The first perk of the trail is that it crosses two fire roads. These dirt paths are much larger than the regular trail. The wheel ruts also give them away! Dogs are allowed to be off leash on fire roads! If you have good voice control of your dog, feel free to slip the leash and let them have a ball! The first fire road starts almost a mile into your hike. Keep heading east at this point. You can also take a breather here before tackling the peak, and let your pup keep running off leash! The fire road is bordered by wildflowers during the spring and early summer.
Continue on the fire road for almost two miles. When you reach a gate, turn right and follow that trail. You'll have to put your dog back on leash as you leave the fire trail. A little over a mile and a half after that, you'll reach the Nike missile site. There are picnic tables here, so take a breather and rest up. You'll also have a great view of San Pedro Open Space, and even Mount Tam in the distance! Snap some pictures of this historical site, and when you're ready to get gone, retrace your steps back. Your dog can enjoy another off leash romp before you turn off the fire road and head back to Woodoaks Drive.
Off leash (and on leash) fun is easy to have at San Pedro Mountain Open Space -- North Trailhead!