Forest Hill Extension is a neighborhood next to the original Forest Hill which was created to add additional housing and space to the affluent and incredibly popular area of San Francisco. It makes up one of the eight master-planned residence parks in the west of city. The area is sometimes known as Laguna Honda due to the fact that a large road of the same name runs along the northeastern border of the area and because of the Laguna Honda Reservoir. Dewey Boulevard makes up the northwestern border with Kensington Way and Portola Drive to the south.
The Extension itself does not have many pet amenities, but the surrounding areas have a number of different places to visit. San Francisco Pet Behavior Consulting offers pet services on Portal Avenue, just to the south. It will help you control your pooch’s unruly behavior, should you need it. The Dog Spa Pet Groomer is also situated on the same road.
San Francisco is a famously hilly area. It's made up of steep slopes with residences planted right on the hills. Forest Hill Extension is no different. This means that walks may require a sufficient fitness level, especially if you intend to venture far. San Francisco has a relatively moderate climate, but on a hot day, it’s important to make sure you bring water with you for both you and your pooch to stay hydrated.
The area is largely residential, and as one of the most popular areas in the San Francisco Bay Area, is incredibly built up. It consists mainly of houses and their backyard gardens, so there are not any high-rise apartment blocks or commercial buildings. In general, a walk in the Forest Hill Extension should be pretty laid back and easy. Any hikes are moderate and should not cause too much strain, even for the smallest of canines.
As previously mentioned, Forest Hill Extension is primarily made up of houses and their backyards, so any greenways are parks that have been curated for the use of residents. The biggest greenway is the Hillside Mountain. This hilly, steep park provides for a range of easy hikes and walks. It is essentially an urban forest as a beautiful area full of trees with plenty of space to roam. It is a great place for bird-watching because of the forest landscape. From Hillside Mountain you can also see beautiful views of the ocean nearby.
Mount Davidson borders the Forest Hill Extension to the southeast on the other side of Portola Drive. This provides even more hilly green space to utilize and explore. It is the city’s highest peak, so if you’re looking for an adventure that will test you and your pup’s fitness levels, this is a great place to visit!