Outdoor Activities for You and Your Dog Near Costa Mesa

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If you’re an apartment-dweller in Tustin or Costa Mesa, your dog is probably itching for some quality time in the great outdoors. While there’s no lack of nature in Southern California, sometimes it’s not always clear which parks and trails are pet-friendly. To make life easier for you, we’ve compiled a list of pet friendly outdoor activities that both you and your dog will love.

1. Play with other dogs at the Bark Park

Open every day except Wednesdays from 7:30 AM to 8:45 PM, the Bark Park is located right next to Tewinkle Park off of Newport Boulevard. With lots of open grassy space for your dog to run around and other friendly people to exchange doggy tips with, the Bark Park is a dog’s haven right inside the city of Costa Mesa.

2. Go trekking in Santiago Oaks Regional Park

A mere 15-minute drive from Tustin, the Santiago Oaks Regional Park provides a scenic refuge for biking, hiking, and horseback riding amid the Californian mountains. Its pet-friendly hiking routes boast panoramic views and bubbling creeks that flow into refreshing waterfalls. You’ll be surrounded by nature as far as the eye can see – what more could a dog ask for?