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“Dry Uphill Climb”

Henninger Flats Campground
Ranked #33 of 67 things to do in Pasadena
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Reviewed May 18, 2014

It was a sunny morning climb a few years ago. There was not much trees but the morning sun kept you climbing to the top. It was not so strenuous. Along the way I met mountain bikers. picnickers & dog owners taking their dogs for a walk. From the top, you get a good skyline view of Los Angeles.
It was a good workout for me. Good experience. There was a visitor log book where I stamped by visit.

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Reviewed December 10, 2013

Takes about an hour to get to this point...once there great views and surrounded by pine trees....good place to rest and take in the view before heading upward as the scenery gets much better above...

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Reviewed July 6, 2013

If you are a Los Angeles resident and want to experience the outdoors while still having the comforts of being close to home then this is your place! The hike up to Henninger flats is pretty strenuous so be prepared to bring beverages to restore your electrolytes! I usually take the Walnut Canyon route up but there are alternative routes if you go the the Eaton Canyon nature center and take a map. I have only ever taken a bus so please ask the workers at the Eaton Canyon Nature Center where you can park to get to Henninger Flats without getting a ticket. Also when you hike up there are benches for you to sit on and catch your breath while you enjoy the view! When my boyfriend and I finally arrived at Henninger Flats you basically sign in at the ranger station and get a free permit for the campground of your selection. There are three campgrounds in total with one right in front of the ranger station if you want to feel the safest and closest to the firefighters present in the area. There are fire stoves: OPEN CAMPFIRES ARE NOT ALLOWED! Firewood is provided for you so all you really have to bring is any fire-starter of your choice. There is also a restroom so you do not have to go to bathroom outside like a bear! And if you want ice-cold sodas, just go in the ranger station and you can get some from the soda machine XD. Even if you forget to bring change, the firefighters there can break your dollar. My boyfriend and I chose the second campground to the right of the ranger station and set up our tent there and got a wonderful view of the city. Usually there are not very many campers up here because people do not like the strenuous hike up so it's pretty quiet. Remember! Always boil water before you drink it and enjoy your stay! ^_^

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