Dog Friendly Hiking Trails in Downey, CA

There’s 1 dog friendly hiking trail in Downey, and 57 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 city park near Hollywood and the Hollywood Hills. 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
Mount Hollywood Trail 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
Lake Hollywood Park Lake Hollywood Park 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
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 hike! See Details
Rio Hondo River Trail The Rio Hondo River Trail is a multi-use trail that's a great place to walk Fido in Long Beach! The map below shows a parking area with convenient access to the LARIO 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
Eaton Canyon Park & Nature Center A hike through this conveniently-located public park is rewarded with the site of a beautiful waterfall. Pets are welcome on-leash. See Details
Forrestal Nature Reserve "With some of the best remaining native wildlife habitat and hiking trails, this 155-acre Reserve is a key component of the Peninsula's natural environment and a significant part of the Palos Verdes Nature Preserve." http://pvplc.org/_lands/forrestal.asp See Details
Pacific Electric Greenbelt Pacific Electric Right of Way 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 Long Beach! The map below shows a parking area with convenient access to the Long Beach Greenbelt (Pacific Electric Right of Way). 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
Franklin Canyon Lake Loop & Chaparral Trail Spend the day with Fido at the gorgeous 605-acre Franklin Canyon Park. Hike around Franklin Canyon Lake and Heavenly Pond and up the Chaparral Trail on a 2.5-mile round trip journey. The 325-foot elevation gain climbs to outstanding views of Franklin Canyon. See Details
Fryman Canyon Loop Hike this 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
San Gabriel River Trail The San Gabriel River Trail is a multi-use trail that's a great place to walk Fido in Long Beach! 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
San Diego Creek Bikeway The San Diego Creek Bikeway is a multi-use trail that's a great place to walk Fido in Newport Beach! The map below shows a parking area with convenient access to the San Diego Creek 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
Amir's Garden If you and your pup need a break while hiking in Griffith Park, head to Amir's Garden, where you can enjoy an ornamental garden while resting up. Amir's Garden can be found by parking at the Mineral Wells picnic area and hiking approximately 1/2 mile up the fire road. You'll pass Water Tank 73 at the halfway point, and Amir's Garden is on the next major switchback. Please keep Fido on a leash while on the trails. See Details
Juanita Cooke Greenbelt Trail The Juanita Cooke Greenbelt 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 Fullerton! The map below shows a trailhead where you can pick up the Juanita Cooke Greenbelt 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
Old Zoo Picnic Area Bring Fido along to this unique attraction in Griffith Park for a picnic or some games in the adjacent grassy area. This 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
Craig Regional Park While not a dog park, leashed pets are welcome to join you on leash at this serene park with sports fields, picnic tables, and trails. See Details
Bronson Canyon Trail at Griffith Park If you want to get even closer to the famous Hollywood sign than Lake Hollywood Park, you and your leashed pet can hike the Griffith Observatory Loop from Griffith Park. Providing outstanding views of the Hollywood sign and the LA Basin, this hike is popular with tourists and locals alike. It’s a 6.5 mile, 3-hour hike from Bronson Canyon in Griffith Park. The walk is mostly along fire roads and not clearly marked, so study a map ahead of time. 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
Mt Wilson Trail Leashed pets are welcome on the trail through this lovely park. Enjoy the walk through the quaint village, but beware of rattlesnakes. See Details
Hollyridge Trail 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
Vetrans Parkway (Hermosa Valley Greebelt) The Vetrans Parkway (Hermosa Valley Greebelt) 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 Vetrans Parkway (Hermosa Valley Greebelt). 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
Hollywood Walk of Fame Leash up your pup for a stroll down Hollywood's Walk of Fame, learning more about the celebrities honored by each star. If you are lucky, or plan ahead, you might even be able to catch an induction ceremony. See Details
Brush Canyon Trail Hike with your pup to the Hollywood sign on this 6.5-mile trail. This trail crosses Griffith Park and climbs Mount Lee, providing excellent views of the iconic sign and the city below. See Details