Dog Walkers in La Jolla

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La Jolla is a large region comprised of several associated neighborhoods, located 30 minutes north of San Diego's downtown business core. Your location in the region affects the walkability of the area, but there are many local businesses, shops, services, and restaurants. The areas in the southern section along the coast are the most walkable and densely populated with waterfront restaurants and interesting shops. 


Dog-friendly restaurants in the area are too numerous to mention, so check to see if your pup can join you for a bite out. Pet owners will find chain pet stores and the Muttropolis La Jolla et supply store as well as numerous veterinary hospitals in the region. 


The weather in San Diego is beautiful for walking with your dog with mild winters and hot summers. Extreme heat may mean walking earlier or later in the day during summer months. Spring fog and overcast conditions can occur at this coastal location, however, because La Jolla is situated on high ground, fog does not usually settle for long. 

Terrain in La Jolla
BUILT ENVIRONMENT
All Artificial
Mostly Artificial
Good Balance
Mostly Natural
All Natural
Artificial
Balanced
Natural
TOPOGRAPHIC RELIEF
Flat
Mostly Flat
Medium
Mostly Hilly
Hilly
Flat
Medium
Hilly
La Jolla is a very large region with the Torrey Pines State Reserve on the northern border, Interstate 5 on the east, and the Pacific Beach neighborhood to the south. Sub-neighborhoods of this large region include Torrey Pines, La Jolla Village, La Jolla Shores, Village of La Jolla, La Jolla Heights, La Jolla Farms, University of California, Country Club, Lower Hermosa, La Jolla Hermosa, and Bird Rock. 


The coastal landscape of La Jolla is rugged coastline with cliffs, beaches, canyons, and forested areas. The views from these coastal locations and their green spaces are magnificent and popular with dog walkers. The terrain is hilly and dog walkers will be faced with some up and down hill hikes in the region. 


Most areas have separate sidewalks providing safe walkways for people and pets. Dwellings in the area are single-family detached homes with well landscaped and maintained properties. 

Greenways in La Jolla
25 GREENWAYS
Neighborhoods in San Diego have an average of:
9 Greenways
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Dog walkers and their furry friends will enjoy the many greenways and trails in the La Jolla area. The north side of the region is occupied by the Torrey Pines State Reserve on the north end. This 1,750-acre greenway features cliffs overlooking the Pacific Ocean, pine forests, sandstone canyons, natural rugged terrain, and a variety of hiking trails.

There are two waterside greenways: La Jolla Shores Park and Cuvier Park. Access to beaches by dogs is restricted, so check local regulations carefully. Other local greenways and parks with natural terrain and recreational amenities include Cliffridge Park, Villa La Jolla Park, and La Jolla Natural Park.

Numerous hiking trails run through the natural canyons and greenways in the area including the UCSD to Birch Aquarium, Scripps Coastal Reserve Trail, Saigon Trail, and La Jolla Trail. Elevation changes, stunning views, and wilderness terrain can be expected in and around these hiking trails and your furry friend will enjoy exploring these great paths.

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