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Eaton Canyon Natural Area

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A scenic place for all ages of hikers. A good place to visit if you like nature. Trials are also... read more

Reviewed 19 November 2018
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Family Hike with Grandkids

Eaton Canyon is a wonderful wilderness area with a great visitors center. The grandkids love going... read more

Reviewed 6 November 2018
Scott W
Pasadena, California
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Reviewed 1 December 2018

The parking lot isn't safe here. My car got broken into in broad daylight on a busy afternoon. They broke the driver's side window. The girls at the nature center told me that this happens once a month. This place isn't safe to park in...More

Date of experience: November 2018
2  Thank fashion12me
Reviewed 25 November 2018 via mobile

Took the 3 mile round trip Eaton Canyon trail...pretty flat, shady in places, small rocks to walk around/climb, good feel of being inside a canyon with its natural state, but it was crowded and the visitors noisy, some even with music blaring...a pretty easy trail...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 19 November 2018 via mobile

A scenic place for all ages of hikers. A good place to visit if you like nature. Trials are also well defined.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank sthyesan
Reviewed 6 November 2018

Eaton Canyon is a wonderful wilderness area with a great visitors center. The grandkids love going inside the center each time to see the exhibits. The hiking areas are wide and spacious and great for families and kids.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Scott W
Reviewed 28 August 2018 via mobile

This walk covers a variety of terrain; flat dirt path, climbing boulders, and walking through a dry riverbed. At the end is a small waterfall with a little pool of water; good for dogs but I rouldn’t recommend for people as it looked pretty dirty!...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank SherryL1334
Reviewed 31 July 2018

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.

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank jamesv8
Reviewed 16 July 2018

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

Date of experience: June 2018
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

Date of experience: March 2018
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

Date of experience: May 2018
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.

Date of experience: March 2018
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Selene M
23 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).