Dog Friendly Hiking Trails in Santa Paula, CA

There are 20 dog friendly hiking trails within 20 miles of Santa Paula. 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 Santa Paula.

Pet Friendly Rose Valley Falls Trail
Rose Valley Falls Trail Rose Valley Falls Trail is an easy, 0.75 mile hike in Los Padres National Forest that will take about half an hour to complete with Fido. This dog-friendly trail is great for anyone wanting an easy hike, perhaps to bring along small children. There is only a little bit of bumpy ground with small stream crossings, which may pose a problem for the elderly. It's recommended to bring a towel to clean Fido's paws after the hike. See Details
Pet Friendly Mishe Mokwa to Mount Allen Trail
Mishe Mokwa to Mount Allen Trail Mishe Mokwa to Mount Allen Trail is a moderately easy, 6-mile hike in the Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area that will take about 3 hours to complete with Fido. See Details
Satwiwa Loop Trail at Rancho Sierra Vista/Satwiwa Satwiwa Loop Trail is an easy, 2.5 mile hike in the Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area that will take about 1.5 hours to complete with Fido. This picturesque hike is close to the city but will have you feeling like you entered a different world. The trail offers some of the best opportunities around to see roadrunners, prairie falcons, hawks, rabbits, deer, and coyote. The trail is a designated hikers-only trail. See Details
Charmlee Wilderness Park Located on over 532 acres within the best of the Santa Monica Mountains Coastal Slope Environment, Charmlee Wilderness Park includes over eight miles of hiking trails and picnic sites for you and your pup to explore. Dogs must be leashed at all times. See Details
Rosewood Trail to Angel Vista Hike to the gorgeous Angel Vista viewpoint with your pup along the Rosewood Trail. This is a 3.5-mile round trip hike, with an elevation gain/loss of about 800 feet and is the most direct route to this gorgeous point in the Santa Monica Mountains. For trail instructions and more information, visit the website. See Details
Grotto Trail You and Fido can hike along the Grotto Trail in the Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area. This 3-mile out-and-back hike takes you to a secluded grotto. Although dogs are not allowed in the grotto, you and your pup will find plenty of fun and exercise along the beautiful trail as you travel to it. Dogs must be leashed at all times. See Details
Point Mugu State Park Point Mugu State Park, located in the Santa Monica Mountains, features five miles of ocean shoreline with rocky bluffs, sandy beaches, sand dunes, rugged hills and uplands, two major river canyons and wide grassy valleys dotted with sycamores, oaks and a few native walnuts. Leashed pets are welcome throughout the day use areas including campgrounds and day use areas. Pets are not permitted on any backcountry trails or dirt roads. There are more than 70 miles of hiking trails. The beach also features swimming, body surfing and surf fishing. The park includes the jagged pinnacles of the Boney Mountains State Wilderness Area. See Details
Piedra Blanca Trail Piedra Blanca Trail is an easy, 2.5 mile hike in Los Padres National Forest that will take about 2 hours to complete with Fido. Enjoy the natural beauty of this trail that starts out by crossing Sespe Creek, a National Wild and Scenic River. The creek is home to gorges and the endangered California condor. The colors on the trees make for a beautiful autumn hike. It may be a good idea to wear pants, because some areas of the trail are overgrown with thorny plants. See Details
Ventura River Trail (Ojai Valley Trail Extension) The Ventura River Trail (Ojai Valley Trail Extension) 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 Ventura! The map below shows a trailhead where you can pick up the Ventura River Trail (Ojai Valley Trail Extension). 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
Ojai Valley Trail The Ojai Valley 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 Ojai! The map below shows a parking area with convenient access to the Ojai Valley 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
Sandstone Peak Trail If you and your pup are experienced hikers looking for more than a leisurely trail, head up the Sandstone Peak Trail. This 6.25-mile loop trail has an elevation gain of 1,075 feet and, once you reach the summit, provides expansive views of the surrounding area. Dogs should be leashed at all times, and humans should clean up after their canine companions. See Details
Castro Crest from Latigo Canyon Road You and your pup can explore the scenic saddles and the green canyon below Castro Peak on the 3.8-mile hike. See Details
Ojai Valley Trail The Ojai Valley 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 Ventura! The map below shows a parking area with convenient access to the Ojai Valley 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
Simi Peak Trail Simi Peak Trail is a 5.3 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Simi Valley, California that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking, running, nature trips, and bird watching and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash. See Details
Los Robles Trail to Angel Vista Enjoy the breathtaking Angel Vista, reaching the overlook from the West Los Robles Trail. Fido is welcome to join you on this 7.6-mile round trip hike that climbs 800 feet on the north side of the Santa Monica mountains. For more trail and hike information, visit the website. See Details
Ojai Valley Trail The Ojai Valley 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 Oak View! The map below shows a parking area with convenient access to the Ojai Valley 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
Reyes Peak Trail Reyes Peak Trail is a moderately easy, 8.25 mile hike in Los Padres National Forest that will take about 4 hours to complete with Fido. This beautiful area is no secret and is loved for its lovely campgrounds and pine forests. The trail does not lead to Reyes Peak, but instead follows the crest of Pine Mountain Ridge. See Details
Paradise Falls Paradise Falls is pet-friendly. Bring your pooch to this 40-ft. waterfall in a canyon set inside a rugged regional park on the 2.7 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Thousand Oaks. Leashed dogs are welcome, as long as they are well-behaved and all mess is cleaned up after them. See Details
Channel Islands Scenic Walking Path Channel Islands Scenic Walking Path is a dog-friendly paved trail along the waterfront in Oxnard, CA. This path offers scenic views across Channel Island Harbor and several different marinas. Fido should be leashed along this walking path. Visitors will find several benches to rest or sit and take photographs, and there are picnic sites on the route as well. See Details
Harmon Canyon Preserve Leashed dogs, on a 6-foot or shorter leash, are permitted in Harmon Canyon Preserve in Ventura, CA. This pet-friendly nature preserve offers miles of hiking and exploring opportunities over hills, through canyons, stream crossings and more. Please note that dogs are only permitted to the turnaround at 1.8 miles. See Details