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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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9 Completed 2 Reviews

Aug 31 2014 Started the trail at about 9am. Hiked the first few miles under mostly shade with several low water crossings (rock hoppimg to avojd getting wet). Once you get within about 1 mile before the bridge, you begin waking up a gradual climb. If you are carryimg a loaded backpack for overnight, lime we were (60 lb and 30 lb pack), the climb becomes exhausting in the unshaded climb in hot temps (90+). Make sure you have at least a gallon per person if you are making this hike in the hot temps.

Once you get to the bridge (actual mileage on my GPS showed 7.26 miles, NOT 5), there are shallow swimming pools once you hike down some pretty steep and slippery decents. At this point, we had a filtering system (Hiker Pro on Amazon) and refilled out water containers. As I was doing so, several people approached me and asked for me to fill their water bottles for their return trip. So again...bring a ton of water.

After cooking some chicken and rice along the water and refilling our water containers, we continued toward Iron Fork campground. After hiking another mile (heavy packs making the hike more difficult than usual) we found an excluded place along the running water and set up our tent/camp (about 5 pm). The campsite was beautiful with our private cool spring pools. After dinner and relaxing, we place our food and trash in bags and hung them 15 ft in the air, 200 ft from our camp (bears are in this area ofter, along with mountain lion).

Then next morning we got an early start (7am to beat the heat) and headed back to the East Fork Trail head. Overall the hike was rewarding and a good experience. The total hike, per my GPS, was approximately 16 miles out and back. So make sure u beat the heat, and SERIOUSLY, bring a ton of water (or ask someone to filter it for you...;-)).

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East Fork Trail (Bridge to Nowhere)
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8 Completed 0 Reviews

This was an awesome hike. As our first overnite hike it was a little much, being that it stated it was a 10 mile hike in and out, it was actually around 14 miles.
The views of the river running during the hike were beautiful and once we reached the bridge to no where it was breath taking. we found an awesome spot next to the stream to set up camp. gourgeous view at nite.
If you have never done this hike I do advise to wear waterproof hiking shoes as you will cross several streams and have plenty of water. Also if hiking during hot weather start as yearly as possible due to hardly any shade during hike.

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

It was a long day but fun

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East Fork Trail (Bridge to Nowhere)
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2 Completed 2 Reviews

My most favorite hike yet. Super long but even more rewarding!

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Garcia Trail to Azusa Peak
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2 Completed 2 Reviews

The trail is closed I defiantly....we were told. My man and I did it anyways. Super steep. Mud slides have washed the path away at parts. Made it pretty sketchy. Once we neared the top...we noticed the workers taking down the A. There is no more trail. There is no more A.

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East Fork Trail (Bridge to Nowhere)
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9 Completed 6 Reviews

Done this hike 3 times. Decided to hike up on the trail and take the creek back. The hike up on a causal walk is 2 hours. The hike back down the creek is minium 3.5 hours. You can only do the creek when the water is low unless you want to swim down, in areas. We had backpacks and still got those a little wet. All in all, good trail!

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

Went last week in Wednesday and started around 8:15am. Reached the bridge within about 2 hours. There are many trails that split off in different directions and will meet back up after some point. I had to cross the stream 3-4 times on the way to the bridge. In the way back I found the short cuts that made me only cross the stream once. Return trip took me an hour and a half totaling about 3.5 hrs round trip. I recommend going early, like around 6:30-7 in order to beat the heat, also LOTS of water! I would say a half gallon minimum

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Heaton Flat to Iron Mountain Trail
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13 Completed 8 Reviews

Hiked to Iron Mountain twice over the last several years. This should be rated a double black diamond due to the elevation gain of 6K feet. Last time we hiked we saw 2 baby rattlers on the upper portion of the trail. It is likely you will be alone on this trail and should be prepared accordingly. We did not use poles. As to a previous poster, there are NOT many things to do on this trail, his comment should have been placed in the East Fork section and not Iron Mountain. There are no mines, swimming, or fishing on this trail, so don't bring your swimsuit.

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East Fork Trail (Bridge to Nowhere)
by Mickey G.

9 Completed 6 Reviews

Did this hike early Saturday morning. Loved it! Did not make it to the bridge because I had 3 kids with me.
We hiked a few miles, found a nice shady spot by the river and had lunch and a swim. Kids loved it!
they had fun looking for gold! Definitely going back with adults only and making it all the way to the
bridge.

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East Fork Trail (Bridge to Nowhere)
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22 Completed 14 Reviews

Walked to the bridge through water (wet-hike) had lunch at the pools at the bridge.. Then hiked out from the trail at the bridge (top) sketchy on the 1st part of trail but faster!! Awesome hike!! With kids no dog but many dogs in water if hiking out the same way.. Thanks Chris!!

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