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Eaton Canyon

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Address: 1750 N Altadena Dr, Pasadena, CA 91107-1046
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Love this place. I can go myself and just wander about or take the grandchildren and get and give an education. The visitors center is a museum or sorts. Going there first gives... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Erin C
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Pasadena, California
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Pasadena, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Love this place. I can go myself and just wander about or take the grandchildren and get and give an education. The visitors center is a museum or sorts. Going there first gives one the highlights of what to look for while hiking in nature. We will also go for the longer hike to visit the water falls at the... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We are all over 65 years and in good health wear good sneakers as you will have some rocks to climb over near the falls and when you return the incline at the end is a little steep.

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Pasadena, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Great location for hiking, close to nature, walk miles with your pet or friends. Surprising waterfall as a treat at the end of the walk.

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Pasadena, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2016

This is not only a great place for hiking , but offers both short and long hiking. You can bring the kids and dogs. and it is just beautiful.

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Pasadena, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2016

Our hike to the falls in the summer of 2016 was a wonderful experience. The trail was worn and easy to hike on until the very last 15 minutes which required us to climb over some large rocks to get to the falls. The waterfall was small (because it was about 95 degrees outside) so it would probably be more... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2016 via mobile

We hike this park about 5 times a year. We usually come during all the different seasons. The park looks and feels different every time. From the parking lot at an easy pace with kids it may take about 45 minutes. 18-25 running with no kids. The trail has areas with shade and no shade. Bring water and sunscreen. Kids... More 

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Los Angeles
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2016

Eaton Canyon is just a nice spot for a casual hike. There are a variety of different trails; inclines and descents are not terribly steep. Lots of beautiful native scenery. It's a dry area, so you see primarily California-friendly plants that are highly drought resistant. Lots of parking in the 2 lots inside the canyon, and street parking outside.

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Kissimmee, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2016

We hiked up to Henninger Falls. I believe it was almost an 8 mile hike round trip. It was great. The trail is smooth and there were a lot of people with small children doing the hike. It is very doable.

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La Canada Flintridge, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2016

As other reviewers have shared, this easy hike can be quite crowded w/ not only lots of people, but lots of dogs on leashes. While walking on the main dirt road the various collection of hikers is quite entertaining to see, but when you have a back log at stream crossings, the number of guests can dampen your wanderlust spirits... More 

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2016

This is a very nice 3 +- hour hike that ends at a waterfall. Most of the hike is not hard, but toward the end you have to cross a stream several times, and the footing going over rocks is not easy for those who are less agile. That being said, there are lots of kids and dogs, etc.

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