Dog Friendly Hiking Trails in Big Sur, CA

There are 2 dog friendly hiking trails in Big Sur. 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 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. There is a $10 day use fee, per car. Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park is open from a half hour before sunrise to a half hour after sunset. See Details
Pet Friendly Andrew Molera State Park
Andrew Molera State Park Dogs can join you at Andrew Molera State Park at the picnic day use areas, campgrounds, and on paved roads throughout the park, but not on the trails. Located on the stunning Big Sur coast of California, the land was donated by former owner, Frances Molera, who wanted it to be used and preserved by the public. The park is open half an hour before sunrise until half an hour after sunset. See Details
Garland Ranch Regional Park 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. 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