LENGTH

1.4 mi

ELEVATION GAIN

310 ft

DIFFICULTY

Moderate

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***PLEASE NOTE: 

Beginning Saturday, June 6, reservations are required for access to the trails within the Eaton Canyon Natural Area. Timed entry reservations are free and available online at: https://reservations.lacounty.gov

Timed entry reservations are available for 3-hour increments from 8:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m., 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m., and 2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Each time slot is limited to 85 reservations to prevent overcrowding.  There are no same-day reservations and time spots are posted each Tuesday for the following week.

Equestrian Access is accommodated without reservations through the main entrance on Altadena Drive (trailer parking and warm-up arena available).***

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
56° / 45°

Moderate

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EL Marco a month ago

I use to Love to take my horse to the water fall Not sure if this is still possible I have my great pictures of me and my Black stallion Diablo at the water fall at all Seasons several times

Response

Horses are allowed on the Eaton Canyon Trail, however the path that leads to the waterfall is operated by the US Forest Service.  Please contact the USFS for more information at:  https://www.fs.usda.gov/angeles/

Ricardo 3 years ago

Eaton Canyon Trail is about 2.5 miles of uneven ground, bouldering, sharp ups and downs, and crossing the Eaton Canyon Creek several times on your way to the waterfall. On this trail I would suggest wearing close toed shoes and having an extra pair of socks for the hike. You will cross the creek several times and you will get wet the rocks are slippery you could jam your foot on another rock or a sharp edge. After the rains the water can reach waist high levels and you should have dry socks to avoid any type of rash on your feet created from the hike while walking. The difficulty level on the trail is not very hard beginning hikers could easily get to the waterfalls. You should bring water, a small snack, small first aid kit for yourself or others. If you are nature conscious you may want to bring a trash bag to pick up any trash on your way out of the canyon taking it back out to the visitor center. You can leave your trash bags at the trash receptacles near the visitor center.