Mira Loma is a delightfully small neighborhood with a great hometown feel burrowed in the Jurupa Valley. Although the community itself doesn’t have much to offer pets activity-wise, there is plenty to do in the surrounding cities of Riverside County. There are 9 dog parks and 4 hiking trails within a 10-mile radius of Mira Loma, and 4 restaurants inside city limits. For veterinary needs, the community has a couple of options for care, as well as a popular pet supply store chain to stock up on toys and other goodies!
The nearest off-leash dog park is only 4 miles away in Corona, and provides a convenient space for outgoing pups to socialize and expend some energy. Located on 65th Street, Harada Heritage Dog Park is a very popular recreation area for local doggos, with separate spaces for small and large guests. The park offers pets lush green grass to romp around on and has a very secure fencing system to keep escape artists at bay!
For some leashed fun, check out the trails at the Hidden Valley Nature Center and Wildlife Preserve. Only 3 miles outside of Mira Loma, this preserve offers doggy duos over 10 miles of natural pathways to explore along the Santa Ana River, as well as over 4 miles of paved trails for those who require wheelchairs or strollers for their journey. The super accessible environment makes for a great family outing, so bring the whole pack!
The Lake Gregory Regional Park is a bit of a drive --about an hour due to the rough terrain -- but it is so worth it when you see the huge smile it will bring to your pup’s snout! This park has an excellent mix of on-and off-leash activities, including a furrific bark park and several leashed-dog-friendly trails to explore (even some with swimming access!). The dog park is divided into individual sections for small and large dogs to enjoy -- but everyone knows the real fun is had on the walking trails. Your dog will love barking at all the critters along his way and splashing around in gorgeous Lake Gregory!
If your style-concious companion is looking for a new ensemble (or just wants to strut his stuff around the mall), paw on over to The Shoppes at Chino Hills! This shopping center boasts over 60 pet-friendly shops and boutiques to fulfill both your shopping needs! This high-fashion hot spot is only a 30-minute drive from Mira Loma and offers quality options as well as convenience for the surrounding neighborhood’s pup-ulation! If you and your pup work up an appetite from all that splurging, check out one of the 19 restaurants that offer dog-friendly dining options!
Dairyland Dog Park in Corona is another great space to check out with your fur babies. This spot offers all the amenities you could ask for in a pup park, including restrooms, adequate seating, small and large dog sections, and convenient water sources. Most parks with separate large and small dog areas tend to neglect the little guys, leaving them just a small, no-frills run to fulfill their exercise needs — not Dairyland, though! The small and large dog sides are equally spacious, and both contain agility equipment to stimulate their minds and bodies! This impartial park celebrates pups of all sizes and is sure to be a hit no matter what!
Baldy View Dog Park is the pawfect place for pooches looking to make new friends, and is only 16 miles outside Mira Loma. Located in the city of Upland, this park has all the creature comforts you would expect from a pup park, including a small dog area, doggy waste station, water access, and plenty of seating for owners. The park is covered in natural grass and offers lots of shade to shield the furry guests from the hot California sun. There are also several plastic pools for pups to soak in during the dog days of summer! After your visit, soothe your grumbling tummies at one of Upland’s 18 pet-friendly eateries!
Located near the Jurupa Hills in Riverside is the beautiful and spacious Pat Merritt Dog Park. The fantastic views of the Santa Ana River, plentiful seating, and plush green expanses make this park just as enjoyable for pet parents as it is for the pets! The large dog area is enormous, with so much room to fetch and play with the park's many canine guests. There is a separate small dog area as well, although it is significantly smaller than the other run. In the hotter months, there are plastic pools for the guests to cool off in, which is always a treat for the water breeds and the fluffier visitors!