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Eaton Canyon Trail

Pasadena, CA

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.

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  • Best Mountain Biking

  • Best Trail Running

Recent Reviews

on Soberanes Canyon Trail
59 minutes ago

hiking
1 Completed2 Reviews

Second time doing the loop and the second time was a lot easier!! Great hiking Trail! The Ocean breeze is amazing

on Soberanes Canyon Trail
59 minutes ago

hiking
1 Completed2 Reviews

Second time doing the loop and the second time was a lot easier!! Great hiking Trail! The Ocean breeze is amazing

on Stevens Trail
5 hours ago

1 Completed1 Reviews

The hike was challenging with multiple uphill climbs near the end when you're exhausted. The water was cool and beautiful, it was crystal clear blue water! If you're exhausted stop in the cave, it feels 20 degrees cooler inside. Over all the hike was challenging and well marked, fun, and there was plenty to see. But do be careful of the cliffs! Some parts are dangerous and if you lose your footing you will fall off the narrow passage and it's a high fall.

on Vernal and Nevada Falls (...
6 hours ago

2 Completed2 Reviews

Amazing views. Worth every step.

on Mist Falls Trail
6 hours ago

hiking
2 Completed2 Reviews

Great hike with lots of entertainment. The drive in is beautiful. The hike is just long enough to feel like you got a good workout without being totally exhausted. The falls are beautiful and the mist is refreshing. We have usually seen some sort of wildlife in the trail...momma bear with cubs, snakes .... pay attention to both sides of the trail and the rocks on the trail. Last time I saw a baby snake swimming from shore to a rock near the falls. AND yes as other posters have said - bring bug spray!

on Twin Lakes Trail
6 hours ago

hiking
2 Completed2 Reviews

Great place for those living in the valley to beat the heat. Not as far as other hiking choices and not crowded on a Monday in the middle of summer. Nice to have several options for when and where to stop depending on how long one wants to hike.

on Roller Coaster
8 hours ago

hiking
1 Completed1 Reviews

Not too hard. Not too far from home. Beautiful view at sunset. Many side trails to take.

on Stevens Trail
9 hours ago

hiking
1 Completed1 Reviews

Great trail...
lots to see. The walk back is 90% up hill so prepare for a difficult hike back to your car.

on Rubicon Trail
10 hours ago

2 Completed1 Reviews


11 hours ago

hiking

Beautiful

on Hacienda Hills Trail
11 hours ago

1 Completed1 Reviews

on Mount Watson Trail
11 hours ago

9 Completed5 Reviews

The trail is amazing, but if you want to drive your rig there, the map isn't accurate. Take the fire road I believe it's 73 or go further up Bunker Dr through the green gates and it'll take ya there. Beautiful drive, though


11 hours ago

on Tennessee Valley Golden G...
11 hours ago

9 Completed5 Reviews

Grab a partner in crime and conquer the entire loop with the greatest scenery. Good workout. Great views. We hiked it on a Sunday afternoon, so it wasn't too busy. 'Twas perfect

on Los Penasquitos Canyon Tr...
12 hours ago

hiking
1 Completed1 Reviews

It was a nice walk. It wasn't hard. We walked to the waterfall, which wasn't what I anticipated but still beautiful and a nice place for a break before the return trip.

on Granite Lake & Maggie's P...
12 hours ago

hiking
1 Completed1 Reviews

I would consider this more of a hard hike. We did Susie Lake the previous day & found this one much harder even though it's shorter. You are climbing the entire time to the peak. Beautiful lake & view totally worth the climb.

on Bernal Heights Park Trail
12 hours ago

walking
15 Completed16 Reviews

Popular neighbourhood hill near the Mission in SF. Great for a quick nice view of the City. Plenty of off-leash dogs if that's your thing. But there usually is at least some spot to hunker down and ponder away from dog walkers and people and the views are very nice albeit it does get windy. Early morning/evening especially nice.

Very popular for special astronomical events (eg super moons) and Fourth of July!

on Vernal and Nevada Falls (...
13 hours ago

hiking
15 Completed16 Reviews

Super popular hike in Yosemite NP and for good reason. Been doing this one since I was a kid and it really doesn't get old, although last time it was part of getting up to Half Dome. Recently brought a poncho in my pack in case it got really wet but it felt great in the midsummer.

Wonderful waterfalls and rainbows but yes, of course it's crowded. Luckily it's easy to see past that with all that natural beauty in front of you!

on Lake Margaret Trail
13 hours ago

1 Completed1 Reviews

Short trail, beautiful flowers, stars were bright at night!

on Skyline Drive
13 hours ago

1 Completed1 Reviews

as far as mountain biking goes great work out but I look for great downhill rides and this was an ok 1. the ride up out weighs the downhill due to the fact your going to ride an hour back up for what took me and my buddies under 5 minutes to get down. it has its moments and riding through the 90's smog isn't too appealing