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Address: 1750 North Altadena Drive, Pasadena, CA 91107
Phone Number: (626) 398-5420
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The McCurdy Nature Center

When I was growing up this was called the McCurdy nature center, it was a great place for a kid to grow up catching lizards, snakes, finding old glass objects. Great hiking trails

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 4, 2015
DlB824
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South Pasadena, California
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South Pasadena, California
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

When I was growing up this was called the McCurdy nature center, it was a great place for a kid to grow up catching lizards, snakes, finding old glass objects. Great hiking trails

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Pasadena, California
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58 attraction reviews
111 helpful votes 111 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

Eaton Canyon provides well established, wide trails for easy hiking. The last half mile to the waterfall will present challenges to those with mobility issues. There will be occasional scampering, and creek crossings via boulders. Otherwise an easy stroll through out the different seasons.

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Buellton
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19 reviews 19 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

We love Eaton Canyon and love taking our girls to the nature center. They not only learn about the local wildlife but can enjoy one of many hiking/walking trails. Plus after the rains, our daughters love to go and play in the river.

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Pasadena, California
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73 reviews 73 reviews
33 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 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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California
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1,703 reviews 1,703 reviews
1,082 attraction reviews
786 helpful votes 786 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014 via mobile

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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174 reviews 174 reviews
57 attraction reviews
100 helpful votes 100 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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78 reviews 78 reviews
22 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 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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Victoria
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21 reviews 21 reviews
9 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 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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27 reviews 27 reviews
11 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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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