New to Pasadena? Visiting? Been here forever but tired of your usual routes?  Join us over on the Facebook group for a daily dose of community-contributed ideas of where to walk.

Here also are some links and resources for ideas for walking neighborhoods, trails, guided tours and more. With MANY thanks to the fantastic members of the Walking Pasadena Facebook group for the great ideas! Have a suggestion for this list? Please get in touch!


Pasadena Heritage offers walking home tours in the spring, some kind of event during Preservation Month (May), a three-day Craftsman Weekend in November & every other year, a party on the Colorado Street Bridge.

Bungalow Heaven offers a neighborhood home tour once a year and proceeds are used to enhance their park.

Historic Pasadena App – The “Historic Pasadena” smart phone app allows you to search for any historic resources near your current location, search for specific kinds of historic resources (such as architectural styles, works of a particular architect, etc.), and follow pre-defined mobile tours created by the City and other agencies. The app is available for both iPhone and Android devices.

City of Pasadena Walking Tours

Places to Walk

Old Town

Green Street

Huntington Library (entrance fee applies)

Pasadena Civic CenterPasadena Civic Center

Caltech & PCC

Ambassador College

Rose Bowl LoopRose Bowl Loop

Public Art Walking Tour (self-guided)

Historic Pasadena Walking Tour (self guided)

Hiking Trails

Eaton Canyon

Sam Merrill Trail / Echo Mountain

Henninger Flats

Sierra Madre – First Water Trail

Arroyo Seco