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Dog Areas in Desert Hot Springs

Located in the Coachella Valley, Desert Hot Springs, CA is sometimes referred to as the Desert Empire. As its name suggests, Desert Hot Springs is home to lush natural springs and breathtaking mountain views, which make it a furrific vacation destination for pet owners. Desert Hot Springs is one of a limited number of places in the whole world where you can find naturally occurring mineral springs, both hot and cold!

Like many places in California, the climate is desert, which means that the winters are very warm and the summers are hot. The probability of heat waves with temperatures over 110 °F is high, so make sure you bring plenty of water along for all your adventures here. Desert Hot Springs even has a veterinary hospital in town that will come in handy if you have any emergencies related to your pup's health. 

This scenic city is very dog-friendly and offers plenty of lodging accommodations that welcome pets. Desert Hot Springs Inn and The Spring Resort & Spa both allow canine guests, but have different pet fees and restrictions. If you and Fido pre-fur camping, you can head to Sands RV & Golf Resort or Desert Springs Spa RV Park.

Desert Hot Springs doesn't have any dog parks and only has one dog-friendly restaurant, but what it lacks in dog-friendly amenities, it makes up for in natural beauty and gorgeous weather!

Best Dog Neighborhoods in Desert Hot Springs

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    Population Density 1,583/sq mi

    #1 South Palm Desert

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    Around 21 miles away from Desert Hot Springs, you'll find a place where you can take your pup for some much-needed off-leash exercise: Cap Homme at Ralph Adams Park. This place has a designated off-leash area where your pup can run and meet new friends. Keep in mind that the off-leash park is not fenced. If you're in the mood for something a little different, visit the trails in the main park with your leashed pooch. The trails vary in length and difficulty so you can choose one to suit your abilities. The off-leash area is very big and flat, which is great for running, and the hiking trails are more demanding, so they're pawfect for hyperactive dogs. Bring water!
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  2. Dog Parks 1
    Population Density 3,258/sq mi

    #2 Sunmor

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    If you feel more comfortable exercising your pup in a closed-off area where you can keep an eye on him, head to Sunmor in Palm Springs and visit the Palm Springs Dog Park. This park is around 11 miles away from Desert Hot Springs, and it's a 1.6-acre park that provides separate areas for small and large doggos. The park has a lot of amenities to offer, including dual water fountains for humans and canines, picnic tables and benches, plenty of grass to roll around in, and fire hydrants. The fence is very secure and it includes a double gated-entry for added security. And the best part is that the park never closes!
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  3. Dog Parks 1
    Population Density 2,416/sq mi

    #3 Palm Desert Country

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    Another park where your dog is very welcome is Freedom Park, located in Palm Desert Country. This place is around 21 miles away from Desert Hot Springs, and it's perfect if you need a larger space for your doggo to play in. This spacious park is securely fenced, and the grassy ground will be gentle on your pooch's paws. You will be surprised at the cleanliness of the park and how friendly its doggie visitors are! It's usually very playful and chill -- the pawfect environment for your pup. If you don't like the enclosed space, you can explore the trails! Dogs must be leashed outside of the dog park.
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    Population Density 3,767/sq mi

    #4 Palm Desert Center

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    Twenty miles away from Desert Hot Springs is yet another park that is suitable for exercising and socializing your four-legged buddy. The Civic Center Dog Park is located in the heart of Palm Springs. The park has different sections for small and large doggos so you can feel extra comfortable about bringing your pup here. The park provides water, plenty of shade, and benches so you can sit back and watch over your fur-baby. There are poop baggies and trash cans in both sections, which is why the park stays so clean! Parking is also easy to find and is close by.
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    Population Density 1,281/sq mi

    #5 Banning

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    If you are bored of simple dog parks and you need something more adventurous for both you and your pup, you should consider visiting the Kitching Peak Trail. This trail is located around 27 miles away from Desert Hot Springs, in Banning. Bear in mind that this trail is difficult and very steep, and it will take around 5 hours to complete with your dog. When you reach the top, all your hard work will be well worth it -- you will be able to enjoy spectacular views of mountains! You should bring plenty of water, snacks, and poop baggies with you so you're prepared to tackle the trail!
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