Dog Friendly Hiking Trails in Downey, CA

There’s 1 dog friendly hiking trail in Downey, and 68 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 Downey.

Pet Friendly San Gabriel River Trail
San Gabriel River Trail The San Gabriel River Trail is a multi-use trail that's a great place to walk Fido in Downey! The map below shows a parking area with convenient access to the San Gabriel River 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 TrailLink.com. See Details
Pet Friendly Runyon Canyon Park
Runyon Canyon Park Runyon Canyon Park is a 160-acre, dog-friendly city park near Hollywood and the Hollywood Hills in Los Angeles, CA. The park features a 90-acre off-leash dog park with an abundance of hiking trails. Although Fido does not need to be kept on a leash, owners must clean up after their pets. Baggie stations are located throughout the park. See Details
Lake Hollywood Park The pet-friendly Lake Hollywood Park in Los Angeles, CA, is where the locals bring their dogs for playtime and socialization under the Hollywood sign. There are signs stating that dogs should be kept on a leash, and rangers do visit to enforce these rules. See Details
Hollyridge Trail at Griffith Park Many trails in Griffith Park lead to the iconic Hollywood sign and Hollyridge Trail is just such a trail. Hike with your favorite furry friend along this 3.5-mile path to the summit of Mount Lee for gorgeous views of the sign and the city below. See Details
Mount Hollywood Trail at Griffith Park Mount Hollywood Trail is an easy, 3-mile hike in Griffith Park that will take about 1.5 hours to complete with Fido. This section of the mountain is owned by the city and offers what are quite possibly the best views of the Hollywood sign and the Los Angeles Basin. You will also enjoy the scenery as you look over at the San Gabriels or out to the ocean. Just make sure to keep Fido on a leash during the hike and clean up any pet messes. The trail can be accessed by parking at either the Griffith Observatory or at the Ferndell Trail in Los Feliz. See Details
Forrestal Nature Reserve With some of the best remaining native wildlife habitat and hiking trails, this 155-acre dog-friendly Reserve in Rancho Palos Verdes, CA, is a key component of the Peninsula's natural environment and a significant part of the Palos Verdes Nature Preserve. See Details
Eaton Canyon Natural Area and Nature Center Eaton Canyon Natural Area Park and Nature Center is a natural preserve located at the base of the San Gabriel Mountains. A hike through this conveniently-located public park is rewarded with the site of a beautiful waterfall. Pets are welcome on-leash. See Details
Kenneth Hahn State Recreation Area Kenneth Hahn State Recreation Area in Los Angeles, CA, is dog-friendly. Fido can join you on the five miles of trails at the park. The recreation area is also home to native coastal sage scrub habitat, lawns and landscaped areas, picnic sites, playgrounds, a fishing lake, and a lotus pond. Dogs are permitted in County parks and on trails as long as the dog is on a leash, no longer than 6 feet in length and under the full control of the owner. See Details
Echo Park Lake Echo Park Lake is dog-friendly! Leashed dogs are welcome on the paths around the lake at this East Los Angeles park. The park is open daily from sunrise to sunset. See Details
Hermosa Valley Greenbelt Hermosa Valley Greenbelt 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 Hermosa Beach! The map below shows a parking area with convenient access to the Hermosa Valley Greenbelt. 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 TrailLink.com. See Details
Whittier Narrows Recreation Area Whittier Narrows is pet-friendly. This 1,492-acre park is located in the City of South El Monte and is one of Los Angeles County’s largest and most popular recreation areas. Bring your pooch along on a leash to explore the trail around the water. The park is located on both sides of the Pomona Freeway at Rosemead Boulevard and Santa Anita Avenue. Dog owners are reminded to clean up after their pups. See Details
Old Zoo Picnic Area at Griffith Park BringFido along to this unique attraction in Griffith Park for a picnic or some games in the adjacent grassy area. The Old Zoo Picnic Area site was once the home of the former LA Zoo before the zoo moved to its current location. The abandoned zoo has since been turned into a picnic area with old animal cages and exhibits. See Details
Fryman Canyon Loop Fryman Canyon Loop is a 3-mile loop along the Betty B. Dearing Trail through Wilacre Park and Coldwater Canyon Park. This loop will also take you around Fryman Canyon in Studio City. See Details
Franklin Canyon Park Franklin Canyon Park rests on 605 acres near the center of Los Angeles. Within the park boundaries are chaparral, grasslands and oak woodlands, a three-acre lake, an ADA-accessible duck pond, expansive picnic grounds, and over five miles of hiking trails. The lake and pond serve as permanent and seasonal home for birds in the Pacific flyway. Park features include the Sooky Goldman Nature Center, the Sam Goldman Amphitheater, and the Eugene and Michael Rosenfeld Auditorium. Dogs must be leashed at all times. See Details
Fred Hesse Junior Community Park Fred Hesse Junior Community Park is a well-manicured parkland and active community center and one of the most popular in the city. Among the features available for public enjoyment in the upper park area are baseball and soccer fields, numerous picnic areas with barbecues, playground equipment suitable for toddlers to adolescents, and a well-used quarter mile walking path. The lower park site offers a sand volleyball court, picnic areas (no barbecues permitted), leisurely walking paths, and comfortable locations for enjoying panoramic views of Catalina Island north to Malibu. As at all parks, dogs must be on a leash. Dog waste bags provided. See Details
Wilacre Park Enjoy a leisurely hike with your pooch through this hidden gem public park. Leashed pets are welcome to enjoy the trails with their humans. The 128-acre park provides access to the Betty B. Dearing trail and the Cross Mountain Park trail system to Fryman Canyon Park, Coldwater Canyon Park, and Franklin Canyon Park. A large parking lot, restrooms, drinking fountains and a picnic area as well as its easy accessibility by car or MTA bus make Wilacre Park a popular destination for hikers and dog walkers, especially on weekends. See Details
Mount Lowe Railroad Trail Mount Lowe Railroad 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 Altadena! The map below shows a trailhead where you can pick up the Mount Lowe Railroad 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 TrailLink.com. See Details
Colorado Lagoon Colorado Lagoon is a dog-friendly park in Long Beach, CA, featuring a small wetland trail where leashed dogs are welcome. The park also has a playground and picnic areas. See Details
Duarte Recreational Trail Duarte Recreational 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 Duarte! The map below shows a trailhead where you can pick up the Duarte Recreational 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 TrailLink.com. See Details
Elysian Park This hidden gem of a public park contains 570 acres of serene natural spaces. A wonderful place to bring your pooch for an on-leash walk! The park features a bike path, hiking trail, horseshoe pits, jogging path, and restrooms. See Details
Mile Square Regional Park Leashed dogs are welcome to join you for to a walk across 607 acre Mile Square Regional Park, located in Fountain Valley, CA. See Details
Santa Ana River Trail The Santa Ana River Trail is a multi-use trail that's a great place to walk Fido in Costa Mesa! The map below shows a parking area with convenient access to the Santa Ana River 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 TrailLink.com. See Details
Bee Rock in Griffith Park You and Fido can reach the hive-shaped point on the east side of Griffith Park known as Bee Rock via a 1.7 to 4-mile round trip hike, depending on your hiking ability. Bee Rock can be reached by the short and steep Bee Rock Trail or the less steep Bill Eckert Trail. For more trail and hiking information, visit the website. See Details
Chandler Bikeway The Chandler Bikeway 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 Burbank! The map below shows a trailhead where you can pick up the Chandler Bikeway. 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 TrailLink.com. See Details