Dog Friendly Hiking Trails in Ramona, CA

There’s 1 dog friendly hiking trail in Ramona, and 19 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 Ramona.

Pet Friendly Barnett Ranch Preserve
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
Pet Friendly Los Penasquitos Canyon Preserve
Los Penasquitos Canyon Preserve Pets are welcome on-leash on the trails of this lovely San Diego preservation area. See Details
Cowles Mountain Pets are welcome to join you on leashes as you hike this popular San Diego mountain. Enjoy the gorgeous views from the summit. See Details
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
Iron Mountain Trail Iron Mountain Trail is a moderately easy, 5.75 mile hike that will take about 2.5 hours to complete with Fido. This is a very popular trail that is clearly marked. If your dog is used to trails it should be okay on his paws, if not you may want to work him up to it. There is a shorter trip to the Ramona overlook on the same trail. See Details
Mission Trails Regional Park This lovely, clean park is a great place to take your pet for a leashed stroll around the lake. They'll love watching the squirrels and ducks. See Details
Cuyamaca Peak Loop This 6.3 mile challenging trail around Lake Cuyamaca can be completed in two hours. Leashed dogs are welcome to join you on the hike. See Details
Mount Woodson Trail Pets are welcome on-leash on the trails at this beautiful park. Try the stroll around the lake or watch the rock climbers. See Details
Cowles Mountain Trail Cowles Mountain Trail is a moderately easy, 5-mile hike in Mission Trails Regional Park that will take about 2 hours to complete with Fido. Cowles Mountain is the highest point you can get to within the city limits of San Diego. Plans are being made to add more trails to the area. See Details
Canine Corners Dog Park at Harry Griffen Park Bring Fido to romp off-leash at Canine Corners Dog Park! The Dog Park is located in Harry Griffen Park and features three separate fenced spaces. One is for small dogs and the other two areas are for dogs of all sizes. All enclosures have water, picnic tables, clean-up bags, and scoopers. A drinking fountain is located at the dog park entrance. Human visitors can relax in its shaded seating areas. Dogs must be leashed in Harry Griffen Park until they are inside the Dog Park. Canine Corners Dog Park is open from 7am until dusk. There is ample parking and it is ADA accessible. Rules and regulations can be found on Canine Corners' official website. See Details
Cedar Creek Falls Trail Cedar Creek Falls Trail is a moderately easy, 5.25 mile hike in Cleveland National Forest that will take about 2.5 hours to complete with Fido. This is paradise with a swimming hole and water that flows year round. If you can make it to the falls before the hot part of the day, a relaxing pool where you can watch the falls drop over 90 feet will reward you. Dogs must be leashed at all times. Call ahead to find out about any temporary restrictions due to COVID-19. See Details
Sunset Trail Sunset Trail is 3.2 miles round trip, out-and-back. Located at the 19.1 mile marker on Sunrise Hwy off of I-8, the trail is easy and shady completely surrounded by meadows and tall pine trees. A quaint little lake known as Water-of-the-Woods sits in the middle of Laguna Meadow, a large basin. Adventure Pass required. See Details
Clay Park Your pet will love to join you on-leash at this fairly large, family-friendly San Diego park. See Details
Wright's Field Wright's Field is 230 acres of rolling grassland studded with oaks. There are no designating signs off the streets; one has to look for the open field. Trails are unmarked, but one can meander around this open space and create loop hikes of two, three miles. This is a popular area for equestrians and dog walkers as well as trail runners. There is no water available so bring your own! Park along South Grade Road from the main throughway and continue on for about a mile, or park at the Joan MacQueen middle school when school is not in session. The land is maintained by the Back Country Land Trust 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
Chambers Park, Lake Cuyamaca Parks and Recreation Chambers Park is pet-friendly. Located about an hour's drive from San Diego, Lake Cuyamaca is a 110-acre lake. Situated at an elevation of 4600 feet in an Oak and Pine forest, it is surrounded on three sides by the 26,000 acre Cuyamaca Rancho State Park. The main trail is an easy, 3.5-mile trail hike from the Chambers Park sign and across the dike to the tall pines on Fletcher Island. Picnic tables surround the lake. Leashed dogs are welcome to join their owners on a trail, as long as all mess is cleaned up after them to preserve the cleanliness of the lake. 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
Town Center Community Park East Town Center Community Park East is a pet-friendly recreation area in Santee. Dogs are welcome to join their owners on the on the walking trails that lead to picnic shelters and other restrooms. 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