Dog-friendly Laguna Mountain Recreational Area – Sunset Trail

Laguna Mountain Recreational Area – Sunset Trail

Mount Laguna, California 91948
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I-8 east from San Diego to Sunrise Highway to Meadow Information Kiosk after first cattle guard. Vehicles should parking available along both sides of the highway.

A mere 40 minutes from downtown San Diego is the Laguna Mountain Recreation Area. Visiting Laguna Mountain is almost like visiting another part of the county as the terrain transitions from a desert environment to a mountain top conifer forest. Within the recreation area is the Big Laguna Mountain Meadows – these meadows are truly beautiful and await your visit.

Sunset Trail winds through pine forest for two miles past a small reservoir (Water of the Woods) and connects of the Big Laguna Trail. There are beautiful views of meadows and panoramic views of the ocean at one popular overlook. Big Laguna Lake lies to the east.

Giacomo in the Mount Laguna Recreation Area
Giacomo enjoying the Agua Dulce Equestrian Trail.
Photo Credit: Jill M.
Jill M. wrote in to tell us about a place she and her dog Giacomo love to visit. Thank you Jill for this wonderful account of your travels through Mount Laguna Recreation Area:

Hi, our names are Giacomo and Gelsomina (Italian, just call us Jack and Jill). We love and regularly hike in the Mount Laguna Recreation Area located inside the Cleveland National Forest. Dogs are allowed off-leash! more »
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