Dog Friendly Hiking Trails in Palomar Mountain, CA

There’s 1 dog friendly hiking trail in Palomar Mountain, and 7 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 moderately easy, 7.5 mile hike in Cleveland National Forest 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 Pacific Crest Trail to Eagle Rock
Pacific Crest Trail to Eagle Rock Pacific Crest Trail to Eagle Rock is a 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
Barnett Ranch Preserve 728 Acre reserve with lots of hiking trails and a pond. This is a shared preserve with hiking/horse trails. There are picnic tables, but no water except a horse trough at the beginning of the trail. There is wildlife out here, including coyotes and the possibility of mountain lions. Be prepared and bring lots of water. Weather out here is cold in winter and very hot in the summer and early fall. This is also high wildfire area so be mindful of what you bring to picnic. No flames or glass. Always pick up after yourself and your pets. There are no trash cans on the hiking trails. Leashed dogs are allowed. 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
Elfin Forest Recreational Reserve Elfin Forest Recreational Reserve is dog-friendly. Your pooch is welcome to join you on the eleven 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. The park is open every day of the week from 8am to 5pm. See Details
Volcan Mountain Volcan Mountain is the location of a trailhead for a number of pet-friendly trails near Julian. 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
William Heise County Park William Heise County Park is pet-friendly. 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. The day use hours are from 9:30am to sunset. See Details
Santa Ysabel Open Space Preserve Santa Ysabel Open Space Preserve is pet-friendly. The preserve is home to 11 miles of multi-use trails. Leashed dogs are permitted on all of the trails. The park is open every day of the week from 8am until sunset. See Details