Hike to Henninger Flats and Eaton Canyon Falls

NOT A BEGINNER HIKE!

Difficulty: 6/10, Advanced intermediate

Distance: 9 miles roundtrip

Elevation gain: 1620'

Time: 4-5hrs +/-

Place to meet: In front of the Eaton Canyon Nature Center

What to bring: 3 liters of water, lunch, money (if you want a soda), sunscreen, hat, hiking shoes or trail runners, trekking poles (if needed), and any medication that you might need.

We will first start on the Eaton Canyon trail and then head up the Walnut Canyon trail aka the Horse trail until it meets the Mt. Wilson toll road, where we will then continue up to Henninger Flats. A scenic perch covered in pine trees with a visitor center, campground, and lookout tower. This is where we will take our first break to eat and explore the area. (There are restrooms here and a soda machine in the Visitor center)

Then we will head back down the Mt. Wilson toll road until it meets the bridge to go down to the Eaton Canyon trail. We will head over to the falls which will be our second break. You are welcome to get in the water if there is still water at this time. Please be aware that we will be doing some rock hopping and possible stream crossing. After we will then head back to the cars via the Eaton Canyon trail.

Dogs are welcome if they can handle long distance and must be on a leash.

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  • Armando D.

    Amazing!

    1 · March 24, 2014

  • Gunther

    Shannon and Scott, thank you for a great organized hike, I had a good time and nice chats.

    1 · March 24, 2014

  • rnesto

    Great time. Lots of Fun. Thanks to Shannon and Scott :)

    2 · March 24, 2014

  • Monica E

    Thank you Shannon and Scott for a well organized hike. I met a lot of new people and liked the idea that no one was left behind.

    1 · March 24, 2014

  • Sherry

    Shannon, you were a great leader and I really enjoyed the hike!!

    1 · March 24, 2014

  • Maybelle

    Great Hike, great weather and friendly people... thank you Shannon and Scott.

    1 · March 23, 2014

  • Lee Z.

    Watch OUT !! The Trumpster is coming

    March 20, 2014

  • Scott H.

    Fabulous day for a hike! Cool morning, great route up with awesome people, new friends and fun times!

    1 · March 22, 2014

    • Shannon A.

      And Ty again for being the sweep!

      March 22, 2014

    • Scott H.

      No problem! :)

      March 22, 2014

  • Shannon A.

    We had a good turn out of hikers and it was such a great day! You all did and excellent job! It didn't even seem like we did 8 1/2 miles... This was a great group! I loved the comment about me not evening looking tired or breaking sweat... you guys are funny... had a fantastic time and hope to hike with you all again soon!

    March 22, 2014

  • Hana

    It was a wonderful hike! Thank you Shannon so much for organizing this :)

    1 · March 22, 2014

  • Carmen

    Very good workout in the company of friendly hikers. Thank you, Shannon!

    1 · March 22, 2014

  • Monica

    Very good!! Thank you Shannon.

    1 · March 22, 2014

  • Hana

    looking for parking!

    March 22, 2014

  • Berg

    Hi Shannon, sorry for the late cancellation, I got call to work; hopefully I'm off for tomorrows hike.
    Have a good time you all!

    1 · March 22, 2014

  • Linda W

    I don't feel well this morning, sorry for the late cancellation.

    1 · March 22, 2014

  • Carmen

    Hello Scott or Shannon! Is it possible to get a number to call you in case I need to let you know I'm running late a few minutes? I'll leave early, but traffic is something unpredictable in L.A. :)

    March 21, 2014

  • Dan K

    Going out of town SF. See you guys next time.

    March 21, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Anyone up for carpooling? I'm in the San Fernando Valley.

    1 · March 20, 2014

    • Shannon A.

      See... I told you that your chances were good and you're already on.

      1 · March 20, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      Thanks, Shannon. I've made other plans. Bye for now.

      1 · March 21, 2014

  • Sherry

    Anyone coming from Long Beach area that I can carpool with??

    March 21, 2014

  • Jane

    Hello, Shannon and Scott
    I'm unable to make the hike:/ please do give my spot to someone on the waiting list.
    Thank you
    Enjoy!!!!!!

    1 · March 21, 2014

  • Linda

    Anyone interested in carpooling... from the South Bay?

    March 8, 2014

    • Dan K

      Hi L, I am coming from Redondo beach area.if you want to ride along.

      March 21, 2014

    • Linda

      Hi Dan - I'm no longer doing this hike, but thanks for the offer. Have fun!

      March 21, 2014

  • Shannon A.

    The news keeps saying there will be possible drizzle Sat. This will not cancel the hike...

    March 20, 2014

  • Cesar

    Sorry can't make it )-;

    1 · March 20, 2014

  • Katrin

    Oh, is it this Saturday? We might just run into each other...I'm planning my trip to Mt Wilson from Henninger Flats on Saturday (well, if I make it). Hope to see ya! :-)

    1 · March 20, 2014

    • Katrin

      I've been planning this for a while now...training hard and waiting for the right weather...this is my chance to try again, last time I didn't bring enough food and water. So...next time! :-)

      March 20, 2014

    • Jay

      Vielleicht gehe ich mit Ihnen dann! ;) jk

      3 · March 20, 2014

  • Carmen

    Thank you, Scott and Shannon! I appreciate you let me know a got a spot in the hike.

    1 · March 20, 2014

  • Jen X.

    Scott & Shannon,
    Sorry I must cancel, a project came up, have to work. Will catch you all next time...thanks

    1 · March 20, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    I'm 22 on the wait list. What are my chances? I have never gone on a hike with so many people in the group.

    March 19, 2014

    • Shannon A.

      Well, I would say your chances are good if you still decide to go. People change plans all the time and you are already #20, but will probably be the 8th one to get on. All the people with a +1 have lower chances than you. But we'll see by Fri night. People drop the morning of as well. So all the people on wait list should probably consider coming.

      March 19, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      Goodness, Shannon. Thanks for taking the time to respond. I'll play it by ear.

      1 · March 19, 2014

  • Danny

    Coming from irvine , oc if anyone wants to carpool

    1 · March 19, 2014

  • Shannon A.

    People might wanna consider carpooling... there is a second parking and then after that the is street parking.

    March 19, 2014

  • Dave H.

    i need a ride from woodland hills area

    March 19, 2014

  • Shannon A.

    If your plans change, PLEASE update your RSVP! Thanks...

    March 18, 2014

  • Cesar

    YAY!!! Last on the list!!! Theres still a chance. (-;

    2 · March 17, 2014

  • Berg

    Coming from south Claremont (Indian Hill & 10 Fwy), anyone interested in hitchhiking?
    :-)

    March 17, 2014

  • Shannon A.

    So far the weather forecast says it's supposed to be 69° on Sat. If it's gonna be hot, then I will move up the start time. I will wait to make any changes (if needed) until Thur.

    1 · March 16, 2014

    • Berg

      I support your idea! :-)

      1 · March 17, 2014

  • Yoon m.

    Do we need a parking Pass?

    March 17, 2014

  • Christopher Q

    anyone from ktown? :)

    March 16, 2014

  • Kim C

    Hi Scott and Shannon, I had to cancel because I'm working on the 22nd. But I look forward to joining you guys again soon a hike. Have fun!

    March 8, 2014

    • Shannon A.

      Thank you and see you next time.

      1 · March 9, 2014

  • Dan K

    I am still on:-)

    March 4, 2014

  • Shari C.

    Darn, I have plans on this day. I hope you do this hike again Shannon, I've been wanting to take this for some time. Take Care!

    1 · February 18, 2014

    • Scott H.

      Yes, we need the rain! I love the green trees, the colorful flowers, and cool gree grass. Bring on the gentle rains.

      February 24, 2014

    • Jay

      Gentle rains? I was impressed by the storm last night and I'm from Washington State. We definitely got a good soak!

      March 1, 2014

  • Dan K

    Shannon, how come only 50 people. I am still on waiting list:-)

    February 28, 2014

    • Shannon A.

      Well, there's still 3 more wks until this hike. People always make other plans and cancel. I would plan on coming. Just gotta be patient!

      February 28, 2014

    • Scott H.

      Yes, be patient. The wait list will move quickly the last two weeks. :)

      February 28, 2014

  • Jay

    Maybe go a few steps farther to Fuji...??

    1 · February 24, 2014

    • sondra

      really funny jay, now you have to see my Fuji hike pics on FB

      February 24, 2014

    • Jay

      Sondra - Fuji is a point above Henninger - not Mt. Fuji (Japan)

      February 24, 2014

  • Katrin

    I just did this hike yesterday. 8.45 are you sure? It's gonna be hot and there's no shade! You need 2 hours up and 1 down which means you might be at the fall at around 1 pm...it's overcrowded and barely water left. Just letting you know... I'd join you but 8.45 is too late for me.

    February 17, 2014

    • Jay

      Nice Katrin! And Berg - have you tried making pottery? I'll settle for rubbing the mud all over my face and body to exfoliate 4 decades of sun baked hide, and...well...I just like that 'squishy' feeling :-)

      2 · February 21, 2014

    • Lee Z.

      Yea, Katrin

      February 21, 2014

  • Berg

    Awesome!
    One more fly out and I'm in the game! ...hahaha!!! ;-)

    1 · February 19, 2014

  • Rimona

    Oops. Sorry, I've signed up for another hike

    February 19, 2014

  • Terry

    I have done this hike in the past and it is very nice. However I do want to go on the part near the end over to the falls. Is there an easy way to be directed to take the path back to Eaton and avoid the trail to the falls?

    February 18, 2014

    • Shannon A.

      It's only one trail back if you don't wanna go to the waterfall. You can go back once we get to the bridge junction.

      February 18, 2014

    • Terry

      Thanks. I will be there.

      1 · February 18, 2014

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