it was way fun lots of dogs which for me is perfect!

This was a fun trail to take as a family. Full of dogs off-leash. It's easily accessible, but parking was difficult.

So, first I will give a little history of this park for those of you unfamiliar with it and curious about the seemingly polarized reviews. For more than 30 years this was the Parleys Way Dog Park, and the main trail is still an off leash dog park. About 5 years ago they fenced the main trail off and renamed it a Historic Park. You access the “dog-free” zone through a gate at the bottom of the hill.

I cannot speak to the “dog-free” zone, but the main trail is a great, easy walk/hike that is small child friendly. Except for the main hill to get into/out of the park it is mostly flat or rolling, my two year old is in heaven and can walk most of the way. There is creek access at the beginning and end of the trail which helps cool you down because there isn’t much shade. Most people are very responsible and clean up after their dogs really well but the dogs will get “up in your business” as another reviewer put it, despite vigilant owners because, well, dogs.

I pulled into the Tanner Park lot right as a woman discovered her car window had been smashed and a backpack taken. It was a stark reminder that this place is in the middle of the city. I was nervous to leave my car there, but I made sure it was obvious I didn't have anything of value in it and took to the trail.

Despite that dubious introduction, I love this park. There are several trail options so you can decide whether you want long or short, paved or dirt, shaded or exposed. It is close to I-80, so there is constant road noise. There are also many, many unleashed dogs. I was greeted by several, so if you don't like dogs, maybe steer clear. Despite the amount of dogs I encountered, I didn't notice many piles of excrement left on or near the trails, so most people do their duty. There are signs of homeless living, but again, it is a park in the middle of the city, so what can you expect?

The constant noise from the freeway kind of ruins the hike, and there was dog poop EVERYWHERE. It smelled terrible in places and you had to watch where you stepped.

Awesome off-leash dog trail. If you're not a dog person I would suggest you avoid it. Slight elevation change but fairly easy walk.

walking
8 months ago

It was a lot better before they added the fencing.

I thought this was a pretty good trail. I brought my little dog with me. We enjoyed the paved path more than the gravel one. First there are a lot of big dogs running around free and getting in your business and second I was worried about the gravel on my dogs paws since she is only used to grass and cement. Other than that I thought it was beautiful. Great views of the mountains and lots of green trees still!! I would definitely go back.

It's a dog park. It's sad to see a historical park become a shit hole for dogs. Other than that it was pretty easy & nice.

Had a great time with our Labradors. We're in our 50's and had a 10 yr old Lab with us among our other dogs. Great walk/hike! Nice people. Would definitely recommend

Literally a SHITTY park. Dog poops everywhere and it stinks! Not much to look around either. Not recommended if you don't have a dog.

Easy trail. Lots of shade: BUT it is an off leash trail so be prepared for lots of dogs at times, and the smell of dog poo just about everywhere when it's warm. It's most fun with a dog of your own.

Lots of dogs!

Nice little walk, even if you don't own a a dog!

This was a great little hike. If you go the left side it's paved and all up hill. If you go the right side it's downhill. Left side is all in the sun and the right side has some good shade.

The cool thing is at the end of the right side is some water you can play in. The left side connects to the right side and you can get to the water that way.

Hidden in the south trail is some dirt bike ramps to jump on. That was a cool find. Have fun! I'm

hiking
Thursday, June 22, 2017

Nice hike for the littler ones. There were lots of dogs on and off leash that they got to pet, and a stream halfway through to splash in. there was a little uphill and downhill but the path was mostly paved so it was easy.

I thought it was such a fun place for my dog. He loved the river and being able to run off leash.

First things first, if you don't like dogs, avoid this place. It's mostly an off leash trail, so they are everywhere with their people. Now, if you like dogs, or have one of your own, then you'll love this place. Interesting history, nice creek, clear paths.

Great for dogs. It is a perfect spontaneous walk with family or friends.

walking
Thursday, March 23, 2017

This is a great dog park. But if you don't have a dog and don't want to smell dog poop the whole time I wouldn't recommend it.

hiking
Saturday, February 04, 2017

This is a dog park, not a trail. It has a splendid view of the highway. It's fenced in and dogs are off leash. Wicked bad place for a hike. If you've got dogs and want them to run free, I'm sure this is tops.

hiking
Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Awesome trail for pups and kids, had more of a walk in the park feel rather than hiking feel still had fun with my three year old though and he loved the parks that are right off of the trail.

hiking
Saturday, January 21, 2017

We took our puppy and he had a blast!! Lots of dogs and an awesome landscape!

Monday, December 12, 2016

I can go there no matter the weather and know that my dog won't get lost, since there are plenty of safety fences on the trail

walking
Sunday, October 30, 2016

Wonderful space for dogs to socialize while I get a nice walk.

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Love this nature hike and walk. It is close to tanner park and there are tennis courts you can use anytime for free. It isn't super inclined or intense so you can probably do it easily in winter. Dogs are allowed and lots of off trails you can venture onto.

Monday, October 10, 2016

My 2 small dogs had a blast. It's a fenced trail so you don't have to worry too much about your dogs running off trail. Friendly people.

Sunday, October 09, 2016

The dog's had a blast. Nice open trail.

hiking
Monday, October 03, 2016

Excellent trail for your dog! Plenty of water to swim around in, other dogs to play with, and it's fenced in all the way around! Unfortunately, some owners don't clean up after their dogs. There are poop bags at trail heads and at markers along the trail. Easy trail!

walking
Saturday, September 17, 2016

Great place for a walk, with or without a dog.
Go there expecting off leash dogs. Don't be surprised about aggressive breeds and high energy dogs.
They'll be wet and loud.

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