Dog Friendly Hiking Trails in Westlake Village, CA

There are 24 dog friendly hiking trails within 20 miles of Westlake Village. 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 Westlake Village.

Pet Friendly Solstice Canyon
Solstice Canyon Bring your pet out for a bit of exercise on this mild hike, which afford breathtaking views of the ocean. Leashed pets are welcome. Solstice Canyon 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, or a more challenging climb up the Rising Sun Trail. The perennial waterfall is a popular hiking destination, and along the way you might encounter acorn woodpeckers, alligator lizards, fence lizards, or a red-tailed hawk soaring overhead. Dogs are allowed but must remain on a leash, not to exceed six feet, at all times. Please pick­ up after your dog. See Details
Pet Friendly Point Mugu State Park
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
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
Zuma Canyon Loop Trail Zuma Canyon Loop Trail is a pleasant hike in the Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area. Leashed (no longer than six feet) pets are welcome to join their humans as they hike along this trail, which is a wonderful spot to take in the changing seasons. A variety of trees make for a colorful fall and winter season. The creek that runs through the canyon flows all year, but at times can be only a trickle. See Details
Temescal Canyon Park Leashed dogs are welcome in Temescal Canyon Park. The park features a hiking trail that is open from dawn until dusk. See Details
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
Corral Canyon Trail Explore miles of unspoiled nature in the Santa Monica Mountains on this loop trail with canyon and mountain views. Leashed dogs are welcome to join their humans on the trail. 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
Caballero Canyon Trail You and your pooch can enjoy a 3.4-mile round trip hike with an elevation gain of 625 feet as you ascend Caballero Canyon on the north side of the Santa Monica mountains. For more trail and hiking information, visit the website. 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
Garden of the Gods Fido may join you on-leash at this Chatsworth park and gardens, which includes some unusual rock formations. The 23-acre Garden of the Gods park is perched in the northwest corner of Chatsworth. 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
Escondido Falls Trail Hike this 4-mile out-and-back trail with your pup to visit the stunning 200-foot Escondido Falls. The trail is steep and there are some creek crossings at which times, the water can be high, so make sure your dog can handle the hike before embarking on it. Dogs must be leashed at all times. See Details
Paramount Ranch Take a walk with your pup amidst the prop buildings of an old movie town at Paramount Ranch. Used as the set of "Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman" along with many other films and shows, the Paramount Ranch trails and prop town are a fun area to explore with your leashed dog. Cross the bridge to get to the "Western Town." All trailheads extend from the Western Town, except the trail that goes toward Mulholland Highway. 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
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
Stunt Road Trail to Calabasas Peak Enjoy gorgeous panoramic views of the Santa Monica Mountains and San Fernando Valley from the summit of Calabasas Peak. BringFido along on this 3.6-mile hike, climbing 1000 feet to the summit. 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
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
Calabasas Cold Creek Trail Climb to the summit of Calabasas Peak with your pup on the Calabasas-Cold Creek Trail. This 4.5-mile round trip hike ascends 750 feet and provides gorgeous views of the surrounding area. 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
Stunt High Trail to Saddle Peak You and your furry friend can reach Saddle Peak in the Santa Monica Mountains from this 8.5-mile trail. This trail will take you along Cold Creek and connect with Backbone Trail to take you to the summit of Saddle Peak where you can enjoy stunning vistas of the surrounding area. 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
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