Because Granada Hills is located at the foot of the Santa Susana Mountains, its northern sections are quite hilly. Roads in the areas tend to curve and wind to follow the terrain and there are lots of natural areas between residential sections. If you are walking with your dog on foot in the area, you may experience some inclines that become steep and can make foot travel more difficult.
Residential sections of the neighbourhood usually have separate sidewalks for pedestrians, little thru traffic, and can be leisurely enjoyed on foot. Facilities like the country club on the east side and a therapeutic horseback riding centre to the west, provide plenty of green open areas and natural areas to the north provide a variety of scenery for pedestrians to take in. Traffic on some of the main thoroughfares can be heavy and you may want to avoid these busy areas with your dog, or keep him on a leash.
Granada Hills has plenty of greenery to enjoy with your dog. The large, 672 acre O'Melveny Park is located to the north and is the second largest park in Los Angeles. This park is largely undeveloped, although there are some small sections with cultivated fruit trees. The natural areas and trails are elevated with spectacular views of the surrounding area including the San Fernando Valley and miles of trails to explore with your pooch. Mission Point and Dr. Mario A. Campos Trail are located in this park and are popular with hikers and mountain bikers alike.
Other parks in the area include Zelzah Park with a children's playground and open areas and Aliso Canyon Park with a 3.4 mile walking trail to the west of Granada Hills North. There is also a long greenway along the Van Norman Lakes reservoir in the eastern section of Granada Hills that can be explored with your dog.