Dog Friendly Hiking Trails in Sonoma, CA

There are 3 dog-friendly hiking trails in Sonoma, and 13 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 Sonoma.

Pet Friendly Bartholomew Park
Bartholomew Park Explore the 3-mile trail within Bartholomew Park with your dog. Take in the duck pond and windmill, weave through mature oaks, madrones, redwoods and vineyards, and follow wildflowers up the log steps and cresting at a view of San Francisco Bay. Free parking is available within the park, in the designated area. The trail is moderate to difficult in places and dogs must remain on leash at all times. Wine bottles to go can be purchased at Bartholomew Estate Winery to enjoy at the picnic tables inside the park. See Details
Pet Friendly Ernie Smith Park
Ernie Smith Park Ernie Smith Park is a dog-friendly community park in Sonoma, CA, named after Ernest Maynard "Ernie" Smith, a pioneer in Bay Area sports announcing. The park features a children's playground, basketball court, dog park, and a half-mile paved trail with picnic tables and a wildlife viewing platform. During your visit Fido is sure to lure you towards Ernie Smith Dog Park, a fully-fenced area perfect for off-leash play. See Details
Sonoma Bike Path The Sonoma Bike 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 Sonoma! The map below shows a parking area with convenient access to the Sonoma Bike 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
Benicia State Recreation Area Dogs are welcome at Benicia State Recreation Area in Benicia, CA, as long as they're on a leash no longer than 6' long. This dog-friendly park is home to 2.5 miles of road and bike paths for you and Fido to wander. Although tents are not permitted, there are three campsites available for people with motor homes or vehicles with trailers. 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
The Petrified Forest The Petrified Forest is pet-friendly. The forest was created after Mount. St. Helena (seen from the Silverado Trail) erupted 3.4 million years ago and engulfed a redwood forest in volcanic ash, preventing decay and preserving the trees. It wasn’t until 1870 that the forest was discovered underneath a pasture and became a point of interest for paleontologists. These days, visitors and their dogs can take to the trails of the forest and enjoy the natural phenomenon together. The Petrified Forest is open every day of the week from 9am to 6pm. See Details
Crane Creek Regional Park Crane Creek Regional Park is a128-acre, dog-friendly park in Santa Rosa that features rolling grasslands and beautiful oaks. Explore the 3.5 miles of trails with your leashed pooch, and the 18-hole disc golf course. Along the way, discover Crane Creek flowing through the middle of the park, ridges that offer sweeping views of the countryside and meadows covered with wildflowers. Bring your own water for your pooch to rehydrate. There is a parking fee. See Details
Oat Hill Mine Trail Oat Hill Mine Trail in Calistoga, CA is pet friendly. Soak up the gorgeous views of California Wine Country with your pet on this beautiful hike. Pets are allowed off leash if under voice control and all mess is cleaned up after. See Details
Samuel P. Taylor State Park Dogs are welcome on the Cross Marin Trail bike path of Samuel P. Taylor State Park in Lagunitas, CA. This pet-friendly trail runs along Lagunitas Creek about three miles through the park, following the old North Pacific Coast Railroad right-of-way into the Golden Gate National Recreation Area. You can also camp with your pup in the campground, or enjoy a picnic in the day-use area. Please note that dogs are not allowed on any other trails, the hike-and-bike campsites, in the cabins or in the creek. 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
Spring Lake Regional Park Spring Lake Regional Park is a pet-friendly recreational space in Santa Rosa, CA. This 320-acre park features camping, fishing, picnic areas with barbecues, and five group picnic areas. Trails are available for walking, hiking, bicycling and horseback riding. The park includes a par course, a 3-acre swimming lagoon and a 72-acre lake. Dogs are permitted on leashes no longer than 6' in length. License required. Dogs are allowed on the lawn around the swimming lagoon but not on the beach. 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
Cross Marin Trail The Cross Marin 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 Lagunitas! The map below shows a parking area with convenient access to the Cross Marin 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
Napa River Trail Napa River Trail is pet-friendly. Take a stroll with your pooch alongside the Napa River. This trail begins across the road from Trancas Crossing Park and is roughly four miles in length. The paved pathway means that all levels of hiker can enjoy Napa River Trail. Dogs are welcome too, as long as they are leashed and all mess is cleaned up after them. See Details
Bull Valley Staging Area Bull Valley Staging Area is a dog-friendly hiking trail in Crockett, CA. Leashed dogs are welcome to join you on this easy 2.8 mile loop. Enjoy excellent views of the Carquinez Strait during your hike. See Details
St Peter's Chapel St Peter's Chapel's property, located at Mare Island Naval Shipyard in Vallejo, CA, is pet friendly. Bring Fido for a quiet, relaxing stroll on the spacious lawn which features shady pines and eucalyptus trees. It's also a great spot to meet other dogs and their owners. Just be sure to keep your pup leashed and cleaned up after. See Details