Bailey Canyon Park

Best Dog Hike, August 2005

Hollywood’s popular Runyon Canyon offers us panoramas, celebrity sightings, and stargazing, but Bailey Canyon Park in Sierra Madre has our pooches scampering across rivulets, sniffing the elderberry, and gawking at mockingbirds. The canyon view nature trail is a mile and a half round-trip, mostly along a creek, with a handful of cross-stream zigzags. Our reward is the 40-foot waterfall at the path’s peak.