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Dog-Friendly Hikes in Ladera Ranch


Dog-Friendly Hikes in Ladera Ranch: As we transition into fall, the weather here in Orange County is becoming more and more beautiful! The temperatures are slowly cooling down, allowing people and dogs alike to enjoy the outdoors again. Looking for a place in Ladera Ranch to spend the day outside with your dog? Look no further! Here are some of our favorite hikes in our beautiful community:

Shady Canyon Trail

Shady Canyon Trail offers about four miles of paved trails in the Irvine area. This is a great hike for families with children or dogs who do better on easy, even terrain. This trail is even approved as wheelchair accessible!

Tenaja Falls Trail

Tenaja Falls Trail is an easy 1.5 mile hike in Cleveland National Forest in Fallbrook. The drive to this trail is an attraction in and of itself, as you’ll get to see ranches and mansions from the road. The trail even ends with a waterfall! Overnight camping is available in the park if you obtain a permit.

Aliso Creek Riding and Hiking Trail

Aliso Creek Riding and Hiking Trail is conveniently located in Aliso Viejo. The trail is an 18.5 mile corridor with multiple entry points and parks to choose from along the way. The trail is mostly paved, with a brief stretch of sand when you get close to the beach.

Peters Canyon Regional Park

Peters Canyon Regional Park in Orange offers 354 acres of hiking trails and other outdoor recreational space. The park is open daily from 7am until sunset. Various trails and activities are available for the whole family, and many of these trails are pet friendly!

We hope you get the chance to get outside for fresh fall air this month. What’s your favorite place near Ladera Ranch to take your dog? Let us know in the comments below!

COVID-19 Alert

BrightCare Veterinary Group takes the safety of our staff and clients very seriously. We continue to monitor the changes related to COVID-19.

BrightCare has enacted specific protocols as recommended by the CDC in order to stay open as an essential business for our community.

• Only essential staff are allowed in the building as our lobby is closed to clients.
• Our facility has enacted curbside check in and check out. Please call 949-716-9270 upon arrival. Inform the staff of the make, model, and color of your vehicle.
• Wait in your vehicle as a staff member will be out to come get your pet. Continue to stay in your vehicle until you are instructed further.
• All persons entering our facility are required to wear a face covering.
• Maintain social distancing guidelines of 6 feet when able.
• If you are sick, we request that another individual bring your pet for you. Our staff members can communicate with you via phone and email.

Thank you for your patience during this unprecedented time.