Dog Friendly Hiking Trails in Malibu, CA

There are 10 dog friendly hiking trails in Malibu. 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 Malibu.

Pet Friendly Solstice Canyon
Solstice Canyon Bring your pet out for a bit of exercise on this mild hike, which afford breathtaking views of the ocean. Leashed pets are welcome. Solstice Canyon features several options for easy, moderate, or strenuous hikes through coastal sage scrub and riparian plant communities. Visitors can enjoy a picnic, a shady stroll along the Solstice Canyon Trail, or a more challenging climb up the Rising Sun Trail. The perennial waterfall is a popular hiking destination, and along the way you might encounter acorn woodpeckers, alligator lizards, fence lizards, or a red-tailed hawk soaring overhead. Dogs are allowed but must remain on a leash, not to exceed six feet, at all times. Please pick­ up after your dog. See Details
Pet Friendly Point Mugu State Park
Point Mugu State Park Point Mugu State Park, located in the Santa Monica Mountains, features five miles of ocean shoreline with rocky bluffs, sandy beaches, sand dunes, rugged hills and uplands, two major river canyons and wide grassy valleys dotted with sycamores, oaks and a few native walnuts. Leashed pets are welcome throughout the day use areas including campgrounds and day use areas. Pets are not permitted on any backcountry trails or dirt roads. There are more than 70 miles of hiking trails. The beach also features swimming, body surfing and surf fishing. The park includes the jagged pinnacles of the Boney Mountains State Wilderness Area. See Details
Zuma Canyon Loop Trail Zuma Canyon Loop Trail is a pleasant hike in the Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area. Leashed (no longer than six feet) pets are welcome to join their humans as they hike along this trail, which is a wonderful spot to take in the changing seasons. A variety of trees make for a colorful fall and winter season. The creek that runs through the canyon flows all year, but at times can be only a trickle. See Details
Mishe Mokwa to Mount Allen Trail Mishe Mokwa to Mount Allen Trail is a moderately easy, 6-mile hike in the Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area that will take about 3 hours to complete with Fido. See Details
Grotto Trail You and Fido can hike along the Grotto Trail in the Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area. This 3-mile out-and-back hike takes you to a secluded grotto. Although dogs are not allowed in the grotto, you and your pup will find plenty of fun and exercise along the beautiful trail as you travel to it. Dogs must be leashed at all times. See Details
Corral Canyon Trail Explore miles of unspoiled nature in the Santa Monica Mountains on this loop trail with canyon and mountain views. Leashed dogs are welcome to join their humans on the trail. See Details
Escondido Falls Trail Hike this 4-mile out-and-back trail with your pup to visit the stunning 200-foot Escondido Falls. The trail is steep and there are some creek crossings at which times, the water can be high, so make sure your dog can handle the hike before embarking on it. Dogs must be leashed at all times. See Details
Charmlee Wilderness Park Located on over 532 acres within the best of the Santa Monica Mountains Coastal Slope Environment, Charmlee Wilderness Park includes over eight miles of hiking trails and picnic sites for you and your pup to explore. Dogs must be leashed at all times. See Details
Sandstone Peak Trail If you and your pup are experienced hikers looking for more than a leisurely trail, head up the Sandstone Peak Trail. This 6.25-mile loop trail has an elevation gain of 1,075 feet and, once you reach the summit, provides expansive views of the surrounding area. Dogs should be leashed at all times, and humans should clean up after their canine companions. See Details
Castro Crest from Latigo Canyon Road You and your pup can explore the scenic saddles and the green canyon below Castro Peak on the 3.8-mile hike. See Details
Westridge-Canyonback Wilderness Park Your pup is welcome to join you as you hike the trails of Westridge-Canyonback Wilderness Park and enjoy gorgeous views of downtown and the ocean. Mutt mitts are provided along many of the trails. The Westridge fire road provides trail access for hikers, mountain bikers and equestrians along the north-south ridgeline. The park is contiguous with the 20,000-acre urban wilderness park known as the “Big Wild.” The park is accessible from both the San Fernando Valley at San Vincente Mountain Park and from West Los Angeles, at the end of Westridge Road. See Details
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
Topanga Lookout Trail BringFido along for a hike on the 2-mile out-and-back trail overlooking Red Rock Canyon and providing amazing views of the Santa Monica and Santa Susana Mountains. See Details
Temescal Canyon Park Leashed dogs are welcome in Temescal Canyon Park. The park features a hiking trail that is open from dawn until dusk. 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
Caballero Canyon Trail You and your pooch can enjoy a 3.4-mile round trip hike with an elevation gain of 625 feet as you ascend Caballero Canyon on the north side of the Santa Monica mountains. For more trail and hiking information, visit the website. See Details
Satwiwa Loop Trail at Rancho Sierra Vista/Satwiwa Satwiwa Loop Trail is an easy, 2.5 mile hike in the Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area that will take about 1.5 hours to complete with Fido. This picturesque hike is close to the city but will have you feeling like you entered a different world. The trail offers some of the best opportunities around to see roadrunners, prairie falcons, hawks, rabbits, deer, and coyote. The trail is a designated hikers-only trail. See Details
Garden of the Gods Fido may join you on-leash at this Chatsworth park and gardens, which includes some unusual rock formations. The 23-acre Garden of the Gods park is perched in the northwest corner of Chatsworth. 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
Paramount Ranch Take a walk with your pup amidst the prop buildings of an old movie town at Paramount Ranch. Used as the set of "Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman" along with many other films and shows, the Paramount Ranch trails and prop town are a fun area to explore with your leashed dog. Cross the bridge to get to the "Western Town." All trailheads extend from the Western Town, except the trail that goes toward Mulholland Highway. See Details
Sullivan Canyon Trail Explore the sycamore-filled Sullivan Canyon with Fido on this 8.5-mile round trip trail. See Details
Rosewood Trail to Angel Vista Hike to the gorgeous Angel Vista viewpoint with your pup along the Rosewood Trail. This is a 3.5-mile round trip hike, with an elevation gain/loss of about 800 feet and is the most direct route to this gorgeous point in the Santa Monica Mountains. For trail instructions and more information, visit the website. See Details
Stunt Road Trail to Calabasas Peak Enjoy gorgeous panoramic views of the Santa Monica Mountains and San Fernando Valley from the summit of Calabasas Peak. BringFido along on this 3.6-mile hike, climbing 1000 feet to the summit. See Details