If you want to enjoy a gorgeous day in Pleasanton with your pet, we have good news for you: This is a great place for dog owners to get some outside activity. There are or so many park and trails to explore, you’ll spend an entire summer doing it.
Here are our 5 suggestions for places to walk to your dog in Pleasanton.
Pleasanton Ridge Regional Park
Located off Foothill Road, this sprawling park boasts over 5,000 acres of beautiful natural land. It has a number of great trails for hiking with your dog, and if you’re really ambitious, the park is connected with the Interpark Regional Trails system.
That means over 150 miles of interconnected trails are waiting for you and your furry friend. We bet they’ll enjoying getting back to nature as much as you will!
Pleasanton Sports Park
The Pleasanton Sports Park, aka the Ken Mercer Sports Park, offers wide expanses of open flat land that is perfect for power walking, catching some fresh air, and meeting other dog lovers.
Located at 5800 Parkside Drive, the full walk around the park is about two miles, with lots of open grassy fields to explore. There are also plenty of sports fields, which are a perfect place to take a quick break and relax while watching people get their game on.
It’s easily accessible, too, making it a great place to get some activity with your dog without having to take a lot of time out of your day.
Del Valle Regional Park
Does your dog like the water? If so, they may enjoy Del Valle Regional Park, a gorgeous 4,400-acre park that boasts a lake five miles long, a resort, walking trails, and much more.
The park has an area especially made for dogs to go swimming, plus picnic grounds, horse riding, and loads more.
If you want to spend an afternoon out with your dog in nature, or even make a weekend excursion of it, you can’t go wrong here.
Shadow Cliffs Regional Recreational Area
Located at 2500 Stanley Boulevard, this is a haven for fishing, swimming and boating.
Your dog will enjoy seeing the abundant wildlife here even more than you will, but he or she will likely most enjoy a chance to romp around in the water.
There is plenty of it here for them, too, with great swimming beaches they will love. If you want to get some activity, there are good walking trails to explore as well.
Sunol Regional Wilderness
If you like to get fully immersed in Mother Nature when you and your dog go for a hike, this is the place for you.
Located off Geary Road, the nearly 7,000 acres of this park features rolling hills, grazing cattle, and beautiful vistas.
Make sure you bring water with you – there is none available in the park – but otherwise enjoy one of the most robust nature experiences in the area. Your dog (and your health) will thank you for it!