Pasadena Outdoor Activities
Let our list be your guide to places in Pasadena that naturally appeal to anyone who loves nature, the outdoors, and all things not man-made. We’ve made sure to fill your day with zoological wonders, mountain trails, under water adventures and more.
Outdoor lovers love the Los Angeles Zoo and Botanical Gardens
. Spend your day talking with more than 1,100 animals from around the world and exploring a beautiful botanical garden at a zoo made famous when two of its primates starred in the 1971 movie Planet of the Apes
Address: 5333 Zoo Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90027 - MAP
Phone: (323) 644-4200
Discover a natural high when you hike across the Arroyo Seco Trails
. Novice and pros alike enjoy the eleven mile trek through the steep San Gabriel Mountain canyons that travel in, out and around babbling streams, rugged mountain terrain, and urban city freeways – some of the most beautiful outdoor landscapes in the state.
Address: 570 W. Avenue 26, Los Angeles, CA 90065 - MAP
Phone: (323) 405-7326
Eaton Canyon Park
is a 190-acre site where visitors come to see native animals, plants and rocks. The popular nature preserve is nestled at the foot of the San Gabriel Mountains and is where thousands of people come to find an ideal outdoor adventure to enjoy sightseeing, backpacking and picnicking.
Address: 1750 N. Altadena Dr Pasadena, CA 91107 - MAP
Phone: (626) 398-5420
Enjoy hours of fun in the sun at Knott’s Soak City Water Park
. Pasadena’s largest water park is the spot to soak up water thrills like the Malibu Run, where you’ll be racing down and around four wet and wild adventurous slides or getting soaked at the Tidal Wave Bay in the 750,000-gallon wave pool. This outdoor oasis gets hot in the summer so be sure to bring some sunscreen!
Address: 8039 Beach Blvd, Buena Park, CA 90620 - MAP
Phone: (714) 220-5200
Dive into an underwater adventure at Eco Dive Center
. Let the certified friendly staff introduce you to an exciting diving class to become an open-water diver. These folks make learning easy, fun and most of all safe. They’ll even outfit you with new scuba equipment.
Address: 4027 Sepulveda Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90230 - MAP
Phone: (310) 398-5759