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.