Glendora in sunny California has turned small town living into an art. Located in the heart of the San Gabriel Valley, Glendora has plenty for you and your dog to see and do. Residents and visitors alike are glad that Glendora has six veterinary hospitals where pets can receive high quality care for any injury or illness, rare or mundane. Dog loving residents and visitors also love that when it comes to dog-friendly dining, Glendora gives you options! Start with Sergio’s Mexican Cuisine. This LA area favorite serves authentic Mexican food to make your mouth drool as much as your pup!
Work up an appetite by tackling the South Hills Wilderness Area Loop Trail, a 2 mile trail that welcomes on-leash dogs. The area is known for its wildflowers in spring and summer, but the trail is accessible all year round. If you want more of a challenge, hike Poop Out Trail. Yes, it’s actually called that. It’s a 4.3 mile, difficult rated trail that gains a lot of elevation and delivers spectacular views of the valley. Alternatively, Lower Monroe Truck Trail is a moderate trail that’s as long or short as you make it, with an out and back 16 mile full length.
From hiking to dining, Glendora has everything dog lovers want!
South Hills Park is a huge, popular park spanning 200 acres, giving you plenty of space to explore. You can walk your dog on leash anywhere in the park, but you should definitely head to the off leash dog area within South Hills Park. There are separate, fenced areas for large and small dogs so your pup will find appropriate playmates no matter what! Bring your own water bowl when you head to the park. If you want to tackle some of the park’s many hiking trails, bring some extra water with you. Fountains are located near the main playground and dog park areas only.
The residents of Glendora’s South Sunflower neighborhood enjoy Gladstone Park. This park is small for the Glendora area, but uses its space well. There are playgrounds for children, walkable paths that dogs will love to explore, and picnic areas that are for everyone! Bring your dog to get in a brisk workout circling the park, or take your time exploring the sports field--as long as there isn’t a game going on! The park is busiest right after school lets out. Dogs must stay leashed while in Gladstone Park. Bring a water bowl for your pup, but there are plenty of fountains in this park.’
Glendora Village is the place to go if you want to dine with your dog. Go to Kara’s Korner if you want hearty, homestyle food. Kara’s Korner serves patty melts, lumberjack omelettes, steaks, and even Mexican food! Your dog can join you on the patio. You can start early, too, as this Glendora staple opens at 5:30am! If you want something different, Frisella’s Roastery focuses on making the best BBQ in town. They’re famous for their ribs and pulled pork, but you can order a variety of sought after salads as well. Frisella’s Roastery has eight dog-friendly outdoor tables to enjoy with the best lunch or dinner companion--your dog!
North Glendora Goddard’s Ole Hammer Park neighborhood is popular with kids. It’s located near a school, so keep shy dogs away from the park after class lets out! Otherwise, the park is a small, quiet place to relax with your dog. You can make use of the picnic tables or explore the open, grassy field that makes up part of the park. Dogs have to remain leashed in the park, and cleaning up after them is required. Ole Hammer Park is a great place to wander for dogs who don’t need to run a marathon to get their daily exercise.
George Manooshian Park in the Palms neighborhood of Glendora is the park dogs dream about. It’s active, with a large playground and track equipment, so people are always coming and going. There’s a track, so owners who want to count the miles while walking the dog can log every step. If you prefer a more open walk, George Manooshian Park has the trailhead for Colby Trail, a three mile trail that leads up and into the hills behind the park. Bring your own water if you think you might want to leave the main park, as it’s all wilderness out there!