Looking for a great trail in Eaton Canyon Natural Area Park, California? AllTrails has 8 great hiking trails, mountain biking trails, trail running 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. Ready for some activity? There are 4 moderate trails in Eaton Canyon Natural Area Park ranging from 3.5 to 7.3 miles and from 974 to 2,559 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!

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The park is open sunrise to sunset.

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scramble
5 days ago

Lots of dogs off leash. The beginning of the hike has hardly any shade coverage

hiking
6 days ago

Fun trail I got wet in the waterfall

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7 days ago

Good trail with lots of shade and beautiful views. Too many people around 8am. We may go earlier to beat the crowds next time. Appropriate for older kids since there is alot of rock trail crossing. Expect to carry smaller kids through that.

easy hike is nice fall but too many people do it very early, I went at 8am and to many people. is a flat hike.

hiking
12 days ago

Was a really beautiful hike.

hiking
12 days ago

Really fun and chill. Not difficult. Great for dogs and kids. There's a lot of people in the holidays and weekends (I went on labor day. it was super packed). Shade ✓ Might get your feet wet. There's a waterfall at the end (duh) just a heads up if you want to get in the water.

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13 days ago

Parking free, 1.2mile in front is a big dirt road, but the back is very happy, even at the end of August, the waterfall is very big, and a group of happy people come, her husband glasses in the waterfall, there are good-hearted buds to help find the water, Have fun, continue next time

hiking
13 days ago

Way too many people. Overall it’s an okay walking trail for dogs and a nice casual walk with almost 0 inclines. Biggest thing was the massive crowd so go early if you want to miss a lot of it.

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no shade
13 days ago

great trail but avoid during extreme sun and heat there is no shade for most of it.

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bugs
13 days ago

hiking
15 days ago

Too crowded!

hiking
19 days ago

This is a great trail for the family, Can get rocky at times and you must cross water streams. It is a great treat on hot summer days to reach the waterfall will cool water.

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21 days ago

It was a great easy hike. The whole family got out of the house and enjoyed some exercise and sun. We started at 9:30 am probably would start earlier next time. Dogs had a great time. Lots of people and dogs but everyone was cool.

really pretty and rewarding trail. the waterfall at the end is pretty but packed with people. very crowded trail but pretty fun if you don’t mind others. went around 8:45 and there were already a ton of people there. mostly shady too. very pretty trail :)

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rocky
25 days ago

Nice trail. Water is probably about shin deep at the waterfall and lots of rocks you have to step on! Go very early if you plan on going as the trail and waterfall get super crowded

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rocky
27 days ago

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rocky
27 days ago

Nice trail with lots of wilderness. Parts of the trail have no shade. This trail is not for young kids or elderly as it has 2-3 sections where climbing is unstable and rocky. In addition, there are 6-7 river crossings without bridges thus skipping across unstable rocks are required. Very heavy traffic with sometimes long wait times to cross marrow passages. The water fall is very nice with a shallow pool below. Definitely a nice trail but seemed like the LA traffic moved to this trail.

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rocky
29 days ago

hiking
29 days ago

Nice trail

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off trail
rocky
washed out
29 days ago

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rocky
29 days ago

I loved this trail so much! A little bit of a workout but the waterfall is so worth it!

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rocky
29 days ago

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rocky
29 days ago

beautiful hiking trail with lots of little streams norcross. at the end of the hike is a fantastic pool of water and the source is the never ending waterfall. make sure to wear hat, bug spray, sun screen, and appropriate hiking shoes and clothing. of course, bring 2 bottles of water for 4+ miles hike. bathroom is at the Eaton Canyon Nature Center.

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no shade
1 month ago

Very hot during day. Most of it is in the sun. (3/4 of it id say) Wear stuff to protect you from the sun. Take plenty of water and snacks f you’re taking kids. Waterfall and canyon were beautiful though. Water was fresh. Go early or in the evening.

Nice getaway from the city. I went around 10am on a weekday and it was already pretty hot. But there are some shady spots along the way to take a break. Main trail is nothing crazy, when you get to the bridge and the stream, that’s where it’s really fun. Some scrambling and getting wet crossing the stream but nothing crazy. I saw lots of people trying to hop rocks to avoid stepping in the water, but honestly, just wade through the stream — it’s never more than ankle deep — and make your life easier. You can dry out at the waterfall, or it’s hot enough on the way back that your shoes will dry out somewhat. Bring slippers to change into in your car and you’re fine. There weren’t too many people here on a Wednesday but I can see how it would get overcrowded on a weekend. The waterfall area isn’t super large so get there early if you don’t want crowds. Water there is very nice and refreshing. The nature center at the trailhead is also neat!

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bugs
rocky
1 month ago

Just completed this trail as our first hike to start us off. Dry and hot for the first half of this hike, and lots of mosquitoes. But once you get past the dry part of this trail, and up to the small river, everything becomes so much better. You are climbing up and over and through a lot of rocky areas, but it's pretty easy. I'm a bigger guy and me and my wife completed the trail in about 3 hrs time from enter to exit. The waterfall at the end was beautiful, but lots of people show up with trashy music on speakers, beer, and take up the area like it's their own backyard.

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