Dog Friendly Activities in Thousand Palms, CA

There are 31 dog friendly activities within 20 miles of Thousand Palms. 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 Thousand Palms.

Pet Friendly Cap Homme and Ralph Adams Park
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
Pet Friendly Palm Springs Dog Park
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Sheep Mountain Trail Sheep Mountain Trail is an extremely difficult, 12.5-mile hike in San Bernardino National Forest that will take about 8.5 hours to complete with Fido. This trail will have you feeling far more exhausted at the end than you would expect. The trail has constant ups and downs, sun exposure, rocky ground, and is literally uphill both ways. Those attempting this beautiful trail, including your dog, should be used to hiking at least a few times a week. See Details
South Side Neighborhood Community Park The new park features areas for dogs, children’s play equipment, bathrooms and a shaded picnic bench. The dog park portion of the park has two separate sections, one for smaller dogs under 25 lbs and a side for larger dogs. Both sides of the park are equipped with a drinking fountain for people and doggie drinking fountains as well as a bench located on each side. Unfortunately, neither side comes with a shade area for humans and the dogs seek refuge under the table for shade. During the hot summers it is almost unbearable to spend time at the park with little to no shade. More trees or a shade structure located inside the dog park would be nice See Details
Mission Creek Preserve Mission Creek Preserve is pet-friendly. This nature preserve is home to old buildings along a dusty pathway you can walk with your leashed pup. On the way, you'll pass historic structures and stunning desert plant communities, all with the backdrop of Southern California’s tallest peak in the background. Don't forget to pick up after your pooch. See Details
TA Coachella Has an Arbys, Popeyes, Taco Bell and Travel Store. This location has a dedicated area for pets that need some exercise or a rest break. Waste bags and trash receptacles are also available for easy cleanup. TA and Petro Travel Stores also carry a variety of pet care products. See Details
Ruth Hardy Park Ruth Hardy Park is pet-friendly. This open park is used for many different activities, including dog walking. The area is 22-acres in total, featuring tennis, basketball and sand volleyball courts, plus picnic tables and grills. The park is open every day of the week from 6am to 10pm. See Details