Dog Friendly Hiking Trails in Half Moon Bay, CA

There are 2 dog friendly hiking trails in Half Moon Bay, and 19 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 Half Moon Bay.

Pet Friendly Half Moon Bay Coastal Trail
Half Moon Bay Coastal Trail The Half Moon Bay Coastal 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 Half Moon Bay! The map below shows a parking area with convenient access to the Half Moon Bay Coastal 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 Half Moon Bay State Beach
Half Moon Bay State Beach Bring Fido to Half Moon Bay, CA for a walk or a picnic at the park near the coast at Half Moon Bay State Beach. Dogs are prohibited on the beaches at all times, but they are permitted in the campground, in the day-use picnic areas, and on the Coastside Trail, provided they are controlled with a leash of no more than six feet at all times. See Details
Pulgas Ridge Open Space Preserve Pulgas Ridge Open Space Preserve is a dog-friendly park in Redwood City, CA. Take your pet for an on-leash hike throughout this large, lovely nature preserve, or let them run free in the 17.5-acre area located in the center of the preserve, accessible from the Cordilleras Trail, Polly Geraci/Hassler Trails and the Blue Oak Trail. Be careful as the area is fenced and signed at entrances, but there is no fencing around the off-leash area. Dogs must be on a leash when outside of the off-leash area. See Details
Fort Funston Located off of Skyline Blvd, Fort Funston is one of the best places in San Francisco to bring your dog for a day of fun. This recreation area has lots of room for Fido to run and play, several dog-friendly trails, and beach areas. Dogs must be on a leash in the Bank Swallow habitat areas. Keep an eye out for fenced or signed areas were dogs are not permitted, and note that the Coastal Trail north of Horse Trail intersection is closed due to erosion. See Details
Oyster Bay Regional Shoreline Oyster Bay Regional Shoreline is a dog-friendly recreation area located in San Leandro, CA. The shoreline features picnic areas and miles of trails for you and Fido to enjoy. Some of the wildlife you may encounter includes jackrabbits, garter snakes, birds of prey and more! See Details
Windy Hill Open Space Preserve Windy Hill Open Space Preserve is a pet-friendly recreational area in Portola Valley, CA. Leashed dogs are allowed on all trails at Windy Hill Open Space Preserve except Lost and Razorback Trails. Dog owners are reminded to clean up any mess that is left behind. See Details
Glen Canyon Park Leashed dogs are welcome at Glen Canyon Park, a 66.6-acre recreation area in San Francisco, CA. The park offers dog-friendly hiking trails and open space to enjoy with Fido. The canyon itself is one of the city's "Significant Natural Resource Areas" with important plant species and native chert outcroppings. See Details
Oyster Point Marina/Park Oyster Point Marina/Park is a dog-friendly public marina and 33-acre park in South San Francisco, CA. Leashed dogs are welcome to explore the recreational facility, which features a 408-berth marina, hiking and jogging trails, a 300-foot fishing pier, picnic facilities, and a 2.5-acre sandy beach. Dog owners must clean up after their pet during their visit to Oyster Point. See Details
Devil's Slide Trail Devil's Slide Trail is a dog-friendly recreational area in Pacifica, CA. The paved trail features pet waste stations, overlooks, benches, observation scopes, interpretive signs, bike racks, drinking fountains, and restrooms. Dogs must be cleaned up after and leashed for the entirety of their hike. Parking is limited on the weekends. See Details
Candlestick Point State Recreation Area Candlestick Point State Recreation Area is a pet-friendly park in an urban setting in San Francisco, CA. The park is located just behind where Candlestick Stadium once proudly stood as the home of the Major League Baseball outfit, the San Francisco Giants. Dogs are welcome on leashes under 6 feet on all the trails in the park. You'll also find bathrooms, ponds, fishing and picnic areas. See Details
Butano State Park Dog-friendly Butano State Park is a quiet canyon brimming with babbling creeks and redwood trees in Pescadero, CA. Leashed dogs are welcome in the campground and in paved developed areas. Dogs must be confined to a tent or vehicle at night, and they are not allowed on trails. See Details
Waterdog Lake & Open Space Leashed pets are welcome at Waterdog Lake & Open Space in Belmont, CA, where they'll be rewarded at the end of their hike with a dip in the pet-friendly pond. Check out the wonderful views, or follow the scenic lake loop trail. See Details
Pearson-Arastradero Preserve Pearson-Arastradero Preserve is a dog-friendly nature preserve in Palo Alto, CA. The area features a number of trails that welcome pets on a leash, but be aware that some of the trails are seasonal. You and Fido can possibly see deer, coyotes, birds and even bobcats. See Details
Mount Davidson Park The dog-friendly Mount Davidson Park features the highest point in San Francisco. At 938', Mt. Davidson also features a 103' concrete cross at the peak. Bring Fido on a hike through a myriad of landscapes like a eucalyptus forest, coastal scrub and grasslands. See Details
Hayward Regional Shoreline Hayward Regional Shoreline in Hayward, CA is dog friendly and allows leashed pets in designated areas. This spacious wetlands park boasts gravel shoreline trails and is a popular spot for birdwatching and jogging. Visitors who bring Fido should watch for signs with park rules pertaining to pets. In order to protect wildlife, dogs are not allowed south of the West Winton Avenue flood control channel. Fido is also not permitted inside the Interpretive Center. See Details
Grandview Park Trail Featuring outstanding views, a small network of trails, and a dune plant community, pet-friendly Grandview Park Trail is a favorite with locals and visitors alike. Located in the Sunset District of San Francisco, the majority of the climb is made up of wooden stairs while the short trail around the top of the hill consists of soft soil. The dune community is extremely fragile, so please stay on the path at all times. Dogs must be leashed on the trail. See Details
Crocker Park Recreational Trail The Crocker Park 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 Brisbane! The map below shows a trailhead where you can pick up the Crocker Park 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
Coal Creek Preserve Coal Creek Preserve is pet-friendly. Bring your leashed pooch on an afternoon hike along the trails at this preserve. If you walk them all, you can enjoy a nice three-mile loop together. The best part of this hiking system are the views of the San Francisco Bay Area that can be seen from the open grassland ridges. Leashed dogs are welcome, as long as they are cleaned up after. See Details
Waterdog Run/Bike Trail Waterdog Run/Bike Trail is pet-friendly. Located in Silicon Valley, this little slice of nature is a great place to bring your pooch for a wander. Water Dog Lake Park has a number of trails that wind around a lake at its center. Dogs are welcome on all of the pathways in the park. Dog owners are reminded to clean up any mess that is left behind. Waterdog Run/Bike Trail is open every day of the week from 6am to 6pm. See Details
Big Basin Redwoods State Park Big Basin Redwoods State Park is California's oldest state park and is home to the largest span of old-growth Redwoods south of San Francisco. Leashed dogs are allowed in the campsites, picnic areas, and on paved roads. They must be on a leash and attended at all times. Dogs are also allowed on North Escape, a 2.5-mile one-way (5-mile round trip) paved road that is mostly gated off to cars and alongside old-growth redwoods, a creek, and lush undergrowth. Dog owners can check out Big Basin's official website for information on day-use and camping fees. Dogs are not permitted on any of the trails or fire roads excluding the campground connector trail from Sempervirens and Blooms Creek campgrounds to park headquarters. Dogs are not allowed in any portion of the Rancho del Oso area, or on Waddell State Beach. See Details
Mount Sutro Open Space Reserve Leashed dogs are welcome to enjoy the more than five miles of trails at pet-friendly Mount Sutro Open Space Reserve, adjacent to UCSF's Parnassus campus in San Francisco, CA. The reserve is home to a forest more than 100 years old along with many varieties of birds and other wildlife. There is no public parking at the reserve so visitors must park on Clarendon Avenue near Johnstone Drive and walk past the Aldea Center along Johnstone Drive to reach the trailhead. Keep See Details