Located on an elevated plateau of 1,242 feet, Upland, California, is an attractive suburban city with close access to more natural surroundings. The San Gabriel Mountains are just north of Upland. The city offers the perfect mix of comfortable living and the adventurous outdoors.
Dog owners in Upland that just want to walk their dogs are best served by paying a visit to the Baldy View Dog Park. This off-leash play park is fully fenced and has a separate area for smaller breeds. The soil is covered with grass, and there are clean pools to prevent dogs from getting too messy during their hour of play time.
For hikers that do not want to be confined by a square, there are several recreational trails only a short drive from Upland. The Johnson's Pasture Trail is one of the best routes available in the area as this 2.3-mile route is suited for everyone, regardless their level of fitness. The path takes its travelers through a lush landscape of meadows and pastures.
A more challenging but very rewarding hike is the Etiwanda Falls trail. This 3.22-mile route leads to the hidden waterfall of Etiwanda and crosses the North Etiwanda Preserve. The trail meanders through a dense forest with a large amount of trees, rocks and little creeks.
Visitors to Upland are advised to check out the Guesthouse Inn as one of the hotels that allow pets and Molly's Souper, a restaurant that allows dogs to accompany their owners outside and dogs even have their own menu.