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 leashed pup out for some exercise on this mild hike, which affords breathtaking ocean views. Solstice Canyon in Malibu, CA, 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, a challenging climb up the Rising Sun Trail or a stop at the perennial waterfall! See Details
Pet Friendly Zuma Canyon Loop Trail
Zuma Canyon Loop Trail Zuma Canyon Loop Trail is a pleasant pet-friendly hike in the Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area. Leashed pets can join their humans as they hike along this trail in Malibu, CA. Please note that the creek that runs through the canyon flows all year but, at times, can be only a trickle. See Details
Mishe Mokwa to Tri-Peaks and Sandstone Peak Mishe Mokwa to Tri-Peaks and Sandstone Peak is a dog-friendly, moderately easy, 6.8-mile hike in the Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area. Located in Malibu, CA, this year-round path welcomes leashed pups and takes an average of 3 hours to complete with Fido. See Details
Charmlee Wilderness Park Charmlee Wilderness Park is a recreation area on over 532 acres in the best of the Santa Monica Mountains Coastal Slope Environment. This pet-friendly park in Malibu, CA, welcomes leashed pups to explore the over eight miles of hiking trails and picnic sites. See Details
Grotto Trail You and Fido can hike along the pet-friendly Grotto Trail in the Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area in Malibu, CA. This 3-mile out-and-back hike takes you to a secluded grotto. Although dogs are not allowed in the cave, 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
Point Mugu State Park The pet-friendly Point Mugu State Park in Malibu, CA, is located in the Santa Monica Mountains and features five miles of ocean shoreline with rocky bluffs, beaches and sand dunes. Leashed pets are welcome throughout the day-use areas, including campgrounds, but not permitted on any backcountry trails or dirt roads. You'll find over 70 miles of hiking trails and beach activities like swimming, body surfing and fishing here. See Details
Corral Canyon Trail Explore miles of unspoiled nature in the Santa Monica Mountains with your leashed pup on this moderately challenging path. The dog-friendly 2.4-mile Corral Canyon Trail loop features mountain and canyon views in Malibu, CA. See Details
Escondido Falls Trail Hike the 4-mile out-and-back dog-friendly Escondido Falls Trail with your pup to visit the stunning 200-foot waterfall. The trail located in Malibu, CA, 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
Sandstone Peak Trail If you and your leashed pup are experienced hikers looking for more than a leisurely trail, head up the dog-friendly Sandstone Peak Trail in Malibu, CA! This 6.25-mile loop trail has an elevation gain of 1,075 feet and provides expansive views of the surrounding area once you reach the summit. See Details
Castro Crest from Latigo Canyon Road You and your pup can explore the scenic saddles and the green canyon at Castro Crest from Latigo Canyon Road. This is a dog-friendly 3.8-mile hike in Malibu, CA, which offers stunning views of the mountains. Please note that the summit is privately owned and closed to the public. See Details
Westridge-Canyonback Wilderness Park Your pup is welcome to join you while hiking the trails of Westridge-Canyonback Wilderness Park in Encino, CA! The pet-friendly recreation area is contiguous with the 20,000-acre urban wilderness park called the “Big Wild.” The park is accessible from the San Fernando Valley at San Vincente Mountain Park and West Los Angeles at the end of Westridge Road. 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
Satwiwa Loop Trail at Rancho Sierra Vista/Satwiwa Satwiwa Loop Trail is an easy, 2.5-mile pet-friendly hike in the Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area that will take about 1.5 hours to complete with Fido. This picturesque hike in Thousand Oaks, CA, is close to the city but will have you feeling like you entered a different world. Dogs must remain on the trail and are not allowed on backcountry trails in Point Mugu State Park. 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
Rosewood Trail to Angel Vista Hike with your pup along the Rosewood Trail to the gorgeous Angel Vista viewpoint in Thousand Oaks, CA. This is a pet-friendly 3.5-mile round trip hike, with an elevation gain of about 800 feet, and is the most direct route to this gorgeous point in the Santa Monica Mountains. See Details
Stunt High Trail to Saddle Peak You and your furry friend can reach Saddle Peak in the Santa Monica Mountains from the 8.5-mile Stunt High Trail. Your leashed pup will join you on this path which will take you along Cold Creek and connect with Backbone Trail to the summit of the mountain in Calabasas, CA. At the top of Saddle Peak, you and Fido can enjoy stunning vistas of the surrounding area. 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
Mission Oaks Park Mission Oaks Park in Camarillo, CA is dog friendly. This 20-acre community park has numerous meandering walkways, picnic areas, restrooms, and even a concession stand. Leashed dogs welcome any time. Dogs can be off leash Monday thru Friday before 1:00 PM and after 4:00 PM. 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
Will Rogers State Historic Park Leashed dogs are allowed at Will Rogers State Historic Park, home to the ranch owned by the famous actor of the 1930s, Will Rogers. This pet-friendly park features a 31-room ranch house, a stable, riding ring, roping arena, polo field, golf course and riding trails. Dogs are allowed in the historic zone (not on house tours) and Inspiration loop, but they are prohibited from the Backbone, Temescal and Rustic Canyon Trails. See Details