Outdoor Guide

With 300 days of sunshine, Pasadena is the perfect place to experience the great outdoors.

Eaton Canyon

Pasadena is one of California's most picturesque and historical cities, making it the ultimate getaway for those looking to explore the outdoors. Here are a few of our top picks for parks, gardens, and trails to explore in Pasadena:

Parks

Pasadena is full of beautiful parks that are ideal for an afternoon picnic, walk through nature, and more outdoor family fun. Visit Pasadena’s Brookside Park, Hahamonga Watershed Park, or Angeles National Forest, which features brilliant slopes and rocky canyons to hike along, to begin your outdoor adventure.

Gardens

Flowery gardens, natural landscapes, arboretums, and redwood forests are just the beginning of Pasadena’s endless beauty. Locations such as Descanso Gardens, Los Angeles County Arboretum, Tournament House and Wrigley Gardens, and The Huntington, which is a popular Hollywood filming spot, will illustrate what makes Pasadena one of the most stunning cities to tour.

Trails

There are plenty of trails within Pasadena to get active on. Grab your bike, dog, or family members, and discover the breathtaking views that Pasadena's landscape offers. Explore the Oak Knoll section of town, visit the world-famous Rose Bowl, or head out on a 10-mile stretch down the East Fork of the San Gabriel River with one of Pasadena’s hiking or biking tours. Whatever trail you choose, you are sure to run into breathtaking scenery.

More To Do

The incredible opportunities for fun and adventure the city of Pasadena boasts does not end here. Make sure to check out the listings below for more thrilling outdoor activities in Pasadena, including local sporting events, golf courses, beautiful views, and more.

Santa anita park, horse racing
Active Life and Sports

Santa Anita Park

Santa Anita Park. Considered one of the world's most beautiful race tracks, Santa Anita is home to numerous prestigious races including the Santa Anita Derby,...

Ucla football at rose bowl stadium
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UCLA Bruins Football

The nation's most famous college football stadium – The Rose Bowl – has been the home of UCLA football since 1982. UCLA football is a member of the Pac-12...