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Best trails in Eaton Canyon Natural Area Park

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Looking for a great trail in Eaton Canyon Natural Area Park, California? AllTrails has 9 great hiking trails, trail running trails, mountain biking trails and more, with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers, and nature lovers like you. Gearing up for a challenge? There are 4 hard trails in Eaton Canyon Natural Area Park ranging from 15.9 to 22.9 miles and from 1,332 to 5,705 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!
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#1 - Eaton Canyon Trail
Eaton Canyon Natural Area Park
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Length: 3.5 mi • Est. 1 h 42 m
NOTE: Visitors need a timed entry reservation to hike in this park. Please visit the park site to reserve your spot or for more information: https://www.ecnca.org/ Eaton Canyon Trail is a relatively Show more
#2 - Henninger Flats Trail
Eaton Canyon Natural Area Park
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Length: 5.5 mi • Est. 3 h 10 m
Fire road, easy hike/bike, nice views. The hike to Henninger Flats is on a fire road with no shade. Therefore, hike very early during the summer. There are nice views of LA if you happen to hike afteShow more
#3 - Eaton Canyon Falls from Pinecrest Drive
Eaton Canyon Natural Area Park
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Length: 1.9 mi • Est. 1 h 10 m
Beginning Saturday, June 6, 2020, timed entry reservations are required for entrance to Eaton Canyon Natural Area and access to the Eaton Canyon trail system. Timed entry reservations are free and musShow more
#4 - Henninger Flat via Eaton Canyon
Eaton Canyon Natural Area Park
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Length: 7.3 mi • Est. 4 h
Nice and steady elevation gain along a wide trail. Beginning Saturday, June 6, 2020, timed entry reservations are required for entrance to Eaton Canyon Natural Area and access to the Eaton Canyon trShow more
#5 - Mount Wilson Toll Road Climb
Eaton Canyon Natural Area Park
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Length: 16.9 mi • Est. 9 h 40 m
Visitors can start at the gate on Pinecrest Drive. Although the trail looks closed with a gate, there is an opening for hikers/mountain bikers to enter. There is limited parking at the trailhead. PlShow more
#6 - Altadena Crest Trail
Eaton Canyon Natural Area Park
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Length: 4.1 mi • Est. 2 h 22 m
Visitors can start at the gate on Pinecrest Drive. Although the trail looks closed with a gate, there is an opening for hikers/mountain bikers to enter. There is limited parking at the trailhead. PlShow more
#7 - Idlehour Trail via Mount Wilson Trail
Eaton Canyon Natural Area Park
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Length: 18.4 mi • Est. 10 h 42 m
Visitors can start at the gate on Pinecrest Drive. Although the trail looks closed with a gate, there is an opening for hikers/mountain bikers to enter. There is limited parking at the trailhead. PlShow more
#8 - Henninger Loop via Idlehour and Sam Merrill Trail
Eaton Canyon Natural Area Park
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Length: 15.9 mi • Est. 9 h 39 m
Visitors can start at the gate on Pinecrest Drive. Although the trail looks closed with a gate, there is an opening for hikers/mountain bikers to enter. There is limited parking at the trailhead. PlShow more
#9 - Mount Wilson Road, Idle Hour, and Mount Lowe Trail Loop
Eaton Canyon Natural Area Park
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Length: 22.9 mi • Est. Multi-day
Huge Loop All Types of Terrain - Starts At The Eaton Canyon Bridge - Taking You Through Henniger Flats & Idle Hour Campgrounds As Head Towards Mount Lowe Summit. Follow The Route Through Mount Lowe TuShow more