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Eaton Canyon Natural Area

1750 North Altadena Drive, Pasadena, CA 91107
(626) 398-5420
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Ranked #21 of 32 Attractions in Pasadena
Type: Historic Sites, Nature/ Wildlife Areas, State Parks, Outdoors
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English first
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1,194 reviews 1,194 reviews
770 attraction reviews
274 helpful votes 274 helpful votes
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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142 reviews 142 reviews
50 attraction reviews
80 helpful votes 80 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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75 reviews 75 reviews
22 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 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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24 reviews 24 reviews
8 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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
20 reviews 20 reviews
10 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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
20 reviews 20 reviews
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
19 helpful votes 19 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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84 reviews 84 reviews
24 attraction reviews
91 helpful votes 91 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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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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