If you’re bored of walking around the block or feel like you’ve gone on every dog walk in your area at least a trillion times, fear not, we’ve dug deep and found some alternatives. Sometimes all the motivation you need on a weekday evening is the promise of a little adventure.
On behalf of your pooch, we’ve taken the liberty of compiling the perfect spots to bring your dog for some good old walkies. Next time your pup is scratching at the door or giving his leash a meaningful look, why not take them somewhere off the beaten trail.
From woodland trails to quiet walks where you won’t be tripping over your neighbours, why not bundle your dog in the back seat and head to one of these lesser-known Langley dog walks where peace, quiet and nature abound.
TAVISTOCK TRAIL ????????️
You may be familiar with the Fort to Fort Trail, or the Trails at Derby Reach, but have you had a chance to jump over the bridge in Fort Langley and stroll through the towering trees on Brae Island Regional Park? Tavistock Trail is a 4.8 km flat path that takes you along the western edge of Brae Island. Along the way, you will get beautiful views of the Fraser River and may even find a great place to camp in the summer months. Come early enough on a Saturday morning and you may also get a chance to cheer on the Fort Langley Canoe Club.
PEPIN BROOK TRAIL AND ROCK’N HORSE TRAIL IN ALDERGROVE ????????
If you’re up for a bit of a drive, the Pepin Brook Trail and Rock’n Horse Trail in Aldergrove is an amazing location to get out and enjoy the sunshine with your pooch. The 5.6 km loop is considered a moderate walking/hiking route with variable terrain, so wear a good pair of sneakers and bring some water for you and Fido. You are likely to see a horse or two, so keeping your pup on a leash is mandatory.
PORTAGE PARK IN SOUTH LANGLEY ????????
Portage Park offers a beautiful walk along the Nicomeckl river with tall trees for shade on the warmer days. Park just off of 203 & 51st or snag a spot at the Langley Community Services Society Hub (5339 207 St) to start your walk along the trails. The park also has washrooms and a playground for the kids to spend a bit of time. Plus, if you don’t mind crossing a few streets, you can get an incredible walk all the way from 208th to 192 for our next favourite dog walking location.
BRYDON PARK’S DUCK LAKE ????
If your pup is ok with ducks, the aptly named Duck Lake, part of the larger Brydon Park, just West of 200th and 53rd is an absolutely beautiful place to get a good walk in. The lake itself boasts an almost year-round population of local waterfowl and connects to the Nicomeckl river at its south-west corner with several kilometres of walking trails to enjoy.
SOUTH LANGLEY REGIONAL TRAIL ????????
If you are up for a long walk with your best friend (human or otherwise) you will love the incredible scenery that awaits you along the South Langley Regional Trail. Starting at the southeast side of Campbell Valley Park and stretching all the way from 216th to 264th this trail is by far the longest on our list, so don’t be afraid of doing it in bite-sized trips if you need to. This trail is 40km long, so is perfect if you want to take the bike out for a spin and let your fluffy friend run alongside! Here is a link to the trail map so that you don’t get lost along the way.
So there you have it, we hope you enjoy a wonderful walk (or run) with your dog. If you do head out, be sure to send us a picture on our Facebook or Instagram! Want more summer activities? Check out our blog post on the best waterparks in Langley, or our blog post about the 21 best summer events happening in Langley! If we missed one of your favourite dog walking spots, let us know in the comments below or on social media!