Where to Hike With Your Dog
These parks/preserves/trails allow dogs -- be sure to read the individual pages for restrictions and details:
East Bay
Anthony Chabot Regional Park
(on leash in developed areas/under voice command in undeveloped areas of the park)
Bishop Ranch Regional Preserve
(on leash in developed areas/under voice command in undeveloped areas of the park)
Black Diamond Mines Regional Preserve
(on leash in developed areas/under voice command in undeveloped areas of the park)
Briones Regional Park:
Bear Creek Staging Area,
Lafayette Ridge Staging Area
(on leash in developed areas/under voice command in undeveloped areas of the park)
Carquinez Strait Regional Shoreline (east)
(on leash in developed areas/under voice command in undeveloped areas of the park)
Carquinez Strait Regional Shoreline (west)
(on leash in developed areas/under voice command in undeveloped areas of the park)
Cesar Chavez/North Waterfront Park
(on leash throughout the park, and off leash in a designated area)
Contra Costa Canal Trail
(on leash where posted, otherwise under voice control)
Coyote Hills Regional Park
(on leash only)
Del Valle Regional Park
(on leash in developed areas/under voice command in undeveloped areas of the park)
Diablo Foothills Regional Park
(on leash in developed areas/under voice command in undeveloped areas of the park)
Garin/Dry Creek Pioneer Regional Parks
(on leash in developed areas/under voice command in undeveloped areas of the park)
Joaquin Miller Park (on leash only)
Kennedy Grove Regional Recreation Area
(on leash in developed areas/under voice command in undeveloped areas of the park)
Lafayette Reservoir Recreation Area (on leash only)
Las Trampas Regional Wilderness
(on leash in developed areas/under voice command in undeveloped areas of the park)
Leona Canyon Regional Open Space Preserve
(on leash in developed areas/under voice command in undeveloped areas of the park)
Lime Ridge Open Space
Martin Luther King Jr. Regional Shoreline
(leash required in marsh area)
Miller/Knox Regional Shoreline
(on leash in developed areas, i.e. in the western, lagoon side of the park/under voice command in undeveloped areas of the park.)
Mission Peak Regional Preserve
(on leash in developed areas/under voice command in undeveloped areas of the park)
Morgan Territory Regional Preserve (on leash in developed areas/under voice command in undeveloped areas of the park)
Mount Wanda
(on leash only)
Oyster Bay Regional Shoreline
(on leash in developed areas/under voice command in undeveloped areas of the park; some trails restricted)
Pleasanton Ridge Regional Park
(on leash in developed areas/under voice command in undeveloped areas of the park)
Point Isabel Regional Shoreline
(off leash throughout the shoreline park)
Point Pinole Regional Shoreline
(on leash in developed areas/under voice command in undeveloped areas of the park; no dogs permitted in the marsh)
Quarry Lakes Regional Recreation Area
(on leash only)
Redwood Regional Park
(on leash in developed areas/under voice command in undeveloped areas of the park)
Rush Ranch Open Space Preserve (only permitted on one trail: Suisun Hill Trail, where they must be leashed)
Sibley Volcanic Park
(on leash in developed areas/under voice command in undeveloped areas of the park)
Sobrante Ridge Regional Park
(on leash in developed areas/under voice command in undeveloped areas of the park)
Sunol Regional Wilderness
(on leash in developed areas/under voice command in undeveloped areas of the park)
Sycamore Grove Park
(on leash only)
Tilden Regional Park
(on leash in developed areas/under voice command in undeveloped areas of the park; no dogs permitted in Tilden Nature Area)
Wildcat Canyon Regional Park
(on leash in developed areas/under voice command in undeveloped areas of the park)

North Bay
Alston Park (on leash only throughout the park, and off leash in a designated area)
Alto Bowl Open Space Preserve (on leash on trails/off leash permitted on fire roads under voice control; dog owners must have a leash for every dog)
Baltimore Canyon Open Space Preserve (on leash on trails/off leash permitted on fire roads under voice control; dog owners must have a leash for every dog)
Blithedale Summit Open Space Preserve (on leash on trails/off leash permitted on fire roads under voice control; dog owners must have a leash for every dog)
Cataract Falls (on leash only)
Camino Alto Open Space Preserve (on leash on trails/off leash permitted on fire roads under voice control; dog owners must have a leash for every dog)
Cascade Canyon Open Space Preserve (on leash only; dog owners must have a leash for every dog)
Crane Creek Regional Park
(on leash only)
Deer Island Open Space Preserve (on leash only)
Foothill Regional Park (on leash only)
Fort Baker (on leash only)
Gary Giacomini Open Space Preserve (on leash on trails/off leash permitted on fire roads under voice control; dog owners must have a leash for every dog)
Helen Putnam Regional Park
(on leash only)
Ignacio Valley Open Space Preserve (on leash on trails/off leash permitted on fire roads under voice control; dog owners must have a leash for every dog)
Indian Tree Open Space Preserve (on leash on trails/off leash permitted on fire roads under voice control; dog owners must have a leash for every dog)
Indian Valley Open Space Preserve (on leash on trails/off leash permitted on fire roads under voice control; dog owners must have a leash for every dog)
King Mountain Open Space Preserve (on leash on trails/off leash permitted on fire roads under voice control; dog owners must have a leash for every dog)
Las Gallinas Wildlife Ponds
(on leash only)
Little Mountain Open Space Preserve (on leash on trails/off leash permitted on fire roads under voice control; dog owners must have a leash for every dog)
Loma Alta Open Space Preserve (on leash on trails/off leash permitted on fire roads under voice control; dog owners must have a leash for every dog)
Lucas Valley Open Space Preserve (on leash on trails/off leash permitted on fire roads under voice control; dog owners must have a leash for every dog)
Marin Headlands/GGNRA
(on leash only/many trails restricted)
Tennessee Valley Trailhead,
Gerbode Valley Trailhead,
Rodeo Beach Trailhead
Rodeo Beach South
• Marin Municipal Water District/Mount Tam
(on leash only)
Sky Oaks Trailhead,
Phoenix Lake Trailhead,
Rock Spring Trailhead
Maurice Thorner Memorial Open Space Preserve (on leash only)
Maxwell Farms Regional Park (on leash only)
Mt. Burdell Open Space Preserve (on leash on trails/off leash permitted on fire roads under voice control; dog owners must have a leash for every dog/some trails restricted)
Napa River Ecological Reserve (on leash only)
Old St. Hilary's Open Space Preserve (on leash on trails/off leash permitted on fire roads under voice control; dog owners must have a leash for every dog)
Pacheco Valle Open Space Preserve (on leash on trails/off leash permitted on fire roads under voice control; dog owners must have a leash for every dog)
Pinnacle Gulch Coastal Access (on leash only)
Point Reyes National Seashore
(on leash only/allowed on a very few trails in northern section of park only, including Kehoe Beach)
Ragle Ranch Regional Park (on leash only)
Ring Mountain Open Space Preserve (on leash only)
Rockville Hills Park (on leash only)
Roy's Redwoods Open Space Preserve (on leash only/some trails restricted)
Rush Creek Open Space Preserve (on leash only/some trails restricted)
Samuel P. Taylor State Park (on leash only/only permitted in the developed parts of the park, on paved park roads, and the dirt "bike path" from the Redwood grove picnic area east to Shafter bridge)
San Pedro Mountain Open Space Preserve
(on leash on trails/off leash permitted on fire roads under voice control; dog owners must have a leash for every dog)
Santa Venetia Marsh Open Space Preserve (on leash only)
Sonoma Valley Regional Park (on leash only -- there's also a small, separate enclosed off-leash area)
Terra Linda/Sleepy Hollow Divide Open Space Preserve (north)
(on leash on trails/off leash permitted on fire roads under voice control; dog owners must have a leash for every dog)
Terra Linda/Sleepy Hollow Divide Open Space Preserve (south)
(on leash on trails/off leash permitted on fire roads under voice control; dog owners must have a leash for every dog)
Verissimo Hills Open Space Preserve (on leash on trails/off leash permitted on fire roads under voice control; dog owners must have a leash for every dog)
White Hill Open Space Preserve (on leash on trails/off leash permitted on fire roads under voice control; dog owners must have a leash for every dog)

Peninsula/South Bay
Almaden Quicksilver County Park
(on leash only)
Arastradero Preserve
(on leash only)
Bair Island
(on leash only, dogs prohibited from water and vegetation)
Bayfront Park
(on leash only)
Baylands Preserve
(on leash only)
Big Canyon Park
Coal Creek Open Space Preserve
(on leash only)
Coal Mine Ridge (on leash only, designated trails only)
Eaton Park
Fremont Older Open Space Preserve
(on leash only)
Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park
(on leash only, and only on 3 park trails)
Larry Lane Trail (on leash only)
Loch Lomond Recreation Area (on leash only)
Long Ridge Open Space Preserve
(Access to Long Ridge with dogs is only allowed on a small section of the Bay Area Ridge Trail (1.4 miles). The entrance is on CA 35, and visitors with dogs must have the dog on a minimum 6-foot leash at all times, and must fill out a self-administered permit at the trailhead.)
Los Alamitos Creek Trail
(on leash only)
Milagra Ridge
(on leash only)
McNee Ranch State Park
(on leash only)
Mount Madonna County Park (on leash only)
Pulgas Open Space Preserve
(on leash only on trails/off leash in 16 acre area)
Quarry Park
(on leash only)
Santa Teresa County Park
(on leash only, designated trails only)
Soquel Demonstration State Forest
(on leash only)
St. Joseph's Hill Open Space Preserve
(on leash only)
Stile Ranch
(on leash only)
Sweeney Ridge
(on leash only)
Thornewood Open Space Preserve
(on leash only)
Uvas Canyon County Park
(on leash only)
Waterdog Lake Park
(on leash only)
Windy Hill Open Space Preserve
(on leash only, designated trails only)
San Francisco
Crissy Field
Fort Funston
Glen Canyon Park
Inspiration Point, the Presidio
McLaren Park
Mount Davidson Park
Twin Peaks
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