Dog Friendly Hiking Trails in San Francisco, CA

There are 10 dog friendly hiking trails in San Francisco. 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 San Francisco.

Pet Friendly Fort Funston
Fort Funston Located off of Skyline Blvd, Fort Funston is one of the best places in San Francisco to bring your dog for a day of fun. This recreation area has lots of room for Fido to run and play, several dog-friendly trails, and beach areas. Dogs must be on a leash in the Bank Swallow habitat areas. Keep an eye out for fenced or signed areas were dogs are not permitted, and note that the Coastal Trail north of Horse Trail intersection is closed due to erosion. See Details
Pet Friendly Lands End Trail
Lands End Trail Pets on leashes are welcome to join you as you take in the stunning views on this famous San Francisco trail. See Details
Palace of Fine Arts Bring Fido for a stroll at the Palace of Fine Arts. The area features an iconic Greco-Roman style Rotunda and colonnades, and is one of the most photographed sites in San Francisco, boasting a peaceful lagoon, and space to walk your furry friend. Dogs must be leashed during their visit to the Palace of Fine Arts. See Details
San Francisco Bay Trail The San Francisco Bay 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 San Francisco! The map below shows a parking area with convenient access to the San Francisco Bay 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
Grandview Park Featuring outstanding views, a small network of trails, and a dune plant community, Grandview Park is a favorite with locals and visitors alike. The majority of the climb is made up of wooden stairs while the short trail around the top of the hill is made up of soft soil. The dune community is extremely fragile, so please stay on the path at all times. Dogs must be leashed at all times. See Details
Barbary Coast Trail The Barbary Coast Trail is dog-friendly for leashed dogs. The southern end of the Barbary Coast Trail begins at the Old U.S. Mint in the heart of downtown. From there it heads north, weaving its way through San Francisco’s most vibrant and historic neighborhoods to Aquatic Park. If you are interested in a guided tour you have the option of audio, printed or guided tours. See Details
Presidio Ecology Trail Presidio Ecology Trail is a 1.7-mile, moderately trafficked, dog-friendly loop trail located near San Francisco. The trail loops to the top of Inspiration Point where you can take in stunning views of the Bay and Alcatraz Island. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Leashed dogs are permitted. See Details
Sutro Baths Sutro Baths is pet-friendly. Located at the beginning of Lands End Trail, a moderate coastal pathway, bring your leashed pooch along to the remains of an extravagant public bath house that opened in 1896. Dogs are welcome to explore, as long as they are well-behaved and cleaned up after. Sutro Baths is best accessed during daylight hours. See Details
Lands End Trail Lands End Trail is a beautiful dog-friendly hike in San Francisco, CA. The route winds around rocky cliffs overlooking the ocean and offers spectacular views at every turn. This 3.4 mile coastal hike is moderately challenging and should take 1.5 hours to complete. See Details
Mount Sutro Open Space Reserve Leashed dogs are welcome to enjoy the more than five miles of trails at Mount Sutro Open Space Reserve, adjacent to UCSF's Parnassus campus. The reserve is home to a forest more than 100 years old along with many varieties of birds and other wildlife. There is no public parking at the reserve so visitors must park on Clarendon Avenue near Johnstone Drive and walk past the Aldea Center along Johnstone Drive to reach the trailhead. Keep See Details
Marin Headlands Pets are welcome to join you on-leash as you relax or play in Marin Headlands, in beautiful Sausalito, CA. You'll hiking trails with dramatic cliffs and sweeping views of the Golden Gate Bridge. Dog-friendly trails are marked and notify hikers of leash or voice control rules. Picnic areas are also available. See Details
Oyster Bay Regional Shoreline Pets go wild for the chance to play off-leash at this San Leandro park. They're welcome to do so in undeveloped areas. Just be careful as the park is not fenced. See Details
Leona Canyon Trail This gorgeous preserve includes 290 acres of natural space, with wooded canyons, creeks, and climbing trails. Pets are welcome on-leash. See Details
Benicia State Recreation Area Dogs are welcome at Benicia State Recreation Area, as long as they're on a leash under six-feet. The park is home to two and a half miles of road and bike paths for you and Fido to wander. Although tents are not permitted, there are three campsites available for people with motor homes or vehicles with trailers. The park is open every day from 8am to sunset. See Details
Tiburon Linear Park The Tiburon Linear Park 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 Belvedere Tiburon! The map below shows a parking area with convenient access to the Tiburon Linear Park. 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
Larkspur Path (Corte Madera-Larkspur Path) The Larkspur Path (Corte Madera-Larkspur Path) 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 Corte Madera! The map below shows a trailhead where you can pick up the Larkspur Path (Corte Madera-Larkspur Path). 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
Oyster Point Marina/Park Oyster Point Marina/Park is a dog-friendly public marina and 33-acre park. Leashed dogs are welcome to explore the recreational facility, which features a 408-berth marina, hiking and jogging trails, a 300-foot fishing pier, picnic facilities, and a 2.5-acre sandy beach. Dog owners must clean up after their pet during their visit to Oyster Point. See Details
Lafayette/Moraga Regional Trail The Lafayette/Moraga Regional 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 Moraga! The map below shows a parking area with convenient access to the Lafayette/Moraga Regional 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
Mount Tamalpais State Park Mount Tamalpais State Park welcomes leashed dogs on paved roads, parking lots, campsites, and picnic areas. Dogs are only allowed in these areas. The State Park consists of deep canyons, sweeping hillsides, cool redwood forests, oak woodlands, and open grasslands. At night, Fido must sleep in a tent or vehicle. Mount Tamalpais State Park is open from 7am to sunset. There is no main entrance fee; however certain trailheads have cash only parking fees. See Details
Bayfront Park This park features both easy and challenging trails with beautiful views of the bay where your leashed pet is welcome to join you. See Details
Point Isabel Regional Shoreline Trail The Point Isabel Regional Shoreline 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 Richmond! The map below shows a parking area with convenient access to the Point Isabel Regional Shoreline 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
Devil's Slide Trail Running along the rocky heights of Devil's Slide and the Pacific Ocean, Devil's Slide Trail is dog-friendly! The paved trail features pet waste stations, overlooks, benches, observation scopes, interpretive signs, bike racks, drinking fountains, and restrooms. Dogs must be cleaned up after and leashed for the entirety of their hike. Parking is limited on the weekends. Devil's Slide Trail's hours are 8am to 7pm, daily. See Details
Golden Gate National Recreation Area Golden Gate National Recreation Area is a dog-friendly national park in Mill Valley, CA. The park consists of over 81,000 acres filled with a variety of flora and fauna. Leashed dogs are welcome to join you on trails in Marin County, San Francisco County, and San Mateo County. Some of the trails allow dogs that are under voice control. Please note that dogs are not allowed in public buildings, Muir Woods, Alcatraz Island, shuttle buses, public fishing piers, and campgrounds. See Details
Joaquin Miller Dog Park This new fenced-in, off-leash park includes benches, waste bags, and nearby restrooms, as well as separate areas for large and small dogs. See Details