Eaton Falls

 38 votes

3.6 Miles 5.8 Kilometers

 

96% 

Runnable

40%

Singletrack

382' 117 m

Ascent

-382' -117 m

Descent

1,359' 414 m

High

981' 299 m

Low

4%

Avg Grade (2°)

9%

Max Grade (5°)

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A beautiful out-and-back to Eaton Falls with easy access from the Eaton Canyon Nature Center.

Zander Göpfert

Overview

Park open sunrise - sunset.
This out-and-back run starts from the lovely Eaton Canyon Nature Center, which is a great place to get outside in and of itself. Heading north, the trail is wide and gradual until the final section that leaves the Nature Center and heads onto Angeles National Forest. This stretch is comparatively much more wild as the trail narrows into singletrack and heads up through a tight ravine to the falls.
Features: River/Creek — Swimming — Waterfall
Dogs: Leashed

Runner Notes

The majority of this run is on a wide, dirt path with a final, singletrack section to the falls. A beautiful area to explore.

Description

To access this featured run, head to the Eaton Canyon Nature Center off Altadena Dr on Veranda Ave. Park anywhere within the Nature Center parking area and head north to the end of the lot.

Here, you'll start onto the Eaton Canyon Trail, which is a wide, dirt path that gradually heads upwards through the park. Continue bearing north/northwest using the Trail Run Project mobile app when necessary, but the trail should be easy to follow.

After ~1.2 miles, you'll approach a white concrete bridge where the Mount Wilson Toll Rd crosses Eaton Creek. Head under the bridge and onto the narrower section of trail that follows the creek up the ravine for a little over a half mile until it reaches the falls. This section is exciting to explore and makes for a great reward for younger travelers. That said, the terrain is a little more rugged and should be taken slowly.

After one tight left-hand hairpin turn, the trail comes out to the falls with the pool below. In the warmer months, many visitors can be seen enjoying the cool waters before their return trip. After enjoying this hidden oasis, turn back and return the way you came.

Flora & Fauna

Spring months can be a great time to see blooming wildflowers along this route.

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Aug 28, 2017
Alex H
Nice trail and a good fast run until the much more technical last part after the bridge. All up good fun.
Aug 25, 2017
Keri Adams
Difficult for my first time back on the trails in a while, but oh-so-rewarding! 3mi
Feb 26, 2017
Jovany Angel
Get there as early as possible to beat the crowds or try & avoid weekends besides that its a great trail, pet friendly
Dec 28, 2016
Bradley Peacock
3.7mi
Nov 23, 2016
Nick Johnston
4mi
Oct 19, 2016
Wayne Gunther

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  4.0 from 37 votes

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Conditions


All Clear 26 days ago
Fallen Trees - Some minor fallen trees in the more technical upper section but nothing that impedes.
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