LA - Hike: 🌈 Pride Outside at Eaton Canyon Natural Area in Pasadena

  • Thu, June 27, 2024
  • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
  • Eaton Canyon Natural Area


  • Answer questions about Great Outdoors, talk potential members contact information, collect raffle tickets

    Shift 5:30pm - 9pm

Registration is closed
Pasadena, CA - Dove Creek Townhome Community

Join us for Pride Outside,

a Pride Month Celebration at Eaton Canyon Natural Area

Queer Plant Walk- Celebrating the Diversity of Native Plants!

Thursday, June 27, 6 - 9 PM

Eaton Canyon Natural Area Park and Nature Center is a natural preserve located at the base of the San Gabriel Mountains. This scenic 198 acre natural area was originally called “El Precipicio” by Spanish settlers because of its steep gorges, and was later named after Judge Benjamin Eaton a progressive pioneer, who was the first to use irrigation from Eaton creek to grow grapes on the slopes. Visitors can explore Eaton Canyon’s expansive hiking and equestrian trails, along with a staging area, seasonal streams, abundant native plants and wildlife and a nature center with displays, live animals, classrooms, auditorium and gift shop!

Location: Eaton Canyon Natural Area1750 N Altadena Dr, Pasadena, CA 91107 (626) 398-5420 

Distance of walk: 1.5 hour walk around the Natural Area exploring plants, approximately 1 mile round trip, one stream crossing with 2 inches of water.  Wear shoes that can get wet or cross over rocks.

Time: 6 PM 

EVENT: LA County Parks is hosting Pride Month celebrations through the month of June at various parks, pools and natural areas in partnership with LGBTQ+ community-based organizations with the hope to elevate inclusion in parks and recreation programs and spaces, while celebrating LA County’s diversity. Each park will host a different activity and experience that may range from a picnic, artist experience, concert, and dance, just to name a few.

We are very excited to have been invited to collaborate with the Eaton Canyon Nature Center, where we will be joining our Eaton Canyon partners on a Queer Plant Walk - Celebrating the Diversity of Native Plants in addition to hosting a table to answer questions about who Great Outdoors is and to provide some fun giveaways. The Eaton Canyon team will also have other activities including crafting, nature journaling and more! 

ECNCA - Eaton Canyon Nature Center Associates | A Zoological, botanical, and geological nature ...

Our walk will begin at the Nature Center where we will learn more about the Park.  We will then walk through our Native Garden and into the natural area

and discover the amazing world of sexual diversity in native plants, their habitat preferences, pollinator partners, reproductive systems and so much more.

After the walk, you will be invited to join activities including nature journaling and painting.  Then, lets socialize as you check out our nature exhibitors as well as resources and volunteer opportunities available to you!

Free but must register in advance via the GOLA website.

Carpool/ridesharing information: Due to liability and insurance reasons Great Outdoors cannot organize carpools and hike/trip leaders cannot take an active role in making arrangements for participants' transportation. If you would like a ride, or could provide a ride, members can sign up on your own at the link below.

Go Car Free

Bring: Drinking water in reusable bottle, sun protection, and wear sturdy footwear. Carry your emergency contact info with you at all times. And, feel free to wear your Pride colors, flags, etc. 

Hike Leader: John Butta

Questions: Contact: John Butta (213) 200-7843 or

If you need to cancel your registration, it is very important that you please contact John so that persons who may be on a wait list can be accommodated. Thank you.

Health Problems/allergies: It is the responsibility of participants to carry on their person a record of significant allergies, medications and medical history in the event of a medical emergency. Discuss any medical concerns with the hike leader if you wish.

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