Best trails in Pasadena

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Looking for a great trail near Pasadena, California? AllTrails has 14 great hiking trails, running trails, views trails and more, with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers, and nature lovers like you. If you're looking for the best trails around Topanga State Park or Chino Hills State Park, we've got you covered. You'll also find some great local park options, like Eaton Canyon Natural Area Park or Claremont Hills Wilderness Park. Just looking to take a quick stroll? We've got 7 easy trails in Pasadena ranging from 1 to 3.5 miles and from 616 to 1,515 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!
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Map of trails in Pasadena
Top trails (14)
#1 - Eaton Canyon Trail
Eaton Canyon Natural Area Park
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Length: 3.5 mi • Est. 1 h 42 m
Eaton Canyon Trail is a relatively easy hike to a 40-foot waterfall with views of the San Gabriel Mountains and Santa Monica Mountains. Its proximity to Pasadena, Altadena, and Santa Monica make this Show more
#2 - Henninger Flats Trail
Eaton Canyon Natural Area Park
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Length: 5.5 mi • Est. 3 h 10 m
Fire road, easy hike/bike, 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 afteShow more
#3 - Eaton Canyon Falls from Pinecrest Drive
Eaton Canyon Natural Area Park
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Length: 1.9 mi • Est. 1 h 10 m
Please note that the gate is closed at the entrance to this trail. This trail is experiencing full or partial closure due to COVID-19. Please see the open trails nearby for alternate hiking options. Show more
#4 - Gabrielino Trail: Jet Propulsion Laboratory to the USFS Dam
Angeles National Forest
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Length: 8.2 mi • Est. 3 h 44 m
A multi-use trail that encompasses many different types of terrain. The trail is paved to begin, but eventually changes to more natural surfaces including sand, rocks, boulders and dirt. There are sevShow more
#5 - Rose Bowl Loop Trail
Brookside Park
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Length: 3.1 mi • Est. 1 h 20 m
Rose Bowl Loop Trail is a 3.1 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Pasadena, California that offers scenic views and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity optiShow more
#6 - Lower Arroyo Seco Trail
Lower Arroyo Park
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Length: 3 mi • Est. 1 h 19 m
Lower Arroyo Seco Trail is a 3 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Pasadena, California and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, and running. DogsShow more
#7 - Mount Wilson Toll Road Climb
Eaton Canyon Natural Area Park
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Length: 16.9 mi • Est. 9 h 40 m
Visitors can start at the gate on Pinecrest Drive. Although the trail looks closed with a gate, there is an opening for hikers/mountain bikers to enter. There is limited parking at the trailhead. PlShow more
#8 - Mount Wilson Road and Idlehour Trail to Idlehour Campground
Angeles National Forest
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Length: 12.3 mi • Est. 7 h 10 m
Mount Wilson Road and Idlehour Trail to Idlehour Campground is a 12.3 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Pasadena, California that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated Show more
#9 - El Prieto Trail
Pasadena, California
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Length: 5.8 mi • Est. 2 h 57 m
It has been reported this trail has a temporary closure due to COVID-19. Please see the park's website for up to date information.Show more
#10 - Mount Wilson Loop
Pasadena, California
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Length: 20.5 mi • Est. Multi-day
Mount Wilson Loop is a 20.5 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Pasadena, California that features a great forest setting and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking Show more
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