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Eaton Canyon

Address: 1750 North Altadena Drive, Pasadena, CA 91107
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Ranked #12 of 27 Attractions in Pasadena
Type: Canyons, Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Outdoors
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Type: Canyons, Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Outdoors
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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California
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1,002 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

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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107 attraction reviews
165 helpful votes 165 helpful votes
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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London, United Kingdom
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9 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

We did the hike to the waterfall which was nice and relatively easy and saw people of all ages along the way. There can be some tricky spots along the way involving crossing streams by walking over rocks so be careful you don't get a wet foot like my friend did! The waterfall itself was quite small but still worth... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States
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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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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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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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