EATON CANYON HIKE
A delightful 40' water fall greets hikers at the end of this 1.8 miles trail through the Eaton Wash and into Eaton Canyon. The trail is mostly hard packed dirt fire road for the first 3/4 of the trip making it an ideal trek for beginners or parents with small children. Many parents use strollers on the fire road, but it should be pointed out strollers are not recommended past the Wilson Toll Road Bridge as the trail becomes single-track and rocky with several stream crossings. Water flows over the falls year round, but late winter and spring offer the most dramatic views. Summer brings crowds to wade in the pool beneath the falls while fall and winter offer more solitude. The Eaton Canyon Nature Center at the trailhead provides opportunities to learn more about the natural wilderness that surrounds Los Angeles.
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Directions to Trailhead
Eaton Canyon Nature Center
1750 N Altadena Drive
Pasadena, CA 91107
From the 210 Freeway eastbound, exit at Sierra Madre Boulevard/Altadena Drive. Turn left (north) at the first light (Altadena Drive) and go 1.6 miles to the park entrance. From the 210 Freeway westbound, exit at San Gabriel Boulevard/San Marino. Turn right (north) at the second light (Altadena Drive) and go 1.5 miles to the park entrance. The trailhead is at the north end of the parking lot.
Eaton Canyon Trail Guide