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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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East Fork Trail (Bridge to Nowhere)
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1 Completed 1 Reviews

Great! long hike, wasn't prepared for this hike take a lot of water. Waterproof shoes are strongly suggested will need to cross the stream a couple of times. most of the hike you are exposed to direct sunlight. Once you get to the bridge cooling off in the river is awesome. Strongly suggest going on a cloudy day.

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East Fork Trail (Bridge to Nowhere)
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1 Completed 1 Reviews

I follow the creek up the entire way. Keeps you cool and intrigued, great work out when you rock jump the trail. Where good boots and socks and get wet.

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East Fork Trail (Bridge to Nowhere)
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63 Completed 52 Reviews

If you are relatively new to hiking, this is a good hike to do for a first long distance hike. The elevation gain is slow and gradual with a lot of rock hopping and steam crossings to make it interesting. Take your time getting to the bridge, be in discovery mode and look at wildflowers and butterflies and the meandering stream. Once you get to the bridge, take some photos and watch the jumpers. Make sure you pass the bridge and go down to the water, there are small waterfalls and swimming pools, it's a good place to break for lunch and soak your beat up feet before the return hike back. On the way back pick up your pace and go as fast as you can back to the parking lot. It's suprisingly far and even with going fast will take you a couple hours. TIPS: don't leave the trailhead after 7 a.m. in summer. It gets HOT, too hot to complete the trek to the bridge which is what the whole goal is. Don't go on a weekend. Huge groups of bungee jumpers clog up the trails and you feel like you're on the 405 at rush hour! DO bring more than 2L of water, I have run out of water twice now on the way back, my bad! Have a great time and please leave no trace (pack out your trash).

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East Fork Trail (Bridge to Nowhere)
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1 Completed 1 Reviews

5 of us girls, ranging in age from 35-55, did this hike on Thursday 6/25. We started about 9 (we all live long beach and south-took about 2 hours to get to trailhead). We all hike quite a bit. I wouldn't say this hike is easy, it's probably moderate- just because you have to be careful in the water (can slip easily) and the heat. But overall it is pretty easy. You do cross many times over the river- so we all hiked in water shoes- the terrain is flat enough you don't really need hiking boots, but if you want ankle support- water proof boots are great- just know the water will go over your ankles (it's about ankle deep to waist in some areas) we all wore board shorts or bathing suits (lots of sunscreen) and some areas just sat in the water and dunked!! Super fun!! Bring lots of water (I drank about 1.5L- brought 3L and some Gatorade). Towards the end to the bridge you will climb some, but really not strenuous- just hot this time of year- you will cross over a bridge- that's not the bridge to nowhere- that bridge is about the halfway point to the bridge to nowhere-
An other review said there were Mosquitos-- we did not encounter any bugs! And we were in the water a lot! Use common sense and don't hang out in still water. We saw billy goats and garden snakes- super fun hike!! When you get to the bridge- hike down and hang out by the falls- swim a bit- have lunch and enjoy the sounds. The trails are not marked super well and are overgrown- but basically if you follow the river up stream you will be fine- it's in and out not a loop. Have fun!

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CLOSED: Garcia Trail to Azusa Peak
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1 Completed 1 Reviews

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East Fork Trail (Bridge to Nowhere)
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3 Completed 3 Reviews

I don't know how this hike is rated as easy on here. I did this hike on Friday when it was HOT which is probably why I didn't find it as easy. We began the hike around 7 which was probably our first mistake on what was to be a hot summer day. The hike has many opportunities for you to cross the steams, just remember where so that you don't feel lost on your way back. This isn't a heavily used trail so it is possible to loose the trail that everyone is using. There is some vegetation that has pointy leaves, watch out for those. The tail end of the hike where you're about to reach the bridge has a lot of incline and to make it more challenging, no shade at all. I liked this hike though because most of it is shared and you're walking along the water most of the time. Beware of Mosquitos though! On the way back I didn't really care for finding a way across the water and Jair walked though. Although at the time refreshing, I think that's how I ended up with a lot of bug bites. Finally, being water!!! Bring snacks also to recharge and there's only restrooms at the beginning of this hike.

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East Fork Trail (Bridge to Nowhere)
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3 Completed 4 Reviews

I did this on Saturday, June 20th and it was super hot. If you go when it is hot like this, take as much water as you can carry - you'll need it all. Would not recommend taking your dog in the heat unless you have booties - they can't handle it. Even with the booties my dog was close to overheating. This is a great hike the entire way - you don't HAVE to go all the way to the bridge to enjoy it. It is perfect if you want to just go a few miles in, lounge in the stream, enjoy lunch and then head back. If you do go to the bridge - be sure to continue past to the waterfall - it is amazing and refreshing!

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CLOSED: Garcia Trail to Azusa Peak
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1 Completed 1 Reviews

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Lake Trail
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5 Completed 2 Reviews

Great

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Golden Cup Discovery Trail
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5 Completed 2 Reviews

It was very short. No water around so sad that the drought is eating so much of our beautiful nature.

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