Dog Friendly Hiking Trails in San Mateo, CA

There’s 1 dog friendly hiking trail in San Mateo, and 37 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 Mateo.

Pet Friendly Seal Point Park
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
Pet Friendly Half Moon Bay Coastal Trail
Half Moon Bay Coastal Trail The Half Moon Bay Coastal 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 Half Moon Bay! The map below shows a parking area with convenient access to the Half Moon Bay Coastal 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
Pulgas Ridge Open Space Preserve Take your pet for an on-leash hike throughout this large, lovely nature preserve, or let them run free in the designated off-leash area. Be careful as the area is not fenced. See Details
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
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. See Details
Pearson Arastradero Preserve Bring your pet with you on-leash as you hit the trails of this beautiful Palo Alto preservation area. 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
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! 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
Lake Chabot Regional Park This busy park is packed with fun actvities, from boat rentals to bbq pits. Pets are welcome to join you on-leash in designated areas. See Details
Windy Hill Open Space Preserve Leashed dogs are allowed on all trails at Windy Hill Open Space Preserve except Lost and Razorback Trails. See Details
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
Las Trampas Regional Wilderness Your pet is welcome to play with you off-leash everywhere in this park except trails and sports fields, if under voice control. Area not fenced. 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
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
Holbrook Palmer Park Holbrook Palmer Park is pet-friendly. Leashed dogs are welcome at this family-friendly Atherton public park. Dog owners are reminded to clean up any mess that is left behind. Holbrook Palmer Park can be accessed from sunrise to sunset. 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
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
Brisbane Rail-Trail (Crocker Park Recreational Trail) The Brisbane Rail-Trail (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 Brisbane Rail-Trail (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
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
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