Little Dalton Canyon via Lower Monroe Trail

MODERATE 16 reviews

Little Dalton Canyon via Lower Monroe Trail is a 3.9 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Glendora, California that offers the chance to see wildlife and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

Distance: 3.9 miles Elevation Gain: 954 feet Route Type: Loop

dog friendly

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

trail running

views

wildlife

no shade

I extended Colby to include Mystic Canyon and Little Dalton Canyon. Invigorating!

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2 months ago

very steep first mile, watch out for bikers

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3 months ago

Today I started at the Colby Trail and followed Glendora Mountain Road to Little Dalton Canyon. The stream is still running and the views are great! I then dropped down to Big Dalton Canyon Road and cut across the water district to the Berm Trail back to the Colby Trail. It was an exhilarating Spring hike!!

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3 months ago

Very steep and fairly washed out at the beginning of the trail, but great views. There's a lot of poison oak in surrounding areas and a few places where it extends into the trail, so be careful. Lots of flowers in bloom, and a good amount of creek crossings that were gorgeous.

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3 months ago

Great hike with beautiful views. Highly recommend going up where the directions from all trails tells you to park not near the road closed sign or coming down will be all scrambling downhill. We made that mistake! I will def do this again. Took about 2 hours with a brief break at lookouts.

Very steep but beautiful !

6 months ago

The biggest challenge is the first mile of the hike as you will ascend over 800 ft. Make sure to apply sunscreen and pause and enjoy the majestic San Gabriels to the east as you go. After reversing direction at Mystic Trail junction, it’s all downhill, literally. For the remainder of the hike you will be entertained by maple trees along a gently weaving trail which eventually connects to Glendora Mountain Rd. Watch out for trail runners and mountain bikers as you finish up the trail, though. And, once you’re on GMR, there will be plenty of asphalt junkies. Happy hiking!

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8 months ago

This was a great Saturday morning hike! For about the first mile of the hike the incline was very challenging for me but the rest of the hike was downhill and mostly shady. We saw a cave and a cool tunnel. Just pay attention to the trail because there seemed to be a lot of mountain bikers.

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