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.
dogs on leash
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.
Went out on this hike last weekend on a Saturday. The hike was alright extremely packed took twice the time to complete due to the swarms of people. The scenery is okay its a weird combination of nature and old piping/concrete throughout the trail. There was a gross egg/sulfur smell where the old pipping was located. Went in nike shoes but should have worn hiking boots... all in all dont think its worth the drive up.
Best trail yet! Lots of people really crowded though.
easy hike, takes a second to get to all the trees and creeks.
Such a popular and crowded hike. Go early!!!! Parking on the street, easy. Lots of water crossing, expect to get your shoes wet a bit.
Loved this hike!!! Went on a Wednesday, I was surprised how many people were out on this great trail; I can't imagine how busy a weekend would be. There was plenty of parking and no pass or fees for parking. First half of the trail (just to the bridge) jogger stroller friendly. It was dog friendly on leash only, although there were many dogs off leash....PLEASE PUCK UP YOUR DOGS POOP!!!! Great hike will definitely do it again.