Rancho Penasquitos Park

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Park Rule: On Leash
Restroom: Yes
Park Size: Medium
Small Dog Area: No
Fee: None
Services: Dog Walking
Description

Rancho Penasquitos Park incorporates a lot of historic feel, and the park is full of natural beauty. You’ll be sure to see some beautiful cliffs and scenes when you walk around this park with your furry friend. There are over 500 different types of plants, and you can spot 175 different kinds of birds. 

The Rancho Penasquitos Park has a nature preserve, which protects the vitality of these plants. Please note that your furry family members cannot enter the nature preserve. One of the trails you can traverse is the Los Penasquitos Canyon Loop, which has some lovely views.

The hike is a total of 6.4 miles, and it is so beautiful that you feel like you're overcome by the beautiful landscape and scenery of the woods. You'll pass by the river and see water running between the large rocks. You'll see lush oak trees towering over you and some of the 500 different types of plants. 

Make sure your pooch respects the land and does not dig or chase any animals. You should also keep an eye out for rattlesnakes and poison oak, as those are known to be in this area. Whenever your dog goes to the bathroom, please clean up after him. Carry in your own plastic bags so you can carry them out. 

Also, bring enough water for the both of you to stay hydrated. Your dog must remain on a leash whenever he is in the park. In the open areas, there are mountain lions in addition to the rattlesnakes and rugged terrain, so it is not a good idea break the rules and let him off-leash. 

In fact, letting Fido off-leash could put both of you in a challenging situation. When you visit Ranchos Penasquitos Park, you might see a wedding or event happening at their Historic Adobe Ranch House. Other amenities you might notice are the community garden, restrooms, or more than 10 miles of hiking and foot trails. 

Address
12122 Canyonside Park Drive
San Diego, CA 92129
Hours
Mon 8:00 AM - Sunset
Tue 8:00 AM - Sunset
Wed 8:00 AM - Sunset
Thu 8:00 AM - Sunset
Fri 8:00 AM - Sunset
Sat 8:00 AM - Sunset
Sun 8:00 AM - Sunset
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Address
12122 Canyonside Park Drive
San Diego, CA 92129
Hours
Mon 8:00 AM - Sunset
Tue 8:00 AM - Sunset
Wed 8:00 AM - Sunset
Thu 8:00 AM - Sunset
Fri 8:00 AM - Sunset
Sat 8:00 AM - Sunset
Sun 8:00 AM - Sunset