Dog Friendly Hiking Trails in Big Sur, CA

There’s 1 dog-friendly hiking trail in Big Sur, and 4 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 Sur.

Pet Friendly Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park
Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park Certain sections of Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park in Big Sur, CA are dog-friendly. Leashed dogs are welcome to explore paved roads, developed campgrounds, and day use areas. They are not allowed on any State Park trails. Many of the campsites are located along the Big Sur River. See Details
Pet Friendly Garland Ranch Regional Park
Garland Ranch Regional Park Dog-friendly Garland Ranch Regional Park is a gorgeous park in Carmel, CA, 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. There are trails for nearly all abilities, from beginner to advanced hiker. Trail maps can be found at the park's visitor center. The park is open dawn until dusk. See Details
Mission Trail Park 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. See Details
Jacks Peak Park Jacks Peak Park is a dog-friendly woodland park near Monterey, CA, which welcomes leashed pets. Bring Fido and explore hiking trails extending over 8 miles through cathedral-like forests. Traverse the Skyline Self-Guided Nature Trail to the summit of Jacks Peak and admire breathtaking ridge top vistas. The park is a popular destination for hiking, horseback riding, photography, nature viewing and picnicking. See Details
South Bank Trail You and Fido can enjoy a breath of fresh air at South Bank Trail, a dog-friendly walking path located in Carmel, CA. The trail stretches 1.5 miles through the Carmel Valley and is a popular destination for biking, jogging and dog walking. Visitors can park at a gravel lot on the side of Rancho San Carlos Road. Dogs must be leashed on the trail. See Details