Dog Friendly Hiking Trails in Van Nuys, CA

There are 51 dog-friendly hiking trails within 20 miles of Van Nuys. 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 Van Nuys.

Pet Friendly Solstice Canyon
Solstice Canyon Bring your leashed pup out for some exercise on this mild hike, which affords breathtaking ocean views. Solstice Canyon in Malibu, CA, features several options for easy, moderate, or strenuous hikes through coastal sage scrub and riparian plant communities. Visitors can enjoy a picnic, a shady stroll along the Solstice Canyon Trail, a challenging climb up the Rising Sun Trail or a stop at the perennial waterfall! See Details
Pet Friendly Placerita Canyon State Park
Placerita Canyon State Park Placerita Canyon State Park is a dog-friendly recreation area in rural Newhall, CA. This park in the San Gabriel Mountains welcomes your pup to join you on the short paved trail, where you'll find dog waste stations along the way to clean up after Fido. See Details
Westridge-Canyonback Wilderness Park Your pup is welcome to join you while hiking the trails of Westridge-Canyonback Wilderness Park in Encino, CA! The pet-friendly recreation area is contiguous with the 20,000-acre urban wilderness park called the “Big Wild.” The park is accessible from the San Fernando Valley at San Vincente Mountain Park and West Los Angeles at the end of Westridge Road. See Details
Lake Hollywood Park The pet-friendly Lake Hollywood Park in Los Angeles, CA, is where the locals bring their dogs for playtime and socialization under the Hollywood sign. There are signs stating that dogs should be kept on a leash, and rangers do visit to enforce these rules. See Details
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
Arlington Garden in Pasadena Arlington Garden is a three-acre garden on Caltrans-owned land. It is leased to the City of Pasadena and entrusted by the city to Arlington Garden in Pasadena. This garden is not only friendly to people and pets, but also exists as a refuge for Pasadena’s native fauna. Birds, bees, and butterflies are particularly abundant and can be seen throughout the year. Arlington Garden is open 8 am to 6 pm every day of the year, no charge. 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 lawns, landscaped areas, picnic sites, playgrounds, a fishing lake, and a lotus pond. Dogs must be leashed and under the complete control of the owner. Please note an entrance fee may apply. See Details
Hollyridge Trail at Griffith Park Hollyridge Trail is one of the many paths in Griffith Park that leads to the iconic Hollywood sign. Hike with your favorite furry friend along this pet-friendly 3.5-mile trail in Los Angeles, CA. You'll make your way to the summit of Mount Lee, which features gorgeous views of the sign and the city below. See Details
Mount Hollywood Trail at Griffith Park Mount Hollywood Trail is an easy, dog-friendly, 3-mile hike in Griffith Park in Los Angeles, CA. While you and your leashed pup hike this trail, you will see breathtaking views of the Hollywood sign and the Los Angeles Basin. You will also enjoy the scenery as you look at the San Gabriels or the ocean. The trail can be accessed by parking at the Griffith Observatory or the Ferndell Trail in Los Feliz. See Details
Lower Canyonback Trail Spend a few hours with Fido on the Lower Canyonback Trail in Los Angeles, CA. This pet-friendly 4.2-mile hike ascends Canyonback Ridge. Enjoy beautiful views of west LA, Santa Monica Bay, the Santa Monica Mountains and the Getty Museum. See Details
Echo Park Lake Leashed dogs are welcome on the pet-friendly paths around Echo Park Lake in East Los Angeles, CA. The park also has picnic tables and pedal boats. See Details
Sullivan Canyon Trail Explore the pet-friendly, sycamore-filled Sullivan Canyon with Fido on this 8.5-mile round-trip trail in Los Angeles, CA. Follow the dirt and gravel trail posted with yellow trail markers through the trees while listening to the birds. See Details
Stunt High Trail to Saddle Peak You and your furry friend can reach Saddle Peak in the Santa Monica Mountains from the 8.5-mile Stunt High Trail. Your leashed pup will join you on this path which will take you along Cold Creek and connect with Backbone Trail to the summit of the mountain in Calabasas, CA. At the top of Saddle Peak, you and Fido can enjoy stunning vistas of the surrounding area. See Details
Old Zoo Picnic Area at Griffith Park Bring Fido to this unique attraction in Griffith Park for a picnic or games in the adjacent grassy area. The Old Zoo Picnic Area in Los Angeles, CA, was once the home of the former LA Zoo before it moved to its current location. The abandoned zoo has become a picnic area with old animal cages and exhibits. See Details
Fryman Canyon Loop Fryman Canyon Loop is a 3-mile pet-friendly path along the Betty B. Dearing Trail through Wilacre Park and Coldwater Canyon Park. This loop in Los Angeles, CA, will also take you around Fryman Canyon in Studio City. Your leashed pup is more than welcome to join you on this easy urban hike with a 450-foot elevation gain. See Details
Franklin Canyon Park Pet-friendly Franklin Canyon Park rests on 605 acres between San Fernando Valley and Beverly Hills, CA. Within the park boundaries are chaparral, grasslands, oak woodlands, a three-acre lake, an ADA-accessible duck pond, expansive picnic grounds, and over five miles of hiking trails. While visiting, dogs must be leashed at all times. See Details
Sullivan Ridge Trail Bring Fido for a hike along the Sullivan Ridge Trail between Rustic Canyon and Sullivan Canyon in Los Angeles, CA! This out-and-back hike can be as long as 12.6 miles round trip with a 1,350-foot elevation gain if you want to travel to the end and back again. See Details
Wilacre Park Leashed pets are welcome to enjoy the trails of the pet-friendly Wilacre Park with their humans. The 128-acre recreation area provides access to the Betty B. Dearing trail and the Cross Mountain Park trail system to Fryman, Coldwater and Franklin Canyon Parks. The ample parking, restrooms, fountains, and picnic area make this Studio City, CA, park a popular destination for hikers and their dogs. See Details
Westridge Trailhead Westridge Trailhead is a hiking trail in the Mandeville Canyon area of Los Angeles, CA. Bring Fido with you while you hike the 7.4-mile round trip unpaved path, which features 730 feet of elevation gain and panoramic views of the city and surrounding mountains. Dogs are welcome and can be off leash as long as they're well-behaved and under voice control. Please remember to clean up after your pet. See Details
Topanga Lookout Trail Bring your leashed pup along for a hike on the 2-mile out-and-back Topanga Lookout Trail in Topanga, CA! This path overlooks Red Rock Canyon and provides fantastic views of the Santa Monica and Santa Susana Mountains. See Details
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