Warm, sunny weather is, however, cooperative for long strolls with your dog most of the year. Use caution in extremely hot temperatures during summer months when heat-related illnesses can occur. Take walks at cooler times of the day, bring water for you and your dog, and do not overexert or stress yourself or your pet. Winters are mild and cold weather is not a factor that will prevent you from enjoying treks with your pup in Bay Ho.
Dwellings in the residential areas are single-family homes with lawns and desert-friendly landscaped surfaces, as well as palm trees and traditional ornamental trees. Residential areas tend to have gentle inclines, but there are steep grades between them that are set on high mesas with natural terrain separating subdivisions.
Natural areas have steeper terrain, while area roads and pedestrian ways in the vicinity of this canyon can have hills that are difficult for people and pets to trek up and down.
There is a small lake and greenway off Camino Coralino on Bay Ho’s west side with houses backing onto it from the east side and large commercial stores on the west. This lake has walking trails around it which make excellent places for nearby residents to walk with their dogs.
The San Clemente Canyon and Marian Bear Memorial Park stretch along the north border of Bay Ho. This greenway is 467 acres in size with tributaries of larger waterways and native chaparral and sage along hillsides. Local wildlife makes this canyon their home and dog walkers can see native birds, mammals, and reptiles on canyon walks. The park has several miles of excellent hiking trails to explore with your dog.
Stevenson Canyon and other ravines in the area also provide a natural habitat for wildlife and native plants. These canyons have game and hiking trails made by locals.