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Into The Wild Wednesdays: Eaton Canyon

What’s up, everyone?  So far, you’ve hiked atop hills to see the greatness of LA at Mt. Hollywood and slipped into tranquility in Fullerton.

Spring time has sprung, the flowers are blooming, and the streams are running–let’s get a little more adventurous, shall we?  This week, our Into the Wild spotlight shines on Eaton Canyon in Pasadena.

Here are the basics:

Difficulty: Easy
Distance: Approximately 4 miles (round-trip)
Elevation Gain: Approximately 400 feet; Steady incline

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Photo: Eaton Canyon Natural Area

The trail begins at the Nature Center, where you can explore exhibits, featuring live reptile and amphibian displays, bones, rocks, and information about animals and other wildlife that could be found on the trails that await you.  Around the center are three nature trails that feature beautiful plant life and awesome for short walks.

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Photo: Charlene Yumul

But wait, I thought we were going to get a little adventurous?  Eaton Canyon is known for their trail that leads straight to a beautiful waterfall and shallow pool.  It is well-maintained yet scenic the whole way through.  Make sure you’ve got on some shoes that have excellent grip that you don’t mind putting to work!  You will be crossing some little streams, via rocks and logs.

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Photo: Modern Hiker

Alas!  The mighty Eaton waterfall.  One of many awesome waterfalls that grace the Angeles Forest along the 210 freeway.  Fair warning, this trail is one of the popular ones and gets pretty crowded on the weekends.  Make sure you get there bright and early, if you’d like to beat the crowds!  Have fun out there everyone!

Eaton Canyon Natural Area
1750 North Altadena Drive
Pasadena, CA 91107
(626) 398-5420

Parking: Free
Park Entrance: Approximately 1.5 miles from main road
Trails:
Open daily from sunrise to sunset
Nature Center: Open daily 9am – 5pm (except Mondays and certain holidays)

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