Dog Friendly Trails in Los Angeles, CA

There are 66 dog friendly hiking trails in Los Angeles, CA. Use the links below to get an overview of each trail, see pictures, print directions, and even read reviews from other dog owners.

Westridge-Canyonback Wilderness Park

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Your pup is welcome to join you as you hike the trails of Westridge-Canyonback Wilderness Park and enjoy gorgeous views of downtown and the ocean. Mutt mitts are provided along many of the trails.

Runyon Canyon Park

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Runyon Canyon Park is a 160-acre city park near Hollywood and the Hollywood Hills. The park features a 90-acre off-leash dog park with an abundance of hiking trails. Although Fido does not need to be kept on a leash, owners must clean up after their pets. Baggie stations are located throughout the park.

Mandeville Canyon Fire Road

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Pets are welcome on-leash on the 10 miles of trails at this rarely crowded Brentwood park with beautiful views of the mountains and ocean.

Mount Hollywood Trail

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Mount Hollywood Trail is an easy, 3-mile hike in Griffith Park that will take about 1.5 hours to complete with Fido. This section of the mountain is owned by the city and offers what are quite possibly the best views of the Hollywood sign and the Los Angeles Basin. You will also enjoy the scenery as you look over at the San Gabriels or out to the ocean. Just make sure to keep Fido on a leash during the hike and clean up any pet messes. Th trail can be accessed by parking at either the Griffith Observatory or at the Ferndell Trail in Los Feliz.

Elysian Park

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This hidden gem of a public park contains 570 acres of serene natural spaces. A wonderful place to bring your pooch for an on-leash hike!

Lower Canyonback Trail

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Spend a couple hours out on the trail with Fido on this 4.2-mile hike, ascending Canyonback Ridge and enjoying beautiful view of west LA, Santa Monica Bay, the Santa Monica Mountains, and the Getty Museum.

Franklin Canyon Lake Loop & Chaparral Trail

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Spend the day with Fido at the gorgeous 605-acre Franklin Canyon Park. Hike around Franklin Canyon Lake and Heavenly Pond and up the Chaparral Trail on a 2.5-mile round trip journey. The 325-foot elevation gain climbs to outstanding views of Franklin Canyon.

Bronson Canyon Trail at Griffith Park

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If you want to get even closer to the famous Hollywood sign than Lake Hollywood Park, you and your leashed pet can hike the Griffith Observatory Loop from Griffith Park. Providing outstanding views of the Hollywood sign and the LA Basin, this hike is popular with tourists and locals alike. It’s a 6.5 mile, 3-hour hike from Bronson Canyon in Griffith Park. The walk is mostly along fire roads and not clearly marked, so study a map ahead of time.

Getty View Park

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Hike with your pup along the East Sepulveda Fire Road in Getty View Park on a 3-mile out-and-back jaunty as you enjoy delightful views of Santa Monica Bay and the Getty Museum.

Caballero Canyon Trail

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You and your pooch can enjoy a 3.4-mile round trip hike with an elevation gain of 625 feet as you ascend Caballero Canyon on the north side of the Santa Monica mountains. For more trail and hiking information, visit the website.

Old Zoo Picnic Area

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Bring Fido along to this unique attraction in Griffith Park for a picnic or some games in the adjacent grassy area. This site was once the home of the former LA Zoo before the zoo moved to its current location. The abandoned zoo has since been turned into a picnic area with old animal cages and exhibits.

Bee Rock in Griffith Park

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You and Fido can reach the hive-shaped point on the east side of Griffith Park known as Bee Rock via a 1.7 to 4-mile round trip hike, depending on your hiking ability. Bee Rock can be reached by the short and steep Bee Rock Trail or the less steep Bill Eckert Trail. For more trail and hiking information, visit the website.

Fryman Canyon Loop

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Hike this 3-mile loop along the Betty B. Dearing Trail through Wilacre Park and Coldwater Canyon Park. This loop will also take you around Fryman Canyon in Studio City.

Wonder View Trail

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Wonder View Trail ascends 925 feet to Cahuenga Peak and Mount Lee. Hike this 3-mile trail for an excellent view of the Hollywood sign and great photo opportunities with your pup.

Hollyridge Trail

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Many trails in Griffith Park lead to the iconic Hollywood sign and Hollyridge Trail is just such a trail. Hike with your favorite furry friend along this 3.5-mile path to the summit of Mount Lee for gorgeous views of the sign and the city below.

Amir's Garden

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If you and your pup need a break while hiking in Griffith Park, head to Amir's Garden, where you can enjoy an ornamental garden while resting up. Amir's Garden can be found by parking at the Mineral Wells picnic area and hiking approximately 1/2 mile up the fire road. You'll pass Water Tank 73 at the halfway point, and Amir's Garden is on the next major switchback. Please keep Fido on a leash while on the trails.

Mandeville Canyon to San Vicente Mountain Loop

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This 5-mile loop hike covers many trails as you and your pup travel through the upper areas of Mandeville Canyon and into the San Vicente Mountain Park.

Sullivan Ridge Trail

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Bring Fido along for a hike along the Sullivan Ridge Trail between Rustic Canyon and Sullivan Canyon. This out-and-back hike can be as long as 12.6 miles round trip if you want to travel all the way to the end and back again.

Sullivan Canyon Trail

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Explore the sycamore-filled Sullivan Canyon with Fido on this 8.5-mile round trip trail.

Beacon Hill Trail at Griffith Park

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You and your pup can partake in exercise amidst gorgeous views on the 2.75 to 3.9-mile hike along the Beacon Hill Trail in Griffith Park. For more specific trail and hiking information, visit the website.

Brush Canyon Trail

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Hike with your pup to the Hollywood sign on this 6.5-mile trail. This trail crosses Griffith Park and climbs Mount Lee, providing excellent views of the iconic sign and the city below.

San Vicente Mountain from Mulholland Drive

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The unpaved portion of Mulholland Drive offers a 2-mile round trip hike up San Vicente Mountain, climbing only 330 feet. Bring Fido here for a hike and a picnic at the benches and tables spread out among the historic buildings. There are also restrooms and a water fountain on the mountain.

Mount Chapel, Mount Bell and Mount Hollywood Trail

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This 5.7-mile loop trail summits three of Griffith Park's peaks, providing incredible views of Hollywood and downtown LA.

Rio Hondo River Trail

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The Rio Hondo River Trail is a multi-use trail that's a great place to walk Fido in Long Beach! The map below shows a parking area with convenient access to the LARIO Trail. Rails-to-Trails Conservancy has generously provided map data for this trail to Bring Fido for informational purposes only. For more detailed trail information, please visit <a href="http://www.traillink.com/viewtrail.aspx?AcctID=6378214">TrailLink.com</a>.

Eaton Canyon Park & Nature Center

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A hike through this conveniently-located public park is rewarded with the site of a beautiful waterfall. Pets are welcome on-leash.

Pacific Electric Greenbelt

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Pacific Electric Right of Way is one of 1600 rail-trails supported by Rails-to-Trails Conservancy, a nonprofit organization that is working to create a nationwide network of trails from former rail lines and connecting corridors. Previously an unused railroad corridor, this "rail-trail" is now a great place to walk Fido in Long Beach! The map below shows a parking area with convenient access to the Long Beach Greenbelt (Pacific Electric Right of Way). Rails-to-Trails Conservancy has generously provided map data for this trail to Bring Fido for informational purposes only. For more detailed trail information, please visit <a href="http://www.traillink.com/viewtrail.aspx?AcctID=6032219">TrailLink.com</a>.

Strawberry Peak Trail

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Strawberry Peak Trail is a moderately difficult, 6 mile hike in Angeles National Forest that will take about 3 hours to complete with Fido. This trail can be busy because at 6164 feet, it is the tallest peak in the San Gabriels. This is a great winter hike, but can be scorching hot in the summer time.

San Gabriel River Trail

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The San Gabriel River Trail is a multi-use trail that's a great place to walk Fido in Long Beach! The map below shows a parking area with convenient access to the San Gabriel River Trail. Rails-to-Trails Conservancy has generously provided map data for this trail to Bring Fido for informational purposes only. For more detailed trail information, please visit <a href="http://www.traillink.com/viewtrail.aspx?AcctID=6378225">TrailLink.com</a>.

Craig Regional Park

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While not a dog park, leashed pets are welcome to join you on leash at this serene park with sports fields, picnic tables, and trails.

Forrestal Nature Reserve

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"With some of the best remaining native wildlife habitat and hiking trails, this 155-acre Reserve is a key component of the Peninsula's natural environment and a significant part of the Palos Verdes Nature Preserve." http://pvplc.org/_lands/forrestal.asp

Juanita Cooke Greenbelt Trail

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The Juanita Cooke Greenbelt Trail is one of 1600 rail-trails supported by Rails-to-Trails Conservancy, a nonprofit organization that is working to create a nationwide network of trails from former rail lines and connecting corridors. Previously an unused railroad corridor, this "rail-trail" is now a great place to walk Fido in Fullerton! The map below shows a trailhead where you can pick up the Juanita Cooke Greenbelt Trail. Rails-to-Trails Conservancy has generously provided map data for this trail to Bring Fido for informational purposes only. For more detailed trail information, please visit <a href="http://www.traillink.com/viewtrail.aspx?AcctID=6015233">TrailLink.com</a>.

Garden of the Gods

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Pets may join you on-leash at this Chatsworth park and gardens, which includes some unusual rock formations.

Vetrans Parkway (Hermosa Valley Greebelt)

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The Vetrans Parkway (Hermosa Valley Greebelt) is one of 1600 rail-trails supported by Rails-to-Trails Conservancy, a nonprofit organization that is working to create a nationwide network of trails from former rail lines and connecting corridors. Previously an unused railroad corridor, this "rail-trail" is now a great place to walk Fido in Hermosa Beach! The map below shows a parking area with convenient access to the Vetrans Parkway (Hermosa Valley Greebelt). Rails-to-Trails Conservancy has generously provided map data for this trail to Bring Fido for informational purposes only. For more detailed trail information, please visit <a href="http://www.traillink.com/viewtrail.aspx?AcctID=6015257">TrailLink.com</a>.

Mt Wilson Trail

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Leashed pets are welcome on the trail through this lovely park. Enjoy the walk through the quaint village, but beware of rattlesnakes.

Santa Ana River Trail

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The Santa Ana River Trail is a multi-use trail that's a great place to walk Fido in Costa Mesa! The map below shows a parking area with convenient access to the Santa Ana River Trail. Rails-to-Trails Conservancy has generously provided map data for this trail to Bring Fido for informational purposes only. For more detailed trail information, please visit <a href="http://www.traillink.com/viewtrail.aspx?AcctID=6327725">TrailLink.com</a>.

Big Horn Mine Trail

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Big Horn Mine Trail is a moderately easy, 3.5 mile hike in Angeles National Forest that will take about 2.5 hours to complete with Fido. This is an unmarked trail that can be found below the Mount Baden-Powell/PCT path at the closed road. The trail follows an old mining road all the way to the mine.

Chantry Flats

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Pets on leashes are welcome on the trails at Chantry Flats, as well as at the Chantry Flats Picnic Area which has 35 concrete picnic tables and charcoal BBQs, as well as bathroom facilities. The gate to Chantry Flat is open 6am to 10pm. Before hitting the trails, be sure to stop off at Adams' Pack Station, the last pack station of its kind in the United States that delivers supplies year-round to a permanent community of 80 antique cabins accessible by footpath only. The Pack Station also has a General Store where you can purchase your Forest Service Adventure Passes, water, and trail mix before your hike; or return for soft drinks and ice cream, or an ice cold beer, afterwards. The Pack Station Store is open Friday, Saturday, and Sunday from 8:00 AM until 5:00 PM.

Lower Sam Merrill Trail

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The Lower Sam Merrill Trail is a multi-use trail that's a great place to walk Fido in Altadena! The map below shows a parking area with convenient access to the Lower Sam Merrill Trail. Rails-to-Trails Conservancy has generously provided map data for this trail to Bring Fido for informational purposes only. For more detailed trail information, please visit <a href="http://www.traillink.com/viewtrail.aspx?AcctID=6241542">TrailLink.com</a>.

La Tuna Canyon Park

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Bring your leashed dog along for the hike on the shady trails of this Sun Valley park. Just keep an eye out for mountain bikers.

Echo Mountain (Mount Lowe Railroad Trail)

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The Echo Mountain (Mount Lowe Railroad Trail) is one of 1600 rail-trails supported by Rails-to-Trails Conservancy, a nonprofit organization that is working to create a nationwide network of trails from former rail lines and connecting corridors. Previously an unused railroad corridor, this "rail-trail" is now a great place to walk Fido in Altadena! The map below shows a trailhead where you can pick up the Echo Mountain (Mount Lowe Railroad Trail). Rails-to-Trails Conservancy has generously provided map data for this trail to Bring Fido for informational purposes only. For more detailed trail information, please visit <a href="http://www.traillink.com/viewtrail.aspx?AcctID=6015270">TrailLink.com</a>.

Bud Turner Trail

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The Bud Turner Trail is one of 1600 rail-trails supported by Rails-to-Trails Conservancy, a nonprofit organization that is working to create a nationwide network of trails from former rail lines and connecting corridors. Previously an unused railroad corridor, this "rail-trail" is now a great place to walk Fido in Fullerton! The map below shows a parking area with convenient access to the Bud Turner Trail. Rails-to-Trails Conservancy has generously provided map data for this trail to Bring Fido for informational purposes only. For more detailed trail information, please visit <a href="http://www.traillink.com/viewtrail.aspx?AcctID=6031316">TrailLink.com</a>.

Chandler Bikeway

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The Chandler Bikeway is one of 1600 rail-trails supported by Rails-to-Trails Conservancy, a nonprofit organization that is working to create a nationwide network of trails from former rail lines and connecting corridors. Previously an unused railroad corridor, this "rail-trail" is now a great place to walk Fido in Burbank! The map below shows a trailhead where you can pick up the Chandler Bikeway. Rails-to-Trails Conservancy has generously provided map data for this trail to Bring Fido for informational purposes only. For more detailed trail information, please visit <a href="http://www.traillink.com/viewtrail.aspx?AcctID=6132372">TrailLink.com</a>.

San Gabriel River Trail

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The San Gabriel River Trail is a multi-use trail that's a great place to walk Fido in Lakewood! The map below shows a parking area with convenient access to the San Gabriel River Trail. Rails-to-Trails Conservancy has generously provided map data for this trail to Bring Fido for informational purposes only. For more detailed trail information, please visit <a href="http://www.traillink.com/viewtrail.aspx?AcctID=6378225">TrailLink.com</a>.

San Gabriel River Trail

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The San Gabriel River Trail is a multi-use trail that's a great place to walk Fido in Norwalk! The map below shows a parking area with convenient access to the San Gabriel River Trail. Rails-to-Trails Conservancy has generously provided map data for this trail to Bring Fido for informational purposes only. For more detailed trail information, please visit <a href="http://www.traillink.com/viewtrail.aspx?AcctID=6378225">TrailLink.com</a>.

Electric Avenue Median Park

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The Electric Avenue Median Park is one of 1600 rail-trails supported by Rails-to-Trails Conservancy, a nonprofit organization that is working to create a nationwide network of trails from former rail lines and connecting corridors. Previously an unused railroad corridor, this "rail-trail" is now a great place to walk Fido in Seal Beach! The map below shows a trailhead where you can pick up the Electric Avenue Median Park. Rails-to-Trails Conservancy has generously provided map data for this trail to Bring Fido for informational purposes only. For more detailed trail information, please visit <a href="http://www.traillink.com/viewtrail.aspx?AcctID=6015242">TrailLink.com</a>.

San Gabriel River Trail

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The San Gabriel River Trail is a multi-use trail that's a great place to walk Fido in Seal Beach! The map below shows a parking area with convenient access to the San Gabriel River Trail. Rails-to-Trails Conservancy has generously provided map data for this trail to Bring Fido for informational purposes only. For more detailed trail information, please visit <a href="http://www.traillink.com/viewtrail.aspx?AcctID=6378225">TrailLink.com</a>.

San Gabriel River Trail

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The San Gabriel River Trail is a multi-use trail that's a great place to walk Fido in Azusa! The map below shows a parking area with convenient access to the San Gabriel River Trail. Rails-to-Trails Conservancy has generously provided map data for this trail to Bring Fido for informational purposes only. For more detailed trail information, please visit <a href="http://www.traillink.com/viewtrail.aspx?AcctID=6378225">TrailLink.com</a>.

Santa Ana River Trail

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The Santa Ana River Trail is a multi-use trail that's a great place to walk Fido in Santa Ana! The map below shows a trailhead where you can pick up the Santa Ana River Trail. Rails-to-Trails Conservancy has generously provided map data for this trail to Bring Fido for informational purposes only. For more detailed trail information, please visit <a href="http://www.traillink.com/viewtrail.aspx?AcctID=6327725">TrailLink.com</a>.

LARIO Trail

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The LARIO Trail is a multi-use trail that's a great place to walk Fido in Montebello! The map below shows a parking area with convenient access to the LARIO Trail. Rails-to-Trails Conservancy has generously provided map data for this trail to Bring Fido for informational purposes only. For more detailed trail information, please visit <a href="http://www.traillink.com/viewtrail.aspx?AcctID=6378214">TrailLink.com</a>.

LARIO Trail

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The LARIO Trail is a multi-use trail that's a great place to walk Fido in Arcadia! The map below shows a parking area with convenient access to the LARIO Trail. Rails-to-Trails Conservancy has generously provided map data for this trail to Bring Fido for informational purposes only. For more detailed trail information, please visit <a href="http://www.traillink.com/viewtrail.aspx?AcctID=6378214">TrailLink.com</a>.

San Gabriel River Trail

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The San Gabriel River Trail is a multi-use trail that's a great place to walk Fido in Cerritos! The map below shows a parking area with convenient access to the San Gabriel River Trail. Rails-to-Trails Conservancy has generously provided map data for this trail to Bring Fido for informational purposes only. For more detailed trail information, please visit <a href="http://www.traillink.com/viewtrail.aspx?AcctID=6378225">TrailLink.com</a>.

Mission City Bike Trail

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The Mission City Bike Trail is one of 1600 rail-trails supported by Rails-to-Trails Conservancy, a nonprofit organization that is working to create a nationwide network of trails from former rail lines and connecting corridors. Previously an unused railroad corridor, this "rail-trail" is now a great place to walk Fido in Sylmar! The map below shows a parking area with convenient access to the Mission City Bike Trail. Rails-to-Trails Conservancy has generously provided map data for this trail to Bring Fido for informational purposes only. For more detailed trail information, please visit <a href="http://www.traillink.com/viewtrail.aspx?AcctID=6395077">TrailLink.com</a>.

Vetrans Parkway (Hermosa Valley Greebelt)

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The Vetrans Parkway (Hermosa Valley Greebelt) is one of 1600 rail-trails supported by Rails-to-Trails Conservancy, a nonprofit organization that is working to create a nationwide network of trails from former rail lines and connecting corridors. Previously an unused railroad corridor, this "rail-trail" is now a great place to walk Fido in Manhattan Beach! The map below shows a parking area with convenient access to the Vetrans Parkway (Hermosa Valley Greebelt). Rails-to-Trails Conservancy has generously provided map data for this trail to Bring Fido for informational purposes only. For more detailed trail information, please visit <a href="http://www.traillink.com/viewtrail.aspx?AcctID=6015257">TrailLink.com</a>.

San Gabriel River Trail

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The San Gabriel River Trail is a multi-use trail that's a great place to walk Fido in Downey! The map below shows a parking area with convenient access to the San Gabriel River Trail. Rails-to-Trails Conservancy has generously provided map data for this trail to Bring Fido for informational purposes only. For more detailed trail information, please visit <a href="http://www.traillink.com/viewtrail.aspx?AcctID=6378225">TrailLink.com</a>.

San Gabriel River Trail

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The San Gabriel River Trail is a multi-use trail that's a great place to walk Fido in Bellflower! The map below shows a parking area with convenient access to the San Gabriel River Trail. Rails-to-Trails Conservancy has generously provided map data for this trail to Bring Fido for informational purposes only. For more detailed trail information, please visit <a href="http://www.traillink.com/viewtrail.aspx?AcctID=6378225">TrailLink.com</a>.

Duarte Bike Trail

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The Duarte Bike Trail is one of 1600 rail-trails supported by Rails-to-Trails Conservancy, a nonprofit organization that is working to create a nationwide network of trails from former rail lines and connecting corridors. Previously an unused railroad corridor, this "rail-trail" is now a great place to walk Fido in Duarte! The map below shows a trailhead where you can pick up the Duarte Bike Trail. Rails-to-Trails Conservancy has generously provided map data for this trail to Bring Fido for informational purposes only. For more detailed trail information, please visit <a href="http://www.traillink.com/viewtrail.aspx?AcctID=6015238">TrailLink.com</a>.

Mount Hillyer Trail

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Mount Hillyer Trail is an easy, 2.75 mile hike in Angeles National Forest that will take about 1.5 hours to complete with Fido. This is a nice, short trip that is suitable for just about anyone. You may witness climbers bouldering in the area as you hike along.

Alta Vicente Reserve

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This property includes 55 acres of land on the slopes below and around the Rancho Palos Verdes City Hall with impressive coastal views north over Oceanfront Estates. It is the current location of a 15-acre habitat coastal sage scrub restoration project, initiated in 2008.

San Gabriel River Trail

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The San Gabriel River Trail is a multi-use trail that's a great place to walk Fido in Baldwin Park! The map below shows a parking area with convenient access to the San Gabriel River Trail. Rails-to-Trails Conservancy has generously provided map data for this trail to Bring Fido for informational purposes only. For more detailed trail information, please visit <a href="http://www.traillink.com/viewtrail.aspx?AcctID=6378225">TrailLink.com</a>.

Santa Ana River Trail

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The Santa Ana River Trail is a multi-use trail that's a great place to walk Fido in Fountain Valley! The map below shows a parking area with convenient access to the Santa Ana River Trail. Rails-to-Trails Conservancy has generously provided map data for this trail to Bring Fido for informational purposes only. For more detailed trail information, please visit <a href="http://www.traillink.com/viewtrail.aspx?AcctID=6327725">TrailLink.com</a>.

Waterman Mountain Trail

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Waterman Mountain Trail is a moderately easy, 4.5 mile hike in Angeles National Forest that will take about 2.5 hours to complete with Fido. This nice hike will take you through wooded areas and gentle streams.

San Gabriel River Trail

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The San Gabriel River Trail is a multi-use trail that's a great place to walk Fido in South El Monte! The map below shows a parking area with convenient access to the San Gabriel River Trail. Rails-to-Trails Conservancy has generously provided map data for this trail to Bring Fido for informational purposes only. For more detailed trail information, please visit <a href="http://www.traillink.com/viewtrail.aspx?AcctID=6378225">TrailLink.com</a>.

Hollywood Walk of Fame

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Leash up your pup for a stroll down Hollywood's Walk of Fame, learning more about the celebrities honored by each star. If you are lucky, or plan ahead, you might even be able to catch an induction ceremony.

Lunada Canyon Trail

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Lunada Canyon is a strip of open space between residential ridges on the Palos Verdes Peninsula. The 0.95-mile trail is accessible from the top and bottom of the canyon, and from another road meeting the trail 0.2 miles from the top. The upper half of Lunada Canyon Trail is overgrown, and the wall of nearby houses make it a less desirable area to hike. The canyon lies within the 59-acre Agua Amarga Ecological Reserve, and while the trail is straight forward with no junctions, there are a few options to consider. The most obvious option is to hike the full length of Lunada Canyon Trail for a 1.9-mile round trip hike with 550 feet of elevation change. The top 0.2 miles between Posey Way and Rock Park Drive are the least traveled, least scenic, and most overgrown. Unless you really need the exercise, feel free to skip that section, bringing the hike down to 1.5 miles with 400 feet of elevation change. http://www.hikespeak.com/trails/lunada-canyon-trail-palos-verdes-peninsula/

LARIO Trail

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The LARIO Trail is a multi-use trail that's a great place to walk Fido in South El Monte! The map below shows a parking area with convenient access to the LARIO Trail. Rails-to-Trails Conservancy has generously provided map data for this trail to Bring Fido for informational purposes only. For more detailed trail information, please visit <a href="http://www.traillink.com/viewtrail.aspx?AcctID=6378214">TrailLink.com</a>.

George F. Canyon Preserve

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"Located on 36 acres, the Preserve features a nature trail and stream that passes through one of the most pristine and beautiful canyons on the Peninsula. The Preserve is the site of the only mainland exposure of the Peninsula's Catalina schist bedrock."