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Eaton Canyon Trail

Pasadena, CA

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Eaton Canyon Falls Trail is a 3.4 mile out and back trail located near Pasadena, California that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking & nature trips and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

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North Etiwanda Preserve Falls Trail
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2 Completed 0 Reviews

Got to the trail at about 6am just because it gets so hot later in the morning. It was nice and refreshing and only a couple other people out at that time. Got to the water and kept going further up which was cool because it was no longer a "trail." There are no dogs allowed on this trail because it is a preserve.

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Pilot Creek Waterfalls (University Falls)
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35 Completed 6 Reviews

This was a nice hike. We turned it into 7.5miles taking the first left after the gate. It's the 2nd left :) no worries easy hike down to the falls and lots of fun sliding and relaxing before the steeeeep rocky climb out. It was a Saturday and pretty crowded but I would guess only about 25% of the crowd was sliding so we didn't have to wait long. It wasn't as nasty as I had expected (from reading some of these reviews) most everyone packed out their trash. We are gonna go back again on a hot weekday soon! Good times!!

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Hidden Falls Trails
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1 Completed 0 Reviews

We had a lot of fun on this trail. I'm not sure who put that this trail is 5.6 miles. There's many different trails to choose from within the park and none easily add up to 5.6. Our route was a little over 8 miles in total, took us about 3.5 hours with some stops to enjoy the creek, 4 hours if you include our 30 minute lunch/play time at the falls. To do a real loop, we did hiked the South Legacy trail along one side of the creek, crossed the bridge, took the Creek Side trail back toward the falls, then took the Falls Access trail down to the water. Couple of fun places to play in the water. The actual falls have an outlook deck that's pretty nice. Could see this place getting too crowded to really enjoy the water though, but we went more for the hike. We only ran into about 5 people in total out on the trails (away from the water) and they were all on their way out. We got a later start, about 9:30AM. After cooling off in the water (oh and there's not so much "swimming" as there is wading/sitting and playing in water. At least for adults.) we headed back to the parking lot via the Falls Access trail and then back up the first part of the South Legacy trail. Lots of people were coming straight down to the falls when we were heading out around 1PM.

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Simpson-Reed Trail
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108 Completed 59 Reviews

Great hike just off Hwy. 199 in Jedediah Smith Redwoods State Park. Beautiful redwood trees.

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Redwood National Park Coastal Drive
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108 Completed 59 Reviews

Very pretty drive along the Redwood Highway in Prarie Creek Redwood State Park.

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Rain Forest - Stout Grove
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108 Completed 59 Reviews

Short hike through some amazing redwoods. One of my favorites.

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Howland Hill Road
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108 Completed 59 Reviews

Pretty drive through some amazing redwood forests. It's a dirt road and can get a little rough.

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Fern Canyon Loop
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108 Completed 59 Reviews

Awesome trail!! One of my absolute favorites. The trail is fun. You get to cross small foot bridges, and climb over trees and logs. And, not to mention to incredible fern covered canyon walls that line the trail. This hike is a must do when visiting the redwoods.

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Porcupine Wash to Monument Mountain Trail
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4 Completed 0 Reviews

Tried this last July, got lost twice and finally had to abandon the effort. Obviously not a popular hike since there are no reviews. I hope to try again in a couple months. Please post if you have information on this hike. Thank you, Frank

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Mission Peak
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31 Completed 21 Reviews

Great hike. You can see many beautiful views. It is fully exposed so bring adequete water and wear a hat. There are some very steep places so good shoes are important so you dont slip. Its a must do for people that live in the area but not really a destination hike for people out of the area.

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