Dog-friendly Palm Springs

Greater Palm Springs

If your vision of a California desert vacation includes blue sky, purple mountains, turquoise pools, nodding palm trees and dog-friendly things to do and places to see, you’ve come to the right place. Greater Palm Springs caters to everyone from Hollywood celebrities, snowbirds, avowed desert rats—all demographics that include a lot of DogTrekkers.


Check out more of our favorite dog-friendly spots from our friends at Greater Palm Springs.
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Cove Oasis Loop, La Quinta

Cove Oasis Loop, La Quinta

The Cove Oasis Loop, nestled at the base of the Southern Santa Rosa Mountains,offers the perfect stroll for families and their four-legged friends. The mostly flat, gravel path begins at the top of the levee, a few steps into the Cove Oasis, a 114-acre open space set aside by the city. more »

Homestead Trail (The Cross Hike), Palm Desert

Homestead Trail (The Cross Hike), Palm Desert

The Homestead Trail that snakes up the side of Shadow Mountain to a giant illuminated cross is thought to be a spiritual trek for some, as well as a quiet spot to meditate above it all. It’s a perfect trail for a sunrise hike with spectacular views from just about anywhere along the way. more »

Mission Creek Preserve, Desert Hot Springs

Mission Creek Preserve, Desert Hot Springs

One of the more popular spots for four-legged hikers, Mission Creek Preserve offers more than 17 miles of dog-friendly trails through stunning desert scenery. Far removed from the bustle of modern life, Mission Creek Preserve lets you see the Coachella Valley’s natural side. more »

Share a Bite

The Grill on Main - Photo Credit: @lupi_sayer
The Grill on Main - Photo Credit: @lupi_sayer

Perfect weather for eating al fresco makes Greater Palm Springs an ideal locale to dine with your dog. In fact, countless eateries cater to pups with water bowls, treats, and plenty of social interaction—from casual cafés to fine dining under the stars. When happy hour rolls around, you’re likely to find a dog-friendly bar patio hosting yappy hour too. We’ve tracked down five top hotspots for hounds and humans alike. more »

Win a SoCal Desert Wine Region DogCation®!

Win a SoCal Desert Wine Region DogCation®!

When you think about Greater Palm Springs, a lot comes to mind. The blue sky, purple mountains, nodding palm trees and lots of dog-friendly things to do, places to stay, dine and play. What you may not know is that a short distance away is the very dog-friendly Temecula wine region. more »

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4299 E. Ramon Rd.
Palm Springs, California 92264
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Indio, California 92201
Phone: (760) 342-4711

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Palm Springs, California 92264
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