Dog Friendly Hiking Trails in San Rafael, CA

There are 28 dog friendly hiking trails within 20 miles of San Rafael. 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 Rafael.

Pet Friendly Marin Headlands
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
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
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
Indian Tree Preserve Indian Tree Preserve is pet-friendly. This natural area is full of winding pet-friendly trails you are welcome to explore with your pooch. Big Trees Trail lives up to its name. Bring your leashed dog on a walk through stands of redwoods and mature woodlands that open up to scenic views of Stafford Lake. Dogs are also allowed off-leash on fire roads, as long as they are under voice control. Ship’s Mast Trail is a forested traverse through a quiet redwood grove. Dog owners are reminded to clean up any mess that is left behind. 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
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
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
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
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
Napa Valley Vine Trail Napa Valley Vine Trail is pet-friendly. The trail will one day stretch for 47 scenic miles from the Vallejo Ferry to Calistoga. So far, 12.5 miles of Class I trail from Kennedy Park Off Leash Area in Napa to Yountville are completed. The project hopes to connect all of Napa Valley to provide locals and visitors alike with a safe place to walk dogs and cycle, plus a healthy alternative for pedestrians to explore the region’s vineyards. Leashed dogs are welcome, as long as they are cleaned up after. Napa Valley Vine Trail is open all day, every day. 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
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
Dawn Falls Pets are welcome on-leash on designated hiking trails at this beautiful park, which includes gorgeous waterfalls. 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
Albany Hill Park The scent of eucalyptus fills the air at this beautiful park, which also includes historic Native American sites. Pets are welcome on-leash, though be careful on steep trails. See Details
Mill Valley-Sausalito Path The Mill Valley-Sausalito 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 Mill Valley! The map below shows a parking area with convenient access to the Mill Valley-Sausalito 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
Sir Francis Drake Bikeway The Sir Francis Drake Bikeway 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 Lagunitas! The map below shows a parking area with convenient access to the Sir Francis Drake Bikeway. 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
Piedmont Park Take a scenic hike with your pet, who is welcome to join you off-leash on the trails. Pets must be leashed on lawn, and off-leash permit is required. The area is not fenced. See Details
Ohlone Greenway The Ohlone Greenway 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 El Cerrito! The map below shows a parking area with convenient access to the Ohlone Greenway. 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
Phoenix Lake Pets are welcome on-leash on the beautiful, relaxing hike around this lovely lake. Keep an eye out for some of the local wildlife. See Details
Dracena Quarry Bring your pet for some off-leash exercise in the grassy area of upper Redwood Canyon. Off-leash permit required. See Details
Sir Francis Drake Bikeway The Sir Francis Drake Bikeway 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 Nicasio! The map below shows a parking area with convenient access to the Sir Francis Drake Bikeway. 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