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Eaton Canyon Natural Area

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1750 N Altadena Dr, Pasadena, CA 91107-1046
+1 626-398-5420
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Not that impressed by the Visitor Centre

Whilst we have written elsewhere about the joys of the trail walk, the visitor centre was a bit of... read more

Reviewed 13 October 2017
Reading, United Kingdom

Eaton canyon is a favorite for hikers and all outdoor enthusiasts. Tis is a great place for fist... read more

Reviewed 12 October 2017
Pasadena, California
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1750 N Altadena Dr, Pasadena, CA 91107-1046
+1 626-398-5420

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Reviewed 13 October 2017

Whilst we have written elsewhere about the joys of the trail walk, the visitor centre was a bit of a let down. Yes it was near closing at 4.40 in the afternoon (closes at 5) - but it did say "open". We went in looking...More

Thank BobandJosie
Reviewed 12 October 2017

Eaton canyon is a favorite for hikers and all outdoor enthusiasts. Tis is a great place for fist timers or every weekend. Extremely busy on weekends, parking is free but had to get. Much better during week days. Bring plent of water on hot days.

Thank pasadena4life
Reviewed 23 September 2017

Eaton Canyon has numerous hiking trails. You can hike back the riverbed to a flowing waterfall and you can hike all the way to the top of the San Gabriel Mountains. You can take on his big or a little hike as you want. And...More

1  Thank PilotMichael
Reviewed 14 September 2017

Eaton Canyon is a perfect place to walk, hike and enjoy nature. And don't forget your binoculars - great birdwatching there, too!

Thank lyndao494
Reviewed 22 June 2017

There is a beautiful water fall, and this is a great hike for those who are prepared: Hats, sun screen, sturdy shoes or sandals and lots of water, especially in the summer. BUT: DON'T GO OFF THE TRAILS! I live within "shouting distance" of the...More

1  Thank Cindy A
Reviewed 17 May 2017

We went here on Mother's Day so naturally it was packed but we were still able to find parking in the overflow lot which was a 5min walk to the trail and free. The hike wasn't that long and took us 2hrs total and is...More

Thank Ammara T
Reviewed 17 May 2017

we visited this area with the idea of going on a nice hike, which did not disappoint. after hiking we decided to stop in a visit the nature center. "what a dump" is all we could think as we walked around the grounds. it looked...More

Thank al g
Reviewed 14 May 2017

Interesting walk to the waterfall. Need to know where to start and be prepare to cross the creek 10-12 time and maybe get wet! But it worth it!! At the end- waterfall and small pool of clean cold water!!!

Thank isvaysb
Reviewed 30 April 2017

A secret place out of the business of city life can be found in the park. As you go under the fire road bridge a small trail will take you between two canyon walls. As they grow closer together you will find the trail a...More

Thank CadenceDan
Reviewed 10 April 2017

The hiking was quite nice. First half is a wide, dusty trail leading up to the canyon. But the second half is worth the trip. You cross a little stream 5 or 6 times, hike through a beautiful canyon trail and finish at a waterfall....More

Thank SKR944
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Selene M
24 July 2017|
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Response from Cindy A | Reviewed this property |
Yes. Dogs are OK. HOWEVER, they must be kept on a leash and you need to clean up after them. There are "bags" at the start of the trail near the Nature Center.
Nata J
14 May 2017|
Response from ttaylor2u | Reviewed this property |
I do not recall seeing a bicycle rack, but there are posts near the Nature Center that you could probably use to secure your bicycle.
July Y
21 April 2017|
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Response from ttaylor2u | Reviewed this property |
Yes, it is near the Eaton Canyon Nature Center (located between the parking lot and the start of the trails).