Monrovia Canyon Park Trail

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Monrovia Canyon Park Trail is a 5.8 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Monrovia, California that features a waterfall and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

5.8 miles 1453 feet Out & Back

dog friendly

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

river

views

waterfall

wild flowers

wildlife

Surprises at every turn We took a forked trip to hike the two canyons. One was short, almost too short but in retrospect a way to start experiencing the alive canyons with the spider webs hanging from branches to rocks and filtering the sunlight. Or the pleasant surprised of seeing a small rattle snake on the concrete walkway out of the forest. The early morning hike gave a morning dew filtered light with the coolness of the damp ground. Refreshing. The mushrooms and the rocks with the little meadows, and the water falls as well as the creeks provided a sense of wonderment.

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2 days ago

It is not a 5.8 mile trail.. there are seperate hikes a 1.5 mile and a 3.5 mile.

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14 days ago

Nice hike for beginners. If your friends aren't interested in hiking because they don't know what to expect, than trust me that this hike is for them. All the kids are doing it. I like it cause of the abundance of shade and the distance isn't brutally long. The waterfall at the end is nice to sit on a rock and reflect. Although the waterfall area is pretty small which can get very crowded. At least you can touch the waterfall without having to get your feet wet.

Parking is $5 during the week and $6 on weekends. Make sure you bring the cash to pay for your pass. If you want a little more challenge it's best to park at the bottom and walk up the road till you get to the trail, then it'll be worth the workout.

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15 days ago

Nice hike to get out and explore with your pup, dog friendly trail. There's three different parking locations, lower, middle, and upper. The locations all have a trail that will lead you right to the waterfall. I did the middle area and the trail was like a forest, and the river was along the side of the pathway. Just if it rains, the day after will get really muddy on the trail. Overall good hike!

1 month ago

Beautiful trails with old trees.

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1 month ago

this is a easy hike, you don't really need a hiking stick or hiking shoes. alot of shade, it can get busy but there are breaks between hikers so you get a few moments of solitude and you end the hike at small but beautiful falls where you can rest and eat a small snack this hike is not a loop.

3 months ago

Very easy and peaceful hike!

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4 months ago

2nd time here! Easy hike.

4 months ago

nice trail for all skill levels

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4 months ago

nice trail to follow.

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4 months ago

From the nature center, you have two trailheads: 1) Going to the dam and 2) Going to the waterfall. Each is about 1.5 miles. Relative easy and pleasant for most hikers.