El Monte may mean “the mountain”, but life for dogs here is as easy as a downhill jog. Canine companions have access to the best things in life, from prompt medical care at any of six animal hospitals and clinics, to fine El Monte trails. They can even dine with you! Start your El Monte adventure with a trip to Annia’s Kitchen, where a range of breakfast and fresh-Mex cuisine is served on a dog-friendly patio!
If you want to work up a sweat with your dog, try Nike Hill. This 3.8 mile loop has some seriously steep inclines, but the trail as a whole is rated as moderate. If you could do without all that, try the Legg Lake Loop Trail instead. It’s suitable for all skill levels and clocks in at 2.2 miles. Either trail is dog friendly so long as they stay on leash.
Once night falls, retreat back to your pet friendly room at Motel 6 El Monte for a pet fee free experience. If you don’t mind a small pet fee, you and your dog could also stay at Americas Best Value Inn & Suites. Either excellent choice means you and your dog will both sleep well and awaken to another gorgeous day in El Monte, California.
The Five Points neighborhood of El Monte is an amazing place to take your dog. The highlight of this walkable, busy neighborhood is hands down the Mountain View Park. The lighted athletic fields alone are worth the trip if you’re looking for a place to walk your dog after dark. It’s not always easy to find a park open late, but Mountain View Park delivers. Your dog should remain on leash, but there’s so much to see in this busy park that most dogs won’t even mind. You can walk laps around the fields at night, and during the day you can explore the grassy areas.
Lambert Park in this neighborhood spans 9-acres, and every inch is put to good use. The park houses a community center, ample playground space, and both sports fields and courts. There’s plenty of room to follow the paths and get your blood pumping, and social dogs will love that the park is usually busy and active. Shy dogs will probably be happy to stick to the perimeter than head to the center. Owners might not mind either, as the park features shade trees along the perimeter! Bring a dog bowl so your pet can benefit from the water fountains!
Santa Anita in El Monte boasts Fletcher Park. This 2.9 acre space has a playground and sports fields, but most dog lovers are going to love their picnicking section more! There’s a large, open grassy field mostly used for lounging on the grass and walking dogs. Dogs who love a slow pace will automatically love Fletcher Park. If your pup needs a brisk walk to tire her out, the park is large enough that a couple laps should leave her tired enough to sleep soundly tonight! Dogs should stay on leash in Fletcher Park, and be sure to bring a doggie bowl with you, since all the fountains are for people!
Zamora Park in the residential Hayes neighborhood of El Monte is the place to go if you want to soak up local culture as you walk. The park is well maintained and contains murals on the buildings inside. It’s a great photo op and lends a great atmosphere to the park. The park is populated throughout the day, so your pup has a fair chance of making a friend on today’s walk. Dogs do have to stay on leash in the park, but with a beautiful open space and lots of things to investigate, it’s still a stimulating experience for your pet.
El Monte II’s Arceo Park is a local landmark. It’s a recently remodeled park named after a police officer killed in the line of duty, hosts several community events, and is a hub of activity from the local schools. Shy dogs will prefer walks in the mornings and evenings, as this park can be loud and crowded during the day, especially after school lets out! Dogs have to remain leashed in Arceo Park. They’ll also find doggie bowls useful, since all the fountains are made for human hands instead of paws. Nevertheless, canines can have a pawsome time here.