Dog Friendly Hiking Trails in Goleta, CA

There are 4 dog friendly hiking trails in Goleta, and 4 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 Goleta.

Pet Friendly Refugio State Beach to El Capitan State Beach Trail
Refugio State Beach to El Capitan State Beach Trail This is an easy, 5.4 mile hike 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
Pet Friendly Nojoqui Falls County Park
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 includin: several large picnic areas, playgrounds, restrooms, grills, parking, and more. See Details
Coal Oil Point Trail Coal Oil Point Trail is an easy, 1.5 mile hike 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. See Details
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
Oceanfront Trail Bring your pets for a stroll on this grassy, beachside trail. They're welcome to join you on-leash. See Details
Hale Park Bring your pet to play off-leash at this lovely Santa Barbara park, which includes walking trails and plenty of trees. Remember to bring water and keep pets leashed in parking lot. See Details
Aliso Trail 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