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Gum Grove Nature Park

Leashed dogs are welcome to visit the pet-friendly Gum Grove Nature Park with their owners! This recreation area is a 10-acre gem, one of the largest and best parks in Seal Beach, CA. You and Fido can utilize the picnic tables to rest and refuel after walking along the hiking trails. Visit Website

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BringFido Guest Rating

Gum Grove Nature Park has received a rating of 4.3 out of 5 bones by 4 canine critics on BringFido.

  • Paige
    Jun 25, 2022
    Great hidden walk

    Lots of trees, shade, and things to smell. There are multiple paths you can take, some going uphill, so it feels like a mini hike without having to drive far.

  • Jac
    Dec 29, 2021
    Fun spot for dogs !

    pretty park with lots of cool space. it’s actually a lot smaller than I thought it would be. we walked around the whole park and it was almost 2 miles . one of the other downsides is coyotes . if you have a small dog and let them off leash def bring your coyote vest.

    dogs do need to be on leashes but if no one is around and you have an iron clad recall you can take your dogs off leash. my dogs loved this place and we will be back !

  • Ruth
    More than a year ago
    Very nice walk - reminiscent of days in Australia

    This is not really an off leash fenced dog park although it does seem you are able to let your dog walk off leash along the trails. The trail is quite long - we walked for over 15 minutes and didn't get to an 'end'. It has two parts - one part runs between the Avalon entrance and the entrance off Blue Heron street which is really the main part of the park with all the Gum trees, and the second part is actually the Hellman Ranch trail which is very nicely maintained and has some markers with information on the native Indian tribe , including how to say the numbers 1-10 in the local native Indian language.

    The smell of gum trees hit me as soon as we got out of the car. Really was a very nice afternoon walk.

  • Kim
    More than a year ago
    feels like your in the mountains

    Gum grove is a fav for myself as I love nature. This park is hidden and not many people know about it. Although it is beautiful and serene. It's not very big. It take about 10 min to walk the length of the park. There are other trails but all close together. I would bring my Sadie dog but I always have to keep an eye out cause there are many coyotes and other wildlife out there. Especially now with so many. So be careful and prepare to walk up some steep hills!

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