Went hiking around 6pm bad idea on our part because this was our first time here. We did not enter through the area where the parking lot is located. We were near Pinecrest/Altadena Dr. (hope im spelling that right) Theres a huge gate that closes at Sunset if you parked near that exit and did not get out on time be papared to walk South . follow the path South. it was not complicated at all but because it was out first time we struggled a bit.. not only that it got dark on us.. We got there at 6:15 pm. n got out of the parking lot near New York/ Altadena around 9:00pm .. Do your research before walking the trail or going into the waterfall.. water. charged phone. stick. flash lights.
Lor L. on Eaton Canyon Trail
I've been here 3 times . Good with friends and family hike.
We really like this trail. Did it with my 7 year old w/o any issues. Rocky trails getting to the waterfall. Went on 9.11.16 and there was a small stream area 1/2 way up. Waterfall was small but there. Enough water for the kids & doggies to have some fun at the top.
I went on a weekend and there were a lot of people and parking was pretty full. The trail is a bit rocky, with some small hills and valleys but overall ascended. I didn't see a waterfall (either no water due to drought or it may have been down below, we choose to head to the top). There was beautiful trees and a great vie from the top of the city below. At the top we were able to exit to walk back down using surface streets down to Altadena Drive. The neighborhood is beautiful but be careful on Altadena Drive, there are lots is fast traveling cars. I'd go back but would take the trail back down.
(June 5, 2016) Hiked this with friends for the 2nd time and I find it to be an easy relaxing hike. Down side...Too many people. But the ambiance is nice. Lots of Trees, shaded areas, streams, rocks, boulders & waterfalls at the end. That's how hiking surroundings should be with combination of everything. I will come back here again.
Great hill training/"date run", lol. RT: ~10 mi, EG: ~2,800 ft (if you take the extension & go all the way to the top;) Mostly "fire roads" with no crazy technical terrain or steep drop-offs. The views: breathtaking w/ several "pic stops". Just remember the parking lot closes @ sundown, soooo...step lively!;-)