Dog Friendly Hiking Trails in Boulder Creek, CA

There’s 1 dog-friendly hiking trail in Boulder Creek, and 19 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 Boulder Creek.

Pet Friendly Big Basin Redwoods State Park
Big Basin Redwoods State Park Big Basin Redwoods State Park is California's oldest state park and is home to the largest span of old-growth Redwoods south of San Francisco. Leashed dogs are allowed in the campsites, picnic areas, and on paved roads. They must be on a leash and attended at all times. Dogs are also allowed on North Escape, a 2.5-mile one-way (5-mile round trip) paved road that is mostly gated off to cars and alongside old-growth redwoods, a creek, and lush undergrowth. Dog owners can check out Big Basin's official website for information on day-use and camping fees. Dogs are not permitted on any of the trails or fire roads excluding the campground connector trail from Sempervirens and Blooms Creek campgrounds to park headquarters. Dogs are not allowed in any portion of the Rancho del Oso area, or on Waddell State Beach. See Details
Pet Friendly West Cliff Drive
West Cliff Drive Bring Fido for a hike along West Cliff Drive, a pet-friendly trail in Santa Cruz, CA. This 3-mile one-way, walking and biking path along the Pacific Ocean starts at the Santa Cruz Municipal Wharf, winds past the iconic Santa Cruz Dream Inn, Steamer Lane, and Lighthouse Point, and ends at Natural Bridges State Beach. Please keep Fido leashed. 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
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 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
Almaden Quicksilver County Park Pet-friendly Almaden Quicksilver County Park in San Jose offers a view of California's mining era history, and springtime offers the chance to see one of the most spectacular wildflower displays of the region. There are over 34.2 miles of hiking trails for you and Fido to explore, and picnic tables are scattered throughout. Dogs must be on a six foot leash and wear proof of a current license and rabies vaccine. Owners are responsible for pet care and clean up, and aggression is not tolerated. Please note that park trails are subject to closure due to poor conditions. 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
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
Pogonip Open Space Leashed dogs are allowed to explore parts of the pet-friendly Pogonip Open Space in Santa Cruz, CA. Pogonip features approximately 11.5 miles of trails. Dogs are not allowed on all trails, as some are in sensitive habitats. In dog-friendly areas, owners must clean up after their pet and keep them leashed. For information on where Fido is allowed, check out the trail map on Pogonip's official website. 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
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
Wilson Park Wilson Park is a pet-friendly public park in Cupertino, CA. This 10-acre site includes a large expanse of grass for a casual stroll with Fido, picnic areas, a playground and baseball field. See Details
Pajaro River Levee Trail Grab Fido's leash and head out for some exercise along Pajaro River Levee Trail in Watsonville, CA. You can park at the lot on Bridge Street and take the trail that ends at the water. On your way, you might encounter wildlife like bobcats, otters and birds. See Details
Stevens Creek County Park Stevens Creek County Park is a dog-friendly recreation area in Cupertino, CA. Leashed dogs are welcome to join you for a hike across nine miles of multi-use trails, many of which connect to Mid-Peninsula Open Space Fremont Older Preserve. Visitors will also find shaded picnic areas and an 82-acre reservoir suitable for boating and fishing. See Details
Plaza de Cesar Chavez Bring your dog to this walk in the Plaza de Cesar Chavez, also known Cesar Chavez Park. The park spans two acres in the middle of downtown San Jose. As you stroll, take time to smell the all of the beautiful flowers and let Fido splash in the water fountains. The dog-friendly park is a hub of activity and you may get to experience one of the festivals and live music performances frequently held in the plaza. See Details
Coal Creek Preserve Coal Creek Preserve is pet-friendly. Bring your leashed pooch on an afternoon hike along the trails at this preserve. If you walk them all, you can enjoy a nice three-mile loop together. The best part of this hiking system are the views of the San Francisco Bay Area that can be seen from the open grassland ridges. Leashed dogs are welcome, as long as they are cleaned up after. See Details
William Street Park Leashed dogs are welcome at the 14-acre William Street Park in the historic Naglee Park neighborhood of San Jose. Walk your dog in the grassy area shaded by trees. Bark in the Park is held here each year. See Details
Penitencia Creek County Park You and Fido can enjoy a day outdoors at Penitencia Creek County Park, a dog-friendly recreation area in San Jose, CA. The park features a number of trails for jogging, biking or walking, along with a picnic area. See Details
Shark Fin Cove (Shark Tooth Cove) The trail overlooking Shark Fin Cove in Davenport, CA is dog friendly. Also known as Shark Tooth Cove, this scenic coastal area is popular with those looking for a sunset walk along the cliffs. Fido is not permitted to join you on Shark Fin Cove beach, but visitors can capture an amazing photograph of the stunning rock formations and sea caves below. Walk along to Davenport Cliffs Viewpoint for the very best ocean views. The beach and trails are accessible from Highway 1. If you're coming from Santa Cruz, the dirt pull-out parking lot is on your left, about 0.5 miles from Bonny Doon Beach. Coming from San Francisco, it is 1 mile south of the city of Davenport. See Details
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