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Dog Friendly Hiking Trails in Riverside, CA

There are 5 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 Sycamore Canyon Park
Sycamore Canyon Park Sycamore Canyon Wilderness Park is a dog-friendly, 1,500-acre park, that is home to many rare species in Riverside, CA. 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
Pet Friendly California Citrus State Historic Park
California Citrus State Historic Park The California Citrus State Historic Park is a dog-friendly park in Riverside, CA. Spanning over 400-acres of southern California, this park is a throwback to those that existed in the early 1900s, a time where citrus fruits were being touted as the second gold rush of the state. The California Citrus State Historic Park has lots of demonstration groves and picnic areas among the trees. Dogs aren't allowed in the buildings at the park, but they are welcome to walk leashed on several trails around the groves. Hours vary by season so be sure to check their website before visiting. See Details
Hidden Valley Nature Center and Wildlife Area Hidden Valley Nature Center and Wildlife Area is a dog-friendly attraction in Riverside, CA, offering 10+ miles of trails along the Santa Ana River and in the surrounding hills. There is also an additional, paved, 4+ mile bike trail that is great for dog walkers with strollers and toddlers. Please ensure Fido is kept on a leash. There is a parking fee per vehicle and an admission fee per dog. Please note: this location only accepts cash. No debit or credit cards will be accepted. See Details
Mount Rubidoux Trail Mount Rubidoux Trail is a dog-friendly, easy 2.7 mile loop trail located near Riverside, CAthat features a river and a number of activity options. The trail is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash. The views from the summit are stunning. See Details
Islander Park Loop Islander Park Loop is dog-friendly, easy .07-mile loop trail through the foothills of the Box Springs Mountains in Riverside, CA. It's a low-key dirt trail good for walking and jogging, and dogs are welcome on-leash. See Details
Lake Gregory Regional Park Lake Gregory Regional Park is a dog-friendly recreational area located in the San Bernardino Mountains of Crestline, CA. In the summer, you can rent paddleboards, rowboats, paddleboats, sailboats, and water cycles. Outside of the swimming area, anglers will find excellent fishing for trout, catfish and bass. There is a dog park located on the South Shore (including a little one for small dogs), but the real fun is the 2.7-mile fitness trail featuring exercise stations along the scenic path around the lake. The lake's swimming area has restrooms, two snack bars, grills, picnic tables, picnic shelters, sand volleyball courts, and more. Dogs must be on a leash when visiting the park. Please note that dogs are not allowed on the beach, at events, or in any of the gated areas. 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
Skyline Drive to Beek's Place Skyline Drive to Beek's Place is a dog-friendly, 10.9 mile trail in Corona, CA, that is open to hikers and 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. The trail is accessible year-round and Fido must be kept on a leash. See Details
Lake Perris State Recreation Area Lake Perris State Recreation Area in Perris, CA, 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. The park is open daily. See Details
Fresno Canyon Trail Fresno Canyon Trail in Corona, CA, 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
Terri Peak Trail Terri Peak Trail is a moderately easy, dog-friendly, 2.8 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 sections where you will gain a lot of elevation and is a great workout, and is accessible year-round. Dogs are able to use this trail but must be kept on leash. Lake Perris State Recreation Area charges a fee to enter. Fees are per vehicle. If you are entering on foot or bike there is no fee. 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
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
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