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Eaton Canyon Trail

MODERATE 1160 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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great place!!!!!

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very easy trail. barely any uphill movement and clear market paths

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This is a nice place to hike, most of the walk is alongside a stream leading up to the fall. You have to do a lot of cross crossing across the water and climbing over rocks which I'm guessing is why this is rated as "moderate", aside from that I would call this an easy trail. This would also be a good place to come when you're itching to hike and it's hot outside; once you hit the stream there is a lot of shade from the trees that line the stream. Probably not the best place to bring younger kids because of all of the water crossings

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Wonderful hike with my 11 year old. loved the waterfall. Definitely will be back again.

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