When I hiked up Eaton Canyon it was very crowded. The parking lot was even full and only street parking was available.
You will have to cross the river several times and you will get wet. Many people waited in a line to cross the river only to balance on a log and probably still get wet. I just walked right in and crossed the river. The cold water was refreshing.
Later on the trail you will come to a fork in the trail. Some scumbag tagged the sign pointing to the falls and it may be hard to see the sign. Take the trail under the bridge and after a short hike up the canyon you will see the magnificent falls.
To get there:
From the San Fernando Valley
101 south to
134 east to
210 east exit for Altadena Dr
Turn left at N Altadena Dr
Destination will be on the right:
1750 N Altadena Dr, Altadena, CA 91001