ElevationAscent: 382' 117 m
Descent: -382' -117 m
High: 1,359' 414 m
Low: 981' 299 m
GradeAvg Grade: 4% (2°)
Max Grade: 9% (5°)
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“A beautiful out-and-back to Eaton Falls with easy access from the Eaton Canyon Nature Center.”— Zander Göpfert
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 Mt. Wilson Toll Road #2N45 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.
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Land Manager: Eaton Canyon Natural Area Park and Nature Center