When people and pets living in Los Angeles want to escape into nature, they head over to Angeles National Forest. This gorgeous parcel of land includes a whopping 655,000 acres of the San Gabriel and Sierra Pelona Mountains. Needless to say, your pup will have plenty of room to roam!
By the numbers, Angeles National Forest is woofing impressive. This place has three visitors centers, 36 picnic areas, 66 campgrounds, five wilderness areas, and 10 lakes and reservoirs. You can see why it’s a prime outdoor recreation spot! Folks come from all around to camp, fish, boat, ride horses, and many other activities. While this all sounds great, your pupster will pawbably be more interested in the trails. And there are a lot of them!
If your pup is a fan of waterfalls, check out the Sturtevant Falls Trail. With a 50 foot waterfall as its main draw, this is a pretty pupular trail. The five mile Trail Canyon Falls is another pawsome option for waterfall lovers. If you have an athletic doggo, there are several peaks to summit. Condor Peak Trail, Rattlesnake Peak Trail, and Stoddard Peak are just a few of the peak hikes available. Bottom line is, this place has trails for all abilities. Before setting off on your adventure, check a map and plan your route, and pack any essentials such as water and clean-up bags.
Angeles Forest is home to a variety of flora and fauna. Your furry friend will enjoy hiking through woodlands, shrubs, and pine covered mountains. Be aware that Poodle Dog Bush is in the area. Although it has a furr-iendly name, it leaves a rash similar to that of poison ivy. Since the forest is home to creatures like bobcats, cougars, and bears, make sure your pup stays on leash at all times.
Spend a day in Angeles National Forest and your doggo will be one happy hound!