Eaton Canyon Trail is a 3.5 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Pasadena, CA that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.
dogs on leash
This is a relatively easy hike to a 40-foot waterfall. Its proximity to civilization and short distance make this a very popular trail for casual hikers, and it can get very crowded on the weekends and on hot summer days - but it's worth a visit even if you have to fight through crowds - especially when spring wildflowers carpet the lower portions of the canyon floor. This family-friendly trail will be easy for most, although it gets more rugged the closer you get to the waterfall. There are several stream crossings and areas of boulder-hopping, but they should be manageable for most people. There is also an excellent Nature Center near the trailhead, with great exhibits and many free presentations for those who are interested.
Nice hike. Watch your step when boulder hopping. The waterfall was going strong. According to Runkeeper, its a 4.53 mile hike.
This is one of my favorite hiking trails. It's refreshing. There's a lot of trees. Waterfall is at the end of the trail but it is worth the hike. Depending what time you go in the year, is how much water flows from the waterfall. Good for families and for bringing your pets, I recommend it for everyone.
very nice hike
Been going on this hike for twenty years! Like home. Sad to see so much graffiti on the rocks and rubbish left behind.... and water dwindling down. Still an absolutely beautiful hike.
Easy trail. Great for beginners and running. Dog friendly and small waterfall at the end of the trail.
we walked 7.7 miles today
One of my favorite hikes. I went at end of day, just before sunset, during the week. It wasn't busy at all. Waterfall was great, there are more trails, which eventually dead ended, after the waterfall - but I don't really know where I was going, no signs to any of the trails. Nice hike for a hot, summer day as there is a stream and waterfall, and you are shaded with trees most of the hike. Bring a headlamp if you come near dusk, it gets dark quick.
Loved this hike !
I love this trail! It's rather easy than moderate though.
we loved it its a pretty long walk but was worth it can't wait to go again ❤
Great hike with kids!! Lots of rocks to climb like an obstacle course. Pretty cool waterfall at the end of the hike. Only drawback is the trial is highly trafficked. Get there early to avoid the bigger crowds. I would consider this trail easy not moderate.
This is a good place for the family the hike was easy for the kids. It was nice to see that the waterfall had water.
peaceful, shaded Creek is great
Nice family hiking trail with a waterfall at the end that you can swim in.
We enjoyed it. I suspect it was longer than the 3.5 mi stated. GPS said 2.5 mi each way. But regardless, we enjoyed it. A lot of it wasn't shaded, so it was a bit warm. Make sure you bring plenty of water! But I was able to do it with a dog and my 2.5 year old daughter. First half was pretty flat. The second half was a lot more of going up and down steep but short slopes. The final waterfall was nice.