Dog Friendly Hiking Trails in San Francisco, CA

There are 8 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 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
Pet Friendly San Francisco Embarcadero
San Francisco Embarcadero The San Francisco Embarcadero 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 Embarcadero. 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 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
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
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
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 loop trail located near San Francisco, California that loops to the top of Inspiration Point to 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
Water Dog Lake Park Leashed pets are welcome at this Belmont park, where they'll be rewarded at the end of their hike with a dip in the pet-friendly pond. 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
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
Marin Headlands Pets are welcome to join you on-leash as you relax or play in this beautiful Sausalito park. 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
Seal Point Park Pets love the chance to run free at this fenced, off-leash dog park, which includes separate small dog area and crushed gravel ground cover to reduce mud. 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
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
Old Railroad Grade Trail The Old Railroad Grade 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 Mill Valley! The map below shows a parking area with convenient access to the Old Railroad Grade 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
San Francisco Bay Trail - Pinole/Hercules Area The San Francisco Bay Trail - Pinole/Hercules Area 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 Pinole! The map below shows a trailhead where you can pick up the San Francisco Bay Trail - Pinole/Hercules Area. 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
Waterdog Park Leashed dogs are welcome on the extensive trails of this lovely park. Check out the wonderful views, or follow the scenic lake loop trail. See Details
Dawn Falls Pets are welcome on-leash on designated hiking trails at this beautiful park, which includes gorgeous waterfalls. See Details
Shepherd Canyon The Shepherd Canyon 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 Oakland! The map below shows a trailhead where you can pick up the Shepherd Canyon. 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
Lafayette Reservoir Whether you're looking for a challenging hike or an easy stroll, you'll find it at this friendly reservoir park. Pets welcome on-leash. See Details
Crocker Park Recreational Trail The Crocker Park Recreational 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 Brisbane! The map below shows a trailhead where you can pick up the Crocker Park Recreational 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