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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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Recent Reviews

on East Fork Trail (Bridge t...
20 hours ago

hiking
1 Completed2 Reviews

Really fun hike pretty rugged! The only negative thing I have to say is I wish they marked the trail a little bit better because there are two ways to get to the bridge other than that I love how it runs right along side a river the whole trail! So be sure to bring the lifestraw just in case you run out of water!

on East Fork Trail (Bridge t...
1 day ago

hiking
1 Completed1 Reviews

Easy

on East Fork Trail (Bridge t...
2 days ago

hiking
3 Completed1 Reviews

Great Hike, worth the effort. Would be better in early fall or spring, was very hot and towards last mile ran out of water.

on Rattlesnake Peak Trail
4 days ago

hiking
1 Completed1 Reviews

Five stars for the adventure and challenge of the trail, not the trail condition. This type of trail is what hiking is all about for me---feeling like you are discovering something new and special. I've done the Six Pack of Peaks and if those types of trails are your jam, this probably isn't for you. That type of hiking is easy in comparison to this.

The trail isn't well marked so I STRONGLY suggest you bring a GPS track with you (this is available but challenging to find and the track linked to this page is NOT to Rattlesnake Peak). However, I've been twice in the past month and the trail was substantially easier to follow the second time because the shrub brush is dying out as the summer progresses.

A lot of bushwhacking and scrambling over small rocks and other obstacles is required for this hike so if you aren't tough and experienced, choose another hike. I went the first time with a friend who was used to hiking only well maintained trails with graded inclines and we didn't make it very far because the bugs, poor trail, intense climbs and volume of critters (mostly lizards but potentially snakes as well) freaked her out.

Stick with this though and you will feel pretty bad ass when you summit!

on East Fork Trail (Bridge t...
9 days ago

hiking
31 Completed44 Reviews

What a rewarding hike this was. Glad I brought my swim suit. All Trails rates this as a moderate hike. I would say for a family outing yes! If you are a regular hiker this 10 mile trek is easy, but again very rewarding. There area however a few challenging crossings where the trail isn't very wide and you could slide down a ways if you are not careful. Also, the trail from the bridge down to the water is a challenge. Lots of hikers, campers, and pan handlers.

on East Fork Trail (Bridge t...
9 days ago

hiking
1 Completed1 Reviews

Pretty awesome trail which got shades, water and different sceneries.

on East Fork Trail (Bridge t...
9 days ago

1 Completed1 Reviews

It is nice trail.The river is clear. Kids like it.

on Little Jimmy Springs
11 days ago

backpacking
2 Completed1 Reviews

The first leg of the hike in was very strenuous for me. I was not acclimated to the elevation and a bit out of shape. Once I got to the campground and rested and replenished my fluids it became much easier.

on East Fork Trail (Bridge t...
11 days ago

hiking
1 Completed1 Reviews

Fun trail, nice that it is so wide and so many different ways to go. Just stay kinda by the river and find your way. Keeps it from becoming crowded and a little more serene. Few parts were a little scramble-y but overall easy to moderate....except for the return in mid afternoon sun. Get an early start and bring lotsa water or a hiking filter.

on Heaton Flat Trail to Iron...
14 days ago

hiking
6 Completed6 Reviews

This trail is a BEAST!! There's a reason you don't see a lot of reviews. Not too many people attempt, nor finish. I hiked up in April started early and took me all day to complete. Finished about 7L of fluids and wanted more. .. The total elevation gain is a bit north of 7K... don't let the false summits fool you.. Also bring a pen to sign the log at the summit..

on East Fork Trail (Bridge t...
16 days ago

5 Completed4 Reviews

It was a great hike. The terrain was not easy and we lost the trail a couple times.

on Rincon-Shortcut OHV Route
17 days ago

1 Completed1 Reviews

on East Fork Trail (Bridge t...
18 days ago

1 Completed1 Reviews

on East Fork Trail (Bridge t...
20 days ago

hiking
8 Completed6 Reviews

Nice day for a hike. Trail follows the stream, and you will need to cross it a few times. We managed to do this without getting wet, but ended up taking off our boots and soaking in it on the way back. The bridge offers a great view of the canyon and is worth the effort to visit. Saw two Big Horn Sheep right off the trail, which was a treat for my kids. Lots of lizards but only saw one Rattler, so keep your eyes open.

on East Fork Trail (Bridge t...
20 days ago

1 Completed1 Reviews

A hard trail, make sure you go early because there is hardly any shade and bring an extra pair of socks, lots of water and snacks.

on San Gabriel River Trail
21 days ago

1 Completed1 Reviews

its long trail. be prepared and bring water and portable charger because once your phone dies, it wont get any juice anywhere. there was a golf course near whitter that helped as pit stop. very good workout.


22 days ago

on East Fork Trail (Bridge t...
24 days ago

1 Completed1 Reviews

on East Fork Trail (Bridge t...
25 days ago

1 Completed1 Reviews

Not hard but beautiful

on East Fork Trail (Bridge t...
26 days ago

1 Completed1 Reviews

Longer with moderate terrain. Plenty of great people in the trail!