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
1279 feet
Out & Back

dog friendly

kid friendly



nature trips

trail running






wild flowers


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. $5 parking fee

26 days ago

Great hike for the family! The small waterfall is perfect for little ones to play in. Some rocky paths so wear good shoes.

1 month ago

I took the trail to the waterfall on 2.6.18 and there was a nice flow. The Park is closed to traffic on Tuesdays, but you can still come to walk the trails. Trail is excellent and has shade for 90% of your adventure. Moderate grade, but it’s broken into manageable segments. I recommend you start on the Bill Cull trail then meet up with the canyon trail. It’s much better than walking on the pavement without shade.

2 months ago

Great trial with the family, friends, small kids, and dogs. It takes us two hours to walk all the way up to the waterfall and come back, and totally 2 miles. Most of the trial cover the shade. Parking is six dollars for holiday and weekend.

2 months ago

Completed on 1/12/18
The waterfall is pretty and the hike towards it is well shaded. The other fork noted in this route takes you up a paved road, and not well shaded. I don't really see the point in taking this part all the way up. It doesn't really go anywhere, but if you hike up to the top of the dam, that is pretty cool and has a great view.

2 months ago

Great hike. Bring plenty of water! $5 to park weekdays, I was cought off gaurd with it being $6 on the weekend. Now go have fun!

2 months ago

Good trail!!!

2 months ago

Keep your kids close but a great hike.

2 months ago

Great hike. Nice hike for both first timers and advanced hikers.

3 months ago

Couldn't go as there is a sign saying the park is closed until further notice.

5 months ago

Beautiful little hike (great for kids/dogs) you could avoid paying the $5/$6 fee if you do the quick hike from the neighborhood at the bottom...I was excited to see how clean this trail was (how sad right) and the waterfall was smaller than I expected, but still just beautiful. love this hike

8 months ago

Nice easy trail with a small waterfall at the end.

9 months ago

the trail is a beautiful trail,but it is a little to short

9 months ago

We went on Monday Memorial Day. The parking situation was very limited and had to find street parking, but no costs on the street. The trail was very narrow if there was any oncoming hikers one party would have to stop as others pass. There were almost too many people to enjoy probably due to the holiday weekend and the one waterfall at the end was too crowded. Only stayed for about 5 minutes and left. Under the tree lined areas, it was very pretty and green with little creeks on the way up. Overall, we give this trail three stars.

11 months ago

This was a quaint little hike. We got to the neighborhood before the trailhead around 8:30, the parking lot was already full so we parked in the neighborhood. The entire hike was very green (thanks to the recent rain), shaded and had a pretty steady incline the whole way. The waterfall was flowing and very beautiful although not one of the most dramatic ones I have seen. Overall, we really enjoyed the hike for its relative seclusion in comparison to some of the other hikes in the area and had a very local feel with everyone being welcoming and respectful. I am a big proponent of quietly enjoying nature and that was what we found here. We would definitely go again!

11 months ago

Great & beautiful hike

11 months ago

I must have hiked a different trail, because it was definitely not easy and my Fitbit clocked me in at just under 5 miles. We did end up at the waterfall, so I have no idea what trail we were on--but it was gorgeous! No one was around and it was totally shaded and beautiful. Made up for the underwhelming waterfall. My dog also loved it.

11 months ago

Sunday, March 05, 2017

It's an easy moderate hike..a lot of great scenery..nice for family and to have a picnic

Thursday, March 02, 2017

Falls Trail starts at the nature center located at the upper lot ending at the waterfall. Total distance ~1.5 miles RT. Was very crowded on the Saturday we went. Could be nice except for the lowlives & their spawn who run around throwing rocks and sticks. Paid $6 to park at the lower lot adjacent to the ranger station. Most people park down in the residential area or park in the aforementioned lot and ignore the pay to park signs.

Monday, February 27, 2017

Awesome well marked trail. The hike is fairly easy all the way to the waterfall. Beautiful views, and a Beautiful green picnic area by the Nature Center. On my way to the waterfall I spotted various squirrels, a couple of salamanders and a brown bear. Yes, a bear!! You will definitely enjoy this hike!
$5 parking fee on weekdays and $6 on weekends or free if u decide to stay in the bottom of the canyon.

Saturday, February 25, 2017

Amazing trail some incline but not too bad. Roughly 3 miles round trip $6 parking charge weekends or you can park at the bottom for free.

Friday, February 24, 2017

Paid $5 for parking. Not bad, I actually don't mind it as it goes toward fees for maintaining the park. Very easy trail, waterfall at the end was nice and full due to the recent rain. 2.5miles roundtrip, one hour total including about 15 minutes enjoying the waterfalls

Thursday, February 23, 2017

it was a great hike for my family went smooth on the way to the fall and the way back from it

Thursday, February 23, 2017

great hike

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Monrovia Canyon Falls

This is a beautiful Hike and great for all skill level. The biggest thing to know is that you have to Pay to park here, the Adventure pass is not valid. If you don't want to pay $10 to park you can walk up the canyon and park below in the residential area.

Just Enter Monrovia Canyon Falls into your GPS and it will take you right to the destination.

The Hike itself is well shaded, so this is a great hike for the Summer when it get really Hot. It is a popular trail, so come early. The Trail to the Falls is about 2.5 miles but there are a few other trails you can take inside the Canyon to up your miles.

Good luck

Saturday, January 21, 2017

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

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Great hike, beautiful waterfall. $5-6 for parking

Monday, January 09, 2017

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.

Sunday, January 08, 2017

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!

Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Beautiful trails with old trees.

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