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Eaton Canyon

1750 North Altadena Drive, Pasadena, CA 91107
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Ranked #13 of 31 Attractions in Pasadena
Type: Canyons, Nature/ Wildlife Areas
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
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
151 helpful votes 151 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
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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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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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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
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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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18 attraction reviews
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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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