Dog Friendly Hiking Trails in Goleta, CA

There are 6 dog friendly hiking trails in Goleta. 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 Goleta.

Pet Friendly Coal Oil Point Trail
Coal Oil Point Trail Coal Oil Point Trail is an easy, 1.5 mile hike in Goleta, CA, that will take about 1 hour to complete with Fido. Dogs are allowed on the bluffs and Campus Beach. Be sure to avoid the dunes and other areas where the endangered Snowy Plover is protected, or you could face a large fine. Fido must be leashed at all times and kept away from fenced areas at all times. See Details
Pet Friendly Los Padres National Forest
Los Padres National Forest Los Padres National Forest is pet-friendly. The area covers 1.75 million acres and more than 220 miles in two different counties. This national forest in southern and central California is a great place to bring your pooch for a walk on the leash. Dog owners are reminded to keep the park clean and remove any waste that pups leave behind. See Details
Gaviota State Park Dogs are welcome at Gaviota State Park, located on the coast of California. Pets must be confined to a vehicle or tent from 10 pm to 6 am and must not be left unattended at any time. Owners must remove a dog if it is noisy or vicious. The park is open from 7am to sunset. See Details
Aniso Trail from El Capitan State Beach to Refugio State Beach The Aniso Trail from El Capitan State Beach to Refugio State Beach is an easy, 5.5 mile hike in Goleta, CA, that will take about 2 hours to complete with Fido. Dogs are not allowed on the beach in this area, but the entire paved stretch between El Capitan and Refugio Beaches is fair game. The path is open to bikers, walkers, and joggers and provides a spectacular view of the ocean. Leash regulations do apply. See Details
Nojoqui Falls County Park Nojoqui Falls County Park has an easy, 0.6 mile hike that will take about 1.5 hours to complete with Fido. The falls this trail leads to are a beautiful secret not know to many people who aren't from the area. The park itself offers splendid facilities including several large picnic areas, playgrounds, restrooms, grills, parking, and more. See Details
Girsch Park Leashed dogs are welcome to join you for a walk at Girsch Park in Goleta, CA, Programs held at the park include agility courses and obedience training run by Goleta Valley Dog Club. See Details
Hale Park Bring your pet to play off-leash at Hale Park, a dog-friendly, 14 acre open space park in Santa Barbara, CA. The park features lots of walking trails shaded by plenty of trees. Remember to bring water and keep pets leashed in parking lot. Waste bags are available at the park entrance on Camino Viejo. See Details
Santa Barbara City College Trails From the east to the west side of Santa Barbara City College there is a dog-friendly trail that runs along the cliff sporting a beautiful view of the Pacific Ocean, harbor, and beaches. On the west side of the campus there is a grassy area where a whole pack of well socialized dogs and friendly owners meet every Saturday morning and many weekday evenings. If you are staying at any of the pet-friendly hotels in West Beach you simply cross Castillo Street, walk through the park and towards the road that winds up the hill toward City College (on the left of the tennis courts). Stay to the left and look for the gardens that hug the cliffs and walk past the stadiums to get to the pedestrian bridge that will take you to the West Campus. The bridge opens up to a big grassy area with a path on the left and (typically) lots of friendly, playful doggies. See Details
Aliso Trailhead Aliso Trail is a moderately easy, 3.25 mile hike in Los Padres National Forest that will take about 1.5 hours to complete with Fido. This is a fantastic hike to take in the spring or fall when temperatures are moderate. The trail will provide a pleasantly vigorous hike with steep canyons and hills along the way. See Details
Seven Falls Seven Falls is a pet-friendly trail in Santa Barbara. The potholes and waterfalls en route have earned it its name. Bring your leashed pooch along to cool off in the water and enjoy a shady hike through the trees. See Details