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A Guide to 15 Amazing Dog-Friendly Day Hikes in San Diego County

A small dog hiking on a dog friendly hiking trail in San Diego

If you're looking for some great dog-friendly places to take your dog hiking in San Diego County, you've come to the right place. In this dog lover blog post, we'll share some of our favorite trails, as well as tips on how to make the most of your hike. So whether you're a local looking for new adventures or a visitor planning a trip to sunny California, be sure to check out these 15 dog-friendly hiking trails:

  1. Elfin Forest Recreational Reserve

  2. Lake Poway

  3. Del Mar Dog Beach

  4. Black Mountain Open Space Park

  5. Los Peñasquitos Canyon Preserve

  6. Sycamore Canyon Preserve

  7. Marian Bear Memorial Park

  8. Mission Trails Regional Park

  9. Cowles Mountain

  10. Tecolote Canyon Natural Park

  11. Fiesta Island Dog Park

  12. Ocean Beach Dog Beach

  13. Balboa Park

  14. Sunset Cliffs Natural Park

  15. Tijuana River Valley Regional Park

A map of dog friendly hiking trails in San Diego California

There are plenty of reasons to take your dog hiking. For one, it's a great way to get some exercise for both you and your pup. Hiking is also a great way to bond with your dog, and it's a fun way to explore the great outdoors together. Plus, there's nothing quite like the feeling of accomplishment when you complete a trail with your furry friend by your side.

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