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Eaton Canyon Natural Area

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Address: 1750 North Altadena Drive, Pasadena, CA 91107
Phone Number: (626) 398-5420
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Great birding experience

I went to their birding hike. The hike was about 100 meters away from the parking lot! We did not have to walk for miles to see dozens of interesting bird species and listen to... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 5, 2016
Art C
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9 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2016

I went to their birding hike. The hike was about 100 meters away from the parking lot! We did not have to walk for miles to see dozens of interesting bird species and listen to their songs. This opened my eyes to the fact that beautiful birds are all around us you just have to start seeing them and listen... More 

Thank Art C
City of San Marino, San Marino
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4 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015

This is real life. You may see snakes, lizards, birds, pack rats, bob cats, deer. There are bear and coyote but mostly they keep away from people. There is a native plant garden, and a wilderness area. People like to hike here. It refreshes the soul.

Thank BJ L
Los Angeles, California
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96 reviews
20 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

There is a nice 3 mile round trip hike that can be taken that takes you from flatland through a small creek to a beautiful waterfall.

Thank aandmrun
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33 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 via mobile

It is an eastern moderate hike (I'm obese so it's moderate for me, but for most ppl, it should be a very easy hike). One way to the water fall is about 2.25 miles if you park on site, so round trip is about 4.5 miles. Take water with you, because the water from the water fountain tends to be... More 

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Burbank, California
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36 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015 via mobile

When you look at photos from 2011 of Eaton Canyon, you see these beautiful water falls and streams...and lush green scenery... Welcome to 2015... I have always wanted to come here, this was a bucket list check... The water fall is small...the streams are all dried up, and the green is more of a dried tan. I hope it rains... More 

Thank AmyFatimah
Los Angeles, CA
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230 reviews
53 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 180 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Eaton Canyon, near Altadena, is a great getaway that's very close to the city. It's wonderful to visit it on the weekends, there are many trails that lead to a waterfall, or up into the mountains. I love hiking around here, it's really beautiful and the scenery is gorgeous. There's also a Nature Center and a Museum right next to... More 

Thank GermaicanSpice
Pasadena, California
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17 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

This place was nice for being so close to the city so if you're looking for a nature walk and don't have time to drive far I would recommend this place. We went on a weekend and the main trail was crowded but the side trails were almost empty. There also wasn't a whole lot of shade but there were... More 

Thank Lucy A
Kenai, Alaska
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69 reviews
16 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

This is a great place to go for and little walk or a longer hike. The natural area has good birding with a variety of terrains. A good spot leave the urban traffic behind.

Thank sls58
Pasadena, California
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20 reviews
8 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

This entryway to the San Gabriel Mountains features a nature center, hiking and equestrian trails, and bit of poison oak.

Thank Kathryn M
Santa Clarita, California
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81 reviews
22 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

Nice out door adventure, we have hiked through many times, on our way up to Henniger Flats, but actually took time to explore the lower area, before climbing up the trail. Not parks issue, but animal owners, do not always clean up after themselves, kind of a downer, because its a park & trail everyone including children can enjoy.

Thank Opie T

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