Dog Friendly Activities in Saratoga, CA

There are 2 dog friendly activities in Saratoga, and 118 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 Saratoga.

Pet Friendly Fremont Older Open Space Preserve
Fremont Older Open Space Preserve Pets are welcome on-leash on the trails of this beautiful Saratoga nature preserve. A great place for a hike! See Details
Pet Friendly Sanborn County Park
Sanborn County Park Sanborn County Park is pet-friendly. Leashed dogs are welcome to join their owners on the woodland trails that wind around this lush 3,453 acre park. Nestled in the Santa Cruz Mountains between Saratoga and Skyline Boulevard, walk with your pup in the shadows of redwoods and tan bark oak. The park offers hike-in camping, RV camping and picnicking opportunities year-round. Sanborn County Park is open every day of the week from dawn until dusk. See Details
Roaring Camp Railroads Roaring Camp Railroads offers dog-friendly train rides in Felton, CA, through the California Redwoods. Located just a few miles from Santa Cruz, you and Fido can climb aboard an authentic 19th century steam train for a trip through the magnificent redwood forest. As you travel along the historic, winding narrow-gauge track to the summit of Bear Mountain, the conductor will entertain you with the history of the railroad and its locomotives, which were once used to haul giant redwood logs out of the forest. Tours are offered daily and departure times vary by season. See Details
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
Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park Dogs are welcome in the picnic areas and campsites of Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park. Also, unlike many state parks in the area, dogs can also join you on a number of trails, including the Meadow Trail, Pipeline Road, Graham Hill Trail, and Powder Mill Fire Road. The park has been established to preserve forests and the areas next to the watershed of the San Lorenzo River, including a number of huge redwood trees. The park is open from sunrise to sunset every day and the Visitor Center is open from 10am to 4pm. See Details
The Forest of Nisene Marks State Park The Forest of Nisene Marks State Park is dog-friendly. This redwood forest is home to trees that stretch up to 2,600 feet into the sky above. Although logging felled thousands of trees that once stood in the area, many new trees are starting to grow back to cover the land that lay bare for so long. Dogs are only allowed on Aptos Creek Fire Road and the four single-track trails below the steel bridge. Unfortunately, dogs are prohibited beyond the gate at the Porter picnic area parking lot. The Forest of Nisene Marks State Park is open every day of the week from sunrise to sunset. See Details
Bass Pro Shops Dogs are welcome to shop with their humans at Bass Pro Shops in San Jose, CA. You'll find supplies for outdoor recreation, fishing, camping, boating, hunting, dog training and more and this pet-friendly store. See Details
Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park welcomes leashed dogs on the Pipeline Road, Graham Hill Trail, Powder Mill Fire Road, and Meadow Trail. Dogs are also welcome in the picnic area and campground. Dogs must be kept on a leash at all times, and humans must clean up after their canine companions. See Details
Mitchell's Cove Beach Great beach has OFF LEASH hours Sunrise-10am, 4pm-sunset
Between 10am and 4pm dogs must be on leash

The beach is does not have a sign stating it is Mitchell's Cove beach at this time. This is unfenced but has natural barriers -a cliff on one side and ocean on the other, no gate at the stairway. Must walk down to beach from large staircase. It will keep most dogs in but if your dog likes to climb big rocks up the cliff then you will need a leash.

Look up tide times before you plan a trip here, beach disappears during high tide and can be pretty dangerous. Low tide is much friendlier.
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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
Cuesta Park Enjoy tennis, volleyball, or a simple walk through nature at this Mountain View park. Pets welcome if they remain on leash. See Details
University Terrace Dog Run Dogs are allowed to play off-leash in a designated area of this park near Medar Street and Nobel Drive. See Details
Billy Jones Wildcat Railroad Billy Jones Wildcat Railroad is pet-friendly. Committed to providing a great experience to children and adults alike, ride aboard a real steam engine as it goes through beautiful Oak Meadow and Vasona Parks. Dogs & Pets are permitted on the train as long as they are on a leash, and they don’t need a ticket! Humans pay $3 per ticket. Billy Jones Wildcat Railroad is open weekends from 10:30am to 3:00pm. See Details
Newbark Dog Park Newbark Dog Park in Newark, CA, is a dog friendly park that offers agility equipment, double gate portal, drinking fountains, seating area with shade and more. See Details
Shoup Park Shoup Park is home to the Garden House, The Underground, and Patriot Corner Picnic Area. It is adjacent to Adobe Creek and connecting trail to Redwood Grove Nature Preserve. Leashed dogs are welcome on trails. See Details
Cathedral of Faith Dogs are allowed at these church services. See Details
Los Gatos Creek Trail The Los Gatos Creek Trail is one of 1600 rail-trails supported by Rails-to-Trails Conservancy, a nonprofit organization that is working to create a nationwide network of trails from former rail lines and connecting corridors. Previously an unused railroad corridor, this "rail-trail" is now a great place to walk Fido in Los Gatos! The map below shows a parking area with convenient access to the Los Gatos Creek Trail. Rails-to-Trails Conservancy has generously provided map data for this trail to Bring Fido for informational purposes only. For more detailed trail information, please visit TrailLink.com. See Details
Scotts Valley Bark Park Scotts Valley Bark Park is a wonderful place for you and your dog. There are two large separate areas; one for small or shy dogs, and another large, outgoing dogs. The park has lots of toys, water dishes, and a play pool for the pooches. It is located in the Skypark Complex, next to soccer fields and a playground (for your non-canine family members). See Details
Bargetto Winery Bargetto Winery is dog-friendly. Established in 1933, this Californian winery has a wide selection of red, whites, and reserves for visitors to try. Dogs are welcome to join their owners in the courtyard next to the creek. They also host events, weddings, parties, and give pairing ideas. The tasting room is open every day of the week from 12pm to 5pm. See Details
Rengstorff Park Fenced Dog Park Rengstorff Park Fenced Dog Park in Mountain View, CA, is a dog-friendly area of the park where Fido can play off leash. Fido should be kept under voice control while playing in the park. Please use provided plastic bags to clean up after your dog. See Details
Dog Park at Ed Levin Park Nice park with large dog area and small dog area. Dogs are also allowed on-leash in parking lots, picnic areas, and all trails north of Calaveras Road.
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Shores Dog Park Shore Dogs Park is a completely fenced, off-leash dog park in Redwood City. It has a double-gated entrance with separate areas for both large and small dogs. Benches, drinking water for dogs and doggie waste bag dispensers are available. During the rainy season, be advised that the park is subject to closure without prior notice at the discretion of the Park and Recreation Department and the Shore Dogs Board. See Details
Las Palmas Dog Park The large, fenced dog run at this public park is a great place to bring your pet to play off-leash. Includes running water, donated toys, and waste bags. See Details
Fremont Central Park Dog Park This one-acre dog park is a popular spot for Fremont dog owners to bring their pets for some off-leash exercise. Fully fenced with double-gate access. See Details