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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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Sunset Cliffs Park Trail
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26 Completed 3 Reviews

Well it's definitely beautiful. It didn't really seem like a hike but when I was climbing up and down the cliffs I was sweating. I sweat easily though. It was really nice, short, and sweet.

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Tar & Sespe Creeks
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1 Completed 1 Reviews

As of 10/21/14 TAR Creek trail head has been closed by the USFS because of the condors. $5000 fine if found hiking in there

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George Lake
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8 Completed 3 Reviews

The parking lot for the easier potter pass trail is about 5 miles up Kaiser pass road, it will be the first paved parking lot with bathrooms. The Potter Pass Trailhead is on the other side of Kaiser Pass Rd and you immediately start a steady climb of about 1,100 ft for about 2 miles until you get to Potter Pass where you get spectacular views of the high mountain range north and a quant meadow just below you. This is a good place to take a nice break and soak it all in. At the beginning heading down from Potter Pass it is somewhat steep but just watch your footing and you'll be fine. Once you get to the bottom the trail takes you north and then bends west towards Lower Twin Lake, this whole stretch is about 1.5 miles. We left the trailhead at about 6:30 am and got to Lower Twin around 8:00 am and started fishing. The west side of this lake drops deeper faster on the west side of the lake which usually results in better fishing. We caught rainbows 8-14 inch on kastmasters and panther martins. After a couple hours we headed NW a couple hundred yds to Upper Twin Lake. After checking out the limestone outlet cave on the NE side of the lake we started fishing again at the north side of the lake on same lures and caught a few brookies and a couple rainbows 7-11 inches. The fishing was a little slower here, though it was closer to midday. After a couple hrs there we headed up to George Lake planning on checking out the caves. The caves are maybe .25 miles up the George Lake trail and were really cool. We poked our heads in and it was awesome but we saw animal droppings and didn't want to test anything that might reside in there but I have heard the caves goes all the way through to an exit! The trail to George Lake heads west uphill on the north side of the caves which we didn't know at the time so started heading EEW and didn't find the trail until about .25 miles before George Lake so we pretty much trailblazed the whole way which wasn't fun. The hike from Upper Twin to George Lake is about 1.5 miles and accending about 500 ft. Not the easiest of hikes but much worth it when you see the two granite peaks separated by a nice saddle towering over George Lake and Kaiser Peak visible over in the west corner. We hike around the Lake and only found one crummy campsite on the SW corner of the lake so we set up a camp on flat open ground with a grove and trees around you NE side of the lake. We fished that evening on panther martins and caught a few rainbows each ranging from 6-12 inches. We camped one night and headed home. I highly recommend this trip to everyone. Best fishing is May-June and Sept-Oct...Good Luck!

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coyote creek trail
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10 Completed 2 Reviews

** Access: The trail is walking distance from home, so it is very accessible for me via River Oaks. One can access the trail from Montague Expy and E Tasman Dr. The trail extends for 2.28 mi from Hwy 237 to Montague Expy.

** Scenery: Its nice, open, and very wide. It is used by walkers, runners, and cyclists. I have done all three here.
There is practically no evidence of any creek now; perhaps once in a while you can see some trickling water near Montague Expy, especially after a light rain. The trail and the surroundings are very dry. The trail runs at an elevated level, with the dry, non-existent creek on one hand, and houses and offices on the other.
I have sometimes spotted some cats, squirrels, and wild rabbits.

** Trail surface: This is a gravel trail. I prefer paved trails, so I mostly head to the Guadalupe River Trail (behind VTA River Oaks), which is paved.
I have run at Coyote Creek Trail for 3-4 months while I was training for a 5k. Since the trail is wide open under the sun, you need to ensure you've applied loads of sunscreen and also remember to wear a hat/cap/sunglasses.

** Traffic: You will see lot of people during lunch time and in the evening, especially folks from neighboring offices, out on the trail for a walk. But is never gets too crowded. There is room for everyone. This trail is hit more by runners than cyclists.

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General Sherman Tree Trail
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18 Completed 10 Reviews

Incredible! This trail would have been easier if the elevation didn't affect me so negatively! But going at a slower pace helped me look around this Forest more closely. Well worth the effort.

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General Grant Loop
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18 Completed 10 Reviews

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Boole Tree Loop Trail
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18 Completed 10 Reviews

We hiked this trail in our group of 14, including 6 kids, ages 9,7,6,5,3,2. The younger 3 were carried in backpacks. We did the trail counter clockwise, which goes 1 mile uphill to the amazing Boole Tree. It seems this was the steeper way to go. Along this trail you'll see tons of giant sequoia stumps from old logging days. Look closely because they look like big boulders from a distance.

The tree is incredibly worth the hike. We had our lunch here. The rest of the hike gave us some spectacular views of Kings Canyon. We really enjoyed it but definitely moderately strenuous at times. With all the kids in tow it took us 4 hours of exploring.

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Ridge Lakes Trail
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16 Completed 7 Reviews

It's kind of steep, but it's only amile to the lake, which is even more beautiful in the winter.

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Hummingbird Trail
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3 Completed 2 Reviews

Very easy trail, but probably one of the most fun I have done! Some interesting, and, well, weird graffiti in some places. Stop painting on everything, please and thank you.

Lots of small caves to explore, and to escape the heat and sun. Bring a couple liters of water and a lunch. Eat your lunch in the large cave near the hwy. It's hidden, so keep a sharp eye out for it. You won't be disappointed!

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Ellis Peak Trail
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1 Completed 1 Reviews

The round trip is 6.3 miles and will take approximately 4 hours with some effort. There are many ups and downs and a false summit along the way. Once you get to Ellis Peak from the trail, the true peak is to the right. There is a stone wall which provides a nice spot to take in the vistas. Be careful locating the correct path back down as it can be confusing. If you get off course, you'll descend of course and end up along way from the trail head and your car.

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