Are you catching your pup looking out the window daydreaming? Give them a bone and take them outdoors for some socially-distanced fun in Riverside County. And what better way to than exploring your local watershed dog-friendly parks and trails! Please be sure to check park openings due to COVID-19. Here are some Dog-friendly parks and trails:
- Redhawk Community Park: Located in Temecula, this community park offers beautiful views and sprawling fields for you and your dogs to run around in. There are separate gates for big and small dogs so you don’t have to worry about stressing out your doggo!
- East Port Park & Harrelson Memorial Park: These two neighboring parks in the city of Canyon Lake both allow you to bring your dogs as long as they are leashed. Enjoy a nice summer picnic with your pup and a great view.
- Earl Henderson Trail: This 2.9 mile lightly trafficked loop trail is located in Palm Springs. Dogs and horses are welcome for hiking and walking along the trail.
- Two Trees Trail: This trail next to Riverside is 7.1 mile hike that is part of the Box Springs Mountain Reserve. Bring your pup on a leash and experience beautiful wild flowers and views on this moderate hike.
Things to remember on your adventures with your pups:
- Dispose of Waste Properly: Keep plastic bags with you to clean up your pet’s waste and toss it in the trash. Remember pet waste can pollute and contaminate waterways.
- Watch where they roam: Let the pups explore and have fun, but be sure to watch they aren’t near storm drains or streams.
- Bring a reusable water bowl: It’s hot out! So don’t forget to bring a reusable water bottle and a foldable water bowl to keep your pups hydrated!