Eaton Canyon Natural Area is a 190-acre zoological, botanical, and geological nature preserve situated at the base of the beautiful San Gabriel Mountains. Visitors can enjoy its hiking trails, equestrian trails with a staging area, picnic areas, seasonal stream, rocks and minerals, various natural habitats, native plants, and wildlife. Open daily from sunrise to sunset.

Great Basin Fence Lizard
Western (Great Basin) Fence Lizard

"Eaton Canyon Nature Center and Natural Area will be closed on
Monday, October 24, 2016 due to trail closure for tree maintenance work.
The park will reopen on Tuesday, October 25, 2016."

"Celebration of Oaks, October 29, 2016"
Click here for more information

Click here for the watercolor workshop registration form

"CNPS native plant sale
Saturday, November 5, 2016. click here
for more information


 The Eaton Canyon Nature Center
The new Eaton Canyon Nature Center was opened in November of 1998, replacing the old one which burned in the Altadena fire of October 27, 1993.  Our 7,600 square-foot building contains many fascinating displays, live animals, offices, classrooms, an auditorium, restrooms, and an information desk/gift shop. Feel free to come inside and look around.

Eaton Canyon Nature Center
Eaton Canyon Nature Center

Center staff and volunteers are present to help you find information about hiking trails, animals, plants, geology, history of the Canyon, ecology, docent-guided tours, scheduled walks, and other available programs.