Henninger Flats Trail is a 12.4 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Pasadena, California that features beautiful wild flowers 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
Fire road, easy hikebike, nice views The hike to Henninger Flats is on a fire road with no shade. Therefore, hike very early during the summer. There are nice views of LA if you happen to hike after a rain storm or a windy day. Scenery is nice when you reach the Flat. There is a Nature center, a picnic area and public campground set amid trees.
This one was a great workout. Total incline, be prepared. Go early as it gets got and almost no shade until you get to the top.
It was a great hike all up hill. Great workout. When you reach the top it's like your walking into another dimension. The waterfall was nice but too crowded, go early and beat the crowd.
This was a great hike! At times it seemed never ending, but it is a very rewarding hike. Our two labs were so exhausted afterwards....love it!!
It's been about 3 decades since I've been up to the flats , My greatest memories of being up there was when I was in elementary school. A teacher by the name of David Osborne use to take us kids hiking up the trails (Group of 20 or so) .We would get up to the flats have lunch and then have a few games of capture the flag ...
Mr. Osborne died of cancer when I was about 10 years old I'm 41 now ....
I'm planning on a hike up there real soon just to take a day to remember a great Teacher,coach and friend !
Thanks for the memories!
Good hike on a cool or overcast day. Be careful where you park in surrounding neighborhoods. No parking signs can be hidden by bushes.