Dog Friendly Hiking Trails in Banning, CA

There are 2 dog friendly hiking trails in Banning, and 14 more nearby. Use the links below to get an overview of each one, see pictures, print directions, and even read reviews from other dog owners. Coming from out of town? Get a discounted rate on pet friendly hotels in Banning.

Pet Friendly Black Mountain Trail
Black Mountain Trail Black Mountain Trail is a difficult, 6.9 mile hike in San Bernardino National Forest that will take about 4 hours to complete with Fido. This beautiful, dog-friendly hike in Banning, CA, will have you thinking you are in the Sierra Nevada with its granite boulders, large pines, open vistas, and beautiful views. Although you will need an Adventure Pass for parking, no permit is required to use the trail. Dogs must be leashed at all times. See Details
Pet Friendly Kitching Peak Trail
Kitching Peak Trail Kitching Peak Trail is a difficult, 8 mile hike in San Bernardino National Forest that will take about 5 hours to complete with Fido. From the top of this dog-friendly trail in Banning, CA, you will see spectacular views of the mountains, drop offs, and desert floor. Sometimes this trail is closed so you may want to contact the Ranger Station ahead of time. See Details
Castle Rock Trail Castle Rock Trail is an easy, dog-friendly, 1.6 mile hike in San Bernardino National Forest that will take about 1 hour to complete with Fido. This short hike is a nice escape into beautiful scenery. Take in the lake views on a trail that is speckled with granite boulders. A small stream next to the trail leads into the lake. See Details
Whitewater Preserve Whitewater Preserve is a dog-friendly nature area in Whitewater, CA, with plenty of trails to hike at every level. Make sure to wear proper shoes and bring plenty of water for you and Fido. Most trails are gravel. Please note that there is no cell service in this area. See Details
Mission Creek Preserve Mission Creek Preserve is a dog-friendly nature preserve in Desert Hot Springs, CA. The area is home to old buildings along a dusty pathway that 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
Pine Knot Trail to Grand View Point Pine Knot Trail to Grand View Point is a dog-friendly, moderately easy, 6.9-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. See Details
Humber Park Humber Park in Idyllwild, CA, offers dog-friendly trails. There is paved parking and vault toilets at the trailhead. Adventure Pass or a National Parks Pass is required. Be sure Fido is leashed while hiking in this area. Please note that dogs are prohibited in the State Park Wilderness; check maps on their website for boundaries. See Details
Lake Perris State Recreation Area Lake Perris State Recreation Area in Perris, CA, has some dog-friendly trails and campsites. Unfortunately, dogs are not allowed within 100 feet of the water. Fido can join you on the bike trail that loops around the lake, taking in the crystal waters and the rolling hills in the backdrop. You can also take your pooch into the campgrounds in the area. The park is open daily. See Details
Idyllwild Nature Center Idyllwild Nature Center in Idyllwild, CA, is a dog-friendly recreational area where dogs are welcome on-leash in the outdoor trails. Enjoy hiking, nature programs, picnic areas, guided tours, and more. Various seasonal events are held throughout the year, including the well-known Lemon Lily Restoration Day, Butterfly Daze, Trail of the Acorn Day, and the Wildflower Day. There are day-use admission fees for adults, children, and dogs. See Details
Wildwood Canyon Park Wildwood Canyon Park is a dog-friendly park in Yucaipa, CA. Located high above the hills of Yucaipa, Wildwood Canyon provides panoramic views of the stunning hills and valleys in the area. The area is covered in old oak wooded areas and broad grasslands. Fido can join you on all of the trails at the park, but they must be on a leash under six feet. Pet owners are also reminded to stay on the designated trails and to pick up after their pet to maintain the cleanliness of the area. Wildwood Canyon is open every day of the week from 7:30am to sunset. See Details
Tahquitz Peak Fire Lookout Tahquitz Peak Fire Lookout trail is a difficult, though dog-friendly, 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. Wilderness permits or Adventure Passes, depending on where you start your hike from, are required. See Details
Bogart Regional Park Bogart Regional Park is located 5 miles North of Beaumont at the North end of Cherry Valley situated in on the foothill of the stunning San Gorgonio. Bogart Park has over 400 acres of luscious green fields, amazing mountain views, and a picturesque fishing pond. Individual and group camping is available with fire rings, picnic areas, and restrooms. Equestrian, hiking, and biking trails meander through prestigious views and are perfect for leisurely dog walks, hiking, horseback or bike riding. The fishing pond is surrounded by hills allowing for a serene and scenic fishing experience. See Details
Sugarloaf Mountain Trail Sugarloaf Mountain Trail is a dog-friendly, difficult, 11.6 mile hike in San Bernardino National Forest.. There is no need for a permit when hiking this peak, the highest outside of the National Forest. This trail will take you on a very rocky path through the alpine forest. Be sure to bring plenty of water and check Fido's paws frequently. This area is subject to seasonal closure due to weather conditions. During the winter months, the parking lot is closed and there is an option to park on 38th adding two miles. See Details
San Gorgonio Wilderness Trail San Gorgonio Wilderness Trail is an extremely difficult, though dog-friendly, 16 mile hike in San Bernardino National Forest that will take about 9.5 hours to complete with Fido. Many hikers use this as training for Mount Whitney. Within the half mile after crossing Mill Creek you will gain 1000 feet in elevation as you switchback into the San Gorgonio Wilderness. See Details
South Fork Dry Lake Trail South Fork Dry Lake Trail is a very difficult, 11 mile hike in San Bernardino National Forest that will take about 6.5 hours to complete with Fido. This dog-friendly trail is easily accessible and has a large parking lot. The creek flows heavy in spring and early summer, but dries later in the year. If there has been heavy rainfall you are likely to see many wild flowers. See Details
Shields Peak Trail Shields Peak Trail is an extremely difficult, 12.2 mile hike in San Bernardino National Forest that will take about 7.5 hours to complete with Fido. Heading into the San Gorgonio Wilderness and getting to the San Bernardino Divide is difficult on any trail. Even the most conditioned dogs will struggle on this trail. There are two springs on this trail, but you will want to bring extra water along and check your dogs paws often. See Details