Explore the most popular Wildlife trails in Monrovia Canyon Park with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

It was a nice short hike but highly trafficked on the weekends.

this is a fun hike lots of shade and the stream is running pretty good right now and the waterfall looks great we saw quite a few people but this is a great time to do this hike lots of greenery and butterflies

Nice hike with so much greenery! Beautiful views. A great hike for the entire family.

Up the Bill Cull Trail to the waterfall, & return by way of the Nature trail.

17 days ago

This trail begins just north of the ranger station with a steady climb for the first half of the hike. If it’s the right time of the year, you can enjoy the soothing sounds of the water rushing down the canyon. Happy hiking!

Today I parked at the ranger station ($5) and headed north to the waterfall. You can drive up a little further and park or you can follow the asphalt road. Once you pick up the trailhead, the soothing flowing stream will guide you up the the waterfall... beautiful!

on Bill Cull Trail

20 days ago

The waterfall was fantastic with the melting snow and recent rains. Parking lot is small so you might have to park down the street, adding another mile to your trek.

the best although heavily traffic'd on weekends.

1 month ago

Great hike! Recommend it for kids. It’s not to long!

I really enjoy this trail! It’s really easy to do, honestly I would rate it easy rather than moderate & my activity level is like a 3/5. There are a few areas that are rocky but nothing too crazy, it’s easy to get around them. You also have to cross through a few small rivers so it’s best to wear some waterproof shoes/boots. It’s also very shady & nice. I do group hikes every weekend & I’m definitely going to be taking my group here!

Beautiful park in Monrovia. I did this hike on a Sunday morning, by 8am all parking spots were full so come early. Cost 6$ weekend 5$ weekdays. For this hike you have to walk up the paved road for quite a ways, then it branches off to Boy Scouts camp and dirt road. You follow the dirt road up for quite a ways till you finally get to the trail head. The hike is mostly up hill then brings you back down about the halfway point. Very beautiful hike and lightly trafficked.

Was my first time coming to this trail. It’s CLOSED due to washout from the rain

Great short, family friendly hike to one of the nicer waterfalls in the front range.

2 months ago

Beautiful, easy trail. Great, but shorter, alternative to Winter Creek since it's closed thanks to the stupid government shutdown.

Great little hike. Better if you can park close. We parked on the street before the first gate because the lots were “full” according to the power crazed park ranger. About 1.1 miles from our car to the trail. 0.9 from trail to the waterfall. Started right past the restrooms near a bear warning sign, about 0.1 miles left of the main route. Meets up with main route after 0.2 miles. My 2 1/2 year old did the entire trip without having to be carried. He was probably the youngest kid not being carried.

Easy with 7+ yo kids. The Waterfall itself is not worth the hike but the views and the trail itself keeps it interesting.

Amazing never ending hike. I started at 1. If I would of started earlier I would of kept going.

2 months ago

The trail was was easy and fun. Great for kids and pets. The trail is located within Monrovia Canyon, so parking is not free. $5 dlls on weekdays and $6 on weekends. Well worth it if you want to enjoy the entire park and not just the trail.

nice up hilltrail shady

2 months ago

This is a exhilarating hike!
Park in the ranger station parking lot and grab a fee envelope from the entrance stand directly across from the station... place your $ inside and begin your adventure. Follow the asphalt road about 0.20 mi. and take Trail Scout Reservation for the Ben Overturff Trail to your right. After about one mile of dirt road you will arrive at the trailhead (on your left).
Over the next 2 miles will gain 1000 ft. elevation using switchbacks and short bridges as you experience tree covered meadows and gently rolling streams of the canyon... and I paused often to enjoy the morning breeze of this glorious outdoor exploit.
Up next you will see a Deer Park Cabin/Restroom sign. If you choose the Deer Park Cabin option, (after about 100 yds.) you can learn a little bit about Ben Overturff. If you choose the Restroom option, this will lead you over to the Monrovia Canyon Truck Trail, reconnect with the original asphalt road, and guide you back down to the ranger station. All in all, a great day. Happy hiking!

Very well kept trail. Parking is $5 they do not accept adventure pass but do sell their own annual parking pass which I have bought in the past so I’ve spent a lot of time here. There are multiple entry starts depending how much you want to walk. Fairly easy. There is a waterfall at the end of the trail.

love it ! take my dogs to here every weekend

no vehicle access on Tuesdays :(

I loved this hike! You park at the sheriffs station before the kiosk and you pay for parking by getting an envelope at the kiosk and paying $6 on weekends and $5 on weekdays. Hike up the paved way and one the left side you start the trail up toward the Trusk Boy scout camp. Stay to the right of the trail all the way up! It’s a loop either way. There is a small Short cut and it continues through the loop. There is a water source for the dogs and this is a very dog friendly trail. Please keep your dogs on a leash! The trail is 70% covered And has a great incline! The trail gets fairly small coming back down you may need poles. Very beautiful hike that teaches you history about the area.

Saw two adolescent brown bear cubs wrestling at the top! Then they noticed us and got their mom. We didn’t think it was a good idea to stick around for a group pic.

Well maintained trail mostly under the canopy of White Alders, Western Sycamors, Canyon Live Oak and CA Bay Laurel trees in the canyon.

Great hike for young and old

3 months ago

Easy well kept shady trail

Nicely shaded and a great workout. Not heavily populated

3 months ago

Great moderate hike! Not too crowded. The way up was a little steep at times, but felt like a great way to be apart of nature. We took the dirt road back down which was a nice easy way to end the hike.

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