To say that Eaton Canyon Falls is a pupular trail is an understatement. With an impressive waterfall, beautiful canyon scenery, and close proximity to Los Angeles, this hike definitely draws the crowds. Pack some snacks, water, and a leash, and head over to see what all the fuss is about!
Located at the foot of the San Gabriel Mountains, this hike delivers pawsome scenery and a nice workout. Begin your adventure by parking at the Eaton Canyon Natural Area Park and Nature Center. You may have a hard time finding a spot, especially on the weekends. The beginning of the trail cuts through a dry wash lined with shrubs and wildflowers before heading into the trees. After a mile or so, a tall concrete bridge comes into view. The left fork leads to the falls. From here, the trail gets narrower and more lush as it follows a creek. There are a couple stream crossings where you can either get your feet wet or walk on the boulders.
The sound of rushing waters is heard before you round the final corner and are greeted with the furrific 40 foot waterfall. Admire the cascading waters and let your pup wade in the cold mountain pool. This is typically a busy place, but try to find a spot to get a photo with your pup. Take a break before heading back down the trail.
Restrooms are located at the Eaton Canyon Nature Center.
It’s also worth it to pop in and check out the displays, live animals, and gift
shop. Before heading out on the trail, make sure your water bottles are full
and you have clean up bags. Since this trail is so pupular, it’s extra
important to pick up after your pup. No bones about it, Eaton Canyon Falls will
make your pup’s tail wag!