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Eaton Canyon Trail

MODERATE 878 reviews
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Eaton Canyon Trail is a 3.5 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Pasadena, California 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.

3.5 miles 518 feet Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

trail running

walking

cave

forest

river

views

waterfall

wild flowers

wildlife

over grown

rocky

scramble

washed out

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.

hiking
6 hours ago

Easy hike. Amazing view!

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the recent rain has this water fall running with water and looks great!

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3 days ago

Good adventure with small challenges to cross the brooks!

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4 days ago

perfect hike for the day after it rains. the river is so peaceful and the waterfall is powerful. you cross the river about 8 times and unless you have amazing balance and hops your feet will get wet but that's alright on a sunny day. our dog loved bounding through the rocks.

hiking
4 days ago

Best adventure ever!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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hiking
5 days ago

Morning hike was great, no traffic on trails. Running streams were relaxing and waterfall was pretty cool! As we're leaving I noticed some people let there dogs run around unleashed, no matter how tamed the pet is they should be kept on there leashes.