When walking with your dog in Linda Vista, you will enjoy warm, sunny weather most of the year. Winters are colder, but still mild. Summer days can be very hot, especially in the middle of the day. Some overcast, rainy, and foggy weather is common in spring, but is usually short-lived, and does not prevent outings with your dog.
Linda Vista is bordered by the Cabello Freeway on the east, Friars Road on the south, and the Telcoate Canyon on the west and north sides. The neighborhood is located on a high mesa that provides views of the surrounding communities, wilderness areas, and even views of the Pacific Ocean. The Telcoate Canyon has rough terrain, native flora and fauna, canyons, and hills that extend their “fingers” into the neighborhood's west side.
Most of the Linda Vista neighborhood is residential and comprised of single-family detached homes that are moderate in size and attractively maintained. The terrain, even in the residential areas, can be hilly and you and your dog will need to be prepared to trek up and down some hills to get around.
There are sidewalks along streets, so you and your pet don't have to share the road with local traffic. Golf courses on the northwest and southwest borders of Linda Vista provide manicured green spaces that contrast with the natural terrain nearby.
The Kearny Mesa Dog Park is located on the north side of Linda Vista. This enclosed dog park is an acre in size and has a drinking water supply. Your dog should be supervised in this off-leash park.
The Mission Heights Neighborhood Park is centrally located and has some recreational fields and facilities with a walking path around it. Dogs must remain leashed in this park and you should be prepared to clean up after your pet. The Tecolote Canyon Natural Park on the west side has 6.5 miles of trails that are popular with mountain bikers, joggers, and dog walkers. Your dog should remain leashed and you should watch for other fast-moving trail users. Wildlife in the area can also pose a hazard to your dog, so watch for local critters to avoid unpleasant encounters.
The Linda Vista Community Park has a recreation center and some open green space with walking trails where you can stroll with your leashed pet.