Hesperia is a gem of the Mojave Desert’s High Desert region, where moderate weather and dogs reign supreme! You’ll find seven vets and animal hospitals in this desert city, meaning your pup never has to worry about feeling down!
Leash up your dog and head to Cleghorn Mountain Trail. This 10 mile hike is an all morning affair, but its views are unparallelled. Warm up before you head in, however, as there are occasional steep portions that can be challenging. Your dog will love the sights and smells of fresh air--and he’s going to sleep like a puppy tonight!
If you need to beat the heat, try a cone or cup at Menchie’s Frozen Yogurt. Ask about their dog-friendly flavors! Dogs will be barking about their sweet treats!
Tired out? Don’t worry: Hesperia is dog friendly all day and all night. Curl up for the night in any of Hesperia’s dog friendly hotels. Sleep pet-fee free at Motel 6 Hesperia or La Quinta Inn & Suites Hesperia Victorville. If you’re willing to pay a small pet fee, you could also choose from the Econo Lodge Hesperia and Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Hesperia.
Mesa is one of the easternmost neighborhoods of Hesperia, and home to the Hesperia Lake Park, a cool getaway from the blazing desert. While many people come to the lake for fishing, your dog will love the hikes! Leash up and bring plenty of water, because some of these trails are steep! Research the trails before setting off to be sure you get the experience you want. Dogs will love the fresh green scents in this desert oasis.
Frost, in nearby Victorville, is a ten minute drive from downtown Hesperia. It’s also home to Mojave Narrows Regional Park. This park is a destination for the whole family. There’s fishing, picnic spaces, equestrians, and most importantly: hiking! Your pup won’t mind ruff-ing it up some moderate inclines. You’ll love the view, he’ll love the exercise. If you want something a little gentler, you can use the trails by the water for a leisurely stroll. Dogs should remain leashed inside the park. Also remember to bring plenty of water for you and your pup!