Eaton Canyon Trail

MODERATE 1,285 reviews
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Eaton Canyon Trail is a 3.6 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Pasadena, California 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.

DISTANCE
3.6 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
488 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

trail running

walking

cave

forest

river

views

waterfall

wild flowers

wildlife

over grown

rocky

scramble

washed out

This is a relatively easy hike to a 40-foot waterfall. Its proximity to civilization and short distance make this a very popular trail for casual hikers, and it can get very crowded on the weekends and on hot summer days - but it's worth a visit even if you have to fight through crowds - especially when spring wildflowers carpet the lower portions of the canyon floor. This family-friendly trail will be easy for most, although it gets more rugged the closer you get to the waterfall. There are several stream crossings and areas of boulder-hopping, but they should be manageable for most people. There is also an excellent Nature Center near the trailhead, with great exhibits and many free presentations for those who are interested.

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1 day ago

It's a great hike. There's a lot of people on this hike. This hike is rated moderate because of the distance and rock dodging. There were many age groups on this trail. From young kids to older adults. This hike is also great for trail running. Good easy hike.

Great hike. Not for little kids.

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7 days ago

Easy and beautiful

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9 days ago

this we an ok hike if its not a hot day ... I seen lots of familys taking this trail children complaining about the heat. I myself took plenty of break its was a hot day

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hiking
13 days ago

Nice and easy. Cool hike

hiking
16 days ago

If you're going on the weekend, be aware it will be extremely crowded. While the trials are gravel and easy to access, once you get towards the waterfalls it becomes more difficult due to slippery rocks and tons of hikers. We saw a lady fall and dislocate her elbow which hindered our experience. Way too many people here for us to really enjoy.

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16 days ago