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Eaton Canyon

#10 of 62 things to do in Pasadena Features Animals
1750 N Altadena Dr, Pasadena, CA 91107-1046
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Short and Easy hike

A nice hike and sort of easy. Except the last 1/2 mile, you need to climb a rocky slopes. Along the... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Jim S
Los Angeles, California
For an amazing view of LA, take the hike to Henniger Flats

It's not an easy hike and not for everyone, but if you are in shape and out for an adventure, take... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Pasadena, California
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1750 N Altadena Dr, Pasadena, CA 91107-1046
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Reviewed 4 days ago

A nice hike and sort of easy. Except the last 1/2 mile, you need to climb a rocky slopes. Along the way, you will need to navigate some creeks. It depends on the month, some may have more water than others. From the beginning, the...More

Thank Jim S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It's not an easy hike and not for everyone, but if you are in shape and out for an adventure, take the hike to Henniger Flats. Two things are required for this hike: time and water. The hike up is 3 miles which means the...More

Thank PapaT0ny
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We climbed up to Henninger Forrest today. The lower, flat trails were not great. Large crowds of slow and loud people (think boom boxes without headphones). Once we started the hike up the mountain it got dramatically better with great views of Pasadena, downtown LA...More

Thank Mikelemberg
Reviewed 18 May 2017

everythings crowded on a sunday. theres millions of people that live in this city. most of them have sundays off. dont go on a sunday if youre going to complain about losts of people being at public place. the end.

Thank auntiewreck
Reviewed 17 May 2017

There are many entrances to the canyon with generous parking at the trailhead, and along Altadena Drive. On busy weekends parking might be a problem. Go early. There are many trails to follow....some along the creek, others higher up leading to Henninger Flats and beyond....More

Thank David B
Reviewed 17 May 2017

There are many hiking areas with waterfall but Eaton Canyon is so easy to get to, practically in the middle of the city and parking lot is huge free, and easy.

Thank HappyGeekyWoman
Reviewed 4 May 2017

Been on this hike several times & enjoyed it so much!! It's one of my favorite hiking spots!!!! Great scenery ......

Thank YardSaleLdy
Reviewed 3 May 2017

I live close by so I come here often enough. Over the last 8-10 years, a lot of the hiking trails in the area have become very popular and unfortunately crowded. I drive by the parking all the time and there are many cars parked...More

Thank Steve L
Reviewed 1 May 2017

Eaton Canyon seemed to be greener than ever.+ Very crowded in 2017 (80's and 90's peaceful and not crowded)- Eaton Canyon Nature Center very informative and perfect for the kids+ Some hikers carried their loud music on their backpacks. I felt it was rude for...More

Thank preciadogeli
Reviewed 19 April 2017

The place is pretty popular for people to hike, however I don't think this place is the safest, (not because there've been stupid people who doesn't have the best judgement and hurt themselves badly or require rescue) the path could get narrow and slippery with...More

Thank Miumiu1985
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They open at 9am? Isnt that a little late?
28 May 2017|
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Response from PapaT0ny | Reviewed this property |
No... that might be the Visitor's Center and parking lot. There are several access points to the trails that are always open. One is at Midwick and Altadena Drive another is off Cresent.
Hello, I heard that there is a police practice shooting range on the other side of the hill... did anyone hear gunshots? I would not like that. Thanks for your reply
4 January 2017|
Response from ProudNanaof2 | Reviewed this property |
Pasadena PD does have a gun range in Eaton Canyon, we have never heard gun shots but that is timing I'm sure. It's a great hike even with a child on your back.
Hi, I am planning to trekk it this month (sept - 2015). Is it right time to trekk? Also, is waterfall still running or dried up?
12 September 2015|
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Response from Mary M | Reviewed this property |
It is often very hot in this area in September. Be aware of temp. forecast!