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Eaton Canyon Trail

MODERATE 1,339 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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Nice hike, lots of people, a little too crowded

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It's was a piece of cake, some rocks around but pretty smooth.

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8 days ago

The hike was great. It wasn't really hard but it was still a workout. The waterfall at the end was absolutely Wonderful!

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14 days ago

Nice clean simple little trail, you get a little bit of everything as far as scenery goes. Make sure to wear sunblock there is full sun beating on you for about 95% of the hike...the waterfall is very pretty. This is a quick hike (under 4 miles)
Oh also there is a jr. hiking section right when you get to the base of the trail! (perfect for the little ones)

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