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

Summer Nature Camp
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 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.