LENGTH

1.4 mi

ELEVATION GAIN

310 ft

DIFFICULTY

Moderate

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Eaton Canyon is an easily accessible trail within Eaton Canyon Natural Area Park, a 190-acre nature preserve situated at the base of the San Gabriel Mountains. The trail offers an enjoyable hike through oak forests and riparian woodlands. Docent guided tours are also provided from Eaton Canyon Nature Center.

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TRAIL INFORMATION
ALLOWED USES:
  • Hiking
  • Horseback Riding
  • Dogs on Leash
CONTACT INFO:
County of Los Angeles
626-588-5364

trails@parks.lacounty.gov

LOCAL WEATHER:
Sunny
75° / 56°

Moderate

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Hiker Gal 10 days ago

Will my car be locked in the parking lot if I do not exit by posted closing times?

Response

Thank you for contacting us.  The parking gates at Eaton Canyon  are locked at 7pm.

MESUT 2 months ago

Can I fly a drone here?

Response

The Department’s policy on drones is the same as the County’s policy on traditional powered model vehicles – e.g. model airplanes and helicopters – referenced in County Code sections 17.04.630, 17.12.425, and 12.08.290. There are, however, two designated locations to fly drones located at Santa Fe Dam State Recreation Area and Whittier Narrows Community Regional Park. Please call the parks for more information:

Santa Fe Dam: 626.334.1065    

Whittier Narrows: 626.575.5526

Miss D 4 months ago

What are the current hours Monday-Sunday

Response

LA County Trails are generally open to the public from sunrise to sunset.  Trailheads and restrooms that are opened and closed daily are subject to the following hours:

March 1st to October 31st:

  • Trailheads:   Monday - Sunday 8:00 am to 7:30 pm
  • Restrooms:  Monday - Sunday 8:00 am to 7:00 pm

 

November 1st to February 28th:

  • Trailheads:   Monday - Sunday 8:00 am to 5:00 pm
  • Restrooms:  Monday - Sunday 8:30 am to 4:30 pm
Olivia 4 months ago

The website says parking is free but my friend went a month ago and said you have to purchase a parking permit. How much is the permit? I don’t see any information on the website that mentions it.

Response

Thank you for contacting us.  Parking is free at Eaton Canyon.  The lots can fill quickly and staff may have closed one of the lots due to it being full, however we do not require parking permits.   

Jimmy 5 months ago

Is Eaton trail open Saturday, 12/23/23?

Response

Yes, the trail is open.

Mary 8 months ago

Why is Eaton canyon closed on Mondays?

Response

Eaton Canyon Natural Area and Nature Center's hours of operation are from March 1st to October 31st Tuesday - Sunday  8:00am to 7:30pm and November 1st to February 28th  Tuesday - Sunday  8:00 am to 5:00 pm.  

Myriam a year ago

Can I bring my dog and have him off leash?

Response

Dogs are permitted but must be leashed.

Mindy a year ago

What is Eaton Canyon Falls Trail open schedule?

Response

March 1st to October 31st

Operating Hours

Tuesday - Sunday

8:00am to 7:30pm

Closed Monday

 

November 1st to February 28th

Operating Hours

Tuesday - Sunday

8:00am to 6:00pm

Closed Monday

Tricia 2 years ago

Do I need to make a reservation for tomorrow for parking and to hike? Would it be okay to park along Pinecrest Drive?

Response

Thank you for contacting us.

Reservations are no longer required for entry to Eaton Canyon Natural Area and access to the Eaton Canyon trail system.  There is free onsite parking available. We do not recommend parking on residential streets.

Hiking N00b 2 years ago

Is the Eaton Canyon trail currently open, and we as there enough rain to have an actual waterfall?

Response

Hi,

The Eaton Canyon trail is open! Reservations are no longer required for entry to Eaton Canyon Natural Area and access to the Eaton Canyon trail system.  There is free onsite parking is available. Please Avoid Parking on Residential Streets.