The Hahamongna Watershed Park is a recreational area in Pasadena, California where pets are permitted to be exercised on-leash. There is no enclosed dog park as such, and there are no locations in the park suitable for dogs to be off-leash. It's still a great place to enjoy some outdoor time with the family pooch.
Hahamongna Watershed Park encompasses over one thousand three hundred acres of hills and forest. It is popular for hiking and horse riding. The park has an extensive network of bridle, walking, and cycling trails as well as an eighteen hole disc golf course plus an abundance of picnic spots. Dogs running around off-leash can cause havoc with these types of activities.
Even though some of the trails may seem isolated and a great place to slip a pup's leash off without anyone knowing, it's not a wise thing to do. A pet owner can never be sure just what they're going to encounter around the next turn in the trail. There could be a flying frisbee, a group of horse riders out on a trek, or it could be something which most pet owners would prefer their fur baby not to run into such as coyotes, bobcats, and the occasional bear.
Keeping a pup leashed means it won't set chase after another animal which could cause it serious injury. Pet parents hitting the trails should go equipped with plenty of fresh water for their dog and a handful of poop bags in their pockets. Pet poop left on the ground cause contamination of the natural environment and can spread bacterial infections to the wildlife which inhabit the park.
All poop needs to be picked up, bagged, and carried to where it can be disposed of in a suitable receptacle. Making sure a pup is current on its parasite treatments is vital if pet parents don't want to go home with anything more than happy memories of a day hiking the trails of Hahamongna Watershed Park.