Dog Friendly Hiking Trails in Encino, CA

There’s 1 dog friendly hiking trail in Encino, and 52 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 Encino.

Pet Friendly Westridge-Canyonback Wilderness Park
Westridge-Canyonback Wilderness Park Your pup is welcome to join you as you hike the trails of Westridge-Canyonback Wilderness Park and enjoy gorgeous views of downtown and the ocean. Mutt mitts are provided along many of the trails. The Westridge fire road provides trail access for hikers, mountain bikers and equestrians along the north-south ridgeline. The park is contiguous with the 20,000-acre urban wilderness park known as the “Big Wild.” The park is accessible from both the San Fernando Valley at San Vincente Mountain Park and from West Los Angeles, at the end of Westridge Road. 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
Solstice Canyon Bring your pet out for a bit of exercise on this mild hike, which afford breathtaking views of the ocean. Leashed pets are welcome. Solstice Canyon features several options for easy, moderate, or strenuous hikes through coastal sage scrub and riparian plant communities. Visitors can enjoy a picnic, a shady stroll along the Solstice Canyon Trail, or a more challenging climb up the Rising Sun Trail. The perennial waterfall is a popular hiking destination, and along the way you might encounter acorn woodpeckers, alligator lizards, fence lizards, or a red-tailed hawk soaring overhead. Dogs are allowed but must remain on a leash, not to exceed six feet, at all times. Please pick­ up after your dog. See Details
West Mandeville Fire Road Pets are welcome on-leash on the West Mandeville Fire Road - 10 miles of trails at this rarely crowded Brentwood park with beautiful views of the mountains and ocean. 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
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
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
Topanga Lookout Trail BringFido along for a hike on the 2-mile out-and-back trail overlooking Red Rock Canyon and providing amazing views of the Santa Monica and Santa Susana Mountains. See Details
Temescal Canyon Park Leashed dogs are welcome in Temescal Canyon Park. The park features a hiking trail that is open from dawn until dusk. See Details
Lower Canyonback Trail Spend a couple hours out on the trail with Fido on this 4.2-mile hike, ascending Canyonback Ridge and enjoying beautiful view of west LA, Santa Monica Bay, the Santa Monica Mountains, and the Getty Museum. See Details
Getty View Park Hike with your pup along the East Sepulveda Fire Road in Getty View Park on a 3-mile out-and-back jaunty as you enjoy delightful views of Santa Monica Bay and the Getty Museum. See Details
Glen Alla Park Bring your pet to Glen Alla Park for a jog or just to relax at this public park. Dogs are welcome as long as they remain on-leash. See Details
Roxbury Park Roxbury Park is a pet-friendly park in Beverly Hills. Encompassing more than 11 acres of beautifully maintained green space, Roxbury Memorial Park is a popular spot for numerous recreational activities, including picnicking, lawn bowling, basketball, sand volleyball, baseball and soccer. Leashed dogs are welcome to join you on the paved pathways in the park. 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 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
Corral Canyon Trail Explore miles of unspoiled nature in the Santa Monica Mountains on this loop trail with canyon and mountain views. Leashed dogs are welcome to join their humans on the trail. 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
Caballero Canyon Trail You and your pooch can enjoy a 3.4-mile round trip hike with an elevation gain of 625 feet as you ascend Caballero Canyon on the north side of the Santa Monica mountains. For more trail and hiking information, visit the website. 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
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
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
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
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
Garden of the Gods Fido may join you on-leash at this Chatsworth park and gardens, which includes some unusual rock formations. The 23-acre Garden of the Gods park is perched in the northwest corner of Chatsworth. See Details