Dog Friendly Hiking Trails in Los Angeles, CA

There are 27 dog friendly hiking trails in Los Angeles. 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 Los Angeles.

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
Pet Friendly West Mandeville Fire Road
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
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
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
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
Kenneth Hahn State Recreation Area Kenneth Hahn State Recreation Area is dog-friendly. Fido can join you on the five miles of trails at the park. The recreation area is also home to native coastal sage scrub habitat, lawns and landscaped areas, picnic sites, playgrounds, a fishing lake, and a lotus pond. The park is open from 6am to sunset every day of the week. See Details
Sullivan Ridge Trail Bring Fido along for a hike along the Sullivan Ridge Trail between Rustic Canyon and Sullivan Canyon. This out-and-back hike can be as long as 12.6 miles round trip if you want to travel all the way to the end and back again. See Details
Echo Park Lake Echo Park Lake is dog-friendly! Leashed dogs are welcome on the paths around the lake at this East Los Angeles park. The park is open daily from sunrise to sunset. See Details
Bee Rock in Griffith Park You and Fido can reach the hive-shaped point on the east side of Griffith Park known as Bee Rock via a 1.7 to 4-mile round trip hike, depending on your hiking ability. Bee Rock can be reached by the short and steep Bee Rock Trail or the less steep Bill Eckert Trail. For more trail and hiking information, visit the website. See Details
Wonder View Trail at Griffith Park Wonder View Trail ascends 925 feet to Cahuenga Peak and Mount Lee. Hike this 3-mile trail for an excellent view of the Hollywood sign and great photo opportunities with your pup. See Details
Sullivan Canyon Trail Explore the sycamore-filled Sullivan Canyon with Fido on this 8.5-mile round trip trail. See Details
Mandeville Canyon to San Vicente Mountain Loop This 5-mile loop hike covers many trails as you and your pup travel through the upper areas of Mandeville Canyon and into the San Vicente Mountain Park. See Details
Griffith Park Griffith Park is a large municipal park at the eastern end of the Santa Monica Mountains, in the Los Feliz neighborhood of Los Angeles, CA. The park is one of the largest urban parks in North America. You and your pup can partake in exercise amidst gorgeous views on the trails in Griffith Park. For more specific trail and hiking information, visit the website. Griffith Park offers numerous family attractions, an assortment of educational and cultural institutions, and miles of hiking and horseback riding trails, and provides visitors an ideal environment for enjoyable recreation activities. Dogs must be leashed at all times. See Details
Mount Chapel, Mount Bell and Mount Hollywood Trail at Griffith Park This 5.7-mile loop Mount Chapel, Mount Bell and Mount Hollywood Trail summits three of Griffith Park's peaks, providing incredible views of Hollywood and downtown LA. See Details
Mulholland Drive to San Vicente Mountain The unpaved portion of Mulholland Drive offers a 2-mile round trip hike up San Vicente Mountain, climbing only 330 feet. Bring Fido here for a hike and a picnic at the benches and tables spread out among the historic buildings. There are also restrooms and a water fountain on the mountain. See Details