Explore the most popular forest trails near Pasadena with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

Nice mellow hike. second half is shaded. Obviously, not too much water but it's worth seeing the end.

Fun, shaded trail. Be weary of mountain bikers.

camping
10 days ago

Love this camp to just chill and cook. Great for hammocks and good views of town.

Nice easy hike. Way too many people on the weekends. Unfortunately the last time I went there was some kind of company family event. There seemed to be a hundred ppl crowding the waterfall. Kids running and yelling everywhere. Not the peaceful experience i was looking for.

backpacking
12 days ago

Great site for a beginner backpacking trip. There is no water at the campground, so come prepared. We hiked up at night with an almost full moon and did not need our flashlights until we arrived at the campground. Strongly recommend going up Friday night if you plan on camping, as you will get better campgrounds. Also, strongly recommend being dropped off and picked up, as parking is in a residential neighborhood and might be at a premium. No open fires on CG, but you can burn wood in the provided stoves.


Great views of the city below.

Great afternoon ,great view.

15 days ago

Easy hike. Waterfall is very low at the end but has a few trickles

hiking
17 days ago

Yes, this trail is very popular with mountain bikers, but I don't get the hate. The dozen or so we saw this morning were all unfailingly courteous.

The trail itself is pleasant. The first mile or so is a dull walk on a paved road near JPL. After that, though, it's a pretty, shaded single track that goes up the canyon. Nothing special, but nice.

Love this trail and will be back

love it great for kids too

So beautiful and so worth it! It’s a very easy hike and there is a baby waterfall at the end too (Sep, 2018) Perfect to dip your feet in, take pictures and just relax. I bring my 9lbs pup with me and she loves playing in the water.

trail running
1 month ago

Super fun. Running through the rocks is the best part

on Eaton Canyon Trail

1 month ago

Enjoyed a beautiful day to take this trail. Have come here before back when the stream was pretty dry last summer 2017. Really enjoyed coming back, listening to the water run, and enjoying that waterfall was amazing!!

Even though the falls don't flow as much, it's still a great hike.

This is a great Hike for those who want to be on top of a Mountain. The incline is decent all the way. Has a nice nature Center at the Top along with 7 CampGrounds. This is the Beginning to the San Gabriel Mountains aka Sheep Mountain. Go Early! Avoid the Sun! It’s well worth it. You can see the ocean on Clear days

hiking
1 month ago

California has been going through a drought and this summer has been one of the hottest summers I’ve ever experienced. The waterfall has lost its heavy and pleasant flow.

Sad because the water is gone

hiking
1 month ago

Amazing trail.
Tried it with the kids, and they loved it.

2 months ago

An easy hike, fun when you reach the stream, but hot and dry till you do. The trail crosses the stream 20+ times each way, so I plan on getting wet in advance. Extra socks and dry shoes in the car or keep sandals ready in the summer.

Awesome hike great view at end of trail and campsite for all you campers...

on Eaton Canyon Trail

hiking
2 months ago

It was a pretty easy hike. Nice waterfall.

hiking
2 months ago

it is a great trail and easy to walk except by the stream. Porta Pottys are gross. They could use some continual cleaning. A lot of people and

hiking
2 months ago

This is a great trail. It’s not too strenuous but you will get a workout. The waterfall is beautiful! The trail is moderately crowded with lots of traffic at the waterfall so be prepared for that. However, for some stretches I was completely alone. Be sure to bring sunscreen/a hat/a long-sleeved shirt because it’s very sunny until you get down in the canyon itself. Once at the bottom it’s very cool with lots of trees for shade.

Also, TAKE P L E N T Y OF WATER!!!

Great

hiking
3 months ago

I'd definitely bring a hat, because you will be in the sun for most of the trail. The only complaint I have is that people do smoke pot at the waterfall. Also bring mid top hiking shoes if you want to walk in the stream of water.

hiking
3 months ago

Awesome hike. Views of the campgrounds at the flats are gorgeous! Didn't realize how nice the view actually was until I started hiking down. Part of the Eaton Canyon trail. No shade, bring lots of water and sunblock!

Hiked mid-day in June and temps were high 80's. It was bearable for me, but a challenge. Had to stop a few times.

3rd time back awesome each time. people around super nice. be prepared to see lots of people there and people with loud music. please help the trails and bring a bag to pick up trash there are dirty people that leave trash not kool. but waterfall was good fresh and cold felt good. def will be coming back.

hiking
3 months ago

Nice hike. Cool water fall and wading pond. Perfect for family and dogs. Gets busy.

on Eaton Canyon Trail

3 months ago

very easy hike

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