Dog Friendly Trails in Riverside, CA

There are 19 dog friendly hiking trails in Riverside, CA. Use the links below to get an overview of each trail, see pictures, print directions, and even read reviews from other dog owners.

Hidden Valley Nature Center and Wildlife Preserve

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10+ miles of trails along the Santa Ana River and in the surrounding hills. Leash required for most areas. Parking area available outside of gate, allowing for walks anytime. An additional, paved, 4+ mile bike trail is great for dog walkers with strollers and toddlers. Please note: this location only accepts cash. No debit or credit cards will be accepted.

Mount Rubidoux Trail

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Bring your leashed pet with you as you hike 2.7 miles of scenic trails of this Riverside park. The views from the summit are stunning.

Islander Park

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Islander Park features an approximate 1-mile loop trail through the foothills of the Box Springs Mountains. It's a low-key dirt trail good for walking and jogging, and dogs are welcome on-leash.

Little Bear Creek Trail

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Little Bear Creek Trail is an easy, 3.8-mile hike in San Bernardino National Forest that will take about 2 hours to complete with Fido. This hike will take you through the area where the final battle with the Old Fire of 2003 took place. The area was singed, but certainly not devastated, and is starting to recover.

San Juan Loop Trail

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San Juan Loop Trail is an easy, 2 mile hike in Cleveland National Forest that will take about 1 hour to complete with Fido. This short trail offers beautiful scenery and attracts crowds accordingly. This is one of the most used trails in the Santa Ana Mountains and is suitable for all types of people.

Pacific Electric Inland Empire Trail

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The Pacific Electric Inland Empire Trail is one of 1600 rail-trails supported by Rails-to-Trails Conservancy, a nonprofit organization that is working to create a nationwide network of trails from former rail lines and connecting corridors. Previously an unused railroad corridor, this "rail-trail" is now a great place to walk Fido in Rancho Cucamonga! The map below shows a parking area with convenient access to the Pacific Electric Inland Empire Trail. Rails-to-Trails Conservancy has generously provided map data for this trail to Bring Fido for informational purposes only. For more detailed trail information, please visit <a href="http://www.traillink.com/viewtrail.aspx?AcctID=6054341">TrailLink.com</a>.

Terri Peak Trail

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Terri Peak Trail is a moderately easy, 3.5 mile hike in Lake Perris State Recreation Area that will take about 1.5 hours to complete with Fido. This well marked trail is a great way to train for higher altitude hikes. The trail has some very steep section where you will gain a lot of elevation and is a great workout.

Hicks Canyon Trail

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The Hicks Canyon Trail is a multi-use trail that's a great place to walk Fido in Irvine! The map below shows a parking area with convenient access to the Hicks Canyon Trail. Rails-to-Trails Conservancy has generously provided map data for this trail to Bring Fido for informational purposes only. For more detailed trail information, please visit <a href="http://www.traillink.com/viewtrail.aspx?AcctID=6370353">TrailLink.com</a>.

Venta Spur Trail

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The Venta Spur Trail is one of 1600 rail-trails supported by Rails-to-Trails Conservancy, a nonprofit organization that is working to create a nationwide network of trails from former rail lines and connecting corridors. Previously an unused railroad corridor, this "rail-trail" is now a great place to walk Fido in Irvine! The map below shows a parking area with convenient access to the Venta Spur Trail. Rails-to-Trails Conservancy has generously provided map data for this trail to Bring Fido for informational purposes only. For more detailed trail information, please visit <a href="http://www.traillink.com/viewtrail.aspx?AcctID=6376473">TrailLink.com</a>.

Morgan Trail

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Morgan Trail is a moderately easy, 6 mile hike in Cleveland National Forest that will take about 2.5 hours to complete with Fido. This trail offers a wonderful piece of solitude, yet isn't out of the way. It is less crowded because it is not located on Highway 74.

Peters Canyon

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354 acres of hiking trails just outside Irvine, CA. Great place to bring a dog for a hike.

Santa Ana River Trail

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The Santa Ana River Trail is a multi-use trail that's a great place to walk Fido in Anaheim! The map below shows a trailhead where you can pick up the Santa Ana River Trail. Rails-to-Trails Conservancy has generously provided map data for this trail to Bring Fido for informational purposes only. For more detailed trail information, please visit <a href="http://www.traillink.com/viewtrail.aspx?AcctID=6327725">TrailLink.com</a>.

West Irvine Trail/Peters Canyon Bikeway

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The West Irvine Trail/Peters Canyon Bikeway is a multi-use trail that's a great place to walk Fido in Tustin! The map below shows a parking area with convenient access to the West Irvine Trail/Peters Canyon Bikeway. Rails-to-Trails Conservancy has generously provided map data for this trail to Bring Fido for informational purposes only. For more detailed trail information, please visit <a href="http://www.traillink.com/viewtrail.aspx?AcctID=6380618">TrailLink.com</a>.

Aliso Creek Riding and Hiking Trail

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The Aliso Creek Riding and Hiking Trail is a multi-use trail that's a great place to walk Fido in Mission Viejo! The map below shows a parking area with convenient access to the Aliso Creek Riding and Hiking Trail. Rails-to-Trails Conservancy has generously provided map data for this trail to Bring Fido for informational purposes only. For more detailed trail information, please visit <a href="http://www.traillink.com/viewtrail.aspx?AcctID=6032180">TrailLink.com</a>.

Aliso Creek Riding and Hiking Trail

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The Aliso Creek Riding and Hiking Trail is a multi-use trail that's a great place to walk Fido in Lake Forest! The map below shows a parking area with convenient access to the Aliso Creek Riding and Hiking Trail. Rails-to-Trails Conservancy has generously provided map data for this trail to Bring Fido for informational purposes only. For more detailed trail information, please visit <a href="http://www.traillink.com/viewtrail.aspx?AcctID=6032180">TrailLink.com</a>.

Telegraph Peak

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Telegraph Peak via Manker Flat and Baldy Notch trails is a very difficult, 11.6 mile hike in Angeles National Forest that will take about 8 hours to complete with Fido. This trail loop has everything you can ask for in magnificent scenery including forests, streams, waterfalls, and mountains. The trail is at a high altitude and is steep and rocky, therefore it should only be attempted by pets and owners that are used to such terrain. Dogs must be leashed.

Skyline

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Open to hikers & bicyclist. This is the original entrance, as the new entrance on West Foothill has a new housing project that does not allow public parking. Street parking available on Foothill.

Lake Gregory Regional Park

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Dog Park is on the South Shore (including a little one for tiny guys), but the real fun is the 2.7-mile fitness trail. Dogs must be on a leash. Lots of dogs hike the lakeside trail (many swimming as they go) so there is a lot of scent to keep your 4-legged entertained. Ducks, loons and a couple of giant cranes are at the water's edge, and ground squirrels are along the interior, so there is a lot of visual action for Fido, too.

Ontario Peak Trail

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Ontario Peak Trail is an extremely difficult, 12.5 mile hike in Angeles National Forest that will take about 7 hours to complete with Fido. Although Icehouse Canyon is a heavily trafficked area, the trail is so difficult once you get on your way you will be surrounded by other outdoor lovers. The Canyon is popular for its easy access to beautiful streams, ruins, and forests.