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If your dog isn’t a fan of the beach, why not spend time together enjoying some of Southern California’s excellent hiking? Mountains, forests, and deserts can all be found just a short drive from most residential areas in Southern California, sometimes even within city limits! Here are 13 dog-friendly hiking trails in Southern California that you can explore in 2023.
The Top 13 Dog-Friendly Hiking Trails in Southern California
1. Paramount Ranch
2. Runyon Canyon Trail
3. Wisdom Tree Trail
4. Escondido Falls Trail
5. Aliso Summit Trail
6. Black Star Canyon Falls Trail
7. Pratt, Foothills, and Fox Canyon Loop Trail
8. Mission Creek Preserve
9. Potato Mountain Wilderness Trail
10. Big Horn Mine Trail
11. Sunset Trail
|🗺️ Address:||📍Sunrise Hwy, Mt. Laguna, CA 91948|
|🕐 Open Times:||Dawn to dusk|
|💲 Cost:||Adventure Pass required to park in Cleveland National Forest– $5/day or $30/year|
12. Mount Woodson Trail
13. Volcon Mountain Trail
The amenities at these 13 hiking trails in Southern California vary considerably. To be safe, always bring water and waste bags. Keep your dog on a leash except where posted for their own safety and to protect local wildlife. Southern California is home to many predators and snakes who pose a threat to your pup. Stay alert, be prepared, and always pay attention to the weather. These precautions can help you and your dog safely enjoy the beauty of Southern California.
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