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Address: 1750 N Altadena Dr, Pasadena, CA 91107-1046
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For an amazing view of LA, take the hike to Henniger Flats

It's not an easy hike and not for everyone, but if you are in shape and out for an adventure, take the hike to Henniger Flats. Two things are required for this hike: time and... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
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Pasadena, California
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Pasadena, California
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

It's not an easy hike and not for everyone, but if you are in shape and out for an adventure, take the hike to Henniger Flats. Two things are required for this hike: time and water. The hike up is 3 miles which means the hike back down is also 3 miles. It's good to keep that in mind and... More 

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San Francisco, California
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We climbed up to Henninger Forrest today. The lower, flat trails were not great. Large crowds of slow and loud people (think boom boxes without headphones). Once we started the hike up the mountain it got dramatically better with great views of Pasadena, downtown LA and all the way to Century City. The crowds thinned out quickly. It was about... More 

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Thank Mikelemberg
Los Angeles, California
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Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

everythings crowded on a sunday. theres millions of people that live in this city. most of them have sundays off. dont go on a sunday if youre going to complain about losts of people being at public place. the end.

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Thank auntiewreck
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57 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

There are many entrances to the canyon with generous parking at the trailhead, and along Altadena Drive. On busy weekends parking might be a problem. Go early. There are many trails to follow....some along the creek, others higher up leading to Henninger Flats and beyond. Lots of dogs on the weekends all on leashes. Visit the Eaton Canyon Nature Center... More 

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Thank David B
Pasadena, California
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Reviewed 1 week ago

There are many hiking areas with waterfall but Eaton Canyon is so easy to get to, practically in the middle of the city and parking lot is huge free, and easy.

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Thank HappyGeekyWoman
Torrance, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Been on this hike several times & enjoyed it so much!! It's one of my favorite hiking spots!!!! Great scenery ......

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Thank YardSaleLdy
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29 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I live close by so I come here often enough. Over the last 8-10 years, a lot of the hiking trails in the area have become very popular and unfortunately crowded. I drive by the parking all the time and there are many cars parked here every day of the week. Most people hike to the waterfall which is a... More 

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Thank Steve L
Los Angeles, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Eaton Canyon seemed to be greener than ever.+ Very crowded in 2017 (80's and 90's peaceful and not crowded)- Eaton Canyon Nature Center very informative and perfect for the kids+ Some hikers carried their loud music on their backpacks. I felt it was rude for the other hikers that were trying to enjoy nature's sounds of birds singing and wind... More 

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Thank preciadogeli
Los Angeles, California
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30 reviews
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Reviewed 19 April 2017

The place is pretty popular for people to hike, however I don't think this place is the safest, (not because there've been stupid people who doesn't have the best judgement and hurt themselves badly or require rescue) the path could get narrow and slippery with the dirt. Has nice view though, just have to be careful that's all.

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Thank Miumiu1985
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 April 2017

Eaton Canyon is a beautiful place- the only problem is that a lot of people agree. I went on a Sunday morning and it was way too crowded. I found it difficult to get close to nature when your surrounded by herds of people. Recommend trying a weekday or off season visit.

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