Dog Friendly Hiking Trails in San Jose, CA

There are 5 dog-friendly hiking trails in San Jose, and 17 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 San Jose.

Pet Friendly Almaden Quicksilver County Park
Almaden Quicksilver County Park Pet-friendly Almaden Quicksilver County Park in San Jose offers a view of California's mining era history, and springtime offers the chance to see one of the most spectacular wildflower displays of the region. There are over 34.2 miles of hiking trails for you and Fido to explore, and picnic tables are scattered throughout. Dogs must be on a six foot leash and wear proof of a current license and rabies vaccine. Owners are responsible for pet care and clean up, and aggression is not tolerated. Please note that park trails are subject to closure due to poor conditions. See Details
Pet Friendly Coyote Creek Trail
Coyote Creek Trail The Coyote Creek 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 Jose! The map below shows a parking area with convenient access to the Coyote Creek 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
Plaza de Cesar Chavez Bring your dog to this walk in the Plaza de Cesar Chavez, also known Cesar Chavez Park. The park spans two acres in the middle of downtown San Jose. As you stroll, take time to smell the all of the beautiful flowers and let Fido splash in the water fountains. The dog-friendly park is a hub of activity and you may get to experience one of the festivals and live music performances frequently held in the plaza. See Details
William Street Park Leashed dogs are welcome at the 14-acre William Street Park in the historic Naglee Park neighborhood of San Jose. Walk your dog in the grassy area shaded by trees. Bark in the Park is held here each year. See Details
Penitencia Creek County Park You and Fido can enjoy a day outdoors at Penitencia Creek County Park, a dog-friendly recreation area in San Jose, CA. The park features a number of trails for jogging, biking or walking, along with a picnic area. See Details
Pleasanton Ridge Regional Park Pleasanton Ridge Regional Park is a dog-friendly recreational area in Sunol, CA. The preserve features more than 9000 acres of woodlands for you and Fido to explore. Hop on one of the hiking trails and enjoy views of Pleasanton and Livermore Valleys. See Details
Los Gatos Creek Trail The Los Gatos Creek 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 Los Gatos! The map below shows a parking area with convenient access to the Los Gatos Creek 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
Lake Del Valle State Recreation Area Located in Livermore, CA, Lake Del Valle State Recreation Area is home to a number of dog-friendly areas. People enjoy the park's facilities for picnicking, horseback riding, boating, fishing, and swimming. Fido is only allowed to join you in public areas, such as the picnic site. You should contact them directly for opening times on the day you are looking to visit. A minimal fee is charged per dog. See Details
Fremont Older Open Space Preserve Leashed dogs are welcome at Fremont Older Open Space Preserve in Saratoga, CA. You and Fido can enjoy numerous hiking trails throughout this 739-acre pet-friendly nature preserve. Be sure to clean up after your dog, and remain on the trails to protect the native flora and fauna. See Details
Quarry Lakes Regional Recreation Area Leashed pets are welcome to explore Quarry Lakes Regional Recreation Area, a dog-friendly lakefront park in Fremont, CA. This beautiful water-oriented recreation area spans 470 acres and offers hiking, picnicking, boating, swimming, fishing and wildlife viewing. A small fee is collected per vehicle, and per dog. See Details
Sanborn County Park Sanborn County Park is pet-friendly. Leashed dogs are welcome to join their owners on the woodland trails that wind around this lush 3,453 acre park. Nestled in the Santa Cruz Mountains between Saratoga and Skyline Boulevard, walk with your pup in the shadows of redwoods and tan bark oak. The park offers hike-in camping, RV camping and picnicking opportunities year-round. Sanborn County Park is open every day of the week from dawn until dusk. See Details
Baylands Nature Preserve You and Fido can explore the marshlands at dog-friendly Baylands Nature Preserve in Palo Alto, CA. The 1940-acre preserve includes miles of trails that welcome dogs on a leash. You can indulge in some bird watching or just enjoy the water views. See Details
Los Gatos Creek County Park Los Gatos Creek County Park in Campbell, CA is dog friendly. This large park provides recreational opportunities for walkers, joggers, bicyclists, skaters and nature lovers. Fido is welcome to join you for a stroll along the Los Gatos Creek Trail or a relaxed afternoon picnic. At the north end of the park visitors will find Los Gatos Creek Dog Park, a fully-enclosed area with artificial turf, shade structures and bench seating. Vehicle entrance fees are collected year round. See Details
Linda Vista Park This is an 11-acre site that includes a reservable picnic/barbecue area for 136, two play equipment areas (pre-school and elementary), a fitness station, as well as a large turf area. Linda Vista Park is open daylight hours to one hour after sunset. See Details
Alameda Creek Regional Trail Following the banks of Alameda Creek for roughly 12 miles, Alameda Creek Regional Trail in Fremont, CA is dog friendly. The south-side trail is recommended for bikers, hikers, joggers, and runners. The north-side trail is designed for horseback riding. Fido must be on a leash where posted, and under complete voice control elsewhere. Owners must clean up after their pets. A trail map can be found on Alameda Creek Regional Trail's official website. See Details
Mission Peak Regional Preserve Mission Peak Regional Preserve in Fremont, CA is dog friendly. This popular 3,000 acre park offers opportunities for hiking, camping and horseback riding. Leashed pets are welcome to accompany you on numerous hiking trails, to bird watch, or admire an abundance of spring wildflowers adorning the hillside. Hikers who embark on a trek to Mission Peak will be rewarded with views of Mount Hamilton, the Santa Cruz Mountains, Mt. Tamalpais, Mt. Diablo and the Sierra Nevada Mountains. The preserve can be accessed through the Ohlone Entrance at 43600 Mission Boulevard, or the Stanford Avenue Staging Area on Stanford Avenue. Pet owners should be mindful that dogs can over-heat on strenuous trails, especially on warm summer days. Hike with Fido on cool days, take regular breaks, and carry plenty of water. See Details
Pearson-Arastradero Preserve Pearson-Arastradero Preserve is a dog-friendly nature preserve in Palo Alto, CA. The area features a number of trails that welcome pets on a leash, but be aware that some of the trails are seasonal. You and Fido can possibly see deer, coyotes, birds and even bobcats. See Details
Wilson Park Wilson Park is a pet-friendly public park in Cupertino, CA. This 10-acre site includes a large expanse of grass for a casual stroll with Fido, picnic areas, a playground and baseball field. See Details
Coyote Creek Trail The Coyote Creek 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 Morgan Hill! The map below shows a parking area with convenient access to the Coyote Creek 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
Lone Tree Creek Park Leashed pets are welcome in Lone Tree Creek Park, a dog-friendly recreational area in Fremont, CA. Located at the corner of Starlight Way and Turquoise Street, the park has a large open lawn for a casual stroll or picnic with Fido. Additional features include a short paved trail, a basketball court, playground and bike rack. See Details