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Eaton Canyon

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Address: 1750 North Altadena Drive, Pasadena, CA 91107
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Great place for a hike

Great place for a hike. Wear comfortable hiking shoes and bring water. Watch out for snakes. Paths can be slippery.

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 18, 2015
Marc A
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Pasadena, California
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Pasadena, California
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41 reviews 41 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Great place for a hike. Wear comfortable hiking shoes and bring water. Watch out for snakes. Paths can be slippery.

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pasadena
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

I run Eaton two-three times a week. Grat for easy trail running. Go early in morning, late afternoons to avoid the crowds.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

I have hiked to many places but this was by far the best one yet. The area beginning with the town is a very nice place. I did not have a difficult time finding parking and I parked my car in the residential neighborhoods. You do have to be careful because there are signs saying you may not park in... More 

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Ellicott City, Maryland, United States
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20 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

This is a nice place to walk and hike. There is a nature center and the trails are well marked. We saw deer. It is very popular.

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Los Angeles, CA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

Eaton Canyon is located at the northeast "corner" of Pasadena. It's a canyon with plants and a small nature museum that offers plenty of hiking paths to water falls, across bridges, etc. I love coming here on the weekends to get away from the hustle and bustle of the city. It's so easy to get to because it's right in... More 

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California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014 via mobile

This great hiking trail is located in Altadena, not Pasadena, but that does not detract from its loveliness. But do go early unless you like your nature served up with a huge helping of humanity on the side.

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Pasadena, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Its an amazing place whether you take a 30 minute hike following the river to a beautifull waterfall with friends or a 4 hour hike ( 2hours up and 2hours back down ) for an amazing view of the city and los angeles . Dont sit on a stationary bike staring at the tv or wall when you can go... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

The third Sunday of every month is Bird Watching day. These hikes are lead by amazing birders who will share as much(or as little)information that you can process. The hike leaves from the Visitors Center, just inside the park. Get there a little early as the main parking lot fills up fast, leaving you running from the more remote parking... More 

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Cerritos, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

The gate to Eaton Canyon opens around 7:30 so arrive early to avoid crowds and to snag closer parking. If arriving late, park in the huge overflow lot. Trail maps available on-line or in the nature center. The center doesn't open until 9am, but porta potties are located near trailhead. Everyone's destination seems to be the falls, but if steps... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

I usually hike to Eaton falls once or twice a year and every single time the tremendous amount of trash simply ruins my experience. It is just unbelievable that people leave so much trash behind! Countless plastic bottles, clothes and even used diapers (lots of them!). Trash is not inspiring and despite the fact that the trail is nice I... More 

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