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We regularly hike the canyon either from the parking lot below at the Nature Center or entering from Pinecrest further up the route. Either way, on a clear day, the views are great of the SGV and if lucky downtown LA appears very clear.
This is a beautiful place to get outside and away from the city!
Family friendly: YES
The trail does have a slight incline to it that little legs will need to take their time on.
The path is not smooth so I would NOT recommend...More
Easy hiking if you stay on the path, or more difficult if you climb into the wash and clamber on the rocks. The first waypoint is the bridge path that comes down from the street to the west of the canyon. That takes 30 to...More
Wonderful hike with a waterfall at the end. Sometimes the waterfall pool is deeper than other times we’ve been. The beginning of the hike is not shaded for awhile so it can be hot later in the day. Recommend going early. Once in the trees...More
Too many people & a lot of noise... I prefer a better hike w/ less people so that I might focus more on nature & my surroundings, not having to make my way through groups of people w/ children...
It is outdoor hiking and over-rated.
If you are staying in LA and looking for some nature, head up to Eaton Canyon in the San Gabriel Foothills. There are several hikes in different canyons, but the most popular is the Eaton Canyon trail to the Waterfall. Parking is plenty and if...More
When you arrive you can park on the street or drive in and hope there's room in the parking lot. If you go to the waterfall there is absolutely no way to get lost on the hike. People are coming and going (but it isn't...More
Beautiful, scenic walk. Be sure to wear good hiking shoes and be prepared to get them wet! The hike can get a little rough in spots but be sure to follow the trail to the end for an amazing surprise. It is well worth it!...More