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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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  1. Hart Park Trail

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Recent Reviews

on Jar Trail
4 days ago

hiking
1 Completed1 Reviews

"This is why we can't have nice things." Sadly, the trail was closed by the land owner... And I can't blame him. People left quite a bit of trash, did graffiti, and would not stay on the trail... This is not the way to enjoy the great outdoors. Pack it in, pack it out and only leave footprints. Simple right...?

on Jar Trail
8 days ago

5 Completed6 Reviews

Pretty view, great exercise, a little dangerous at times. Not sure if I would take children up here. Sadly it's closed down now. I'm glad I got to experience it before that happened.

on Wind Wolves Preserve Trai...
8 days ago

5 Completed6 Reviews

I wouldn't call this a hike per say, I also wouldn't come out here during the summer as it is all yellow, brown, and dead. Unless you want to see the sun set with smog in the distance. During the spring or winter, early in the morning it is worth the drive. Otherwise you can go into the Kern Canyon for 45 min and find an actual trail to hike with scenery. That's just my opinion however.

on Hart Park Trail
8 days ago

hiking
5 Completed6 Reviews

This is a "trail" you would definitely want to do during the spring or winter IMO. Everything is green, the skies are crisp blue early in the morning and all the mountains in the distance are capped with snow. Would not recommend during summer, unless you just enjoy getting burnt and dusty as there are no trees for shade (that I have ever found), but it is nice exercise away from the city I will admit.

on Wind Wolves Preserve Trai...
9 days ago

1 Completed1 Reviews

I did you the 10k trail run...awesome!!!

on Wind Wolves Preserve Trai...
11 days ago

hiking
1 Completed2 Reviews

on Wind Wolves Preserve Trai...
11 days ago

hiking
1 Completed2 Reviews

on Hart Park Trail
18 days ago

hiking
3 Completed3 Reviews

Great trail close to the city.. Did not complete the loop since it was hot but will start earlier next time.

on Wind Wolves Preserve Trai...
20 days ago

1 Completed1 Reviews

1st hike by myself and I loved it

on Jar Trail
20 days ago

1 Completed1 Reviews

This trail it's closed there is no way to do it

on Wind Wolves Preserve Trai...
1 month ago

hiking
3 Completed1 Reviews

Good afternoon hike.

on Wind Wolves Preserve Trai...
1 month ago

6 Completed5 Reviews

on Wind Wolves Preserve Trai...
1 month ago

1 Completed1 Reviews

on Jar Trail
1 month ago

6 Completed6 Reviews

on Wind Wolves Preserve Trai...
1 month ago

6 Completed6 Reviews

on Badger Gap Trail
1 month ago

hiking
6 Completed6 Reviews

on Wind Wolves Preserve Trai...
1 month ago

1 Completed1 Reviews

on Badger Gap Trail
2 months ago

4 Completed4 Reviews

on Badger Gap Trail
2 months ago

hiking
6 Completed5 Reviews

Beautiful hike!! Once you turn off on Rancheria Road it takes about an hour and 15 minutes to get to the trailhead because it's windy. When you are about 1.25 miles from the trailhead you'll see a sign for the Oak Flat Lookout. Keep going and you'll see the trailhead sign for Badger Gap. You have to just pull off to the side of the little side road to park on the grass. There's a picnic table and bench at the trailhead. The grass was pretty tall and covering the trail in several spots but you can see the trail up ahead so you just have to wade through the grass. The wild flowers and views are seriously breathtaking!

We went about an hour and 45 minutes out and then tuned around. I want to do the 5 miles to the Kern River Trail next time, when I have all day. We didbt seventeen else on the trail at all.

I did have to remove some ticks after the hike and there are tons of fox tails along the trail- so just be aware of those things.

This was a great workout- nothing too crazy but I could feel it in my legs on the way back which was a little more uphill.

I can't recommend this trail enough for a lovely day hike!

on Wind Wolves Preserve Trai...
2 months ago

1 Completed1 Reviews