Forest Falls is an unincorporated community in San Bernardino County, California located 75 miles east of Los Angeles. Apart from one furrific nature trail, there are no dog-friendly amenities within Forest Falls itself. Don't worry, though; dog-friendly fun is never far away!
In Angelus Oaks, CA, just 7 miles away, you'll find a furrific Fido-friendly hike. Castle Rock Trail is an easy, 1.6-mile hike in San Bernardino National Forest that will take about 1 hour to complete. The trail follows along a small stream that feeds into a lake.
In Big Bear Lake, CA, around 42 miles away, you'll find plenty of dog-friendly restaurants to choose from. Looking for a cozy lodge-like setting? In the mood for a menu that features duck wings, cheese quesadillas, BBQ burgers, tri-tip sandwiches, prime rib, and blackened salmon? Then you should check out Nottingham's Tavern! The staff will happily serve you and your pooch, and they have a seasonal dog-friendly outdoor patio available May through October. They even have a dog menu!
BLT's serves a variety of hot and cold sandwiches, burgers, hot dogs, and quiche. The outdoor dining area is dog-friendly. The staff goes as far as to provide a dog menu and water bowls, and they've even installed a doggie door to enter the patio!
Forest Falls is a great place to get in shape with your pooch. Here, you'll find the Vivian Creek Trail to San Gorgonio Peak. This 17.1-mile trail has some ruff terrain, so it's mostly reserved for experienced hikers. Many hikers use this trail to prepare for even more difficult mountainous trails, so be sure to wear your best walking shoes. You'll need to pack plenty of water and waste bags for your journey along this quiet trail. All your hard work will be rewarded with magnificent views of San Gorgonio's peak, the Yucaipa Ridge Galena Peak, and more. You'll even see a waterfall along the way!
Moreno Valley is ruffly 29 miles from Forest Falls, but it's home to a pawpular dog park that attracts pups from all over! Hound Town Dog Park has separate sections for large and small dogs. The areas are double-gated, fenced-in, and feature natural terrain of dirt and grass. Your pup will love playing on all of the agility equipment here! Bring water for you and your pup since there isn’t a lot of shade. Also, you will want to bring your own waste bags. Something to keep in mind is that this park is not lit after dark. Make sure to read the park rules on the city website before visiting.
Highland, California is located about a half an hour from Forest Falls and is home to the Aurantia Dog Park. This is a large, off-leash dog park that is completely fenced in. Your pup will have a blast running around with all of the other dogs who frequent this park. There isn't much shade, but there are covered picnic tables for pet owners. The park provides waste bags for easy clean-up, but you'll need to bring some water with you. If you're looking for a more sedate stroll, leash up and hit the paved walking trail outside the fenced area.
If you and Fido need a day away from Forest Falls and want to spend it playing and rolling around in lush green grass, you’ll want to visit the Carlson Bark Park, located about 34 miles away in downtown Riverside. This is an off-leash dog park that is completely fenced in. It has separate areas for smaller dogs and larger dogs so your tiny Chihuahua won’t have to worry about getting bullied by the big guys. Your pooch will have a blast playing on the agility equipment. Something to keep in mind is that the park is closed on Tuesdays until around noon for maintenance.