Pet Friendly Parks and Hiking in Arroyo Grande

There are countless classic Central Coast trails and parks for all families, and their pets, to enjoy the great outdoors while discovering the many hidden gems of Arroyo Grande.

Lopez Lake is one of the top choices for an invigorating camping trip or a leisurely hike. With perfect temperatures around 70 and 22 miles of shoreline, Lake Lopez provides an idyllic setting for a day of picnicking, biking, bird watching, and countless other outdoor adventures guaranteed to make any dog feel like the world is at their paws.

Just north of Lake Lopez, elevate your adventure, literally, by taking a hike up Big Fall Trails. Follow the Big Falls Creek with the pup in tow while traveling through the lush wooded canyon to an impressive 40 foot double waterfall flowing over beautiful limestone rock. Explore the stunning sights before coming back to downtown Arroyo Grande for a flavorful rewarding meal.

If a less strenuous outdoor adventure is needed, Arroyo Grande provides the perfect backdrop for a quaint and easy going stroll. The Cougar Trail Loop is a quick & calm winding path roaming through pastoral rolling grasslands and earthy oak woodlands for all members of the family to enjoy.

Meanwhile, Elm Street Park offers a more social venue with open green commons, playground equipment, and a spacious group BBQ area which can be used to host the quintessential small town gathering. Let the pets join the festivities and enjoy their vacation by letting them run free in the off-leash dog park while the whole families spends a fun-filled afternoon at the Elm Street Park.