San Gabriel River Parkway Nature Trail is a 76.2 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Lakewood, CA that features a river and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round.
Short, easy, and shady walk. Open from dusk to dawn. Dog friendly.
Very very short, but good for a nice little dogwalk or if you're looking for something kids can do.
Great short walk for kids and dogs. Nice trail, lots of birds, butterflies, and a couple muddy puddles (highlight for my 2 year old). Trash cans, benches along the way, and a little park at the trail head...may have had bathrooms, not sure. Also there is a park with kids playground across the river and a little equestrian center with pony rides and petting zoo just past that. Makes for a fun day.
Very short simple hike/walk lots of people and dogs. Saw a couple of herrons and a small hawk which was exciting for my 5 year old daughter. Entry is free, so all in all not a horrible way to spend a couple of hours on a sunny day and pry her away from the TV for a while.