Top Dog Friendly Attractions in California
Don’t leave Fido in the hotel room when you’re on vacation in California. Get out and play! No matter where you’re headed, we can point you towards the nearest off-leash dog park, the most popular dog beach, a really great hiking trail, and lots of other places to play with Fido in California.
Top Dog Friendly Attractions in California

Fiesta Island Off Leash Dog Park

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Most of this large sandy island in Mission Bay is designated leash-free for dogs. Lots of sandy dunes to romp in, and the calm bay waters lets the more adventurous dogs take a quick dip. There is a designated off leash location on the backside of the island as Sea World will be on your left, fenced in front with signs. Very private with endless shores to run. Bring water for your dogs, there are porta-potties located around the island.

Cabrillo Tide Pools Trail

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Cabrillo Tide Pools Trail is an easy, 0.5 mile hike in Cabrillo National Monument that will take about 1 hour to complete with Fido. Although some people along the trail may tell you that your dog is not allowed, this trail is in fact the only area in Cabrillo National Monument where dogs are allowed. Fido will have to remain on a leash on the trail to the tide pools.

Rosie's Dog Beach

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Long Beach is home to the only off-leash dog beach in L.A. County, CA. This 3-acre park is located at the waterfront between Roycroft and Argonne Avenues, a few blocks east of the Belmont Pier and Olympic pool. Ample paid parking is available along Ocean Boulevard. Free parking is available at the beachfront lot at the end of Granada Avenue daily after 5:00 p.m. Only one dog per adult is permitted, and no aggressive dogs are allowed. Please see the website for more dog beach rules.

Arroyo Burro Beach Park

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This off-leash beach in City of Santa Barbara is the beach that runs below the Douglas Family Preserve -- it begins east of the slough at Arroyo Burro Beach (the locals call it Hendry's Beach), and stretches almost to the steps at Mesa Lane. The fallen eucalyptus trees are considered the eastern boundary. From the parking lot at Arroyo Burro, walk to the beach, turn left, and cross the slough -- this will bring you to the off-leash legal area. Please be sure your dog is leashed in the parking lot and on the beach until you cross the slough.

The Original Dog Beach

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Perhaps the most popular canine hotspot in San Diego is The Original Dog Beach located at the northern end of Ocean Beach. Here, dogs can roam off leash at any time of the day. Owners should take care to pick up after their pets. After a day at the beach, you may want to head over to the Dog Beach Dog Wash to give Fido a bath. Located at 4933 Voltaire Street, the Dog Wash is just two blocks away from the beach.

Coronado Dog Beach

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Coronado's Dog Beach is leash-free year-round on the western part of the beach. It's marked by signs that run along Ocean Blvd. from Sunset Park on Ocean Drive to the border of the U.S. Naval Station. For scenery, it doesn't get much better than this. On one side there's the beautiful Hotel del Coronado; the Point Loma skyline fills the view to the north. Parking is available along Ocean Boulevard, but it is a rather long walk to the beach from there, so be sure to keep your dog leashed until you reach the beach. Coronado Animal Patrol maintains a zero-tolerance policy with fines up to $500 for unleashed dogs. The dog beach is open 24 hours. Owners must monitor their dogs at all times and clean up after them. Dogs must have current licenses and be free from contagious diseases. Excessive barking and aggressive behavior are not permitted by dogs or humans. No food or pet treats allowed. There are no restrooms, but there is a foot shower south of the entrance on Ocean Blvd. The city provides free dog litter bags at the entrance to the run.

Baker Beach

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Located approximately 1 mile south of the Golden Gate Bridge, this beach is a great spot to take your dog for a view of the famous landmark. Dogs are permitted off-leash on Baker Beach north of Lobos Creek, but they must be on a leash south of Lobos Creek.

Carmel Beach

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This is a beautiful beach with the happiest dogs on the planet -- you'll see every shape, size, and age, running in the sugar sand and splashing in the aquamarine surf. There is no leash law for dogs and fires are permitted on the beach south of 10th Avenue. Public restrooms and a public telephone are available at the Ocean Avenue end of Carmel Beach. Open 6am to 10pm.

Westridge-Canyonback Wilderness Park

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Your pup is welcome to join you as you hike the trails of Westridge-Canyonback Wilderness Park and enjoy gorgeous views of downtown and the ocean. Mutt mitts are provided along many of the trails.

Buccaneer Beach Park

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Leashed dogs are welcome in this small park, but not on the adjacent beach.

Monterey State Beach

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Your pet will jump for joy at the chance to play at this dog-friendly beach. Dogs are supposed to be leashed, but many regulars will let their dogs play off leash. Dogs are not at all permitted on Monterey State Beach north of the Monterey Beach Hotel resort.

Poplar Beach

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Pets are welcome to join you on-leash at this busy Half Moon Bay beach.

Runyon Canyon Park

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Runyon Canyon Park is a 160-acre city park near Hollywood and the Hollywood Hills. The park features a 90-acre off-leash dog park with an abundance of hiking trails. Although Fido does not need to be kept on a leash, owners must clean up after their pets. Baggie stations are located throughout the park.

Cowles Mountain

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Pets are welcome to join you on leashes as you hike this popular San Diego mountain. Enjoy the gorgeous views from the summit.

Douglas Family Preserve

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Douglas Family Preserve is one of two off-leash dog parks in Santa Barbara, CA. This 70-acre property features hiking trails, as well as a beach where your dog can run leash free. Dog owners should bring poop bags and fresh water for their pups.

Country Kennels Dawg Water Park

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Country Kennels Dawg Water Park has an enormous pebble tech in ground saltwater pool with two beach entries, a baja ledge, diving dock and multiple water spouts. The area is completely fenced for your pets protection. The pool area also has custom made tunnels and hills for your dogs to run and play. You don't have to worry about your pet getting grass or dirt in your car after their play time is over. Our pool grass area is all artificial with sprinklers so their feet don't get hot. There is additionally areas for groups to hold special functions for agility, fly ball or training.

Los Penasquitos Canyon Preserve

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Pets are welcome on-leash on the trails of this lovely San Diego preservation area.

Solstice Canyon

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Bring your pet out for a bit of exercise on this mild hike, which afford breathtaking views of the ocean. Leashed pets are welcome.

The Grove

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The ultimate destination for entertainment, The Grove offers shopping, dining, and enjoyment in a pet-friendly (and child-friendly) atmosphere. Also, check out the adjacent park and historic farmers market!

Alpine Pedal Path

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Alpine Pedal Path is a 3.5-mile (one way) asphalt trail available for morning jogs, bike rides, leisurely walks, or just taking the dog for a walk. It boasts fresh air and beautiful scenery along the way. It has access points as well that lead to the lake and various beaches. Dogs are allowed at owner's full responsibility.

Mandeville Canyon Fire Road

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Pets are welcome on-leash on the 10 miles of trails at this rarely crowded Brentwood park with beautiful views of the mountains and ocean.

Nate's Point Off-Leash Dog Park

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Located in Balboa Park, Nate's Point Off-Leash Dog Park is considered to be one of the best dog parks in the San Diego area. The park is completely fenced. Park amenities include a double-entry gate, drinking fountain, and picnic tables. Nate's Point Off-Leash Dog Park is open 24 hours a day.

Golden Gate Park

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Golden Gate Park is one of San Francisco's most popular pet-friendly parks. Dogs have a dedicated off-leash area near the entrance at Fulton St. and 38th Ave. There are four separate off-leash areas: the southeast section between Lincoln Way, King Drive and 2nd and 7th Avenues; the Northeast section at Stanyan and Grove Streets; the Southcentral area between King Drive, Middle Drive, and 34th and 38th Avenues; and the fenced training area at 38th Ave. and Fulton.

Montara State Beach

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Local dog lovers rave about this clean, popular beach, where pets are welcome to join you as long as they remain on-leash.

Barker Valley Trail

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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.

Fort Funston

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Located on Skyline Blvd, Fort Funston is one of the best places in all of San Francisco to bring your dog for a day of fun. Plenty of open space allows your dog to run free (as long as they are well-behaved and under voice command), and there are several trails, beach areas and other dogs to keep your pup happy. Dogs must be on a leash in the Bank Swallow habitat areas.

Mount Hollywood Trail

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Mount Hollywood Trail is an easy, 3-mile hike in Griffith Park that will take about 1.5 hours to complete with Fido. This section of the mountain is owned by the city and offers what are quite possibly the best views of the Hollywood sign and the Los Angeles Basin. You will also enjoy the scenery as you look over at the San Gabriels or out to the ocean. Just make sure to keep Fido on a leash during the hike and clean up any pet messes. Th trail can be accessed by parking at either the Griffith Observatory or at the Ferndell Trail in Los Feliz.

Bijou Dog Park

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Located within Bijou Community Park, this dog park features off-leash areas for both small and large dogs. It is approximately 38,000 square feet of fun for dogs and their owners alike. A great place for socializing (both people and dogs); the dog park has grass areas, plenty of shade, benches for relaxing, pet sanitary stations, and water.

Oceanside Dog Park

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Oceanside Dog Park is maintained by North County Humane Society. The park is close to the dog shelter, so it is best if your dog has all vaccinations for Kennel cough and so on before you visit. Must be spayed/neutered, licenced, non aggressive, and with no contagious conditions. Please pick up after your furry friend.

San Onofre State Beach

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Dogs are welcome on-leash on trails one and six of this beachside hiking park, but not on the beaches.

Alga Norte Community Park

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This off-leash dog park will be divided into areas for larger and smaller dogs, and include obstacle course-type play equipment. Unlike the current dog park, the Alga Norte dog park will feature a mix of turf and decomposed granite surfaces.

Kroll Dog Park

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Pets love to play off-leash in this well-maintained, fenced dog park with both sandy and grassy areas. Waste bags are available.

Huntington Dog Beach

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Huntington Dog Beach is considered doggy-heaven by most visitors. Dogs come from all over the world to play in the sand and splash in the surf. Visitors are asked to abide by good doggy etiquette which includes properly disposing of pet waste and ensuring that your dog is non-aggressive and under control at all times.

Torrey Pines Dog Park

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This 8.8-acre park features a dog park with separate areas for large and small dogs, a baseball diamond with a synthetic turf field, snack bar, restrooms, covered picnic tables with bbq?s, playground with shade cover, and large open field!

Big Bear Lake Beaches

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All of the beaches along Highway 38 in Big Bear Lake are dog friendly, and can be accessed via the Alpine Pedal Path.

Dinosaur Caves Park

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This 11 acre park is very popular among dog walkers. It has a children's playground, and overlooks the ocean. You can see sea birds resting on the cliffs while walking around the park. It is also popular for art walks on the 1st Sunday of the month.

Tecolote Canyon Natural Park

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Bring your pet with you on-leash for some exercise along the 6.5 miles of scenic trails in this lovely canyon.

Capehart Dog Park

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Located at the corner of Felspar and Soledad Mountain Road, this one acre park offers two fenced pens on turfed areas. One is for small dogs and the other is for large dogs. Both areas provide water for dogs, a drinking fountain, picnic tables and benches, and a parking area.

Seabright Beach

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Bring your pet along with you as you relax on the sandy shores of this Santa Cruz beach. They're welcome to join you as long as they're on-leash.

Twin Lakes State Beach

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Bring your pet with you as you enjoy this beach. They're welcome as long as they remain on-leash. Outdoor showers and restrooms nearby.

North Beach (Dog Beach)

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Nine months of the year, dogs are allowed along the entire two plus mile stretch of beach in addition to the City’s two major parks, Seagrove Park and Powerhouse Park. Dogs must be leashed June 15th through Labor Day. Dogs able to run under voice control of owner from the day after Labor Day through June 14th.

Seventeen Mile Drive

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When Fido is ready for a tail wagging, tongue hanging stroll through coastal California, take him for a drive along this picturesque stretch of highway through the communities of Pacific Grove and Pebble Beach, CA. Pick up a map when you pay the toll required for entry and make several stops along the way for photos of the scenic views.

Grand View Point Trail

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Grand View Point Trail is a moderately easy, 6-mile hike in San Bernardino National Forest that will take about 3 hours to complete with Fido. For a shorter hike you can take Mill Creek Road, which turns into Forest Service Road 2N10/Skyline Drive, to a point just below the summit where the trail passes over the road.

Ocean Beach

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Ocean Beach in San Francisco is very popular with dog owners because dogs are allowed on the beach off-leash from stairwell 1 to stairwell 21. South of stairwell 21, dogs must remain on leashes.

Montevalle Park Dog Park

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Pets will love to run off-leash in this fenced dog run at Montevalle Park, which includes grass, a separate small dog area, doggie drinking fountains and waste station.

Carmel Plaza

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Carmel Plaza is a pet-friendly shopping area located along Ocean Avenue in Carmel. Many of the plaza's boutiques, studios, and restaurants cater to dogs and their humans. In the courtyard of the plaza, you and your pup will find the famous Fountain of Woof. You and Fido can relax by the fountain before he takes a sip from the fountain for good luck. As an added bonus, Carmel Plaza is just a half-mile from the pet-friendly Carmel Beach.

Westfield UTC

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Westfield UTC is a fabulous spot for premier, open-air shopping (120 boutiques) or relaxing under the coral trees. You can find anything you need here and it's pet-friendly!

Hound Town Dog Park

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Hound Town Dog Park is located on city property, adjacent to the Moreno Valley Equestrian Center. The 3.5-acre park has a 245-foot by 150-foot fenced-in dirt area divided into two sections. One part is for large dogs, the other for smaller breeds. The gate is double-fenced to prevent dogs from escaping as people enter and leave the play area. Only drawback is that there is no lighting once it is dark.

Its Beach

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Your pet will love a romp on this lovely Santa Cruz beach, where they're welcome to join you as long as they remain on-leash.

Half Moon Bay Coastal Trail

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The Half Moon Bay Coastal 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 Half Moon Bay! The map below shows a parking area with convenient access to the Half Moon Bay Coastal 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 <a href="http://www.traillink.com/viewtrail.aspx?AcctID=6132471">TrailLink.com</a>.

Elysian Park

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This hidden gem of a public park contains 570 acres of serene natural spaces. A wonderful place to bring your pooch for an on-leash hike!

JC Pooch Park

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JC Pooch Park is a 5 acre dog park split into separately fenced areas. Area 1 is approximately 2 acres with plenty of room to run and chase balls, have agility trials, and private parties. Area 2 is approximately 1.5 acres with a 1000 sq ft pond for dogs who like getting down and dirty (wash area available). Area 3 is just for the 14 inch and under crowd. All dogs must show poof of current vaccines, be parasite free, and play well with others. Rental area available for those pooches who are not quite ready for group interaction, but still want to run and play! All sides have water, electricity, pet waste sacs, recepticles and shade.

Del Monte Beach

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Pets are welcome to join you on-leash at this laid back, family-friendly Monterey beach.

Bernal Hill Dog Park at Bernal Heights

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This dog park is one of the largest in San Francisco with plenty of room for on or off-leash fun. Terrain is steep but scenic. Plastic bags are available at both entrances to the park, which can be found at the parking lot at the intersection of Folsom and Bernal Heights (north entrance) or where Bernal Heights dead ends (south entrance).

Crissy Field Park

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Your dog will love the sand and surf at this designated off-leash beach. Includes doggie water fountain and washing station.

Cap Homme / Ralph Adams Park

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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.

Palm Springs Dog Park

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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.

Temecula Dog Exercise Area

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This off-leash dog park includes plenty of rooms for owners to relax while pets romp and play.

Cadman Leash Free Dog Area

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Cadman is a community park with a deignated off-leash area. The best part of this park is the playground area for kids right next to the doggy play area. You can watch your pooch and your kids without comprimise. Bring your own water and clean up after your pet. No leash free hours on Fourth of July, and on Saturday mornings during Little League season.

San Elijo State Beach

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Dogs are welcome on-leash at this beautiful beach, which is also popular with local surfers.

Newport Beach

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Leashed dogs are allowed before 10:00 am and after 4:30 pm on ocean front beaches. On bay front beaches, leashed dogs are allowed before 9:00 am and after 5:00 pm. The person in control of the dog must have in his or her possession, an implement or device capable of removing any feces deposited by the animal.

Fiscalini Ranch Preserve

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This trail is beautiful and very dog friendly. This 440 acre preserve stretches along one stunning mile of oceanfront. Dogs are allowed to be on leash on most trails. The Bluff trail is even ADA accessible. This is a beautiful and fun place to come for a hike with your dog.

Blue and Gold Fleet Bay Cruises

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Your on-leash pet is welcome to join you on the one-hour Bay Cruise, which takes in gorgeous views of the bridges, piers, and Alcatraz.

Marian Bear Memorial Park

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There are plenty of wide open spaces to play in at this fun neighborhood park. Dogs are welcome on-leash, restrooms nearby.

Seaport Village

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A 14-acre waterfront shopping, dining and entertainment complex recreating a harbor side setting of a century ago. Includes 54 one of a kind shops, 13 casual dining eateries, 4 fine dining waterfront restaurants, and located in close proximity to local hotels. Numerous pet-friendly restaurants with harbor views. There is also a large park with LOTS of grass and room for dogs to run! And right on the bay!

Kiva Beach

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Pets are welcome on-leash at this wonderful dog-friendly beach.

Oceanfront Trail

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Bring your pets for a stroll on this grassy, beachside trail. They're welcome to join you on-leash.

Mission Bay Dog Park

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Bring your pet to play off-leash at this dog run located on the north end of the beach.

Point Mugu State Park

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Leashed pets are welcome throughout the day use areas including campgrounds and beaches. Pets are not permitted on any backcountry trails or dirt roads.

Dusty Rhodes Off-Leash Dog Park

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This huge off-leash dog park is fully fenced with doggie water fountains and a wide open space for dogs of all sizes to play.

Garland Ranch Regional Park

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Garland Ranch Regional Park is a gorgeous park with the Carmel River running through it. Dogs are allowed off-leash in certain areas, including in the river and on selected trails (not the horse trails). Atop the northern crest of the Santa Lucia Mountains, the trails encounter open oak savannas and spectacular vistas. Along the way, you will travel through maple-filled canyons, dense oak woodlands, and thick stands of chaparral.

Todd Beamer Dog Park

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Your pup is welcome to romp off leash at the Todd Beamer Dog Park located in the Todd Beamer Park.

Summerland Beach

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Horses and dogs are allowed on this beautiful beach about 5 minutes south of Santa Barbara. Porpoises and seals dance in the surf, and it's never crowded. Parking is available at both ends of the beach.

Knapp's Castle Trail

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Knapp's Castle Trail is an easy, 0.93 mile hike in Los Padres National Forest that will take about 1 hour to complete with Fido. This quick hike offers spectacular views of the coast, Channel Islands, Santa Rosa, San Miguel, Santa Cruz and Anacapa.

Almaden Quicksilver County Park

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Almaden Quicksilver County Park is a view of California's mining era history. With remnants from the latter part of the 19th century, you can look back in time at the mining operations of that day. Also, Spring offers the chance to see one of the most spectacular wildflower displays of the region. There are over 34.2 miles of hiking trails open to your pet also. Picnic tables are scattered throughout. Fishing is also available, but due to the accumulation of mercury in the reservoirs, the fish are unsafe to eat. Your dog must be on a 6' leash, and handlers must be at least 16 years old. Only two dogs per handler. Owners are responsible for pet care and clean up. Aggression is not tolerated. All dogs must wear proof of current license, rabies vaccination, and must not be in heat.

Alice's Dog Park

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Alice's Dog Park offers 2.5 acres of herbicide free grassland for your pet's enjoyment. It is open from dawn to dusk. The only requirements are that the dogs must have a current license and be up-to-date on vaccines. Owners are also responsible for cleaning up after their dog. Amenities include water stations for both people and dogs, pop bag dispensers, shade trees, benches, small mounds, separate areas for large and small dogs, and a 52 spaced parking area.

San Lauren Community Park

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Enjoy watching your pet play off-leash at the fenced dog run in this community park. The off-leash area includes a doggie drinking fountain and benches for owners to rest on.

Tuckers Grove Park

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Enjoy a leisurely stroll through this Santa Barbara park. Your pet is welcome to join you on-leash.

Menifee Dog Park

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Dogs are allowed to play off-leash in a designated area of this park, located near Newport Rd and Murrieta Rd.

Zuma Canyon Loop Trail

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Zuma Canyon Loop Trail is a pleasant hike in the Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area. Leashed pets are welcome to join their humans as they hike along this trail, which is a wonderful spot to take in the changing seasons. A variety of trees make for a colorful fall and winter season. The creek that runs through the canyon flows all year, but at times can be only a trickle.

Wattles Garden Park

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Leashed dogs are welcome in Wattles Garden Park, which is located on the grounds of the Wattles Mansion.

Shady Canyon Trail Loop

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The Shady Canyon Trail Loop is a multi-use trail that's a great place to walk Fido in Irvine! The map below shows a parking area with convenient access to the Shady Canyon Trail Loop. 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 <a href="http://www.traillink.com/viewtrail.aspx?AcctID=6368967">TrailLink.com</a>.

Camino Real Park

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There is a fenced dog run at this public park where your pet can play off-leash, or they may join you on-leash in the spacious park itself.

Westfield Century City

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Westfield Century City is an extremely dog-friendly mall on Santa Monica Boulevard. People (and their dogs) come back again and again!

New Brighton Beach

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Pets go wild for the chance to play at the beach! Yours is welcome to join you here, as long as they remain on-leash.

Arroyo Verde Park

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Leashed dogs are welcome in Arroyo Verde Park, which is located near Foothill and Day Road in Ventura.

Rincon Park (County of Santa Barbara)

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Rincon Park (County of Santa Barbara) is a park on top of the bluffs, with picnic ramadas and a hiking trail. There is also another trail, and also a separate set of stairs which lead down to the beach. Dogs are allowed on the beach North of Rincon Creek. Your pet is welcome to join you at this fun park, as long as they remain on-leash. Dogs are not allowed on the beach South of Rincon Creek (Ventura County).

King Park Dog Park

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This lovely park includes basketball courts, picnic tables, playground, and even a fenced dog park where your pet is welcome to play off-leash.

Woodland Trail

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For an easy family hike, try the Woodland Trail. This is a 1.5-mile loop is an interpretive trail that offers a self-guided tour of this dry-woodland area. The trail starts off HWY 38 about .2 miles west of Stanfield Cutoff and is well marked and has plenty of parking at the trail head. Leashed dogs are allowed.

Freedom Park

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A very popular spot for local dog owners, this large off-leash dog park is part of the 26-acre Freedom Park.

Oberrieder Dog Park

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This off-leash dog park is a great spot, not far from a dog friendly restaurant.

Otay Ranch Town Center Dog Park

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Bring Fido to Otay Ranch's Dog Park, located near Otay Pet Vet and REI, for a fun way to relax after an afternoon of shopping. This special amenity is a great place to exercise your dog and play off-leash in our 10,000 square foot gated area with other dogs. The park is open daily from 7 am to 9 pm, weather permitting, with plenty of adjacent parking. Call (619) 397-4300 for more information.

Grays Peak Trail

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Grays Peak Trail is a moderately easy, 7-mile hike in San Bernardino National Forest that will take about 3.5 hours to complete with Fido. This trail is on the north side of the lake and will actually lead you to the backside of the mountain where water views disappear. However, losing the view of the water is worth the peace, quiet, and open vistas that take its place.

Kate O. Sessions Memorial Park

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ON LEASH DOGS WELCOME. This San Diego hidden gem is a wonderful place to take your pet for a stroll. It's even a popular wedding spot! Leashed dogs are welcome.

Noyo Beach

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Off-leash pets are welcome to enjoy this gorgeous, rocky beach with you. To go to the Noyo Beach park, turn east on the north end of the Noyo Bridge (left coming south, right going north) on N. Harbor Drive and follow the road down the steep hill into the harbor, then under the bridge and to the beach. After visiting the beach, stop at Nemo's Fishmarket on N. Harbor Drive where you and your dog can sit on the deck and have lunch.

Napa Good Dog Wine Tour

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A professional dog trainer will pick you and your dog up and take you on a tour of Napa or Sonoma Valley. You can design the tour or the staff will be happy to do it for you. While you are sipping, Fido is exercising. Water, bowl and tennis ball included.

Hale Park

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Bring your pet to play off-leash at this lovely Santa Barbara park, which includes walking trails and plenty of trees. Remember to bring water and keep pets leashed in parking lot.

El Estero Dog Park

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This off-leash Monterey dog park has all the trimmings -- shade, benches, mulched ground, separate small dog area, and even a fire hydrant.

Tahquitz Peak Trail

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Tahquitz Peak Trail is a difficult, 6 mile hike that will take about 4 hours to complete with Fido. This trail is less visited and more dog friendly than the other trail up to Tahquitz Peak. Leash laws apply as this trail goes through the San Jacinto Wilderness.

Shopping at Fashion Island

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Wonderful outdoor mall that is completely pet friendly. Just about all the stores in this upscale mall allow dogs to shop with their owners in the stores. The only disappointing thing is that none of the restaurants really allow dogs on their outdoor patios. Small dogs can get away with being in your purse, but bigger dogs are not usually able to hide very well. It is still worth going shopping here though as it is truly a doggie parade with all the various breeds cruising around on nice days.

Orpet Park

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This long, narrow park is used as an off-leash exercise park by a regular crowd of responsible local dog owners.

Fort Funston Doggie Beach

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An off leash doggie beach with a huge area of tons of trails. There are typically hundreds of well socialized and well behaved dogs for your dog to play with.

Pfeiffer Beach

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Dogs on leash are welcome. From Big Sur, start heading south on Highway 1 and look carefully for Sycamore Road. Take Sycamore Road just over 2 miles to the beach. There is a $5 entrance fee per car.

Hermon Dog Park

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Hermon Dog Park is an off-leash park adjacent to the historic Arroyo Seco of Northeast Los Angeles. The park has two fenced areas, one for large dogs and one for small, elderly and disabled dogs. Facilities include a double-gated entrance, trees, benches, and water dispensers for the dogs. The park is open daily from dawn until dusk.

Chollas Lake Recreation Area

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Take your pet for some on-leash exercise in this beautiful lakeside recreation area.

Butcher Dog Park

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This San Jose off-leash dog park is fully fenced and comes with all the trimmings -- separate small dog area, benches, shade trees, astroturf and mulch areas.

Alta Plaza Off Leash Dog Park

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Alta Plaza Off-Leash plaza is a place where both kids and dogs run free. It is located near schools, and has tennis courts and a basketball hoop available. The off-leash area is well marked with paint on the pathways. Dogs should be leashed when not in this area, and they must be cleaned up after at all times.

Pioneer Mail Trail

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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.

Rio Hondo River Trail

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The Rio Hondo River Trail is a multi-use trail that's a great place to walk Fido in Long Beach! The map below shows a parking area with convenient access to the LARIO 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 <a href="http://www.traillink.com/viewtrail.aspx?AcctID=6378214">TrailLink.com</a>.

Mount Davidson Park

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Quiet park with plenty of room for dogs to roam off-leash.

University Dog Park

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Pets are welcome to romp and play in this Palm Desert off-leash dog park, which includes a separate area for small dogs.

Del Mar Park

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Leashed dogs are welcome to join their owners at this 9-acre Morro Bay park's walking paths.

Lands End Beach Off Leash Dog Area

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Lands End Beach Off Leash Dog Area is unfenced. Watch for signs designating certain areas that require leash use.

Camarillo Grove Dog Park

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Pets are welcome off-leash at this well-maintained Camarillo dog park.

Carlson Dog Park

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Locals rave about this lovely, well-maintained off-leash dog park, which includes a separate small dog area, green grass, and agility equipment. The park is fenced.

Centennial Dog Park

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Like most dog parks in Bakersfield, this park is a old resevoir/retention pond. This park is not as crowded as Kroll and the locals are nice and welcoming.

Laguna Beach Dog Park

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Laguna Beach Dog Park is a great place for the dogs of Laguna Beach to get some exercise and socialize while their owners share the latest news from around town and around the world. The park is open daily from dawn to dusk, except Wednesdays when it's closed for maintenance. When at the dog park, you must pick up after your dog in and out of fenced area. Dogs must be leashed entering and exiting the park. Dogs must be currently licensed. Aggressive dogs must be removed from the park immediately. Professional dog training is not permitted. Spike or pinched collars are not permitted. Sports activities, bicycles, picnics, etc. are not permitted. Take any balls or other toys when you leave. You are responsible for your dog's conduct. If your dog is causing a problem, please leave. Dogs must not be left at the park unattended.

Doyle Community and Dog Park

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Bring your pet to play off-leash at this fenced dog park, which includes grass, separate small dog area, water fountains, shade structures, and a barbecue area.

Monterey Peninsula Recreational Trail

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The Monterey Peninsula Recreational 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 Monterey! The map below shows a parking area with convenient access to the Monterey Peninsula Recreational 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 <a href="http://www.traillink.com/viewtrail.aspx?AcctID=6015269">TrailLink.com</a>.

Tenaja Falls Trail

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Tenaja Falls Trail is an easy, 1.5 mile hike in Cleveland National Forest that will take about 1 hour to complete with Fido. The ranches and mansions you'll see on the drive to this trail are almost as amazing as the falls at the end of it.

Viewpoint Off Leash Dog Area

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Pets are welcome to run and play off-leash during designated hours at this lovely, well-shaded city park.

Sacramento River Parkway Trail

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The Sacramento River Parkway 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 Sacramento! The map below shows a parking area with convenient access to the Sacramento River Parkway 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 <a href="http://www.traillink.com/viewtrail.aspx?AcctID=6357955">TrailLink.com</a>.

Woodward Dog Park

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Your pet will love to play in the one-acre fenced off-leash run at Woodward Park. There are separate areas for large and small dogs.

Rip Van Winkle Open Space

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Rip Van Winkle Open Space is a dog friendly area between Pacific Grove and Pebble Beach. Above Asilomar State Beach, the park is open at all times. Dog poop bags are available and free in the parking lot.

McLaren Park

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McLaren Park is a park in the Bayview neighborhood of San Francisco. The park is less than 10 acres, but is fenced in, allowing dogs to run off leash. The dog run area is at the top of the hill at Shelly Dr. and Mansell St.

Original Paw Pleasers Dog Bakery

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The Original Paw Pleasers is San Diego's first dog bakery, featuring a full line of fresh baked, preservative-free treats, including a grain-free line. Having a birthday? They bake all cakes and ice cream to order in their on site bakery. They are also a boutique with lots of fun toys, leashes and collars. Stop in for a visit... Pets welcome, owners optional!

Aliso Trail

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Aliso Trail is a moderately easy, 3.25 mile hike in Los Padres National Forest that will take about 1.5 hours to complete with Fido. This is a fantastic hike to take in the Spring or Fall when temperatures are moderate. The trail will provide a pleasantly vigorous hike with steep canyons and hills along the way.

Trees of Mystery and Sky Tram

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Trees of Mystery is a fun tourist stop with a giant Paul Bunyan and Babe the Blue Ox, gift shop, Native American Museum, trails through the redwoods with redwood "oddities and examples of growing patterns" and lastly, their very nice sky tram that takes you up through the redwoods to a lookout. Views of the ocean from up top as well as redwoods and wilderness - very beautiful. AND you can take your dog (they will lend you a leash) on the tram as well as the trails and into the buildings.

Piedra Blanca Trail

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Piedra Blanca Trail is an easy, 2.5 mile hike in Los Padres National Forest that will take about 2 hours to complete with Fido. Enjoy the natural beauty of this trail that starts out by crossing Sespe Creek, a National Wild and Scenic River. The creek is home to gorges and the endangered California condor. The colors on the trees make for a beautiful autumn hike. It may be a good idea to wear pants, because some areas of the trail are overgrown with thorny plants.

Dillon Beach

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Dillon Beach is a dog friendly beach as long as your dog is under your control. There is a parking fee to park in the lot, sunrise to sunset.

Ann D. L'Heureux Memorial Dog Park

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This quaint park has open space to run, fountains, benches, and mulch grounds. There is little shade and no separate section for small dogs.

El Chorro Regional Park

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El Chorro Regional Park has a day use area with barbeque facilities, a botanical garden, numerous hiking trails, and an off-leash dog park with separate a small dog area and water spigots.

Glen Canyon Park

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Glen Canyon Park is a beautiful place for dogs and their humans to enjoy together, with plenty of trails and open spaces. Pets must be leashed at all times.

Refugio State Beach to El Capitan State Beach Trail

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This is an easy, 5.4 mile hike that will take about 2 hours to complete with Fido. Dogs are not allowed on the beach in this area, but the entire paved stretch between El Capitan and Refugio Beaches is fair game. The path is open to bikers, walkers, and joggers and provides a spectacular view of the Ocean. Leash regulations do apply.

Santa Barbara Botanical Gardens

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You'll love exploring this gorgeous botanical garden, and you're welcome to bring your pet along as long as they remain on-leash. The garden also host Trails 'n' Tails Day each year on National Dog Day. On this special day, visitors bringing leashed dogs get free admission to the garden and there are many dog-centric activities including a pooch parade, pet photo contest, and dog-friendly vendors and organizations booths.

San Elijo Lagoon Trail

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San Elijo Lagoon Trail is an easy, 3-mile hike in the San Elijo Ecological Reserve 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.

Lands End Trail

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Pets on leashes are welcome to join you as you take in the stunning views on this famous San Francisco trail.

Aqua Adventures Kayaks & Paddleboards

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Take your pup kayaking or on an SUP on Mission Bay in San Diego! Stop for a run on Fiesta Island and bring a picnic to make a fun beach day for the whole family! Lily and Juanita will give your pooch some tips and show you how it's done.

Torrey Hills Dog Park

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Bring your pet to play off-leash at this large, fenced dog park, which has grassy and gravel areas as well as doggie drinking fountains.

Dairyland Dog Park

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This fenced Corona dog park is a great place for your pet to play off-leash. Includes nearby restrooms, picnic tables, and water features.

Seasons Dog Park

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Bring your small pet for some off-leash fun at this fenced in park near the elementary school. The park includes double-gated entry, picnic bench, and shade trees.

McAbee Beach

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Pets are welcome to join you on-leash at this Monterey Beach. Restrooms are available nearby.

Alston Park

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This is a large nature preserve with an enclosed area for dogs to run free. The enclosed area has some agility equipment, lots of balls to throw, a large water pan with running water, and a double entry system to ensure the safety of all dogs going in or out. A large portion of the park is off leash for dogs under good voice control. Dog waste bags are freely provided, as are numerous cans to put the waste into. There also is another large portion of the park that is restricted to dogs on leash only, however, most people ignore the leash requirement. This is an awesome park to walk with your dogs!

Pena Adobe Dog Park

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Leashed pets welcome at this fenced dog park with trees and water features. Kids will enjoy the nearby playground and 'tot lot'.

Asilomar Beach

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Although Fido is not allowed to be off-leash at Asilomar State Beach, you both will still enjoy the beauty of coastal California at this popular destination. Explore the forest, the coast, or the Dune Boardwalk with your pup and enjoy the day spent surrounded by the delights of nature. Dogs and humans must stay on trails or boardwalks at all time. Leashes must be six feet long or less.

Alameda Dog Park

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Pets love to play off-leash at this fenced dog park, which includes a separate area for smaller pets.

Disneyland Resort Kennel Club

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The Disneyland Kennel Club is located adjacent to the main entrance of the park. Dog owners may use the kennel club while they are in the park. Attendants are not permitted to feed, water, or walk pets, so owners must come back to attend to their pet's needs throughout the day. Owners must provide their own food, water, toys, blankets, and comfort items. Proof of vaccination paperwork is required. The Disneyland Resort Kennel Club opens 30 minutes prior to the earliest park opening time and typically closes 30 minutes after the latest park closing time. Kennels are available for your pets on a first-come, first-serve basis. Reservations will not be accepted. For more information, call (714) 781-7662.

Hidden Valley Nature Center and Wildlife Preserve

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10+ miles of trails along the Santa Ana River and in the surrounding hills. Leash required for most areas. Parking area available outside of gate, allowing for walks anytime. An additional, paved, 4+ mile bike trail is great for dog walkers with strollers and toddlers. Please note: this location only accepts cash. No debit or credit cards will be accepted.

Saratoga Creek Dog Park

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Your pet is welcome to run and play at this down-and-dirty, fun San Jose dog park. Be warned, there's only limited seating available.

Elings Park

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There's loads of room for your pet to run and play at this extensive off-leash park, which includes lovely trails and grassy areas. Membership required.

Eaton Canyon Park & Nature Center

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A hike through this conveniently-located public park is rewarded with the site of a beautiful waterfall. Pets are welcome on-leash.

Galante Vineyards Tasting Room

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Galante Vineyards Tasting Room welcomes you and your pet to enjoy some of the finest wines in Carmel! They are passionate and knowledgable about wine and provide treats to visiting pooches.

Carmel River State Beach

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Soak up the serenity at this quiet, gorgeous Carmel beach which ends at a protected bird sanctuary. Leashed pets are welcome.

University Dog Park

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Come relax at scenic Bakersfield park, where your pet may join you on-leash. There is also a fenced dog run where your pet can run off-leash.

Civic Center Dog Park

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Pets will love to run and play off-leash at this Palm Desert fenced dog park.

Veterans Park Dog Park

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Pets may play off-leash at this lovely dog park with beautiful views.

Marina (Schoonover) Dog Park

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Ex-ball field. Now a great off-leash dog park. The chain link fence encloses two sides: one for small dogs, the other for all dogs. There are trash cans and pooper-scoopers at the park for you to use. Water bowls are also provided (bring water to share).

Jacks Peak County Park

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Your pet will love this beautiful park with miles of forest trails and picnic areas. Leashed dogs are welcome.

Mishe Mokwa to Mount Allen Trail

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Mishe Mokwa to Mount Allen Trail is a moderately easy, 6-mile hike in the Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area that will take about 3 hours to complete with Fido.

Griffith Park Dog Park

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This simple, no-frills, off-leash dog park is fully fenced and known for its friendly dogs and owners.

Bayshore Bikeway (Silver Strand Bikeway)

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The Bayshore Bikeway (Silver Strand Bikeway) 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 San Diego! The map below shows a parking area with convenient access to the Bayshore Bikeway (Silver Strand Bikeway). 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 <a href="http://www.traillink.com/viewtrail.aspx?AcctID=6015312">TrailLink.com</a>.

Huntington Beach Best Friend Dog Park

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Best Friends Dog Park has separate areas for small/large dogs, shaded benches, doggie water fountains, and mulch to keep the mud down. Huntington Beach Dog Beach is located in a stretch of Huntington City Beach along Pacific Coast Highway between Seapoint Street and Golden West Street. You must drive south on Pacific Coast Highway beyond Seapoint Street to enter the closest parking lots to this beach, where pay meters charge $0.25 per 10 minutes. It is located down a sloped hill north of the parking lots.

North Natomas Regional Dog Park

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North Natomas Regional Dog Park offers two acres of fully-fenced space for dogs over 25 lbs to play off-leash and a half-acre of fully-fenced space for small or timid dogs. There are also waste stations, water bowls, and a couple benches.

American River Bike Trail (Jedediah Smith Memorial Trail)

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The American River Bike Trail (Jedediah Smith Memorial Trail) is a multi-use trail that's a great place to walk Fido in Sacramento! The map below shows a trailhead where you can pick up the American River Bike Trail (Jedediah Smith Memorial 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 <a href="http://www.traillink.com/viewtrail.aspx?AcctID=6032575">TrailLink.com</a>.

Pat Merritt Dog Park

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This lovely dog park is clean and friendly. Fully fenced with separate small dog area, benches, trees, and drinking fountain.

Rocky Memorial Dog Park

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There's plenty of room for your pet to play off-leash at this no-frills, fenced, 9 acre Petaluma dog park.

Cahuilla Hills Park Off Leash Area

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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.

Carlsbad Premium Outlets

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Dogs are welcome to join you on-leash in the outdoor areas of this outlet mall packed with great stores for both men and women.

Idyllwild Park Nature Center

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Dogs are welcome on-leash at this beautiful, scenic nature park in Idyllwild.

Cesar Chavez Dog Park

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There's loads of open space to play in at this designated off-leash area, which is wide and grassy. Be careful as the area is not fenced.

El Dorado Trail - Forni Rd to Missouri Flat Rd Segment

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The El Dorado Trail - Forni Rd to Missouri Flat Rd Segment 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 Placerville! The map below shows a parking area with convenient access to the El Dorado Trail - Forni Rd to Missouri Flat Rd Segment. 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 <a href="http://www.traillink.com/viewtrail.aspx?AcctID=6363003">TrailLink.com</a>.

Fisherman's Beach

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Fisherman’s Beach is the smallest of the beaches in Avila & Port San Luis Harbor and its called dog beach by the locals. No matter what time of day it is, you will more than likely find dogs running free through the surf. The Port San Luis Harbor District currently allows well behaved dogs to be off the leash anytime on this beach and Olde Port Beach. Please make sure to keep your dog under control and pick up after your dog so we don’t lose this privilege. Also please remember to remove all your trash when you leave as anything you leave behind will end up in our oceans!!!

Heart's Desire Beach at Tomales Bay State Park

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Pets are welcome on-leash at this uncrowded beach with dunes and free parking, making it well worth the drive.

Benton Airport Dog Park

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There's over 2 acres of space to play at this fenced, off-leash dog park, which includes a separate small dog area.

Bijou Park

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The Bijou park in South Lake Tahoe has tons of facilities, but also includes a free, fenced-in dog park where your pet can play off-leash.

Recreation Park Dog Park

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This two-acre dog park includes separately fenced areas for small dogs and large dogs. The park also features trees, benches, water, and waste bags.

Orpheus Dog Park

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This beautiful neighborhood park boasts gorgeous ocean views that your pet can enjoy off-leash with you at designated hours on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, and Sundays. Visit the website for the current off-leash hours.

Temescal Canyon Park

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Leashed dogs are welcome in Temescal Canyon Park, which is located on Sunset Blvd in Pacific Palisades.

Rio Del Mar Beach

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Dogs are welcome to join you on-leash at this dog-friendly beach with hardly any traffic.

Carbon Canyon Regional Park

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Leashed pets are welcome to enjoy the plentiful offerings of this 124-acre park which also feature a grove of coastal redwood. The developed areas include expansive grassy areas perfect for picnicking, two fishing piers, and a facility for sports. The undeveloped area features a nature trail through the redwoods--a perfect walk for amateur naturalists, birdwatchers, and hikers.

Mission Trail Park

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Mission Trail Park offers 35 acres of trails in southeast Carmel. If you enter the trail system via Mountain View Avenue (where it turns into Forest Road), you can take a nice little walk down to the Carmel Mission Basilica. You can also enter the park from Rio Road, across from the mission.

Martin Luther King Promenade

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The Martin Luther King Promenade 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 San Diego! The map below shows a parking area with convenient access to the Martin Luther King Promenade. 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 <a href="http://www.traillink.com/viewtrail.aspx?AcctID=6015156">TrailLink.com</a>.

Pacific Crest Trail to Eagle Rock

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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.

Coast Side Dog Park

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Bring your pet to play off-leash at this volunteer-run, fenced Half Moon Bay dog park much loved by locals. A $20 annual fee is appreciated but not mandatory.

Kern River Parkway Bike Path

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The Kern River Parkway Bike Path is a multi-use trail that's a great place to walk Fido in Bakersfield! The map below shows a parking area with convenient access to the Kern River Parkway Bike Path. 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 <a href="http://www.traillink.com/viewtrail.aspx?AcctID=6032474">TrailLink.com</a>.

Millerton Point at Tomales Bay State Park

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Dogs are welcome on-leash at the Vista Point picnic area, but not on the beaches or trails.

Monterey Bay Sailing

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In addition to sailing lessons and bareboat rentals, Monterey Bay Sailing offers one, two and three hour guided cruises on Monterey Bay. Prices range from $39/person for a one hour bay cruise to $700 for a full day private bay cruise for up to six passengers. Dogs are welcome for no additional fee, and tours are available seven days a week throughout the year.

Gum Grove Park

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Gum Grove Park is a 10 acre gem that is sort of hard to find. All the locals that live in front of this park walk their dogs here and want it kept a secret. Why? Because it is one of the largest and best dog parks in the area. It is totally fenced in and has water and dog bags at the Avalon entrance. Plus, there are two parking areas for park users. The main entrance is on Avalon and the second and smaller one is on Herone Pointe off of Seal Beach Blvd.This park has a old closed main road that cuts through it at the base and many nice trails that are branching on the above sloping hill. Also, you can hike the Hellman Trail which dead ends about a quarter mile north. It is right at the entrance to the park. Just make sure to keep your dog on a leash, since local leash laws are always in effect.

Village Park Trail

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Your pet will find plenty of smells to investigate on this lovely, natural trail, which is rarely crowded. Pets welcome off-leash, but be careful as it is not fenced.

Laguna Lake Park

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Off leash dog park not near the water. Dog mits and water bowls provided.

Coyote Creek Trail

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The Coyote 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 San Jose! The map below shows a parking area with convenient access to the Coyote 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 <a href="http://www.traillink.com/viewtrail.aspx?AcctID=6032159">TrailLink.com</a>.

Rincon Valley Community Dog Park

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Bring your pet to play off-leash at this fenced dog park, which includes a separate small dog area, benches, drinking water, and a pond for pets to play in.

Lake Cahuilla Recreation Area

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Lake Cahuilla Recreation Area is 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 mountaintops making it a spectacular destination. Lake Cahuilla is the ideal nature getaway with 91 individual and group campsites near the gorgeous Santa Rosa Mountains. It is an easy destination for anyone looking to quickly escape the city life and become immersed in unparalleled views and all the outdoor activities available. Fun-filled fishing in the 135 acre lake, hiking and horseback trails nearby, and a cooling swimming pool are just a few of the great adventures campers can experience. Open grass areas with picnic tables and barbeques are splendid for special events from company gatherings to birthday parties. Enjoying a special day or vacation at beautiful Lake Cahuilla is the perfect way to break away from the hectic schedule of everyday life.

Harada Heritage Dog Park

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This well-kept, off-leash dog park is fully fenced and includes a separate area for smaller pets.

Pismo Beach State Beach

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This is one of the few state beaches in California that allows you to camp at the state campground (we stayed at North Beach loop) and take your dog on the beach provided he stays on the leash. There are short coastal walking trails along the sand & you're a short walk from the town of Pismo which is very dog friendly.

Cool Patch Pumpkins and Corn Maze

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Looking for the perfect pumpkin? Chances are you will find it at Cool Patch Pumpkins and Corn Maze. Cool Patch grows fifty different varieties of pumpkins resulting in tens of thousands of pumpkins to choose from. Cool Patch is also home to a 53-acre corn maze, a yearly scarecrow contest, and a kid zone. Leashed pets are welcome to join the fun on Mondays-Thursdays.

Conejo Creek Dog Park

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The 3.5-acre Dog Park was opened in June 2001. It is a special facility designed for the benefit and enjoyment of our community's dogs and their human families. The park has two separate sections: one for small dogs (30 lbs and under), and the other for large dogs (over 30 lbs.). Drinking fountains have attached dog water fountains. There are also 10 Parking sponts (including ADA Parking), Mutt-Mitt Dispensers, 84 Picnic Tables, 8 Shade Structures, picnic tables, benches, and lights for night use. Open daily from 7:00am - 8:30pm (but closed every Thursday from 7:00am - 9:00am and all day on the 3rd Thursday of every month).

Cody Kelly Bark Park

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There's loads of room for your pet to play off-leash at this fenced dog park, which includes a separate small dog area, benches for owners, running water, and shade trees.

Valley Animal Center Dog Park

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The Dr. James W. Thornton Dog Park is a beautiful membership-based 1.5 acre park located in the Valley Animal Center complex at 3934 N. Hayston in Fresno, California. The park features a 2,000-gallon canine wading pool, complete with water jets, and grassy land with trees divided into several spacious dog runs.
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