Dog Friendly Activities in Walnut Creek, CA

There are 9 dog friendly activities in Walnut Creek. 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 Walnut Creek.

Pet Friendly Sugarloaf Open Space
Sugarloaf Open Space Sugarloaf Open Space in Walnut Creek, CA is dog-friendly. This popular recreational space offers 2,000 acres of grasslands with multi-use trails, picnicking, an amphitheater and group camping by reservation. See Details
Pet Friendly Mount Diablo State Park
Mount Diablo State Park Dogs are allowed at pet-friendly Mount Diablo State Park, where Fido can join you at the campsites and built up areas, including the picturesque picnic areas. Located in Walnut Creek, CA, Mount Diablo is known for the observation deck that overlooks the valleys and forests below. Unfortunately, pets are not permitted on any of the trails or fire roads at the park. Mount Diablo State Park is open every day of the week from 8am until sunset. See Details
Heather Farm Dog Park Heather Farm Dog Park is located at the north end of Heather Farm Park in Walnut Creek, CA. The one-acre, off-leash dog area is fenced with segregated areas for small/senior dogs and large dogs. Parking and restrooms are available nearby. The dog park is open from 8 am to dusk every day except Thursday. On Thursdays, the dog park is open from noon until dusk to allow for routine maintenance. See Details
Mike Hess Brewing Kick back in the spacious dog-friendly outdoor seating area at Mike Hess Brewing in Walnut Creek, and enjoy the full lineup of beer and hard seltzers. Weekly entertainment is available on Thirsty Thursdays and there is always live music on Saturdays. Grab a group of friends and hang out under our 70-year old Valley Oak on the deck or grab a couch on the patio. Play a game of cornhole, battle it out with a board game, or catch your favorite team on one of multiple TVs. See Details
Broadway Plaza Dogs are welcome to join you for a visit to pet-friendly Broadway Plaza in Walnut Creek, CA. This open-air shopping center has more than 80 specialty shops, services, and restaurants. Major retailers include Neiman Marcus, Nordstrom and Macy’s. Leashed dogs are welcome in exterior areas which feature world class landscaping and European-styled fountains. Many shops will allow Fido inside, but visitors should check the pet policy for individual stores. See Details
Shell Ridge Open Space Shell Ridge Open Space in Walnut Creek, CA is dog friendly. This grassland and forested area occupies 1420 acres and offers visitors 31 miles of trails suitable for hiking, biking and horseback riding. Bring Fido to explore Shell Ridge on-leash or under voice control. Hikers can navigate both hillside or flat trails which vary in length and elevation gain. Dog owners should be mindful of horses on trails, cattle grazing on nearby land, and wildlife such as coyotes. See Details
Rotator Taproom Rotator Taproom is pet-friendly. You, your family and your pooch are invited to enjoy this Walnut Creek taproom together. Sit outside on the sunny patio or inside in the taproom, where you'll find a games room that contains pool, darts, beer pong, foosball and a table top video game console with over 60 classic games, all for free. While enjoying a draft beer, patrons can watch the big games on one of the flat screens. Rotator Taproom is open Tuesday from 3pm to 9pm, Wednesday to Thursday from 3pm to 10pm, Friday from 2pm to 10pm, Saturday from 12pm to 10pm, and Sunday from 12pm to 7pm. See Details
Calicraft Brewing Company Calicraft Brewing Company in Walnut Creek, CA is pet friendly. This brewery and taproom pours California-inspired beers in industrial-chic digs and has an outdoor garden for you and your pooch to catch some rays. Leashed pups are welcome inside and out. See Details
The Ruth Bancroft Garden The Ruth Bancroft Garden is a dog friendly, one-of-a-kind garden featuring an outstanding collection of drought-tolerant plants, plus a retail nursery that specializes in similar plants. The Garden also houses important collections of aloes, agaves, yuccas, and echeverias. Whether you’re looking for a breath of fresh air, inspiration, or a fun day with loved ones, the Garden is the perfect getaway. Each season offers something new among the largest collection of succulents from around the world. Please ensure Fido is kept on a leash at all times. See Details
Point Isabel Regional Shoreline Dog Park Point Isabel Regional Shoreline in Richmond, CA is pet-friendly. With over 23 acres to explore off-leash, the park welcomes over half a million dogs every year. The park also offers a variety of recreational options including bay fishing, hiking, birdwatching, biking and jogging. Dogs must be leashed or under voice control. See Details
Redwood Valley Railway (Tilden Steam Train) The Redwood Valley Railway, also known as the Tilden Steam Train, is a dog-friendly attraction in Orinda, CA. This 15 inch gauge steam railway circles through the forest lined with more than 600 coast redwood trees, specifically planted by the railway. The cars are small, open air with benches and the trip lasts about 15 minutes. There are restrooms and a small gift shop at the boarding site. Any size dog is welcome but all dogs must remain leashed while on the train. Hours vary by season so be sure to check their website for current schedule. See Details
Dog-Friendly Wine Tours Fido is welcome on private Dog-Friendly Wine Tours conducted by a professional dog trainer who will pick you and your dog up for a tour of Napa or Sonoma Valley. Enjoy visiting personally-selected wineries or have your guide give you some insider secrets on the best local wineries to put on your itinerary. See Details
Dr. Aurelia Reinhardt Redwood Regional Park Dr. Aurelia Reinhardt Redwood Regional Park is a dog-friendly recreational area in Oakland, CA. You and Fido can wander down the trails lined by impressive redwoods. Please note that entry for all, including dogs, require a fee. See Details
Oyster Bay Regional Shoreline Oyster Bay Regional Shoreline is a dog-friendly recreation area located in San Leandro, CA. The shoreline features picnic areas and miles of trails for you and Fido to enjoy. Some of the wildlife you may encounter includes jackrabbits, garter snakes, birds of prey and more! See Details
Blair Park Well-behaved pets are welcome to run off leash at Blair Park, a dog-friendly park in Piedmont, CA. Pups should have good recall as the area is not fenced. Owners must acquire an off-leash permit from the city. See Details
Leona Canyon Open Space Regional Preserve Leona Canyon Open Space Regional Preserve in Oakland, CA, offers 290 acres of natural space for you to enjoy some exercise with your pup. This pet-friendly preserve welcomes you and your leashed dog to explore the Leona Trail, which runs through gorgeous wooded canyons along Rifle Range Creek. Please note that dogs and people are not allowed in the creek or on the banks as the creek is a protected area. See Details
Black Diamond Railroad Trail Black Diamond Railroad Trail in Antioch, CA, 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 dog-friendly "rail-trail" is now a great place to walk Fido in Antioch! The map below shows a parking area with convenient access to the Black Diamond Mines Regional Perserve. 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
Trailer Park Treasures Trailer Park Treasures is a dog-friendly pop-up shop in Port Costa, CA. The market is open on most weekends. Permanent vendors include That Kookie Vegan, Flower Fox Creations, Canned Ham Collective, and Dog Willing Pizza. There are picnic tables with umbrellas where you can relax with Fido. See Details
Lake Chabot Regional Park Lake Chabot Regional Park in Castro, Valley, CA is a busy dog-friendly park packed with fun activities, from fishing to running trails. Pets are welcome to join you on-leash in designated areas. There's an entrance fee per dog, and guide or service dogs may enter for free. Swimming is not permitted at the park. See Details
Dog Park at Cordelia Community Park Bring Fido to the Dog Park at Cordelia Community Park in Fairfield, CA. There are two separately fenced areas for to small and large dogs to play off leash. The small dog area is level and mostly decomposed granite and concrete. The large dog area is on a slope with wood chip, concrete and drops created by landscape timbers where the slope is tiered. See Details
Newhall Park Paw Patch Newhall Park Paw Patch is a dog-friendly park in Concord, CA. Enjoy a leashed walk through this lovely park, or let your pet run free in the fenced, off-leash dog park. Be sure to bring water with you. The Paw Patch is closed on Wednesdays for maintenance. Dogs over 30 lbs are not permitted in the smaller dog area at any time. Use of the larger dog area is limited to a maximum of 30 dogs at a time. Dog owners are reminded to clean up any mess that is left behind. Pets must be current on all vaccinations, non-destructive, and leashed outside of the off-leash area. See Details
Robert Sibley Volcanic Preserve Sibley Volcanic Regional Preserve is a dog-friendly recreational area in Oakland, CA. The preserve features hiking trails, interpretive displays and more. Please note that cattle roam the park seasonally, so please keep pets on a leash. See Details
Las Trampas Wilderness Regional Preserve Las Trampas Wilderness Regional Preserve is a dog-friendly recreation area in San Ramon, CA. The more than 5700 acres includes hiking trails, picnic areas, historic sites and more. Please bring your own water as the park's water supply is inconsistent. See Details
Vista Meadows Dog Park Vista Meadows Dog Park is a fenced, off-leash dog park in Livermore, CA. You and Fido can follow the paved path up the hill from the play area and just over the crest to a nearly 39,000-square-foot fenced grassy hillside dog park that is equipped with water stations. See Details