Dog Friendly Hiking Trails in Palomar Mountain, CA

There’s 1 dog friendly hiking trail in Palomar Mountain, and 8 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 Palomar Mountain.

Pet Friendly Barker Valley Trail
Barker Valley Trail Barker Valley Trail is a dog-friendly, moderately easy, 7.5 mile hike located in Cleveland National Forest in Palomar Mountain, CA, that will take about 4 hours to complete with Fido. On this trail you will actually descend on the way in and then ascend on the way out. The very slow and steady incline, allows for an inverse hike that isn't utterly exhausting. The trail can be hot throughout the year, and it is important to bring plenty of water along. Turn west from Highway 79 at a point 6.5 miles northwest of Warner Springs (mile 41.9 according to the roadside mileage markers). Continue up the mostly unpaved Palomar Divide Road for 7.8 miles to the Barker Valley Spur trailhead on the left (west) side. This road is subject to closure during and after bad weather. Also note that since the trailhead and the hiking route lie within national forest territory, you must post a National Forest Adventure Pass on your parked car. See Details
Pet Friendly Elfin Forest Recreational Reserve
Elfin Forest Recreational Reserve Elfin Forest Recreational Reserve is a dog-friendly area in Escondido, CA. Your pooch is welcome to join you on the 11 miles of trails that wind around the public area. Along the way, you can stop off at one of the picturesque picnic spots for a bite to eat and enjoy a scenic mountain view. Trees in the park include oak riparian, oak woodland, coastal sage scrub, and chaparral. There are lots of other animals that call the park their home, maybe you'll spot them whilst exploring with your pooch. California leash law is enforced and dogs must remain on leash at all times on the “Way Up” Trail and Lower Trails. Monday through Friday dogs under effective voice command are permitted off leash at the top of the “Way Up” Trail (only beyond the designated marker). On Saturday, Sunday, and holidays dogs are required to remain on leash at all times throughout the Reserve. Additionally, dogs must remain on leash in parking lots, picnic areas, overlooks, or any time they become a nuisance to people, property, and wild or domestic animals. See Details
William Heise County Park William Heise County Park is a dog-friendly park in Julian, CA. This tranquil park is home to interpretive trails you can explore with your pooch. Pets are permitted if they are properly restrained and under the control of the owner. Dogs must be licensed, restrained on a leash no longer than six feet, and attended at all times. Pets are not allowed in or around the cabin area. Please note that there is a fee for parking. See Details
Pacific Crest Trail to Eagle Rock Pacific Crest Trail to Eagle Rock is a dog-friendly, moderately easy, 5.5 mile hike in Cleveland National Forest that will take about 2.5 hours to complete with Fido. This beautiful hike will allow you to enjoy some solitude. The terrain and climate varies wildly ranging from an area with shade trees to a desert wash. Your dog will delight in the soft ground, flowing water, and wildlife. This can be a very hot trail, especially in the summer. See Details
Monserate Mountain Preserve Monserate Mountain Preserve in Fallbrook, CA, has a dog-friendly trail featuring a 1.5 mile climb to the summit for panoramic views to ocean and mountains. Be sure to bring water for both you and Fido. Please note that it is too hot in the summer to bring a dog along. The trailhead is just east of I-15 at intersection of Stewart Canyons and Pankey Road. Leashed dogs welcome on many of the Fallbrook Land Conservancy Preserves. See Details
Felicita County Park Felicita County Park is an expansive dog-friendly area in Escondido, CA. Leashed dogs are welcome at this spacious community park which offers various sports fields, tennis courts, two playgrounds, walking paths and a disc golf course. A minimal parking fee applies. See Details
Thomas Mountain Trail Thomas Mountain Trail is a difficult, 12-mile hike in San Bernardino National Forest that will take about 6 hours to complete with Fido. This exquisite trail offers some amazing views on a trail that offers plenty of solitude. You will ascend through four climate zones and plenty of shade on this steadily inclining trail. See Details
Volcan Mountain Volcan Mountain is the location of a trailhead for a number of pet-friendly trails near Julian, CA. Take Main Street north of the town to Farmers Road and then onto Volcan Mountain Preserve. There are no Rangers in the area and no fee. The main trail is a three mile trip from the gateway to a ridge overlooking the historic town of Julian. Leashed dogs are permitted on the trails that set off from the artist-designed gateway to an expansive wilderness preserve. See Details
Santa Ysabel Open Space Preserve Santa Ysabel Open Space Preserve is a dog-friendly preserve in Julian, CA. The preserve is home to 15 miles of multi-use trails that travel through both the East and West Preserves including two loops that traverse through unique habitats. Picnic tables and a rest area are available. For your safety, stay on trails and avoid playing in the creek. Carry plenty of water, dress in layers, and wear sunscreen and appropriate footwear. Overnight camping is not allowed. Leashed dogs are permitted on all of the trails. See Details