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Eaton Canyon

In my opinion this is the best canyoneering route in California. Beautiful waterfalls, jumps, slides, pools, some awesome narrows, and a cool approach make this one of the best adventures around.

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Fall Creek

Fall Creek is quite the pleasant route down, you guessed it, a canyon with flowing water and waterfalls to rappel as it crashes its way towards its confluence with the much larger Big Tujunga Canyon.  For what it lacks in length and epicness, it makes up for its ease of access and a generally easy

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Fern Canyon

So since this website is aimed and chronicling every canyon I come across, Fern Canyon has made its way into the database.  The name on topo maps is Home Creek and this route is an out and back thru a magnificent fern lined canyon.  This is a short easy walk and really isn’t incredibly interesting

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Great Falls of the Fox

With a name like Great Falls of the Fox, this canyon has gotta be good right?  Indeed, Fox Creek is a spectacular yet demanding route buried within a difficult to access location in the Sang Gabriel Mountains.  It uses the same approach as Fall Creek from Big Tujunga Canyon, yet the route continues onwards and

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Little Santa Anita Canyon

Hidden within plain sight, Little Santa Anita Canyon showcases what canyoneering in Southern California is all about.  The is a route suitable for beginners and offers several lovely, easy rappels varying in height up to 60 feet.  The route is one of the easiest ones around with a nice, well traveled and established trail outside

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Middle Fork Lytle Creek

Lytle Creek gains force as it crashes its way down the from Icehouse Saddle towards an eventual death in the San Bernadino Valley, yet forms a spectacular gorge along the way.  The Middle Fork in particular is especially interesting from a canyoneering perspective; though not overly challenging or lengthy, it does offer a unique and

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Rubio Canyon

From what my memory recalls, Rubio Canyon was a fairly mediocre route with at least one solid rappel down a narrow, fluted and smooth chute which is similar in character to the Great Falls of the Fox, but, um, not quite as great.  It does have some interesting history of a bulldozer or something causing

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Tenaya Canyon

This is a bit of an oddball route on this website, since it is simply in a different location and different style than most canyons I have done.  Regardless, Tenaya Canyon, located within Yosemite National Park, is a serious route that is not to be taken lightly.  The approach is rather easy as you come

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The Seven Teacups

Rarely is a route named in such a fashion but this one in particular deserves such an odd title.  The Seven Teacups are a section of Dry Meadow Creek that is popular amongst both canyoneers and kayakers.  In higher flows this is an exciting whitewater route with several waterfalls in quick succession.  During early summer

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