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Eaton Canyon Natural Area

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Back to nature

Great place to hike but wear hats and bring water, take the kids, visit nature center, good parking... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Come for a moonlight walk

Had a wonderful time at the moonlight walk with the volunteer guides! Lots of information, lovely... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Ann Arbor, Michigan
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great place to hike but wear hats and bring water, take the kids, visit nature center, good parking but fills up early on weekends. Gateway to Mt Wilson.

Thank jamesv8
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Had a wonderful time at the moonlight walk with the volunteer guides! Lots of information, lovely stroll around the nature center to learn about the plants and ecology here, saw birds and bats and stars and planets, and had nice refreshments, too! Would love to...More

Thank GoBlueTeacher
Reviewed 28 June 2018

Parking can be a challenge depending on the time of day. I recommend coming early. The park itself is clean and the trails are well defined, Its beautiful and you can walk for miles. Come and enjoy yourself and be sure to use the restroom...More

Thank Ashley S
Reviewed 27 May 2018 via mobile

My daughter and I were visiting Cali and read that Eaton Canyon would be a nice easy hike. We’re not avid hikers but we are in shape. We were pleasantly surprised at the amount of young children and dogs who were hiking there as we...More

1  Thank Melanie M
Reviewed 30 March 2018

Great area for walking, bring your dog! Creek crossings (when it rains), picnic tables, great views of the San Gabriels.

Thank DonaldYokum
Reviewed 20 February 2018

Beautiful hike with my grand daughter but there was graffiti which took away from the beauty and too many dogs all over the place and barking which took away from the peacefulness.

Thank Rochelle S
Reviewed 16 February 2018

Go in the cool of the morning. Can get very hot. Or go in February when things are green and weather is nice.

Thank Salvatore F
Reviewed 12 October 2017

Whilst we have written elsewhere about the joys of the trail walk, the visitor centre was a bit of a let down. Yes it was near closing at 4.40 in the afternoon (closes at 5) - but it did say "open". We went in looking...More

Thank BobandJosie
Reviewed 11 October 2017

Eaton canyon is a favorite for hikers and all outdoor enthusiasts. Tis is a great place for fist timers or every weekend. Extremely busy on weekends, parking is free but had to get. Much better during week days. Bring plent of water on hot days.

Thank pasadena4life
Reviewed 23 September 2017

Eaton Canyon has numerous hiking trails. You can hike back the riverbed to a flowing waterfall and you can hike all the way to the top of the San Gabriel Mountains. You can take on his big or a little hike as you want. And...More

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Selene M
24 July 2017|
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Response from Cindy A | Reviewed this property |
Yes. Dogs are OK. HOWEVER, they must be kept on a leash and you need to clean up after them. There are "bags" at the start of the trail near the Nature Center.
Nata J
14 May 2017|
Response from ttaylor2u | Reviewed this property |
I do not recall seeing a bicycle rack, but there are posts near the Nature Center that you could probably use to secure your bicycle.
July Y
21 April 2017|
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Response from ttaylor2u | Reviewed this property |
Yes, it is near the Eaton Canyon Nature Center (located between the parking lot and the start of the trails).