reminded to clean up any mess that is left behind by their pups to preserve the cleanliness of the beach. See Details
Alta Plaza Off Leash Dog Park Alta Plaza Off-Leash plaza is a place where both kids and dogs run free. It is located near schools, and has tennis courts and a basketball hoop available. The off-leash area is well marked with paint on the pathways. Dogs should be leashed when not in this area, and they must be cleaned up after at all times. See Details
Lake Chabot Regional Park This busy dog-friendly park is packed with fun activities, from fishing to running trails. Pets are welcome to join you on-leash in designated areas. There is a $2 fee per dog. Guide dogs and service dogs may enter for free. Swimming is not permitted at the park. See Details
Windy Hill Open Space Preserve Leashed dogs are allowed on all trails at Windy Hill Open Space Preserve except Lost and Razorback Trails. See Details
Quarry Lakes Park welcomes leashed dogs. Walk along the trails surrounding the lakes. See Details
Upper Douglass Dog Play Area Bring your pet for some off-leash exercise at Upper Douglass Dog Play Area in San Francisco. Please note that this park is closed November through March. During the open season, it is closed on Wednesdays for maintenance. See Details
Hellman Hollow Pets are welcome on-leash at this kid-friendly green space in Golden Gate Park. A great spot for games or parties. See Details
Alamo Square Park This park was featured in the opening credits of the classic sitcom Full House. Small but friendly, it's a great place to take your pet for some fresh air. Pets are welcome at this cute little park with stunning views of the city, as long as they remain on-leash. See Details
Walter Haas Park and Playground This neighborhood park includes a fenced, off-leash dog park where your pet can meet some of the neighbors. See Details