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Address: 1750 N Altadena Dr, Pasadena, CA 91107-1046
09:00 - 17:00
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Nice but noisy...

The Eaton Canyon trail is obviously popular as evidenced by the number of people who visit. Not only is there a lot of foot traffic, but it is quite noisy -- some people even... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The Eaton Canyon trail is obviously popular as evidenced by the number of people who visit. Not only is there a lot of foot traffic, but it is quite noisy -- some people even bring their own music and blast it from their backpack. So if you are hoping to be one with nature and enjoy the quiet beauty of... More 

Thank ttaylor2u
Riverside, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016

This is really a fun place to hike . We came twice, once in June and once last winter. Both times were really rewarding when we saw the large waterfall both in Summer and Winter months. One time we went with family members including a 7 year old and 8 year old kid and they had no problem traversing this... More 

Thank MandC0218
Los Angeles, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

Great hiking close to the city. Can take the dog and eventually reach a waterfall. Only downside is that it can get crowded, especially with those playing music from their phones or other electronics. I personally go hiking to escape that kind of stuff. I've also found people who are intoxicated or bums hiding off the beaten path. I do... More 

1 Thank Expertpacker87
Pasadena, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016

Love this place. I can go myself and just wander about or take the grandchildren and get and give an education. The visitors center is a museum or sorts. Going there first gives one the highlights of what to look for while hiking in nature. We will also go for the longer hike to visit the water falls at the... More 

Thank Erin C
Los Angeles, California
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6 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

We are all over 65 years and in good health wear good sneakers as you will have some rocks to climb over near the falls and when you return the incline at the end is a little steep.

Thank ProudNanaof2
Pasadena, California
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016

Great location for hiking, close to nature, walk miles with your pet or friends. Surprising waterfall as a treat at the end of the walk.

Thank liza s
Pasadena, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

This is not only a great place for hiking , but offers both short and long hiking. You can bring the kids and dogs. and it is just beautiful.

Thank pasadena4life
Pasadena, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2016

Our hike to the falls in the summer of 2016 was a wonderful experience. The trail was worn and easy to hike on until the very last 15 minutes which required us to climb over some large rocks to get to the falls. The waterfall was small (because it was about 95 degrees outside) so it would probably be more... More 

1 Thank MaryMargaretMcMertz
Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 June 2016 via mobile

We hike this park about 5 times a year. We usually come during all the different seasons. The park looks and feels different every time. From the parking lot at an easy pace with kids it may take about 45 minutes. 18-25 running with no kids. The trail has areas with shade and no shade. Bring water and sunscreen. Kids... More 

Thank lxjuarez
Los Angeles
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 June 2016

Eaton Canyon is just a nice spot for a casual hike. There are a variety of different trails; inclines and descents are not terribly steep. Lots of beautiful native scenery. It's a dry area, so you see primarily California-friendly plants that are highly drought resistant. Lots of parking in the 2 lots inside the canyon, and street parking outside.

Thank uncutfootage

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