Dog Friendly Hiking Trails in Torrance, CA

There are 46 dog friendly hiking trails within 20 miles of Torrance. 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 Torrance.

Pet Friendly Westridge-Canyonback Wilderness Park
Westridge-Canyonback Wilderness Park Your pup is welcome to join you as you hike the trails of Westridge-Canyonback Wilderness Park in Encino, CA, and enjoy gorgeous views of downtown and the ocean. Mutt mitts are provided along many of the trails. The Westridge fire road provides trail access for hikers, mountain bikers and equestrians along the north-south ridgeline. The park is contiguous with the 20,000-acre urban wilderness park known as the “Big Wild.” The park is accessible from both the San Fernando Valley at San Vincente Mountain Park and from West Los Angeles, at the end of Westridge Road. See Details
Pet Friendly Runyon Canyon Park
Runyon Canyon Park Runyon Canyon Park is a 160-acre, dog-friendly city park near Hollywood and the Hollywood Hills in Los Angeles, CA. The park features a 90-acre off-leash dog park with an abundance of hiking trails. Although Fido does not need to be kept on a leash, owners must clean up after their pets. Baggie stations are located throughout the park. See Details
Mount Hollywood Trail at Griffith Park Mount Hollywood Trail is an easy, 3-mile hike in Griffith Park that will take about 1.5 hours to complete with Fido. This section of the mountain is owned by the city and offers what are quite possibly the best views of the Hollywood sign and the Los Angeles Basin. You will also enjoy the scenery as you look over at the San Gabriels or out to the ocean. Just make sure to keep Fido on a leash during the hike and clean up any pet messes. The trail can be accessed by parking at either the Griffith Observatory or at the Ferndell Trail in Los Feliz. See Details
Forrestal Nature Reserve With some of the best remaining native wildlife habitat and hiking trails, this 155-acre dog-friendly Reserve in Rancho Palos Verdes, CA, is a key component of the Peninsula's natural environment and a significant part of the Palos Verdes Nature Preserve. See Details
Lower Canyonback Trail Spend a couple hours out on the trail with Fido on this 4.2-mile hike, ascending Canyonback Ridge and enjoying beautiful view of west LA, Santa Monica Bay, the Santa Monica Mountains, and the Getty Museum. See Details
Kenneth Hahn State Recreation Area Kenneth Hahn State Recreation Area in Los Angeles, CA, is dog-friendly. Fido can join you on the five miles of trails at the park. The recreation area is also home to native coastal sage scrub habitat, lawns and landscaped areas, picnic sites, playgrounds, a fishing lake, and a lotus pond. Dogs are permitted in County parks and on trails as long as the dog is on a leash, no longer than 6 feet in length and under the full control of the owner. See Details
Echo Park Lake Echo Park Lake is dog-friendly! Leashed dogs are welcome on the paths around the lake at this East Los Angeles park. The park is open daily from sunrise to sunset. See Details
Hermosa Valley Greenbelt Hermosa Valley Greenbelt 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 Hermosa Beach! The map below shows a parking area with convenient access to the Hermosa Valley Greenbelt. 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
Sullivan Canyon Trail Explore the sycamore-filled Sullivan Canyon with Fido on this 8.5-mile round trip trail. See Details
Franklin Canyon Park Franklin Canyon Park rests on 605 acres near the center of Los Angeles. Within the park boundaries are chaparral, grasslands and oak woodlands, a three-acre lake, an ADA-accessible duck pond, expansive picnic grounds, and over five miles of hiking trails. The lake and pond serve as permanent and seasonal home for birds in the Pacific flyway. Park features include the Sooky Goldman Nature Center, the Sam Goldman Amphitheater, and the Eugene and Michael Rosenfeld Auditorium. Dogs must be leashed at all times. See Details
Fred Hesse Junior Community Park Fred Hesse Junior Community Park is a well-manicured parkland and active community center and one of the most popular in the city. Among the features available for public enjoyment in the upper park area are baseball and soccer fields, numerous picnic areas with barbecues, playground equipment suitable for toddlers to adolescents, and a well-used quarter mile walking path. The lower park site offers a sand volleyball court, picnic areas (no barbecues permitted), leisurely walking paths, and comfortable locations for enjoying panoramic views of Catalina Island north to Malibu. As at all parks, dogs must be on a leash. Dog waste bags provided. See Details
Sullivan Ridge Trail Bring Fido along for a hike along the Sullivan Ridge Trail between Rustic Canyon and Sullivan Canyon. This out-and-back hike can be as long as 12.6 miles round trip if you want to travel all the way to the end and back again. See Details
Colorado Lagoon Colorado Lagoon is a dog-friendly park in Long Beach, CA, featuring a small wetland trail where leashed dogs are welcome. The park also has a playground and picnic areas. See Details
Will Rogers State Historic Park Dogs are allowed at Will Rogers State Historic Park, home to the ranch owned by the popular actor of the 1930s, Will Rogers. In addition to the 31-room ranch house, the grounds are also home to guest housing, a stable, corrals, riding ring, roping arena, polo field, golf course, and riding trails. Fido can join you at this historic park, but must remain on a six-feet leash for the duration of their stay. Dogs allowed in historic zone (but not on house tours) and Inspiration loop. Dogs not allowed on Backbone, Temescal or Rustic Canyon Trails. See Details
Topanga Lookout Trail BringFido along for a hike on the 2-mile out-and-back trail overlooking Red Rock Canyon and providing amazing views of the Santa Monica and Santa Susana Mountains. See Details
West Mandeville Fire Road Pets are welcome on-leash on the West Mandeville Fire Road - 10 miles of trails at this rarely crowded Brentwood park with beautiful views of the mountains and ocean. See Details
Elysian Park This hidden gem of a public park contains 570 acres of serene natural spaces. A wonderful place to bring your pooch for an on-leash walk! The park features a bike path, hiking trail, horseshoe pits, jogging path, and restrooms. See Details
Getty View Park Hike with your pup along the East Sepulveda Fire Road in Getty View Park on a 3-mile out-and-back jaunty as you enjoy delightful views of Santa Monica Bay and the Getty Museum. See Details
Glen Alla Park Bring your pet to Glen Alla Park for a jog or just to relax at this public park. Dogs are welcome as long as they remain on-leash. See Details
California Coastal Trail California Coastal Trail is pet-friendly. This network of trails along California's coastline will stretch for 1,200 miles from Del Norte all the way to San Diego, although it is only half completed at this point. You and Fido can take on a day hike along the trail network, or plan a longer hike over a couple of days or even longer. The address we have listed is for Will Rogers State Beach, one of the points along the coastal trail, but there are numerous access points along the way. More information about the trail can be found on the website. Dog owners are reminded to clean up any mess after their pets and to keep them on a leash for the duration of their visit. See Details
Hilltop Park Bring Fido to admire breathtaking panoramic city views from Hilltop Park, a dog-friendly landmark in Signal Hill, CA. Take a short walk around this 3.2 acre area, rest beneath the shade of a palm tree, or enjoy a snack while sat at the picnic tables. There are restrooms at Hilltop Park and visitors can also access several nearby trails including Skyline Trail and Sea Ridge Trail. See Details
Los Angeles State Historic Park Los Angeles State Historic Park is a dog-friendly urban park located next to Chinatown in LA. Sprawling out over 32 acres, this park is home to lots of grassy areas and paths that lead to various views of downtown LA. While you're hanging out at the park, join the rest of the park-goers in a fun activity, like walking, biking, eating a picnic, flying a kite, and even looking at the birds traveling down the Pacific flyway. The park is open every day of the week from 8:00 AM to sunset. See Details
Franklin Canyon Lake Loop & Chaparral Trail Spend the day with Fido at the gorgeous 605-acre Franklin Canyon Park. Hike around Franklin Canyon Lake and Heavenly Pond and up the Chaparral Trail on a 2.5-mile round trip journey. The 325-foot elevation gain climbs to outstanding views of Franklin Canyon. See Details
Rio Hondo River Trail The Rio Hondo River Trail is a multi-use trail that's a great place to walk Fido in Long Beach! The map below shows a parking area with convenient access to the LARIO 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