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Eaton Canyon

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Weekdays and mornings...

We regularly hike the canyon either from the parking lot below at the Nature Center or entering... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Los Angeles, California
Great Hike Away from City Views

This is a beautiful place to get outside and away from the city! Family friendly: YES The trail... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Elle F
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1750 N Altadena Dr, Pasadena, CA 91107-1046
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Reviewed 3 days ago

We regularly hike the canyon either from the parking lot below at the Nature Center or entering from Pinecrest further up the route. Either way, on a clear day, the views are great of the SGV and if lucky downtown LA appears very clear. I...More

Thank _leland_
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a beautiful place to get outside and away from the city! Family friendly: YES The trail does have a slight incline to it that little legs will need to take their time on. The path is not smooth so I would NOT recommend...More

Thank Elle F
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Easy hiking if you stay on the path, or more difficult if you climb into the wash and clamber on the rocks. The first waypoint is the bridge path that comes down from the street to the west of the canyon. That takes 30 to...More

2  Thank Howard A
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Wonderful hike with a waterfall at the end. Sometimes the waterfall pool is deeper than other times we’ve been. The beginning of the hike is not shaded for awhile so it can be hot later in the day. Recommend going early. Once in the trees...More

Thank Cheryl Lyn R
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Too many people & a lot of noise... I prefer a better hike w/ less people so that I might focus more on nature & my surroundings, not having to make my way through groups of people w/ children... It is outdoor hiking and over-rated.

Thank Auntie-Nanuuq
Reviewed July 31, 2018

Altadena's hidden delight, a shaded canyon with a year round waterfall and a shaded trail to JPL. Parking and overnight camping available, watch out for Bears.

1  Thank jamesv8
Reviewed July 19, 2018

If you are staying in LA and looking for some nature, head up to Eaton Canyon in the San Gabriel Foothills. There are several hikes in different canyons, but the most popular is the Eaton Canyon trail to the Waterfall. Parking is plenty and if...More

Thank geomom01
Reviewed July 19, 2018 via mobile

Really nice hike the waterfall was more of a trickle but still really pretty! Well worth the time! Make sure to bring a bottle of water it gets pretty hot!

Thank Ana R
Reviewed July 9, 2018

When you arrive you can park on the street or drive in and hope there's room in the parking lot. If you go to the waterfall there is absolutely no way to get lost on the hike. People are coming and going (but it isn't...More

1  Thank Murgatroyd14
Reviewed July 9, 2018 via mobile

Beautiful, scenic walk. Be sure to wear good hiking shoes and be prepared to get them wet! The hike can get a little rough in spots but be sure to follow the trail to the end for an amazing surprise. It is well worth it!...More

Thank whc200
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Victoria G
August 13, 2018|
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Response from WMD44 | Reviewed this property |
No, too steep overall.
June 30, 2018|
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Response from Salvatore F | Reviewed this property |
I never measured the distance, but knew it was a lot of uphill and took 45 min or more.
Charity B
July 2, 2017|
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Response from Mikelemberg | Reviewed this property |
The first 30 minutes from parking lot are flat. I think there is a falls if you stay on the flat part. The climb to top is probably too much.