Free timed entry reservation Eaton Canyon Natural Area and access to the trail system through June 19

Free timed entry reservation Eaton Canyon Natural Area and access to the trail system through June 19

June 10, 2020


You can now make a free timed entry reservation Eaton Canyon Natural Area and access to the trail system through June 19. We've also opened up more time slots each day.


Reserve your spot today at 

You only need one reservation per vehicle or up to 4 people walking in. Please limit reservations to one per household, per day. 


Reservations are now required at Eaton Canyon Natural Area to keep trails from becoming overcrowded and allow enough space for trail users to maintain physical distancing of six feet, in accordance with current COVID-19 restrictions.

Timed entry reservations are available for 3-hour increments. Each time slot is limited to 125 reservations to prevent overcrowding. 

  • 8:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

  • 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

  • 2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Things to Remember for Your Visit:

  • Physical distancing of six feet and face coverings are required (see full list of requirements below).

  • Reservations must be made at least the day before your visit. No same-day reservations allowed.

  • You will need to log in or create a free account to make your reservation.

  • You can enter Eaton Canyon Natural Area through the main gate located at 1750 North Altadena Drive, Pasadena, CA, 91107.

  • You will need to show proof of reservation (either on mobile device or printout) and photo identification at the entrance.

  • No entry or waiting at the entrance will be permitted without a reservation.

Explore LA County Trails

Is your preferred date and time sold out? Check out the many other trails in Los Angeles County. You won't need a reservation, but you will need to follow the COVID-19 restrictions.

  • Search for a trail by location, difficulty, and accessibility on Trails LA County website and get up-to-date information for over 600 miles of trails.

  • Download the Trails LA County mobile app before heading out for real-time updates and offline location tracking and trail information to explore the extensive trail network within our diverse landscapes across the County.

Keep the Trails Safe!

Trail visitors must adhere to the follow the requirements when visiting Eaton Canyon Natural Area and all natural areas and trails within Los Angeles County:

  • Leave it at Home – The use of coolers, umbrellas, shade tents, BBQs, or chairs is not allowed. Plan ahead.

  • Keep it Moving – Passive recreation (lounging, picnics, sunbathing, etc.) is being restricted. Only active recreation (hiking, walking, running, etc.) will be allowed. Limit your time to under 10 minutes at destination spots.

  • Stay Safer at 6ft -- No matter the recreational activity, maintain a physical distance of six feet or more. Masks that cover nose, mouth, and chin are required in buildings, parking lots, trailheads, when passing people on the trails, and at destination spots. Visitors may be asked to leave if there are too many people to allow for the required physical distance.

  • Keep it Clean – Be prepared. Not all restrooms are open to the public. Bring drinking water, soap/sanitizer, and pack out all trash.

For the complete list of COVID-19 guidelines and more information on reopening efforts and other changes, visit the LA County Parks website at


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About LA County Parks and Recreation

The Los Angeles County Department of Parks and Recreation manages 183 parks and operates a network of 9 regional parks, 38 neighborhood parks, 20 community parks, 15 wildlife sanctuaries, 8 nature centers, 41 public swimming pools, more than 200 miles of multi-use trails for hiking, biking, and horseback riding, and the largest municipal golf system in the nation, consisting of 20 golf courses. The department also maintains four botanical centers: The Los Angeles County Arboretum and Botanic Garden, the South Coast Botanic Garden, Descanso Gardens, and Virginia Robinson Gardens. The department also owns and operates the iconic Hollywood Bowl and John Anson Ford Amphitheatre which are jointly managed with the Los Angeles Philharmonic Association, providing County residents with valuable entertainment and cultural resources.

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