Dog Friendly Hiking Trails in Riverside, CA

There are 4 dog friendly hiking trails in Riverside, and 9 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 Riverside.

Pet Friendly Hidden Valley Nature Center and Wildlife Preserve
Hidden Valley Nature Center and Wildlife Preserve 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. See Details
Pet Friendly Mount Rubidoux Trail
Mount Rubidoux Trail 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. See Details
Islander Park 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. See Details
Sycamore Canyon Park Sycamore Canyon Wilderness Park is dog-friendly! Sycamore Canyon is a 1,500-acre park, home to many rare species. A trail system allows locals and tourists alike to enjoy nature and provides amazing views of the city. Pets must be leashed and cleaned up after during their visit to the Park. Dog owners are asked to bring their own clean-up bags, and keep an eye out for snakes and other wildlife. The Park is open from a half hour before sunrise until a half hour after sunset, seven days a week. Parking and admission are free. See Details
Lake Gregory Regional Park 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. See Details
Pacific Electric Inland Empire Trail 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 TrailLink.com. See Details
Terri Peak Trail 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. See Details
Skyline 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. See Details
Lake Perris State Recreation Area Lake Perris State Recreation Area has some dog-friendly trails and campsites. Unfortunately, dogs are not allowed within 100 feet of the water. Fido can join you on the bike trail that loops around the lake, taking in the crystal waters and the rolling hills in the backdrop. You can also take your pooch into the campgrounds in the area. Lake Perris is open every day of the week from 6am to 10pm. See Details
Aliso Creek Riding and Hiking Trail 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 TrailLink.com. See Details
Sunset Peak Trail Sunset Peak Trail is a 7.3 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Mount Baldy, California that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking and mountain biking and is best used from May until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail. See Details
Fresno Canyon Trail Fresno Canyon Trail is pet-friendly. This out and back trail stretches through the rolling peaks of Corona's countryside. It's not for all hikers and could prove a little strenuous at times. Leashed dogs are welcome to join their owners on the trail, as long as they are well-behaved around other trail users and all mess is cleaned up after them. See Details
Arcata Marsh & Wildlife Sanctuary The Arcata Marsh and Wildlife Sanctuary is home to the City of Arcata’s innovative wastewater treatment facility. The dog-friendly sanctuary is 307 acres, including freshwater marshes, salt marsh, tidal sloughs, grassy uplands, mudflats, brackish marsh, approximately 5 miles of walking and biking paths and an Interpretive Center. By integrating conventional wastewater treatment with the natural processes of constructed wetlands, Arcata has succeeded in turning wastewater into a resource. Dogs must be leashed. See Details