Dog Friendly Activities in Santa Ysabel, CA

There are 5 dog friendly activities in Santa Ysabel, and 37 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 Santa Ysabel.

Pet Friendly Cedar Creek Falls Trail
Cedar Creek Falls Trail Cedar Creek Falls Trail is a moderately easy, 5.25 mile hike in Cleveland National Forest that will take about 2.5 hours to complete with Fido. This is paradise with a swimming hole and water that flows year round. If you can make it to the falls before the hot part of the day, a relaxing pool where you can watch the falls drop over 90 feet will reward you. Dogs must be leashed at all times. Call ahead to find out about any temporary restrictions due to COVID-19. See Details
Pet Friendly Fort Cross Old Timey Adventures
Fort Cross Old Timey Adventures Fort Cross Old Timey Adventures offers pet-friendly tours to visitors to the Santa Ysabel area. You can only bring your dogs if you let the owners smoosh and snuggle them. The petting zoo is a no-doggo zone, but they can join you on the hayride if there is room. Water dishes are also available throughout the property. They are open Saturday to Sunday from 2pm to 4pm. See Details
Santa Ysabel Open Space Preserve Santa Ysabel Open Space Preserve is pet-friendly. The preserve is home to 11 miles of multi-use trails. Leashed dogs are permitted on all of the trails. The park is open every day of the week from 8am until sunset. See Details
Julian Farm & Orchard Julian Farm & Orchard is pet-friendly. Well behaved and leashed dogs can take hayrides, pick a pumpkin and watch their human shoot a bow and arrow or throw an axe. However, dogs may not enter the Apple orchard, berry patch or the animal corral. Julian Farm & Orchard is open Saturday to Sunday from 12pm to 5pm. See Details
The Barn Vintage Market Place The Barn Vintage Market Place is pet-friendly. Located between the two historic towns of Julian and Santa Ysabel, this popular store is surrounded by scenic mountains, just an hour from San Diego. This authentic barn is filled with architectural and original, one-of-a-kind vintage home decor. Check out their resident Emu's, Daisy and Duke, and collection of vintage cars located on the 5 acre picturesque property. The Barn Vintage Market Place is open Thursday through Monday from 10am to 4pm. See Details
Barker Valley Trail Barker Valley Trail is a moderately easy, 7.5 mile hike in Cleveland National Forest that will take about 4 hours to complete with Fido. On this trail you will actually descend on the way in and then ascend on the way out. The very slow and steady incline, allows for an inverse hike that isn't utterly exhausting. The trail can be hot throughout the year, and it is important to bring plenty of water along. Turn west from Highway 79 at a point 6.5 miles northwest of Warner Springs (mile 41.9 according to the roadside mileage markers). Continue up the mostly unpaved Palomar Divide Road for 7.8 miles to the Barker Valley Spur trailhead on the left (west) side. This road is subject to closure during and after bad weather. Also note that since the trailhead and the hiking route lie within national forest territory, you must post a National Forest Adventure Pass on your parked car. See Details
Pioneer Mail Trail Pioneer Mail Trail is an easy, 1.75 mile hike in Cleveland National Forest that will take about 1 hour to complete with Fido. This trail will reward you with a stunning panoramic view. Anza Borrego Desert State Park lies 3000 feet below you, and mountains span as far as the eye can see to the north and south. See Details
Pacific Crest Trail to Eagle Rock Pacific Crest Trail to Eagle Rock is a moderately easy, 5.5 mile hike in Cleveland National Forest that will take about 2.5 hours to complete with Fido. This beautiful hike will allow you to enjoy some solitude. The terrain and climate varies wildly ranging from an area with shade trees to a desert wash. Your dog will delight in the soft ground, flowing water, and wildlife. This can be a very hot trail, especially in the summer. See Details
Cuyamaca Peak Loop This 6.3 mile challenging trail around Lake Cuyamaca can be completed in two hours. Leashed dogs are welcome to join you on the hike. See Details
Sunset Trail The Sunset Trail is an easy, 3.25 mile hike in the Laguna Mountain Recreation Area that will take about 2 hours to complete with Fido. If you want to avoid larger crowds and take your dog to a place where he can run off-leash than Big Laguna is the place for you. This hiker only trail is a great introduction to this stunning area that will remind you of the Rocky Mountains. See Details
Barnett Ranch Preserve 728 Acre reserve with lots of hiking trails and a pond. This is a shared preserve with hiking/horse trails. There are picnic tables, but no water except a horse trough at the beginning of the trail. There is wildlife out here, including coyotes and the possibility of mountain lions. Be prepared and bring lots of water. Weather out here is cold in winter and very hot in the summer and early fall. This is also high wildfire area so be mindful of what you bring to picnic. No flames or glass. Always pick up after yourself and your pets. There are no trash cans on the hiking trails. Leashed dogs are allowed. See Details
Sunset Trail Sunset Trail is 3.2 miles round trip, out-and-back. Located at the 19.1 mile marker on Sunrise Hwy off of I-8, the trail is easy and shady completely surrounded by meadows and tall pine trees. A quaint little lake known as Water-of-the-Woods sits in the middle of Laguna Meadow, a large basin. Adventure Pass required. See Details
Jess Martin Park Leashed dogs can explore Jess Martin Park's nine-acres alongside their owners, and romp off-leash on the fenced-in T-ball field. Fido is only allowed on the field from the beginning of August to the beginning of February when games are not in progress. Jess Martin Park is open daily from sunrise to sunset. See Details
Country Estates Dog Park Small and large dog area, low fences. Clean with mostly grass. See Details
Eagles Nest Winery & Cottage Eagles Nest Winery practices organic, sustainable farming. They are dog friendly and provide water bowls and special sweet potato treats for the dogs. The winery utilizes Babydoll Southdown sheep to weed the estate. The winery produces both white and red wines. See Details
Wine Tasting at Vineyard Grant James 'Wine Tasting at Vineyard Grant James' is a pet-friendly Airbnb Experience hosted by Susanne. Taste six wines on the patio overlooking the estate vineyards. Leashed dogs are welcome to keep you company as you sample the wine. The experience lasts 1.5 hours and can accommodate up to 10 guests ages 21 and up. Rates start at $10 per person. See Details
Wright's Field Wright's Field is 230 acres of rolling grassland studded with oaks. There are no designating signs off the streets; one has to look for the open field. Trails are unmarked, but one can meander around this open space and create loop hikes of two, three miles. This is a popular area for equestrians and dog walkers as well as trail runners. There is no water available so bring your own! Park along South Grade Road from the main throughway and continue on for about a mile, or park at the Joan MacQueen middle school when school is not in session. The land is maintained by the Back Country Land Trust See Details
Cuyamaca Rancho State Park Dogs are allowed at some sections of Cuyamaca Rancho State Park. Pets are allowed on the campgrounds, picnic areas, paved roads, and Cuyamaca Peak Fire Road, but can't go on the trails. The two family camps, Paso Picacho and Green Valley, can be reserved from spring to fall. Green Valley is 4,000 feet above sea leavel and has a beautiful babbling creek running through the middle. Cuyamaca Rancho State Park is open from dawn until dusk. See Details
Volcan Valley Apple Farm The Volcan Valley Apple Farm is pet-friendly. Dogs are welcome on a leash to explore the farm. They even provide doggie bags at the entrance gate, and a bucket of water for thirsty dogs. The Volcan Valley Apple Farm is open Friday through Monday from 9:00am to 4:30pm. See Details
Chambers Park, Lake Cuyamaca Parks and Recreation Chambers Park is pet-friendly. Located about an hour's drive from San Diego, Lake Cuyamaca is a 110-acre lake. Situated at an elevation of 4600 feet in an Oak and Pine forest, it is surrounded on three sides by the 26,000 acre Cuyamaca Rancho State Park. The main trail is an easy, 3.5-mile trail hike from the Chambers Park sign and across the dike to the tall pines on Fletcher Island. Picnic tables surround the lake. Leashed dogs are welcome to join their owners on a trail, as long as all mess is cleaned up after them to preserve the cleanliness of the lake. See Details
Volcan Mountain Volcan Mountain is the location of a trailhead for a number of pet-friendly trails near Julian. Take Main Street north of the town to Farmers Road and then onto Volcan Mountain Preserve. There are no Rangers in the area and no fee. The main trail is a three mile trip from the gateway to a ridge overlooking the historic town of Julian. Leashed dogs are permitted on the trails that set off from the artist-designed gateway to an expansive wilderness preserve. See Details
Palomar Mountain State Park Palomar Mountain State Park welcomes pets on paved roads and campgrounds, but are not permitted to run at large and must be in tents or vehicles during nighttime hours. Although dogs are prohibited on all of the trails in the park, you can take Fido on a leash under six feet on Myers Fire Road near the campground. The park is open every day of the week from dawn until dusk. See Details
William Heise County Park William Heise County Park is pet-friendly. This tranquil park is home to interpretive trails you can explore with your pooch. Pets are permitted if they are properly restrained and under the control of the owner. Dogs must be licensed, restrained on a leash no longer than six feet, and attended at all times. Pets are not allowed in or around the cabin area. The day use hours are from 9:30am to sunset. See Details
Cuyamaca Rancho State Park Cuyamaca Rancho State Park is pet-friendly. The beautiful park offers camping and hiking in an oak woodland forest, with a sprinkling of pines and lovely meadows with creeks. There are over 100 miles of trails which accommodate hikers, bikers, and equestrians. Dogs are not allowed on all the trails, so make sure you look out for signage. Dogs in the park must be leashed and cleaned up after. The park is open every day of the week from dawn until dusk. See Details