Dog Friendly Hiking Trails in Desert Hot Springs, CA

There’s 1 dog friendly hiking trail in Desert Hot Springs, and 8 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 Desert Hot Springs.

Pet Friendly Mission Creek Preserve
Mission Creek Preserve Mission Creek Preserve is pet-friendly. This nature preserve is home to old buildings along a dusty pathway 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
Pet Friendly Cap Homme and Ralph Adams Park
Cap Homme and Ralph Adams Park Bring your dog for some exercise in the designated off-leash area of this beautiful Palm Desert park, which includes hiking trails. Be careful as the area is not fenced. See Details
Tahquitz Peak Trail Tahquitz Peak Trail is a difficult, 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. See Details
Idyllwild Park Nature Center Dogs are welcome on-leash at this beautiful, scenic nature park in Idyllwild. See Details
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 hike 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
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 trail you will see spectacular views of the mountains, dropoffs, and desert floor. Sometimes this trail is closed so you may want to contact the Ranger Station ahead of time. See Details
Sugarloaf Mountain Trail Sugarloaf Mountain Trail is a moderately easy, 7 mile hike in San Bernardino National Forest that will take about 3.5 hours to complete with Fido. 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. See Details
Whitewater Preserve Plenty of trails to hike at every level. Make sure to wear proper shoes. Most trails are gravel. NO CELL service! But well worth it. It is the desert so bring plenty of water. Nice park area to have a picnic. See Details
Palm View Peak Trail Palm View Peak Trail is a difficult, 9 mile hike in San Bernardino National Forest that will take about 4 hours to complete with Fido. If you are looking to hike to a peak with a dramatic view, than this might not be the trail for you. This trail is for those who want to enjoy a trail and don't necessarily need it to lead somewhere epic. It is a little hard to find the path to the top, but with a map and some trail sense you can find the peak and trail register. See Details