With summer practically here, it’s time to break out the hiking boots and sunscreen! We know that the best summer activities are the ones shared with your dog and, with all that California’s diverse scenery has to offer, hikes are a great way to spend time with your pooch.
A little tip before we list off our favorite hikes: For the most part, national forests and national recreation areas are dog-friendly. There are plenty of trails in the Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area and Angeles National Forest. California State Parks, on the other hand, do not often allow dogs. Make sure to check out whether the trail you are interested in hiking is dog-friendly.