An easy-going hike along a slow-running creek with mild elevation gain that ends at a cascading waterfall.
- Once you're on North Altadena Drive, there's a cute cafe up the street worth checking out before or after your relaxing hike:
- Consider taking the 134 East and this will merge into 210 West. The exit you'll want to look for is North Altadena Drive and you'll take a left at the stop light after getting off the 210 West. Continue driving until passing New York Drive and then you have the ability to street park on Altadena Drive or pulling into the parking lot of the Eaton Canyon Nature Center. Keep in mind this parking lot gets full so try parking on Altadena Drive if there are any free spots available on the street.
- Starting at the Eaton Canyon Nature Center, follow the parking lot all the way toward the most northern part where a road gate is present and a dirt path is on the other side with restrooms. There will be a split and you can go either left or right since these both intersect a few hundred feet down the path.
- Continue following this level path all the way down until you reach the bridge for Mount Wilson Toll Road. There will be very limited shade on the trail prior to reaching this point; however, from this point on the trail will be almost entirely under trees the rest of the way.
- At this point, this is where the fun begins as you criss-cross over a shallow creek (there may be some wet shoes involved if you don't stay on the rocks to cross the creek). As you follow the stream, it will lead up to the scenic waterfall where there's a small pool beneath and most likely a crowd of people present. Sit near the water or further back on a rock and take in the view while you eat a snack or two before heading back.