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Eaton Canyon

1750 North Altadena Drive, Pasadena, CA 91107
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Ranked #12 of 28 attractions in Pasadena
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Type: Canyons, Nature/ Wildlife Areas
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Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States
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26 reviews 26 reviews
10 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014

This is pleasant walk/hike. All moderately uphill in. Last 1/2 mile involves a lot of rock hopping. 50 minutes to the falls and 30 mins back down. Lots of dog walkers. Large parking lot was full when I came down at 10 am on a Friday morning.

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Pasadena, California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2014

Whether you are a seasoned hiker or new to the concept, Eaton Canyon has it all. You can take the short hike from the parking lot to the first pool and teeny waterfall, walk into the big pool and waterfall, or hike the Mount Wilson Trail for miles to Mt Wilson. My only complaint is that there are no garbage... More

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Pasadena, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2014

Else it's crowded or too hot, often. You see LA lights at night, it's scary but still feels safe. If the moon's out, you can see the path lit up everywhere except under some of the trees, which adds to the adventure.

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Pasadena, California
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4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2014

You can definitely go at your own pace here. You can choose to walk along the path until it dead-ends, hike up all the way to the camp ground, or climb your way through all the way to the back where a beautiful hidden waterfall waits you. You may also see some propelling down the waterfall. Its a beautiful place... More

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Toronto, Canada
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8 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2013

We had a beautiful fall day to hike up Eaton Canyon and the walk was good, but you hike the last half-mile over river rocks and boulders as the description indicates. However at this time of year (this year at least), the stream has dried up mostly and the waterfall is barely a stream. So, a good fall hike, but... More

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Los Angeles, California
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32 reviews 32 reviews
18 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2013

This is a splendid park for walking on a creek bed full of rocks in the shade of a verdant valley. The payoff is the modest falls at the end of the trail.

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Valencia, California
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7 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2013

Taking 30 cadets up the canyon was a thrill, especially meeting locals out walking. Watch for pet owners who do not clean up after their pets, but the views were so nice, the higher you go the better. Only the serious make it to Henninger Flats.

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Los Angeles, California, United States
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

The hike is ok, it's not difficult, but there could be more shade during the first half. The view during the hike isn't anything special. The waterfall at the end is nice, but I wasn't satisfied because there is only 1 thing to see, it isn't amazing enough to stand on it's own, and you can't jump off of it... More

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Chicago, IL
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7 reviews 7 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2013

So easy to get to the base of the trail. Park and get going! Moderately challenging with both uphill and flat trails. Not a "loop" trail, so just turn around when you have had enough. Great views within 30 minutes or so.

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Los Angeles, California
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38 reviews 38 reviews
3 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2013

The trail to Eaton Canyon waterfall trail is very easy. There are many other trails that you can extend to Henninger Flats. The trail starts in Eaton Canyon Nature Area, bathroom :-) Follow the trail along a typically dry creek bed. One mile of wide flat dirt trail which can be uneventful.... and plenty of sun along the way. After... More

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