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Eaton Canyon Natural Area

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Address: 1750 N Altadena Dr, Pasadena, CA 91107-1046
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Easy Hike with lots of Waterfalls

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... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Ammara T
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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 good for intermediate hikes to enjoy. After you hit the 1st creek you're 20mins away... More 

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Mission Viejo, California
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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 exactly like a place that was dependent upon government funding, which had been cut under... More 

Thank al g
Walnut Creek, California
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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!!!

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 little more difficult to navigate, but still quite safe. After about twenty minutes your ears... More 

Thank CadenceDan
La Grange Park, Illinois
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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. Very well worth it. Only downside is it gets very crowded which dampened my experience... More 

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Pasadena, California
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Reviewed 16 February 2017

Located just north of Pasadena near the San Gabriel mountains is Eaton Canyon. A beautiful nature center to Escape the hustle and bustle of modern civilization. Features well formed hiking trails culminating with a breathtaking waterfall at its end. Also features campgrounds and a fully staffed nature reserve and visitors center. Overall highly recommend for those who are adventurous and... More 

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San Diego, California
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Reviewed 13 February 2017

We decided to drive 2 hrs from San Diego to Pasadena, CA to hike the Eaton Canyon waterfalls and we were not disappointed! Due to recent Southern California rains, the waterfalls and the creek came alive and boy it was very crowded at the trail leading to the waterfalls. We sometimes have to wait our turn to cross the creek... More 

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Reviewed 30 December 2016

As rookie hikers, it took us about 1hr and 15 min to make it to the fall. Mind you, the fall is not that enormous, but it is a very nice site. We found parking to be a challenge. There was an overflow parking area but the entrance can be easily passed if you blink. The trail itself was pretty... More 

1 Thank ttaylor2u
Pasadena, California
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Reviewed 15 November 2016

I can travel here in 5-10 minutes, parking at times is a pain but there is usually parking at the second entrance further away from the Nature center Parking lot. I like that I can go here alone and there will be people nearby but not so crowded that I get annoyed by all the noise. There is a waterfall... More 

1 Thank Barbra B
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Reviewed 15 November 2016

My daughter and I took a Sunday afternoon hike. The canyon trail to the waterfall was awesome. It is an easy hike to the waterfall. There are a couple of different trails. The one that heads up around the mountain is a little challenging with the incline, but definitely manageable. The trail was a little crowded on a Sunday, but... More 

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