Really good hill, gonna burn your biscuits on the east side hill. You can connect to several trails once you get to the top. Trailhead is at the end of Bonnie Cove north of Gladstone. Park under freeway bridge or go past the gate and there is a maintained lot.
Great workout, several trail heads at the dog park that reads at Mauna Loa east of Glendora Ave. From easy to difficult. Favorite loop to do start at trail head just behind dog park pens take a right up to Wild Iris trail make another right onto Walnut trail which will take you to the fire road, go left and it'll loop back to the top of Wild Iris or you can press onto the other trails like Mustard or Toyon. All loop back to dog park.
The place to run and Hike is perfect, but can I just can't deal with owners who let their dogs with a leash, what's scary is that they bring 2 or 3 big dogs like pit bulls WITHOUT A LEASH!!!!! I have a knife, Im not taking chances, I come 3 times a week and I come with kids.
If I have to kill a dog to save my sons life so be it, when it all can be prevented by the owners having THEIR DOGS ON A LEASH.
I did the small loop not much shade but a nice trail none the less. Went up the west side and down the east, the east side of the trail seems to have shade than the west in the AM. I will definitely be coming back to explore more of the trails that feed into this one.
Great little corse, at only 2 miles it's not a daunting hike but it dose come with some Challenges the paved road is a nice steep clime that gets your heart going. Plenty of parking available three paths to choose from signs read mountain lions been spotted in the area . A nursery hidden off to the right of the middle of the trail. Fun enjoy great for quick work out day or when in need of quick cardio and great leg workout.
Every time I go to Azusa-CA (South East of LA) I drive on the Glendora MT. Road. I love driving there because the roads are nice and breath taking (if you are driving fast). Besides that you can do lots of fun things like picnickers,hikes, skying (Mt. Baldy), etc.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mount_San_Antonio. By visiting this page you can check the many hikes you can go there. I lived closed to the Glendora Mt. Road so I loved my adventures there, hiking or driving.
This trail is actually a well improved dirt road that is useable by bicycles and horses as well. It is good for a moderate workout and has some good views of the city below. Not particularly challenging but great for a family outing and kid friendly. No services so bring water. Many cacti in the slopes of the hills.