Catalina Park is a great place to bring your dog for outdoor adventure. There are more than 5,500 acres of canyons, foothills, and streams to explore with your dog. Dogs need to be on a leash at all times during your visit. Vaccinations, including rabies, is required for dogs visiting this park. Display the license, vaccination and identification tags on your dog’s collar.
Dogs are allowed on trails as long they're kept on a leash. There are a variety of trails to explore such as the nature trail, birding trail, bridle trail, canyon loop trail, Sutherland trail, 50-year trail, Romero Canyon trail, and the progressively difficult trail. All the trails provide unique views and experiences.
Begin each hiking trail prepared with fresh water and a small bowl for your dog and a first aid kit. Consider your dog’s current health condition to determine if the distance of the hiking trail is best suited for your dog. You should also bring along plastic doggie poop bags to clean up after your dog.
The entire family can enjoy these trails or choose other activities such as horseback riding and bicycling. There are also campgrounds located throughout the park that includes 120 water and electric sites, in addition to barbeque grills and picnic tables. The sites even have hot showers, flush bathrooms and dump stations for RV’s. The campgrounds are open year round, but you need reservations that last at least 14 consecutive days.
You can choose to visit the Catalina Park for a few hours during the day to enjoy the hiking trails, or you can camp at the many sites available year round. Remember to bring along all supplies for your family, including your dog. Also, make sure you bring a leash for your dog that is up to six feet long or less and quickly remove them from any situation that could cause aggression towards others.