Dog Friendly Hiking Trails in Atherton, CA

There are 35 dog friendly hiking trails within 20 miles of Atherton. 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 Atherton.

Pet Friendly Pulgas Ridge Open Space Preserve
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
Pet Friendly Oyster Bay Regional Shoreline
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
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
Windy Hill Open Space Preserve Windy Hill Open Space Preserve is a pet-friendly recreational area in Portola Valley, CA. Leashed dogs are allowed on all trails at Windy Hill Open Space Preserve except Lost and Razorback Trails. Dog owners are reminded to clean up any mess that is left behind. See Details
Quarry Lakes Regional Recreation Area Leashed pets are welcome to explore Quarry Lakes Regional Recreation Area, a dog-friendly lakefront park in Fremont, CA. This beautiful water-oriented recreation area spans 470 acres and offers hiking, picnicking, boating, swimming, fishing and wildlife viewing. A small fee is collected per vehicle, and per dog. See Details
Half Moon Bay Coastal Trail 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 TrailLink.com. See Details
Glen Canyon Park Leashed dogs are welcome at Glen Canyon Park, a 66.6-acre recreation area in San Francisco, CA. The park offers dog-friendly hiking trails and open space to enjoy with Fido. The canyon itself is one of the city's "Significant Natural Resource Areas" with important plant species and native chert outcroppings. 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
Oyster Point Marina/Park Oyster Point Marina/Park is a dog-friendly public marina and 33-acre park in South San Francisco, CA. Leashed dogs are welcome to explore the recreational facility, which features a 408-berth marina, hiking and jogging trails, a 300-foot fishing pier, picnic facilities, and a 2.5-acre sandy beach. Dog owners must clean up after their pet during their visit to Oyster Point. See Details
Dublin Hills Regional Park Bring your pup to this hidden gem and enjoy views of the Tri Valley and San Francisco Bay area at Dublin Hills Regional Park in Dublin, CA. This pet-friendly park covers 654 acres in Alameda County and is part of the East Bay Regional Park District. Enjoy hiking the trails with Fido through grasslands past several seasonal streams and springs. Parking and restrooms are available at the Donlon Point Staging Area. See Details
Dougherty Hills Open Space Take your leashed pup for a hike on the trails at dog-friendly Dougherty Hills Open Space, the largest open space area in the city of Dublin, CA at 107.5 acres. The trailhead is located behind Dougherty Hills Dog Park. You and your pup can enjoy some exercise and sunshine as you hike through the rolling hills and take in sweeping views of Mount Diablo and the Tri-Valley. Be sure to bring some water for you and Fido, and please note that there is no shade along the path. See Details
Fremont Older Open Space Preserve Leashed dogs are welcome at Fremont Older Open Space Preserve in Saratoga, CA. You and Fido can enjoy numerous hiking trails throughout this 739-acre pet-friendly nature preserve. Be sure to clean up after your dog, and remain on the trails to protect the native flora and fauna. See Details
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
Candlestick Point State Recreation Area Candlestick Point State Recreation Area is a pet-friendly park in an urban setting in San Francisco, CA. The park is located just behind where Candlestick Stadium once proudly stood as the home of the Major League Baseball outfit, the San Francisco Giants. Dogs are welcome on leashes under 6 feet on all the trails in the park. You'll also find bathrooms, ponds, fishing and picnic areas. See Details
Baylands Nature Preserve You and Fido can explore the marshlands at dog-friendly Baylands Nature Preserve in Palo Alto, CA. The 1940-acre preserve includes miles of trails that welcome dogs on a leash. You can indulge in some bird watching or just enjoy the water views. See Details
Los Gatos Creek County Park Los Gatos Creek County Park in Campbell, CA is dog friendly. This large park provides recreational opportunities for walkers, joggers, bicyclists, skaters and nature lovers. Fido is welcome to join you for a stroll along the Los Gatos Creek Trail or a relaxed afternoon picnic. At the north end of the park visitors will find Los Gatos Creek Dog Park, a fully-enclosed area with artificial turf, shade structures and bench seating. Vehicle entrance fees are collected year round. See Details
Butano State Park Dog-friendly Butano State Park is a quiet canyon brimming with babbling creeks and redwood trees in Pescadero, CA. Leashed dogs are welcome in the campground and in paved developed areas. Dogs must be confined to a tent or vehicle at night, and they are not allowed on trails. See Details
Linda Vista Park This is an 11-acre site that includes a reservable picnic/barbecue area for 136, two play equipment areas (pre-school and elementary), a fitness station, as well as a large turf area. Linda Vista Park is open daylight hours to one hour after sunset. See Details
Alameda Creek Regional Trail Following the banks of Alameda Creek for roughly 12 miles, Alameda Creek Regional Trail in Fremont, CA is dog friendly. The south-side trail is recommended for bikers, hikers, joggers, and runners. The north-side trail is designed for horseback riding. Fido must be on a leash where posted, and under complete voice control elsewhere. Owners must clean up after their pets. A trail map can be found on Alameda Creek Regional Trail's official website. See Details
Waterdog Lake & Open Space Leashed pets are welcome at Waterdog Lake & Open Space in Belmont, CA, where they'll be rewarded at the end of their hike with a dip in the pet-friendly pond. Check out the wonderful views, or follow the scenic lake loop trail. See Details
Mission Peak Regional Preserve Mission Peak Regional Preserve in Fremont, CA is dog friendly. This popular 3,000 acre park offers opportunities for hiking, camping and horseback riding. Leashed pets are welcome to accompany you on numerous hiking trails, to bird watch, or admire an abundance of spring wildflowers adorning the hillside. Hikers who embark on a trek to Mission Peak will be rewarded with views of Mount Hamilton, the Santa Cruz Mountains, Mt. Tamalpais, Mt. Diablo and the Sierra Nevada Mountains. The preserve can be accessed through the Ohlone Entrance at 43600 Mission Boulevard, or the Stanford Avenue Staging Area on Stanford Avenue. Pet owners should be mindful that dogs can over-heat on strenuous trails, especially on warm summer days. Hike with Fido on cool days, take regular breaks, and carry plenty of water. See Details
Pearson-Arastradero Preserve Pearson-Arastradero Preserve is a dog-friendly nature preserve in Palo Alto, CA. The area features a number of trails that welcome pets on a leash, but be aware that some of the trails are seasonal. You and Fido can possibly see deer, coyotes, birds and even bobcats. See Details
Mount Davidson Park The dog-friendly Mount Davidson Park features the highest point in San Francisco. At 938', Mt. Davidson also features a 103' concrete cross at the peak. Bring Fido on a hike through a myriad of landscapes like a eucalyptus forest, coastal scrub and grasslands. See Details
Hayward Regional Shoreline Hayward Regional Shoreline in Hayward, CA is dog friendly and allows leashed pets in designated areas. This spacious wetlands park boasts gravel shoreline trails and is a popular spot for birdwatching and jogging. Visitors who bring Fido should watch for signs with park rules pertaining to pets. In order to protect wildlife, dogs are not allowed south of the West Winton Avenue flood control channel. Fido is also not permitted inside the Interpretive Center. See Details