The mailing addresses in the quaint commuter town of Eastvale may say Mira Loma, but this family-friendly suburb got a name of its own when it incorporated in 2010. Located just south of the bustling shopping, dining and entertainment hub of Orange County, Eastvale is a popular area for commuters and their families with a wide variety of activities for their four-legged companions. There are plenty of natural spaces to take your four-legged friend for a pet-friendly adventure, and the mild winters make it appealing for residents.
For adventurous types, the Skyline Trail hike is just over 5 miles and 3000 feet in elevation on the way up. The pawsome 360o view at the top is a reward for you while your fur baby enjoys sniffing the breeze and a chance to rest before descending the pathway.
After a long hike, head over to Jackboy’s Dog Bakery for an all-natural, healthy tail-wagging treat that promote smooth, shiny coats and big doggie smiles. While you’re there, order a gourmet decorated doggie birthday cake or pick up a baking mix for at-home treats your pup will love.Eastvale residents love their four-legged friends and enjoy pet-friendly hikes, restaurants, and socializing on the regular at the local dog parks.
Grab your doggo’s leash and some extra water before heading down to walk along the river. Riverwalk Park is the main parking area for the Eastvale Trail, which is a 2.6 mile-long section of the 110 mile Santa Ana River Trail. The handicap accessible cement trail runs parallel to a paved gravel pathway and provides dog-friendly access for walkers, bicycles, and horses. The paved track includes posted workout suggestions with fitness equipment, along with plenty of waste receptacles and doggy bag stations along the way. Set amid huge homes and a quiet neighborhood, the trail has plenty of coastal and inland greenery, with marshy areas where dogs can access the river to play. Fans of the silver screen will enjoy visiting the house from Desi Arnaz' old Horse Ranch which was relocated into the park.
The dog park at American Heroes Park is frequented by residents of this charming neighborhood, making it a pawfect place to make furry friends and have an adventure. Off-leash pups will love the obstacle courses in the separate areas for small dogs and big dogs. Double gates keep furry playmates safely inside each time a new doggo or human joins the fun. The pup-friendly grass play enclosures have water fountains for your canine companions as well as doggy bag stations. If you prefer an on-leash trot, there’s a nice walking path around the park that your sniffer is sure to enjoy. As it’s nearby the Chino airport, you’ll get a free airshow with every visit.
Dairyland Park features a well-designed dog park with plentiful parking. Little dogs love that the separate off-leash play areas for big and small dogs aren’t adjacent to one another. Each section features a combination of artificial turf and real grass with agility equipment to learn new tricks. Shaded benches for humans and ground level water fountains are inside the double-gated enclosures so you and your canine companion will stay cool and hydrated. A gravel track around the perimeter of the park is the pawfect place to take a stroll with your furry friend on-leash. Family bathrooms allow humans to stop in without having to tie your favorite guy outside, and bag stations are available for the four-legged crew.
The Harada Heritage Park is the largest and most popular park in the town of Eastvale. Nicknamed “Central Park,” it’s the main host for large community activities. With plenty of pawsome activities, it’s not hard to see why residents think it’s special. This park has plenty of room for playing a game of fetch, and an enclosed off-leash area made just for pooches. The little dogs’ area is separated from the big dogs by a chain link fence, with agility equipment on each side, like hoops to jump through, a climbing ladder and tunnel to navigate. Human companions can spend time relaxing on the shaded bench and table area while their pups run around socializing.
Several dog-friendly restaurants in the Gateway shopping center welcome four-legged friends. Stop for a quick bite at Corky’s Kitchen & Bakery or the Farmer Boys where you and your four-legged pal can sit on the patio and enjoy socializing with other visitors. HabitBurger has a reputation for being habit-forming for humans, and the local doggos love to hang out on the porch while their companions enjoy one of the most pawpular burger joints in the area. Just a couple of miles to the east is PhDogs, where southern Californians go to learn how to be the best possible dog parents. With private and in-home sessions, group classes and training camp, the experts at PhDogs personalize every training session for you and your fluffy friend.