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Eaton Canyon

Address: 1750 North Altadena Drive, Pasadena, CA 91107
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Ranked #13 of 27 Attractions in Pasadena
Type: Canyons, Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Nature & Parks
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Type: Canyons, Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Nature & Parks
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

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
24 helpful votes 24 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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29 attraction reviews
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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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1,040 attraction reviews
537 helpful votes 537 helpful votes
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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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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