Dog Friendly Hiking Trails in Big Bear Lake, CA

There are 5 dog friendly hiking trails in Big Bear Lake, and 12 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 Big Bear Lake.

Pet Friendly Alpine Pedal Path
Alpine Pedal Path Alpine Pedal Path is a 3.2-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. See Details
Pet Friendly Pine Knot Trail to Grand View Point
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
Cougar Crest Trailhead Moderate hiking trail in Big Bear Lake, California. This trail of roughly 5 miles out and back. At the end, this trail meets up with the PCT at the base of Bertha Peak. You can follow this connection up alittle over a mile and reach the peak as well. The views are spectacular and Fido will definitely be excited to go on this incredible journey. See Details
Woodland Trail For an easy family hike, try the dog-friendly Woodland Trail in Big Bear, CA. 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 trailhead. Leashed dogs are allowed. An Adventure Pass or Interagency Pass is required for use of the amenities at the trailhead parking area. See Details
Grays Peak Trail Grays Peak Trail is a dog-friendly, moderately easy, 6.4-mile, out-and-back 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. This area is subject to closure due to habitat protection. Since this trailhead is within bald eagle habitat, it is closed during nesting season from winter to spring, sometimes extending into summer. See Details
Cougar Crest Bertha Peak Trail The Cougar Crest Bertha Peak Trail is a moderately easy, 7.5 mile hike in San Bernardino National Forest that will take about 3 hours to complete with Fido. This is a great trail for beginners and the trail is popular for all types of people from runners to families. During the week the trail is fairly desolate. The trail is best used from March until September. See Details
Little Bear Creek Trail Little Bear Creek Trail is an easy, dog-friendly, 3.7-mile hike in San Bernardino National Forest that will take about 2 hours to complete with Fido. This hike will take you through the area where the final battle with the Old Fire of 2003 took place. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. This trail begins just behind the North Shore Campground on Hospital Rd. off of Hwy. 173. 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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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