As the weather heats up, look for shady trails.
Hiking in the hot sun is not only unbearable, it can be dangerous. Especially for dogs, they can overheat quickly having a fur coat.
NEVER chance a hike on very hot days, especially with a pet.
Benefits of a more shady trail…
Beautiful foresty trees, lake or creek views, and having more energy.
Things you should always bring…
Bug spray, fresh water, and snacks.
Always keep your dog on a leash and stay on trails. Dogs chase wildlife, and yes there is always a chance of rattlesnakes on hikes.
Be aware of your surroundings, and never stray off into the brush , you might end up finding poison oak
BEFORE planning your hike, always check park websites for rules, parking permits or park passes.
Park rules can change.
El Derado Nature Center
Nestled between the San Gabriel River and the 605 Freeway this offers dirt trails, foresty trees n lake views.
Limekiln Canyon Park
19585 Rinaldi St. Northridge, CA 91326
Grassy fields, shade from oak and redwood trees, and hiking trails and creeks.
Carbon Canyon Regional Park
Trails through grassy areas, redwood trees, and lake views
East trailhead at Chantry Flats Rd. Arcadia Ca.
West trailhead at 2755 N. Windsor Ave Altadena Ca 91001
Trails, forest, river views, and waterfall.
George F Canyon Preserves
27305 Palos Verdes Drive East Rolling Hills Estate, Ca.
Nature Trail in Rolling Hills Estates is shaded at the start by willows that later give way to lemonadeberry, sage, buckwheat and sagebrush.