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Eaton Canyon Natural Area

Address: 1750 North Altadena Drive, Pasadena, CA 91107
Phone Number: (626) 398-5420
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Ranked #17 of 26 Attractions in Pasadena
Type: Historic Sites, Nature/ Wildlife Areas, State Parks, Nature & Parks, Sights & Landmarks
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Type: Historic Sites, Nature/ Wildlife Areas, State Parks, Nature & Parks, Sights & Landmarks
Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Pasadena, California
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60 reviews 60 reviews
30 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

This nature area has many easy hikes. You start off at the visitor's center and stroll along half a dozen hiking routes. One leads up Eaton Canyon the a waterfall that is pretty impressive for Southern California. Some adventurous hikers continue up the side of a granite wall not realizing that coming back down is quite dangerous. Many have to... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

This is a great place to learn about nature, and also to experience it. It's great for walkers and hikers of all skill levels. Pretty sure it's in Altadena, not Pasadena.

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Plymouth, Michigan
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150 reviews 150 reviews
51 attraction reviews
83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

My son and I came here on a summer evening and had a nice walk to the "falls." Truth is, we couldn't actually find the falls... we think they were dried up? Either that, or the signage was terrible and didn't direct us properly? Not sure. We were there after the nature center was closed so could not ask. I... More 

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Sierra Madre, California
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76 reviews 76 reviews
22 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

Great place to start off for a long hike or a short flat stroll with the kids. There is a lot of variety in the trails. The visitor center has great displays of native animals, some live some stiffed, as well as rocks and plants. The gift shop has a very good collection of books on related subjects too.

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21 reviews 21 reviews
9 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

We visited Eaton Canyon Natural Area hoping to see and learn about vegetation native to the LA area. We had little time, so weren't able to hike far from the nature center. No staff were around the nature center during our mid-week mid-afternoon visit to give us guidance or answer questions. The indoor displays were not very insightful, brochures were... More 

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Los Angeles
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33 reviews 33 reviews
10 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2013

Nice day spot for families and children. If you like the real outdoors I wouldn't recommend. Crowded and lots of kids. To escape the crowds you need at least a 10 to 12 mile hike destination.

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North Royalton, Ohio
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22 reviews 22 reviews
10 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2013

Never the same place twice...easy free parking in lot. It is a longer walk on flat trail before you finally start to climb and make your way up to Henninger Flat, about an hour. Once you get there and beyond the scenery gets better as you get into the mountains & valleys.

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Los Angeles, California
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3 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2013

I actually went there Sept 2010 (not Jan 2013). It is wonderful place to hike. The hike involves some walking over rocks, so your feet might get wet. Nice waterfall at the end.

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Pasadena, California
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34 reviews 34 reviews
21 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

Typical western canyon with a little stream. A skimpy waterfall at the end. Does not compare well with Zion. Another canyon to the west, Millard Canyon, at the end of Chaney Trail Road, is much more pleasant. It offers a great view of the San Gabriel valley on the road in. Worth the time... say 3 hours.

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Manila, Philippines
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87 reviews 87 reviews
24 attraction reviews
96 helpful votes 96 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2013

Eaton Canyon is one of the places I would readily recommend to anyone who is looking for a birding place in Pasadena. It's very accessible in Pasadena traffic and parking is easy. The morning hikes are invigorating and the birds are always there. My husband and I were very happy to see the hermit thrush, acorn woodpecker, a very close... More 

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