The area referred to as Northeast Los Angeles is a 17.18 square mile region, consisting of seven residential neighborhoods including, Atwater Village, Cypress Park, Eagle Rock, Montecito Heights, Glassell Park, Highland Park, Mount Washington and Lincoln Heights. The area is defined by the Arroyo Seco Parkway on the east, the city of Glendale and Pasadena to the north and south, and west by Interstate 5. The area contains many schools and recreation areas and facilities, as well as the large grounds and facilities of Occidental College. The neighborhoods in this region are primarily residential, however there are some shops, restaurants, and services for residents within the community. Surrounding cities and neighborhoods provide more amenities and services, including nearby veterinarians, groomers and pet supply stores.
This quiet residential neighborhood lends itself to walking your dog along peaceful streets, without concern for commercial traffic, and because the weather in Los Angeles is warm, even in the winter, you can enjoy walking all year round in Northeast Los Angeles.
This large residential area has plenty of natural spots, undeveloped terrain, and beautiful residential areas. Much of the area is located on the San Rafael Hills. This gives residents and walkers sweeping vistas and views of the surrounding city. However, in some areas where elevation changes are steep, you will want to be prepared for a bit of a climb with good footwear and water to hydrate you and your pup. The entire area has large trees, yards and properties, with plenty of natural and traditional landscaping, shaded laneways, and open areas with natural terrain are abundant in this area. Many nearby wilderness areas and parks, and the Arroyo Secco Canal along the east side of the community, provide additional natural areas and undeveloped land for exploring with your dog. Most residential neighborhoods have sidewalks and only experience local traffic. This makes for quiet, safe, walks with your dog. Keep your dog on a leash and stay off private property, to be respectful as well as to keep your pet safe.
The Northeast Los Angeles area has many parks and wilderness areas with trails and greenways. One of the largest park areas located right in Northeast Los Angeles is the Hermon Park, Arroyo Seco, and Ernest E Debs Regional Park System. This very large wilderness area features plenty of natural areas, trees, and trails to enjoy with your energetic dog. This park is also associated with the Hermon Dog Park, which allows off-leash activity for your playful pooch, and a chance to socialize with other dogs. The Arroyo Secco Canal and associated trail system runs along the eastern border of this region, and the trail along the canal is a great place to run with your dog. The Elyria Canyon Park is another natural area on the slopes of Mt. Washington, with a scenic trail system on 35 acres of steep and varied terrain. This park is recommended for hikers and dogs who are fit and up for a challenge. More level and groomed parks are also abundant in the area. Some of these parks include Lincoln Park, Ascot Hills Park, and Elephant Hill, which features natural and sloping terrain with less harsh climbs then some other local wilderness areas.