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Eaton Canyon Natural Area

1750 North Altadena Drive, Pasadena, CA 91107
(626) 398-5420
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Ranked #19 of 31 Attractions in Pasadena
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas, State Parks, Historic Sites
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Plymouth, Michigan
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129 reviews 129 reviews
46 attraction reviews
65 helpful votes 65 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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62 reviews 62 reviews
19 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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
20 helpful votes 20 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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24 reviews 24 reviews
8 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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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10 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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
19 reviews 19 reviews
3 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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
17 helpful votes 17 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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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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2013 via mobile

Being new to Pasadena, I was looking for an easy hike on a warm day. So I found Eaton Canyon on google. Close and easy to get to. When we pulled into a full parking lot, I should have had a clue. We had to park in over flow, The trail was a wide dirt road, and packed with people... More

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Los Angeles, California
20 reviews 20 reviews
11 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2013

Love going here to get away from the craziness that is the SGV and L.A. The nighttime hikes for adults are really fantastic, and you see things that aren't normally present when you hike during the day. Really beautiful, and you can go your own pace; I feel a lot more at ease here than at Runyon, without a doubt.

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