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Favorite Pasadena Hiking Spot

I love Eaton Canyon and have hiked it more times than I can count. Unfortunately in recent years it has gotten so crowded that it has taken a lot of the joy away, hence my four... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 28, 2015
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Monrovia, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

A great place to bring visiting relatives to work off that Thanksgiving dinner, enjoy the great So Cal weather, and marvel at how close LA is to the great outdoors! Good for the whole family, no matter what age or skill level. Just stay away during the hot summer months.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

I don't like to go on a hot day but cool days are nice. Hike the trails and remember to take at least 12 oz of water for each hour you will be out, even on cool days. One can stroll the grounds or take a serious hike up the side of the mountain.

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Pasadena, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

Unlike many hiking trails in southern California, this hiking trail offers plenty of shade on the way, especially once you enter the trail starting at the lower waterfall area. You see a lot of families with dogs/kids. On a nice day, it may get a big crowded and you may have to park pretty far from the trail entrance. You... More 

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Pasadena, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Eaton Canyon has multiple hiking trails, some of which are fairly steep. Don't advise trying to get above waterfalls as many injuries have occured there. Also involves stepping stones across stream.

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Los Angeles, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

I love Eaton Canyon and have hiked it more times than I can count. Unfortunately in recent years it has gotten so crowded that it has taken a lot of the joy away, hence my four stars instead of five.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

Eaton Canyon is a very accessible, kid friendly and dog friendly hike. About a mile up to the waterfall. Beautiful and right there in the heart of Pasadena. Only complaint is that it is too crowded on the weekends, and people tend to leave trash. Do nature a favor and bring a trash bag when you come and help pick... More 

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Pasadena, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

This is a dog friendly place and my dogs love exploring it. Just be careful when it's hot...got to have plenty of water!

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 via mobile

There are two great hikes in Eaton canyon. The first day we took a wrong turn, the lack of signs and 1 vague map can be confusing for first timers, we were trying to find the waterfall but ended up hiking up Mt. Wilson. That hike is several miles up hill with amazing views. The waterfall hike is the complete... More 

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Saskatoon, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

Eaton Canyon was a great for hiking and even saw waterfalls. A bit rocky in certain areas so may not be good for young children.

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Pasadena, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

OK for an exercise hike. Hike up the canyon to the waterfall. Water not assured in the dry season. Stay off the cliffs. They are dangerous.

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