Once a military installation intended to protect the coast of the city, today Fort Miley is known for its veterans hospital, skate park, and vast amounts of land just ripe for exploring. Best of all, West Fort Miley lets your pup romp off leash! You can find this puptastic play space next to Land's End, near the corner of Point Lobos Avenue and 48th Avenue (El Camino del Mar). Head north on 48th Avenue to get to the parking area between West Fort Miley and Land's End. To the left is the Land's End trail which meanders through Land's End, and also allows dogs off leash. To the right is the western section of Fort Riley, offering trails, paths and lots of space to sniff. This is the area your dog can go off leash, not at the VA hospital.
As you explore these pawtastic wooded grounds, be sure to keep an eye out for signs indicting areas where dogs need to be leashed. In non-posted areas, your dog can be off leash so long as they respond immediately to voice control, and are in within eyesight at all times. These pupular dog walking areas in Fort Miley are not fenced, so dogs who are runners should be on leash. The area is also scarce on the amenities, so be sure to bring all you'll need for a fun and safe day out. Have enough drinking water to share, and snacks to keep your furry pal's energy up. Clean-up bags are also a must, and always pick up after your pup. It is also recommended that your dog be current on vaccinations and have a license tag.
For a fun time in a dog-friendly space, bring your four legged explorer to the Fort Miley Off-Leash Dog Area!