Dog Friendly Activities in San Marcos, CA

There are 6 dog friendly activities in San Marcos. 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 Marcos.

Pet Friendly San Elijo Hills Dog Park
San Elijo Hills Dog Park You and your pet are bound to make friends at San Elijo Hills Dog Park located within San Elijo Park
in San Marcos, CA. This fenced, off-leash dog park features a separate small dog area and plenty of walking paths.
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Pet Friendly Hollandia Park
Hollandia Park Hollandia Park is a dog-friendly park in San Marcos, CA. There is a dog park inside the park that features separate areas for small and large dogs. The park also has a trail connection, restrooms, and picnic areas. See Details
Montiel Park Montiel Park is a dog-friendly park in San Marcos, CA. There is a dog park inside the park for Fido to run and play. The park also has restrooms and a picnic area. See Details
Sunset Park Sunset Park is a dog-friendly park in San Marcos, CA. The park features a dog park that has separate grassy areas for both large and small dogs. See Details
Hike San Marcos Parks and Trails 'Hike San Marcos Parks and Trails' is a pet-friendly Airbnb Experience hosted by Claudia. Meet at Hollandia Park, where Fido can have a quick run around in the dog park. From there, start on the ascent up the trail. The experience lasts 1 hour and can accommodate up to 5 guests ages 6 and up. Guest should be able to walk for at least an hour. Rates start at $15 per person. See Details
Lakeview Park Park is out away from main highway in a newer neighborhood. Had a walking trail around a duck pond. Nice morning walk. Only negative is small parking lot. Ended up parking a few blocks away but was a nice find. See Details
Buccaneer Beach Park Buccaneer Beach Park is a dog-friendly park in Oceanside, CA. The park is located just across the street from the beach; leashed dogs are welcome in the small park, but not on the adjacent beach. 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
Create an Abstract Landscape Painting 'Create an Abstract Landscape Painting' is a pet-friendly Airbnb Experience hosted by Charley. This upgrade on a “wine and paint” class includes being guided through the process of creating your own framed abstract painting, each one unique by color way and shape. The experience takes place in the artist's house, which is dog-friendly too. The experience lasts 2.5 hours and can accommodate up to 10 guests ages 11 and up. Rates start at $44 per person. 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
San Elijo State Beach San Elijo State Beach in Cardiff-by-the-Sea, CA, offers dog-friendly campgrounds, paved roads, and trails. Dogs must be on a six foot leash at all times. Dogs are not permitted on the beach. 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
Authentic SD: Drink & Dine! 'Authentic SD: Drink & Dine!' is a pet-friendly Airbnb Experience hosted by Phoenix. Although your host offers a number of different hike options, the pet-friendly option is the Country Hike. This trip will take you up Iron Mountain or Mt. Woodson, which are both great for sunset picnics. Afterwards, enjoy a happy hour at a local brewery or cocktail. The experience lasts 4 hours and can accommodate up to 6 guests ages 21 and up. Experience does not include cost of food and drinks, fee is for guided experience. Rates start at $27 per person. See Details
Alga Norte Community Park Dog-friendly Alga Norte Community Park in Carlsbad, CA, features an off-leash dog park divided into areas for larger and smaller dogs, and includes obstacle course-type play equipment on a mix of turf and decomposed granite surfaces. See Details
Marian Bear Memorial Park San Diego's dog-friendly Marian Bear Memorial Park offers plenty of wide open spaces for Fido to play on-leash. The park is located in San Clemente Canyon and provides a natural setting in the midst of a bustling urban area. Enjoy over three miles of mostly flat trails along the length of the canyon. More challenging hiking is available on the trails in several of the finger canyons leading up to the mesa tops. Major entries to the park are off Genesee Avenue and Regents Road where parking and picnic areas with restroom facilities are available. See Details
San Elijo Lagoon Ecological Reserve Rios (East) Trail The Rios (East) Trail is a dog-friendly, easy, 1.2-miles hike in the San Elijo Ecological Reserve in Solana Beach, CA, that will take about 2 hours to complete with Fido. This trail runs close by the lagoon and provides the opportunity to enjoy wetland plants and birds. This beautiful area is still close by the highway and parts of it can be muddy. Dogs must be leashed at all times. Find the trailhead at the end of Rios Ave, where you also find on-street parking. Look for a kiosk with information about the lagoon. See Details
Mast Park Off-Leash Dog Park Mast Park Off-Leash Dog Park is a dog-friendly park in Santee, CA, set on the banks of the San Diego river. Pets are permitted on-leash in designated areas. The park also features 2-miles of lighted trails, walk-in access from the Mission Creek Trail and Wintercreek Place, and has restrooms on site. See Details
South Buena Vista Park South Buena Vista Park in Vista, CA, is a large park that offers an off-leash hours for dogs. The park has shaded areas for wandering in and out of the trees as well as open areas for running. There is a doggie drinking fountain and several waste bag stations. For the humans, there are many benches, a basketball court, and a fenced-in playground. The park offers some off-leash hours; please check their website for current hours when dogs are welcome off-leash. See Details
Doyle Community and Dog Park Doyle Community and Dog Park is a dog-friendly park in San Diego, CA. Bring your pet to play off-leash at this fenced dog park that features grass, separate small dog area, water fountains, shade structures, and a barbecue area. 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
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
Orpheus Park Orpheus Park in Encinitas, CA, is a beautiful, dog-friendly, neighborhood park that boasts gorgeous ocean views and where Fido can enjoy off-leash fun with you at designated hours on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, and Sundays. Visit the website for the current off-leash hours. See Details
Carlsbad Premium Outlets Carlsbad Premium Outlets is a dog-friendly outlet mall where Fido is welcome on-leash in the outdoor areas. Some shops may welcome Fido inside, but you need to check with them first. See Details
Ann D. L'Heureux Memorial Dog Park The dog-friendly Ann D. L'Heureux Memorial Dog Park in Carlsbad, CA, features 13,200 square feet of fenced area for dogs to play and exercise. The park has benches, a dog drinking fountain, plastic bag dispensers, a dedicated parking lot, and is shaded by eucalyptus trees. See Details