Yucaipa is a city in San Bernardino County, California with a population of 51,367. Yucaipa home to a large population of Serrano, a tribe of Native Americans indigenous to the area. Yucaipa is a nature lover's paradise -- it sits in the shadow of the San Bernardino Mountains, and is a short drive from several parks and lakes. There are three veterinary practices in Yucaipa, so you can rest easy knowing your pooch will be in good paws -- er, hands -- here.
If you want to chow down with your hound while you're here, you'll have plenty of places to choose from! These include the Fat Greek, JoJo's Grill-a-Dog, Queen Bean Cafe, Tam's Burgers, and more! There are also some chain restaurants and fast food places here if you want to grab a quick bite.
While you're here, you should definitely check out the Mousley Museum of Yucaipa History. Dogs are not allowed in museums, unfortunately. Treat your pooch to some much-needed exercise at Wildwood Canyon.
The Alpine Pedal Path is a bit of a trek at 47 miles away, but you'd be barking mad not to visit at least once! This is the pawfect place for nature lovers to spend a day with their best furry friends. The trail is 3.5 miles in one direction, and it’s paved, so it's perfect for jogging, biking, or walking your dog. The fresh air and mesmerizing views are well worth the long drive! The park also has a lake and numerous beaches where dog are allowed to swim. The trees along the way provide shade and serenity. Make sure you bring plenty of water and poop bags!
Looking for a good ol' fashioned dog park? Hound Town Dog Park is 22 miles from Yucaipa, in Moreno Valley. This fenced dog park is the pawfect place for pooches to play safely off-leash and sniff out some new buddies. The park is 3.5 acres, with two separate areas for small and large breeds. There is a double-gated entry system for maximum security. The ground is covered in grass and dirt, and there is plenty of seating available for the human companions. There are water bowls available, as well as poop scoops and bags, so all you need to bring is plenty of energy to play! (And Fido's favorite toy, of course.)
Cedar Glen Dog Park is located in Lake Arrowhead, 37 miles away from Yucapia. This is a furrific place for pups to play off-leash, but the fenced area is just one of the pawesome amenities this park has to offer. The park is surrounded by wildlife, mountains, and scenic views of Lake Arrowhead, which makes it pawsitively magical! Poop bags are provided at the dog park, but you'll need to bring some water. You should also note that there are no separate sections for large and small dogs here, so if your pooch only gets along with furry friends his own size, you might want to give this park a miss. The main park has playgrounds and restrooms, so you can feel free to bring the whole family!
Aurantia Dog Park is one of the closest off-leash areas to Yucaipa at just 12 miles away. This park offers all that you and your pup need for a great day! It has a separate area for small dogs and another one for large pups. It is safely fenced, very well-maintained, and provides fresh water from the water fountains. Doggie waste bags are also provided. Pup parents can rest and relax at one of the shaded picnic tables while they watch their pooch play. If you're looking for a more sedate walk, leash up and hit the walking trail in the main park. You and Fido are sure to fall head over paws for this park!
Redlands Dog Park is the closest park to Yucaipa -- it's just 8 miles out of town. This park is located in Plymouth Village and, like most dog parks, it includes separate areas for small and large dogs. There are a couple of trees in the park that provide a bit of shade. The park provides fresh water for the pups, poop baggies for the dog pawrents to clean up after their fur babies, and a friendly environment! The ground is covered in grass so it won’t hurt your dog's paws. There are benches for the human visitors as well.