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Address: 1750 N Altadena Dr, Pasadena, CA 91107-1046
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Great for Nature lovers and hikers

Located just north of Pasadena near the San Gabriel mountains is Eaton Canyon. A beautiful nature center to Escape the hustle and bustle of modern civilization. Features well... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 days ago
Pasadena, California
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Pasadena, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Located just north of Pasadena near the San Gabriel mountains is Eaton Canyon. A beautiful nature center to Escape the hustle and bustle of modern civilization. Features well formed hiking trails culminating with a breathtaking waterfall at its end. Also features campgrounds and a fully staffed nature reserve and visitors center. Overall highly recommend for those who are adventurous and... More 

Thank dmasu2005
San Diego, California
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77 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We decided to drive 2 hrs from San Diego to Pasadena, CA to hike the Eaton Canyon waterfalls and we were not disappointed! Due to recent Southern California rains, the waterfalls and the creek came alive and boy it was very crowded at the trail leading to the waterfalls. We sometimes have to wait our turn to cross the creek... More 

Thank lazvi01
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016

As rookie hikers, it took us about 1hr and 15 min to make it to the fall. Mind you, the fall is not that enormous, but it is a very nice site. We found parking to be a challenge. There was an overflow parking area but the entrance can be easily passed if you blink. The trail itself was pretty... More 

Thank ttaylor2u
Pasadena, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016

I can travel here in 5-10 minutes, parking at times is a pain but there is usually parking at the second entrance further away from the Nature center Parking lot. I like that I can go here alone and there will be people nearby but not so crowded that I get annoyed by all the noise. There is a waterfall... More 

Thank Barbra B
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51 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016

My daughter and I took a Sunday afternoon hike. The canyon trail to the waterfall was awesome. It is an easy hike to the waterfall. There are a couple of different trails. The one that heads up around the mountain is a little challenging with the incline, but definitely manageable. The trail was a little crowded on a Sunday, but... More 

Thank robert m
San Francisco, California
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11 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

This is a nice quiet space, with arid surroundings but nice to get an early trekking. Our first day was to the falls, there is no much water to see just a small string of water, most of the walking is through a dried river bed but is very nice, coming back after the bridge we turned left up the... More 

Thank julianjaramillob
Los Angeles, California, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2016

This is one of my favorite hikes. It's short ... 3.5 to 4.0 miles, depending on where you park. It's very quirky ... if you're hiking in the winter or spring and the water is flowing, you have to cross a creek 9 times going to the falls, and returning the falls. It's SO much fun. The falls always has... More 

Thank Lee B
Los Angeles, California
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11 reviews
8 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 June 2016 via mobile

Very nice place to do a little hiking with the family, the way to the water fall takes about an hour, just be careful with your little ones since the last part of the road is very rocky. The waterfall is nice, but it's kind of sad to see due to the drought there is not that much water, but... More 

Thank NFA05
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70 reviews
20 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 June 2016 via mobile

We set off not really knowing what to expect. We took plenty of water which is vital. Although the trail was good it is very dusty. It would appear it is 3.5 miles to the waterfall. We didn't actually make it when faced with a steep scramble up rocks and the thought of the long sun roasting walk back was... More 

Thank Angela B
Pasadena, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 March 2016

I live 10min away from the Canyon, it a beautiful to go alone, friends or family. Make to wear walking shoes and if you go to the Water fall take some sandals. take water. During the Summer go early because it get really "HOT" Stay on the Trails, you can easily get loss

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