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Altadena Crest Trail is a 4.1 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Altadena, California that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, running, and nature trips and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Length 4.1 mi Elevation gain 1,053 ft Route type Out & Back
Dogs on leash Hiking Nature trips Running Views Wild flowers Rocky No shade
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Due to COVID safety measures the nearest gate to the trailhead, Pinecrest Drive, is closed to control crowds at Eaton Canyon. To access this trail, you need to make a reservation for a timed entry at Eaton Canyon. Start your hike from Eaton Canyon entrance and hike an extra 1.3 miles in. Adding 2.6 miles to the hike. The gate is locked at 5pm! If you get locked in, there’s no way out. Need to call the sheriff to open the gate. Reservations can be made here: https://parks.lacounty.gov/eaton-canyon-natural-area-and-nature-center/

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Osmin Velasquez
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Hiking

It is really really high.

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Cynthia Esquivel
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Yvette Alexandra
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HikingGreat!

The nearest gate to the trailhead, Pinecrest Drive, is closed to control crowds at Eaton Canyon. To access this trail, you need to make a reservation for a timed entry at Eaton Canyon. Start your hike from Eaton Canyon entrance and hike an extra 1.3 miles in. Adding 2.6 miles to this hike. My entry was at 2. Started my hike at 2:30. I hiked as far as I can get and turned around at 4pm. They lock the gates at 5pm! If you get locked in, there’s no way out. Need to call the sheriff to open the gate. My dog really slowed me down. He likes to stop and lay down. He is a puppy full of energy but even though it was not hot today, the sun rays we’re getting to him. The trail is exposed with some shady parts depending on which side of the mountain you are on. The hike out of Eaton Canyon is fully exposed even on our way back. If I didn’t have my dog I could have completed the hike to the end. 6 miles rt was too much for him in August. I will try this hike again earlier in the day or when it cools down. We got lucky today, it was only 80 degrees when we hiked but the trail was mostly exposed. You hike along the mountain and could see the neighborhoods below. Beautiful views. Nice wide, well maintained trail. I didn't see anyone else on the Altadena Crest section of my hike. Lots of families in Eaton Canyon heading towards the waterfall.

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Tori Moebus
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Hiking

Trail is closed indefinitely (no end date) due to COVID-19.

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Justin Fisher
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Shelby Schulte
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Hiking

Trailhead is closed even though the LA County website says it’s open :(

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Sarah Chen
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Kristoff Fajardo
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Hiking

Good trail. Decided to go further than the published trail but decided to go back when I got to a sign warning hikers of serious injuries and death. No one on the trail due to county trails being officially closed. Gate was still open when I got here expecting it to be close. #covid19

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Joel Bamford
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Walking

Walking stick and grooves soles are helpful on this tiny start up to Pacific Crest Trail. Sun, light breeze made it nice.

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Selena Trager
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This hike is a great alternative to Henniger Flats if you’re looking for decent incline but less total mileage and overall elevation gain. Good workout and generally far less crowded than Henniger and Eaton. The trail is well-maintained and very picturesque, with pretty vistas of the foothill neighborhood below. A lot of exposure and only a few small pockets of shade, so make sure to get an early start on hot sunny days. Park and start on Pinecrest on weekends, or go through Eaton Canyon during the week for more mileage.

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Bree Wernicke
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Larry Jensen
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we did this hike on a Monday and we didn't see any people a lot of ups and downs and it's pretty much a dirt Trail some of the views from the top we're pretty good cuz it was a clear day I would say it was a moderate hike

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Angela Giberti
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Ix Chel
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Hiking

Good work out, but no fun ending. Consistent up and downs. Great views and aromatherapy! Went during a sprinkle and really enjoyed the nice clear views after rain & the overcast fresh breeze & the aromas. Decent glute activation ;).

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Carlie Corbin
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Nadine Alfaro
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Hiking

good kitty bitty trail. Cobb estates intresting.

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Hector Sanchez
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Hiking

Generally well-maintained trail. It was very clean and a nice exercise hike but nothing spectacular.

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Dee Zuko
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Felix Avila
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Great trail and workout!

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Dylan Bell
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Hiking

Short but surprisingly hard hike that skirts that wildland-urban interface just above Altadena. Lots of ups and downs, so it's a nice workout. There is a nice memorial to Art Ruezga and Chris Herman, two firefighters who were killed fighting the Eaton fire in 1993. Thank you to all the firefighters, we appreciate and honor your hard work and sacrifice!

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Josh McClintock
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Adem Ergün
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Emily Carr
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Kristen Jones
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Sue Schohan
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