With mild temperatures and sunny skies almost year-round, San Diego is the perfect city for those who love spending time outdoors. Beach activities might be the first thing you associate with San Diego, but the city and surrounding area are also home to many excellent hiking spots you and your dog can enjoy. Here are 10 dog-friendly trails in San Diego you can visit this year.
Adventure pass required to park in the Cleveland National Forest, $5/day, $30/annually
🐕 Off-leash allowed?
Mostly flat loop trail with good shade
Can get muddy and flooded after rain
May be covered with snow and ice in winter
Before heading out to any of these 10 dog-friendly San Diego trails, make sure you’re prepared for a safe day of hiking. Always keep your dog on a leash and pick up after them. Pack water, food, sun protection, first aid supplies, and hiking booties for your dog if you’ll be traveling over rough terrain. Avoid hiking in the heat of the day and stay alert for snakes, mountain lions, and other predators. With the proper gear, you and your dog can enjoy the gorgeous San Diego scenery as you hike.