Hiking to Eaton Canyon Falls

    4.2
    3.7 miles 375 ft gain  - Out-and-Back Trail

    Added by Mariya Dondonyan

    Distance: 3.7 miles. Elevation gain: 375 feet. Time: 1.5 hours. Great local canyon descent around LAA waterfall and small pool with great photo opportunities.

    The hidden forty-foot tall Eaton Canyon Falls fills an amphitheater at the top of Eaton Canyon Trail, tumbling into a wide pool that you can rest alongside or wade in. Normally the water is waist deep, but during this recent trip, we found the water only to stop at our ankles as it tends to fluctuate between seasons.

    The trail to Eaton Canyon starts with a 1.1 mile trail of an easy flat, dirt trail, then proceeding down 0.65 miles on a single, narrow canyon.

    Pass beneath the white bridge where the trail changes drastically. You will find yourself hiking up a canyon, crossing from bank to bank up a winding creek, hopping over rocks through the small stream. Be especially careful on this section of the trail, as you cross rugged terrain. This enjoyable stretch is over far too quickly as the falls are just 0.6 miles past the bridge.

    After an hour of hiking and you have made your way past the bridge point at 375 ft of elevation gain, there's a clear trail that takes you straight to the water fall where you can enjoy the waterfall views and dip your feet in the small pool.

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    Excellent For Kids

    Loved this hike with my 11 and 12 year old daughters and labby. So many options, you can take different paths of varying challenge. It was beautiful. Recent rains have made it green and lush as well as a beautiful rushing small river running thru it. The parking is a bit odd seeing as there isn't a designated parking area, it's neighborhood parking. But other than that, this is going to be a favorite spot for a while.

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    over 4 years ago

    Local favorite

    Back when I lived in California and was going to college this was a great workout and a way to get some quality time with nature before my hectic days. Love Eaton Canyon!

    Great Hike

    Such a good trail. First mile or so can get very hot. Gets really fresh when you hit the creek. Water fall was very nice.

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