Dog Friendly Hiking Trails in Los Angeles, CA

There are 28 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 Lake Hollywood Park
Lake Hollywood Park The pet-friendly Lake Hollywood Park in Los Angeles, CA, 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
Pet Friendly Runyon Canyon Park
Runyon Canyon Park Runyon Canyon Park is a 160-acre, dog-friendly city park near Hollywood and the Hollywood Hills in Los Angeles, CA. 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
Hollyridge Trail at Griffith Park Hollyridge Trail is one of the many paths in Griffith Park that leads to the iconic Hollywood sign. Hike with your favorite furry friend along this pet-friendly 3.5-mile trail in Los Angeles, CA. You'll make your way to the summit of Mount Lee, which features gorgeous views of the sign and the city below. See Details
Mount Hollywood Trail at Griffith Park Mount Hollywood Trail is an easy, dog-friendly, 3-mile hike in Griffith Park in Los Angeles, CA. While you and your leashed pup hike this trail, you will see breathtaking views of the Hollywood sign and the Los Angeles Basin. You will also enjoy the scenery as you look at the San Gabriels or the ocean. The trail can be accessed by parking at the Griffith Observatory or the Ferndell Trail in Los Feliz. See Details
Kenneth Hahn State Recreation Area Kenneth Hahn State Recreation Area in Los Angeles, CA, is dog friendly! Fido can join you on the five miles of trails at the park. The recreation area is also home to lawns, landscaped areas, picnic sites, playgrounds, a fishing lake, and a lotus pond. Dogs must be leashed and under the complete control of the owner. Please note an entrance fee may apply. See Details
Lower Canyonback Trail Spend a few hours with Fido on the Lower Canyonback Trail in Los Angeles, CA. This pet-friendly 4.2-mile hike ascends Canyonback Ridge. Enjoy beautiful views of west LA, Santa Monica Bay, the Santa Monica Mountains and the Getty Museum. See Details
Echo Park Lake Leashed dogs are welcome on the pet-friendly paths around Echo Park Lake in East Los Angeles, CA. The park also has picnic tables and pedal boats. See Details
Sullivan Canyon Trail Explore the pet-friendly, sycamore-filled Sullivan Canyon with Fido on this 8.5-mile round-trip trail in Los Angeles, CA. Follow the dirt and gravel trail posted with yellow trail markers through the trees while listening to the birds. See Details
Westridge Trailhead Westridge Trailhead is a hiking trail in the Mandeville Canyon area of Los Angeles, CA. Bring Fido with you while you hike the 7.4-mile round trip unpaved path, which features 730 feet of elevation gain and panoramic views of the city and surrounding mountains. Dogs are welcome and can be off leash as long as they're well-behaved and under voice control. Please remember to clean up after your pet. See Details
Old Zoo Picnic Area at Griffith Park Bring Fido to this unique attraction in Griffith Park for a picnic or games in the adjacent grassy area. The Old Zoo Picnic Area in Los Angeles, CA, was once the home of the former LA Zoo before it moved to its current location. The abandoned zoo has become a picnic area with old animal cages and exhibits. See Details
Fryman Canyon Loop Fryman Canyon Loop is a 3-mile pet-friendly path along the Betty B. Dearing Trail through Wilacre Park and Coldwater Canyon Park. This loop in Los Angeles, CA, will also take you around Fryman Canyon in Studio City. Your leashed pup is more than welcome to join you on this easy urban hike with a 450-foot elevation gain. See Details
Sullivan Ridge Trail Bring Fido for a hike along the Sullivan Ridge Trail between Rustic Canyon and Sullivan Canyon in Los Angeles, CA! This out-and-back hike can be as long as 12.6 miles round trip with a 1,350-foot elevation gain if you want to travel to the end and back again. See Details
West Mandeville Fire Road Leashed pets are welcome to explore the West Mandeville Fire Road in Los Angeles, CA. This pet-friendly, moderately difficult 3.7-mile trail elevates just under 700 feet from Santa Monica to Mulholland Drive and San Vincente Mountain Park, with gorgeous views at the top. See Details
Elysian Park Bring Fido to the pet-friendly Elysian Park in Los Angeles, CA, which contains 570 acres of serene natural space. An excellent place to bring your pup for an on-leash walk! The park features a bike path, hiking trail, horseshoe pits, jogging paths and restrooms. See Details
Getty View Park Spend some time outside with Fido at the dog-friendly Getty View Park in Los Angeles, CA! This elevated recreation area offers hiking trails and spectacular views of Santa Monica Bay and the Getty Museum from a 3-mile out-and-back path along the East Sepulveda Fire Road. See Details
Bee Rock in Griffith Park Fido can join you in hiking along a dog-friendly trail to the hive-shaped point on the east side of Griffith Park in Los Angeles, CA, known as Bee Rock! This attraction 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
Los Angeles State Historic Park Los Angeles State Historic Park is a dog-friendly urban park near Chinatown. Sprawling over 32 acres, this park is home to many grassy areas and paths leading to various views of downtown Los Angeles, CA. Leashed can join their owners and the rest of the park-goers in fun activities like walking, biking, eating a picnic, flying a kite and bird watching. See Details
Amir's Garden Your leashed dog is welcome to join you at Amir's Garden in Los Angeles, CA! This pet-friendly volunteer-run ornamental garden is a wonderful stop for pups and their owners while hiking in Griffith Park. You can find this spot by parking at the Mineral Wells picnic area and hiking approximately 1/2 mile up the fire road. See Details
Franklin Canyon Lake Loop & Chaparral Trail Spend the day with Fido at the gorgeous 605-acre pet-friendly Franklin Canyon Park in Los Angeles, CA! Hike around the lake and Heavenly Pond, then 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
Mulholland Drive to San Vicente Mountain The unpaved portion of Mulholland Drive in Los Angeles, CA, offers a 2-mile round-trip hike up San Vicente Mountain, climbing only 330 feet. Bring Fido to this dog-friendly spot for a walk and a picnic at the benches and tables among the historic buildings. There are also restrooms and a water fountain on the mountain. See Details