The San Jacinto Valley contains two dog park.  One is located next to the Ramona Humane Society on Seventh Avenue, and it requires that you pay a yearly fee to bring your dog there. The other is less than a year old and is part of Oltman Park.  The San Jacinto Valley has many more dog parks within a 30 minute drive.  Plans are in the works to reopen the San Jacinto River Park too; it was once, a great place for dogs to run.
Dog Parks in San Jacinto Valley

Butterfield Dog Park

1886 Butterfield Drive, Corona


Herada Heritage Dog Park

13100 65th Street, Corona-Eastvale


Meadowside-Dairyland Dog Park

14520 San Remo, Corona


Aurantia Dog Park

Greenspot Road, Highland


Pines Camp-Idyllwild Dog Park  (may be private)

26375 Highway 243, Idyllwild


Hulda Crooks Dog Park

Beaumont Ave. and Mountain View Ave., Loma Linda


Torrey Pines Dog Park (coming soon)

Southeastern Murrieta, Murrieta


Civic Center Dog Park

730510 Fred Waring Drive, Palm Desert


Freedom Dog Park

77-400 Country Club Drive, Palm Desert


Joe Mann Dog Park

77820 California Drive, Palm Desert


University Dog Park

74802 University Park Drive, Palm Desert


Palm Springs Dog Park

Pierce Street and Riverwalk Parkway, Palm Springs


Redlands Dog Park (coming soon)

Ford Park, Redlands


Carlson Dog Park

Mission Inn Avenue, Riverside


Pat Merritt Dog Park

Limonite Frontage Rd. and Juan Bautista Ave., Riverside


Riverwalk Dog Park

Pierce Street and Collett Avenue, Riverside


Wildwood Dog Park

E. Waterman and 40th Street, San Bernardino


Margarita Dog Park

29119 Margarita Road, Temecula


Redhawk  Dog Park

44747 Redhawk Parkway, Temecula


Yucaipa Dog Park (coming soon)

Seventh Street Park, Yucaipa

Kitching Peak, San Gorgonio Wilderness


Terri Peak, Lake Perris State Recreation Area


Black Mountain, San Jacinto Mountains


Tahquitz Peak, San Jacinto Mountains


Palm View Peak, San Jacinto Mountains


Pyramid Peak, San Jacinto Mountains


Thomas Mountain, San Jacinto Mountains



Author, hiker, and friend-of-dogs, Allen Riedel has published an informative book detailing over sixty dog friendly hikes in Southern California. Inside “Best Hikes with Dogs:Southern California” the reader will find great information about the seven local hikes listed above. Allen Riedel also writes for The Hemet library contains two copies of his book.


San Jacinto Valley is surrounded by the San Bernardino National Forest, San Gorgonio Wilderness, San Jacinto Mountains, Cleveland National Forest, Santa Rosa Mountains, Lake Perris, Lake Skinner, and the marvelous Diamond Valley Lake. The region is made for taking your dog on a hike.

Animal Friends of the Valleys
29001 Bastron
Lake Elsinore, CA 92531
Banning Animal Shelter
2242 E. Charles Street
Banning, CA 92220
Corona Animal Shelter
608 Harrington Street
Corona, CA
Living Free Animal Sanctuary
54250 Keen Camp Road
Mountain Center, CA 92561
Moreno Valley Animal Control
23700 Sunnymead Boulevard
Moreno Valley, CA
Ramona Humane Society
690 Humane Way
San Jacinto, CA 92582
Riverside County Animal Services
5950 Wilderness Avenue
Riverside, CA 92504
Riverside Humane Society
5791 Fremont Street
Riverside, CA 92504


Hiking with or without a dog can be hazardous, especially in the wild.It is your responsibility to learn about and prepare for these hazards. Information on this site or may contain mistakes or omissions.

Beaumont....15 miles

Corona....50 miles

Highland....30 miles

Idyllwild....30 miles

Loma Linda....30 miles

Menifee....15 miles

Moreno Valley....30 miles

Murrieta....30 miles

Palm Desert....55 miles

Palm Springs....45 miles

Redlands....30 miles

San Bernardino....40 miles

Temecula....35 miles

Yucaipa....25 miles

Banning....20 miles

Riverside....35 miles

Mountain Center....25 miles

Lake Elsinore....30 miles

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Canine Country Club Dog Park

Carlson Dog Park

This dog park includes water, waste areas, two gazebos, and several picnic tables and chairs. It is beautifully landscaped with a number of boulders surrounded by grass and pine trees. The dog park contains two areas. In the evenings, the park may contain as many as 15 dogs. Call the Ramona Shelter for current membership fees.
This is one of Southern California’s newest dog parks.  It is located in Oltman Park near Rancho Viejo Middle School. This dog park contains all of the features common to modern and high-end dog parks.
Several hundred dogs are using this park weekly; it is Valley-Wide Parks Department’s first dog park.  This dog park is a work-in-progress; small and large dogs are not separated yet.  The greatest advantage this park has over others is its very large size.  The fencing is secure and includes a double gate.  Plenty of seating, but not much in the shade.  A nearby restroom and plenty of parking is welcomed.
A beautiful dog park containing separate areas for large and small dogs, running water, a combination of bark and grass, and more. During peak times, this dog park also has a concession stand too.
Hound Town Dog Park sits atop a hill near Moreno Valley’s equestrian center.  A beautiful view of northern San Jacinto Valley can be seen from here.  The park is grassless, but offers plenty of mostly unobstructed area to run and play.
In the back corner of Pete Peterson park is a small dog park. This park includes an agility course and nice shade trees. The entire dog area is without a lawn.

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