Eaton Falls

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3.6 Miles 5.8 Kilometers


40%

Singletrack

382' 117 m

Ascent

-382' -117 m

Descent

1,359' 414 m

High

981' 299 m

Low

4%

Avg Grade (2°)

9%

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A beautiful out-and-back to Eaton Falls with easy access from the Eaton Canyon Nature Center.

Zander Göpfert

Overview

Park open sunrise - sunset.
This out-and-back hike starts from the lovely Eaton Canyon Nature Center, which is a great place to get outside in and of itself. Heading north, the trail is wide and gradual until the final section that leaves the Nature Center and heads onto Angeles National Forest. This stretch is comparatively much more wild as the trail narrows into singletrack and heads up through a tight ravine to the falls.
Features: River/Creek — Swimming — Waterfall
Family Friendly: A moderate out-and-back to a beautiful falls with the opportunity for a dip in the cool water.

Description

To access this featured hike, head to the Eaton Canyon Nature Center off Altadena Dr on Veranda Ave. Park anywhere within the Nature Center parking area and head north to the end of the lot.

Here, you'll start onto the Eaton Canyon Trail, which is a wide, dirt path that gradually heads upwards through the park. Continue bearing north/northwest using the Hiking Project mobile app when necessary, but the trail should be easy to follow.

After ~1.2 miles, you'll approach a white concrete bridge where the Mount Wilson Toll Rd crosses Eaton Creek. Head under the bridge and onto the narrower section of trail that follows the creek up the ravine for a little over a half mile until it reaches the falls. This section is exciting to explore and makes for a great reward for younger travelers. That said, the terrain is a little more rugged and should be taken slowly.

After one tight left-hand hairpin turn, the trail comes out to the falls with the pool below. In the warmer months, many visitors can be seen enjoying the cool waters before their return trip. After enjoying this hidden oasis, turn back and return the way you came.

Flora & Fauna

Spring months can be a great time to see blooming wildflowers along this route.

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Jan 14, 2017
Juan Garcia
A good family hike with option to camp 7mi
Jan 8, 2017
Raquel Silva
Dec 18, 2016
Zoie Oz
3.6mi
Nov 24, 2016
Adrian Nicholas
3.6mi
Nov 23, 2016
Osvaldo Lopez
Very awesome trail for the whole family. Easy great place for pictures. Would come here for a workout. Bottle water and stick and ready to go. 3.7mi
Oct 26, 2016
Christopher Flores
Hiked Henninger Flats
Sep 17, 2016
Angie Paek

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