Dog Friendly Trails in San Jose, CA

There are 13 dog friendly hiking trails in San Jose, CA. Use the links below to get an overview of each trail, see pictures, print directions, and even read reviews from other dog owners.

Almaden Quicksilver County Park

Almaden Quicksilver County Park is a view of California's mining era history. With remnants from the latter part of the 19th century, you can look back in time at the mining operations of that day. Also, Spring offers the chance to see one of the most spectacular wildflower displays of the region. There are over 34.2 miles of hiking trails open to your pet also. Picnic tables are scattered throughout. Fishing is also available, but due to the accumulation of mercury in the reservoirs, the fish are unsafe to eat. Your dog must be on a 6' leash, and handlers must be at least 16 years old. Only two dogs per handler. Owners are responsible for pet care and clean up. Aggression is not tolerated. All dogs must wear proof of current license, rabies vaccination, and must not be in heat.

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 <a href="http://www.traillink.com/viewtrail.aspx?AcctID=6032159">TrailLink.com</a>.

Hellyer Dog Park

Pets love to play off-leash at this huge fenced dog park known for its friendly crowd. Drinking water available. Fee for parking on-site.

Pearson Arastradero Preserve

Bring your pet with you on-leash as you hit the trails of this beautiful Palo Alto preservation area.

Baylands Nature Preserve

Bounded by Mountain View and East Palo Alto, the 1,940-acre Baylands Preserve is one of the largest tracts of undisturbed marshland remaining in the San Francisco Bay. Fifteen miles of multi-use trails provide access to a unique mixture of tidal and fresh water habitats. Many consider this area to be one of the best bird watching areas on the west coast. The preserve has a substantial resident population of birds as well as being a major migratory stopover on the Pacific Flyway. Dogs are allowed on-leash unless posted.

Fremont Older Open Space Preserve

Pets are welcome on-leash on the trails of this beautiful Saratoga nature preserve. A great place for a hike!

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 <a href="http://www.traillink.com/viewtrail.aspx?AcctID=6241074">TrailLink.com</a>.

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 <a href="http://www.traillink.com/viewtrail.aspx?AcctID=6032159">TrailLink.com</a>.

Mission Peak Regional Park

This gorgeous park features numerous trails through hills spotted with wildflowers and birds. Pets are welcome to join you on-leash.

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.

Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park

Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park welcomes leashed dogs on the Pipeline Road, Graham Hill Trail, Powder Mill Fire Road, and Meadow Trail. Dogs are also welcome in the picnic area and campground. Dogs must be kept on a leash at all times, and humans must clean up after their canine companions.

Quarry Lakes

Park welcomes leashed dogs. Walk along the trails surrounding the lakes.