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Eaton Canyon

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Address: 1750 N Altadena Dr, Pasadena, CA 91107-1046
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My husband and I love nature and waterfalls. We frequently visit Hawaii for that reason. We were so happy that Eaton Canyon, although not Hawaii, exists in our backyard. We took... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 days ago
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northridge
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

My husband and I love nature and waterfalls. We frequently visit Hawaii for that reason. We were so happy that Eaton Canyon, although not Hawaii, exists in our backyard. We took our three year old with us for the hike. The hike is 5.5 miles round trip. You cross many creeks filled with cold water from the recent rains. It's... More 

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Pasadena, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Located just north of Pasadena towards the San Gabriel Mountains is Eaton Canyon park. A wonderful natural escape from the hustle and bustle of modern civilization. A beautiful hiking trail is well executed leading to a waterfall at its end. It features campgrounds, wildlife as well as a fully staffed nature reserve and visitors center.

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Pasadena, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

This is Southern California at it's best. Ten minuets from downtown Pasadena to the open quiet wilderness of nature. If you love nature, you'll love Eaton Canyon.

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Westerly, Rhode Island
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2017

Not a difficult hike but lots of streams to cross so wear waterproof boots or prepare to get wet! Just over 2 miles to get to the waterfall . Was very busy on Christmas Day - would like to return when it is less crowded.

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Pasadena, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 December 2016

This is an easy hike a few miles to the end of the canyon where you will find a beautiful waterfall and pool to enjoy. Mentor through trees and over rocks. Northing difficult.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016

The Eaton Canyon trail is obviously popular as evidenced by the number of people who visit. Not only is there a lot of foot traffic, but it is quite noisy -- some people even bring their own music and blast it from their backpack. So if you are hoping to be one with nature and enjoy the quiet beauty of... More 

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Riverside, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016

This is really a fun place to hike . We came twice, once in June and once last winter. Both times were really rewarding when we saw the large waterfall both in Summer and Winter months. One time we went with family members including a 7 year old and 8 year old kid and they had no problem traversing this... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

Great hiking close to the city. Can take the dog and eventually reach a waterfall. Only downside is that it can get crowded, especially with those playing music from their phones or other electronics. I personally go hiking to escape that kind of stuff. I've also found people who are intoxicated or bums hiding off the beaten path. I do... More 

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Pasadena, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016

Love this place. I can go myself and just wander about or take the grandchildren and get and give an education. The visitors center is a museum or sorts. Going there first gives one the highlights of what to look for while hiking in nature. We will also go for the longer hike to visit the water falls at the... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

We are all over 65 years and in good health wear good sneakers as you will have some rocks to climb over near the falls and when you return the incline at the end is a little steep.

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