Description

Gum Grove Park is a 10 acre gem that is sort of hard to find. All the locals that live in front of this park walk their dogs here and want it kept a secret. Why? Because it is one of the largest and best dog parks in the area. It is totally fenced in and has water and dog bags at the Avalon entrance. Plus, there are two parking areas for park users. The main entrance is on Avalon and the second and smaller one is on Herone Pointe off of Seal Beach Blvd.This park has a old closed main road that cuts through it at the base and many nice trails that are branching on the above sloping hill. Also, you can hike the Hellman Trail which dead ends about a quarter mile north. It is right at the entrance to the park. Just make sure to keep your dog on a leash, since local leash laws are always in effect.

Reviews

BringFido Traveler Rating

Gum Grove Park has received a rating of 4.0 out of 5 bones by 2 dog owners on BringFido.

  • Ruth May. 31, 2017
    Very nice walk - reminiscent of days in Australia Ruth May. 31, 2017
    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 one year ago.
    feels like your in the mountains Kim More than one 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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