The Best Places to Sit, Stay + Play with Your Pooch

Best Walks With Your Dog

The Best Places to Walk Your Dog in Los Angeles

Whether you’re looking for a leisurely stroll or an invigorating hike, LA’s parks and trails feature a little something for everyone, including the most strident fitness hounds. So, grab your leash, pack some water and treats, and let’s discover the best spots for walking your best friend in Los Angeles!


In case you didn’t know, January is National Walk Your Dog Month and February 22nd is National Walking the Dog Day — so, what better way is there to celebrate than by checking out one or all of these fantastic places to walk your pooch in Los Angeles?

But first, we recommend outfitting yourself in this Never Walk Alone gear from Dog is Good.

Griffith Park This sprawling urban park in Los Angeles is a great place to take your furry friend for a walk. With over 4,000 acres of land, there are plenty of trails and paths to explore, as well as open grassy areas where your dog can run and play. The park also offers stunning views of the city, so you and your dog can take in the sights while you walk.

Kenneth Hahn State Recreation Area Located in the South Los Angeles region, this park is a great place for you and your dog to enjoy the outdoors. The park features a large off-leash dog park, where your dog can run and play with other pups. There are also plenty of trails and paths for leashed walks, so you and your dog can explore the park’s natural beauty.

Venice Beach With its beautiful sandy beach and vibrant boardwalk, Venice Beach is a great place to take your dog for a walk. Just be sure to keep your dog leashed in the designated areas, and be mindful of the beach’s rules. Enjoy the sights and sounds of this iconic beach while you stroll along the waterfront.

Runyon Canyon Park This popular hiking spot in Los Angeles offers beautiful views of the city, as well as a variety of trails to explore. Your four-legged friend will love the chance to get some exercise and fresh air in this beautiful setting.

The Los Angeles River Greenway is a great place to take your dog for a walk. The path is paved and runs along the river, providing plenty of room to explore. You and your dog can enjoy the sights and sounds of the river as you walk, and the paved path is easy on your pooch’s paws.

As you know, taking your dog for a walk is a great way to get some exercise and spend quality time with your furry friend. Remember to always follow the rules and regulations of the parks and trails you visit, and don’t forget to clean up after your dog. Have fun and enjoy the beautiful outdoor spaces Los Angeles has to offer you and your four-legged walking buddy!

Be sure to visit the CityDog Directory for more great places to sit, stay and play with your pooch plus discover special deals and discounts from our CityDog Partners!

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Editor’s Note: CityDog participates in various affiliate marketing programs, which means we may get paid commission on editorially chosen products. Rest-assured, all products are curated by our editors and we never recommend or promote anything we wouldn’t use or enjoy ourselves.


about the author

Brandie Ahlgren is founder and editor of CityDog Magazine. She, and her team of dog-loving editors, dig up the best places for you to sit, stay and play with your four-legged friends. Brandie, 12-year-old boxer Thya and Mexican foster failure Pancho, reside in West Seattle and can often be found hanging out at Westcrest Dog Park.

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