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BROOKSIDE PARK & LOWER ARROYO
360 North Arroyo Boulevard
Brookside Park offers facilities for picnicking, hiking, biking, volleyball, softball, archery, casting, and other activities.
(626) 744-7275
CHANTRY FLAT TO HOEGEE'S TRAIL CAMP
Angeles National Forest near Pasadena
From the 210 Freeway, exit Santa Anita Avenue in Arcadia.  Take Santa Anita north and follow Chantry Road six miles up the mountainside to the Chantry picnic area.  From the parking area at Chantry Flat, head down the paved fire road into the canyon.  This is about 6 miles roundtrip. This ends at the stream at the canyon bottom.  Cross the small bridge and turn left.  The first half of this hike takes you boulder hopping through the canyon, surrounded by trees.  Hoegee's Campground is about 2.5 miles upstream, requiring one last stream crossing before reaching it.  This is a good half-way point to stop and have lunch.  Resume your hike by crossing the stream again, just up from the campground.  You will climb steeply for a while, then the trail levels off.  
Angeles National Forest, (818) 899-1900
CHANTRY FLAT TO STURTEVANT FALLS
Angeles National Forest near Pasadena 
From the parking area at Chantry Flat (see directions above to picnic area), head down the paved fire road into the canyon.  This ends at the steam at the canyon bottom.  Cross the small bridge and turn right, heading up the canyon.  You will pass several private cabins.  When you reach a junction, bear right.  Only a short distance down this trail is Sturtevant Falls.  
Angeles National Forest, (818) 899-1900
EATON CANYON FALLS TRAIL
Angeles National Forest near Pasadena
From the 210 Freeway, exit Altadena Drive north to Mendocino; turn right to Pinecrest; then turn right again.  Park on Bowring and walk through the gate to the trail.  After you cross the bridge, turn right and swing back down under the bridge to start the hike.  Only 2 miles roundtrip, there is considerable boulder hopping as you move upstream toward the falls.  Use caution in the rainy season, as you could easily lose your footing.  Mornings are the best time to do this hike.
Eaton Canyon Nature Center, (626) 398-5420
EATON CANYON PARK/EATON CANYON NATURE CENTER
Angeles National Forest near Pasadena 
This area can be combined with the Eaton Canyon Falls trail for a longer hike (approx. 4 miles roundtrip).  Park in the lot at Eaton Canyon Park and start your hike from there.  From the parking lot, head straight up the canyon.  After a mile, you will reach a bridge.  Pass under the bridge and keep going to the falls.  During summer months, the canyon hike is virtually dry until you reach the bridge.  During the rainy season, the stream runs all the way to Eaton Canyon Park.
Eaton Canyon Nature Center, (626) 398-5420
HENNIGER FLATS TRAIL
Angeles National Forest near Pasadena 
From the 210 Freeway, exit Altadena Drive north to Mendocino; turn right to Pinecrest; then turn right again.  Park on Bowring and walk through the gate to the trail, down the fire road and across the bridge.  Then start uphill.  The hike takes you up the old Mount Wilson toll road for an elevation gain of 1,400 feet.  It's about 2.5 miles uphill to Henniger Flats.  The hike is best done during the fall, winter and spring months, as there is little shade along the way.  
Henniger Flats Forestry Center, (626) 794-0675
MILLARD CANYON FALLS TRAIL
Angeles National Forest near Pasadena
From the 210 Freeway in Pasadena, exit Lake Avenue north to Loma Alta Drive and turn left (west). Take Loma Alta Drive to Chaney Trail (a flashing yellow light) and turn right.  Drive over the hill on Chaney Trail and down the other side into Millard Canyon.  Park in the parking area at the bottom. This is any easy hike and very short (just over 1 mile roundtrip).  It involves a relatively easy walk past the Millard campground to the trailhead.  A right turn up the stream bank takes you boulder hopping up to the Millard Canyon Falls.
Angeles National Forest, (818) 899-1900
SAM MERRILL TRAIL
Angeles National Forest near Pasadena 
From the 210 Freeway, travel north on Lake Avenue until it ends.  Park on the street.  Walk east (left when facing the mountains) alongside the fence to the canyon edge.  It's a steep, narrow hike that's about 5 miles roundtrip.  You hike a short distance along a fence, drop down across a small canyon and start switch backing up the mountainside to the cable car ruins at Echo Mountain and to the stone foundations of the hotel that was once there.
Angeles National Forest, (818) 899-1900

 



For further information, contact or stop by our Visitors Center located at: 
171 South Los Robles Ave., Pasadena, CA 91101      Tel: (626) 795-9311 or  (800) 307-7977  Fax: (626) 795-9656
Hours: Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m., Saturday, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.