Dog Friendly Hiking Trails in San Francisco, CA

There are 13 dog-friendly hiking trails in San Francisco. 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 San Francisco.

Pet Friendly Fort Funston
Fort Funston Located off of Skyline Blvd, Fort Funston is one of the best places in San Francisco to bring your dog for a day of fun. This recreation area has lots of room for Fido to run and play, several dog-friendly trails, and beach areas. Dogs must be on a leash in the Bank Swallow habitat areas. Keep an eye out for fenced or signed areas were dogs are not permitted, and note that the Coastal Trail north of Horse Trail intersection is closed due to erosion. See Details
Pet Friendly Lands End Trail
Lands End Trail Lands End Trail is a beautiful dog-friendly hike in San Francisco, CA. The route winds around rocky cliffs overlooking the ocean and offers spectacular views at every turn. This 3.4 mile coastal hike is moderately challenging and should take 1.5 hours to complete. Pets on leashes are welcome to join you as you take in the stunning views on this famous San Francisco trail. See Details
Great Meadow Park at Fort Mason Take your dog out for a stroll on the paved trails of Great Meadow Park at Fort Mason, a historical landmark along the bay in San Francisco, CA. Leashed dogs are welcome to join you for an afternoon of fun as you explore the grounds of this historic army post. The grassy hilltops and hollows also offer the perfect opportunity for you to enjoy a picnic with your pup. See Details
Glen Canyon Park Leashed dogs are welcome at Glen Canyon Park, a 66.6-acre recreation area in San Francisco, CA. The park offers dog-friendly hiking trails and open space to enjoy with Fido. The canyon itself is one of the city's "Significant Natural Resource Areas" with important plant species and native chert outcroppings. See Details
Presidio of San Francisco Located on a decommissioned military post, the Presidio of San Francisco is a dog-friendly, 1,500-acre park and major outdoor recreation center. There are lush forests, miles of hiking trails and picturesque scenic overlooks of the Pacific Ocean. Other highlights include grassy Crissy Field with Golden Gate Bridge views, sandy Baker Beach and Tunnel Tops, a 14-acre public park with lawns for picnics. Leashed dogs are permitted to explore the area, unless otherwise marked. See Details
Candlestick Point State Recreation Area Candlestick Point State Recreation Area is a pet-friendly park in an urban setting in San Francisco, CA. The park is located just behind where Candlestick Stadium once proudly stood as the home of the Major League Baseball outfit, the San Francisco Giants. Dogs are welcome on leashes under 6 feet on all the trails in the park. You'll also find bathrooms, ponds, fishing and picnic areas. See Details
Presidio Ecology Trail Presidio Ecology Trail is a 1.7-mile, moderately trafficked, dog-friendly loop trail located near San Francisco. The trail loops to the top of Inspiration Point where you can take in stunning views of the Bay and Alcatraz Island. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Leashed dogs are permitted. See Details
Mount Davidson Park The dog-friendly Mount Davidson Park features the highest point in San Francisco. At 938', Mt. Davidson also features a 103' concrete cross at the peak. Bring Fido on a hike through a myriad of landscapes like a eucalyptus forest, coastal scrub and grasslands. See Details
San Francisco Bay Trail The San Francisco Bay 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 San Francisco! The map below shows a parking area with convenient access to the San Francisco Bay 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 See Details
Grandview Park Trail Featuring outstanding views, a small network of trails, and a dune plant community, pet-friendly Grandview Park Trail is a favorite with locals and visitors alike. Located in the Sunset District of San Francisco, the majority of the climb is made up of wooden stairs while the short trail around the top of the hill consists of soft soil. The dune community is extremely fragile, so please stay on the path at all times. Dogs must be leashed on the trail. See Details
Barbary Coast Trail The Barbary Coast Trail in San Francisco, CA, is dog friendly for leashed dogs. The southern end of the Barbary Coast Trail begins at the Old U.S. Mint in the heart of downtown. From there it heads north, weaving its way through San Francisco’s most vibrant and historic neighborhoods to Aquatic Park. If you are interested in a guided tour you have the option of audio, printed or guided tours. See Details
Sutro Baths Sutro Baths is pet-friendly. Located at the beginning of Lands End Trail, a moderate coastal pathway, bring your leashed pooch along to the remains of an extravagant public bath house that opened in 1896. Dogs are welcome to explore, as long as they are well-behaved and cleaned up after. Sutro Baths is best accessed during daylight hours. See Details
Mount Sutro Open Space Reserve Leashed dogs are welcome to enjoy the more than five miles of trails at pet-friendly Mount Sutro Open Space Reserve, adjacent to UCSF's Parnassus campus in San Francisco, CA. The reserve is home to a forest more than 100 years old along with many varieties of birds and other wildlife. There is no public parking at the reserve so visitors must park on Clarendon Avenue near Johnstone Drive and walk past the Aldea Center along Johnstone Drive to reach the trailhead. Keep See Details
Devil's Slide Trail Devil's Slide Trail is a dog-friendly recreational area in Pacifica, CA. The paved trail features pet waste stations, overlooks, benches, observation scopes, interpretive signs, bike racks, drinking fountains, and restrooms. Dogs must be cleaned up after and leashed for the entirety of their hike. Parking is limited on the weekends. See Details
Marin Headlands Leashed pets are welcome to join you as you relax or play at Marin Headlands, in beautiful Sausalito, CA. Enjoy hiking trails with dramatic cliffs and sweeping views of the Golden Gate Bridge. Dog-friendly trails are marked and notify hikers of leash or voice control rules. Picnic areas are also available. See Details
Dr. Aurelia Reinhardt Redwood Regional Park Dr. Aurelia Reinhardt Redwood Regional Park is a dog-friendly recreational area in Oakland, CA. You and Fido can wander down the trails lined by impressive redwoods. Please note that entry for all, including dogs, require a fee. See Details
Oyster Bay Regional Shoreline Oyster Bay Regional Shoreline is a dog-friendly recreation area located in San Leandro, CA. The shoreline features picnic areas and miles of trails for you and Fido to enjoy. Some of the wildlife you may encounter includes jackrabbits, garter snakes, birds of prey and more! See Details
Leona Canyon Open Space Regional Preserve Leona Canyon Open Space Regional Preserve in Oakland, CA, offers 290 acres of natural space for you to enjoy some exercise with your pup. This pet-friendly preserve welcomes you and your leashed dog to explore the Leona Trail, which runs through gorgeous wooded canyons along Rifle Range Creek. Please note that dogs and people are not allowed in the creek or on the banks as the creek is a protected area. 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
Robert Sibley Volcanic Preserve Sibley Volcanic Regional Preserve is a dog-friendly recreational area in Oakland, CA. The preserve features hiking trails, interpretive displays and more. Please note that cattle roam the park seasonally, so please keep pets on a leash. See Details
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