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Westridge-Canyonback Wilderness Park

Your pup is welcome to join you while hiking the trails of Westridge-Canyonback Wilderness Park in Encino, CA! The pet-friendly recreation area is contiguous with the 20,000-acre urban wilderness park called the “Big Wild.” The park is accessible from the San Fernando Valley at San Vincente Mountain Park and West Los Angeles at the end of Westridge Road. Visit Website

Or call (310) 589-3200 or email info@mrca.ca.gov for more information.


BringFido Guest Rating

Westridge-Canyonback Wilderness Park has received a rating of 4.6 out of 5 bones by 7 canine critics on BringFido.

  • Khatija
    Jan 18, 2022
    Great trail for dogs

    Plenty of free street parking, I sometimes park 500 ft away from the entrance of trail if there is nothing available close by.

    First bit of the trail has trash cans to throw poop bags but after it there are none. It’s a light - moderate hike and some parts aren’t shady at all.

    Extremely dog friendly and we see a lot of families with dogs all the time.

    The bikers here though will rush past you - so recommend you be cognizant of that. All in all - great trail

  • Lindsay
    More than a year ago
    Off Leash Fun!

    Great hiking with beautiful views. Take either paved path or the rocky ridge!

  • Lisa
    More than a year ago
    not the best

    This is Parkis just okay because there's too many asphalt trails not enough good signage and the water. Any and very difficult to get to the site is misleading

  • Lisa in LA
    More than a year ago

    This is our dog's favorite park of all time! She can't get enough of the sniffs, the varied topography, and the occasional new doggie and human friends that we meet. In the cooler months of Oct-April, we go at least 3-4x a week and spend at least a good hour easily each time. THE BEST!

  • Darlene
    More than a year ago
    Tiva and I was dogged tired

    Took the Sunset route. It was during the week so it wasn't busy, saw someone about every 5 or 10 mins. It's a perfect time to go, not too hot and it was green everywhere! Remember no bathrooms, bring water, and wear a hat, no shade! Can't wait to go again!

  • Mike
    More than a year ago
    Best Dog Day Yet

    Taking the advised route off Sunset, I took my energetic lab up and down the rocky mountain bike path that seemed to lead all the way to Encino. She loved the smells, I loved the challenge of the hike and it had the perfect mix of friendly passersby AND solitude. Wish there were more and more like, it was a great place to have a little adventure.

  • Juan
    More than a year ago
    Great Dog Friendly Hike

    Tried out this trail today with my wife, daughter and golden retriever. Parking was easy and the trail itself is wide with moderate to medium inclines. We could see downtown LA, the valley as well as the ocean from different spots along the trail. Love the fact that it is an off leash trail. Maya our golden had a blast!

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