Monrovia Canyon Waterfall Trail

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Monrovia Canyon Waterfall Trail is a 1.4 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Monrovia, California that features a waterfall 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 but must be kept on leash.

Distance: 1.4 miles Elevation Gain: 311 feet Route Type: Out & Back

dogs on leash

hiking

nature trips

walking

bird watching

running

partially paved

views

waterfall

wild flowers

wildlife

muddy

washed out

Beautiful shaded hike. Dog friendly as well. They provide poop bags at the trail head yet people still cant pick up after their own pet. Other than that this hike is a nice one!

nice shade trail all the way to the waterfall. parking available at the beginning of the trail and they charge but you can park one mile before for free on the street. 3 mile up and down together

Nice, easy hike. Good for a quick hike with beautiful scenery.

walking
13 days ago

Really awesome trail. Nice and shaded with lots of little cool areas. You have to cross the creek a couple times which I really enjoyed. Beautiful lighting and plant life. Perfect for dogs! Knocked it down a star only because it had quite a bit of people on the trail and crowded around the waterfall, including lots of screaming kids, so it wasn't the most peaceful, but still worth it!

18 days ago

we did this hike on an overcast day just after Christmas and there was a lot of people and there was some water so the waterfalls were okay it's a nice easy hike for beginners

hiking
19 days ago

Easy hike! Good for dogs and kids but downside is parking is $6

The waterfall was underwhelming but that’s not the fault of the trail. It’s been a dry season. Costs $6 to park on the weekends. Most folks park on Canyon and walk the mile to the start of the hike to save money. It’s probably worth it. Will for sure come back. Beautiful views.

hiking
1 month ago

One of my favorite trails in L A during the day , but hiking it at night it’s really an adventure!!

hiking
muddy
1 month ago

recorded Ben Overturff Trail

hiking
1 month ago

Combined it with the falls trail for a total of 8 miles. The road to get to the trailhead is nothing special, but the trail itself is beautiful and secluded. Uphill going out, downhill coming back.

fee
1 month ago

parking fee on the ground is $6 now. There are scenic routes and pavements option to head over to the waterfall. Well-maintained by the city of Monrovia. We saw family talking there fall portrait here at the trail junction.

hiking
bugs
2 months ago

A beautiful canyon trail, following relaxing streams throughout. The waterfall appeared to be at full strength, and there were opportunities to see squirrels, chipmunks, lizards, and birds. Lots of dogs and families on the waterfall trail, all were respectful of others and their surroundings.

hiking
bugs
2 months ago

Wasn’t my planned trip today but ended up here. Very pretty trail. Too short for me and saw a few to many people for a weekday morning, but it’s California. What can you do? I would absolutely Rocco end taking kids on this hike or anyone looking for a short pretty walk in the woods.

hiking
2 months ago

Great hike, very shady and relaxing. BUT I ran into a bear on the trail. I backed away slowly and as soon as it was out of sight I quickly walked back the other way. Please be weary of this and be careful!

hiking
2 months ago

The map starts at the Ranger Station / Parking fee booth; but we drove in all the way to the Nature Center (stay left) & parked there. Then back tracked down the road to the split in the road to Trask Scout Camp. We then hiked the east side first. Most of it is on a asphalt road, steep grade, big dam and little bit up. When you get to the Trask Scout Camp stay right and the road turns to dirt. The trail head for Ben Overtuff Trail is at the road barricades and followed that trail to the turn around point. It was much nicer than the road part. We went up to the meadow & then turned back, saving the waterfall for the end. Great views of LA on the way down to the Y. We then headed up the waterfall trail which was really pretty. Lots of well shaded spots to sit & rest. Saw a baby king snake on the trail. The waterfall was really nice. Flowing well. Nice boulders to sit on for lunch. Overall great hike. Ended up being 6.4 miles.

hiking
2 months ago

My friend and I went on a Sunday morning and it was cool and beautiful, but not too crowded just yet (8:30 a.m.). The majority of the brief hike was shaded, lush and peaceful in light of the people there. I'm not a fan of crowds, but paying to park helped a ton since everyone wanted to bypass the toll and we managed to find a spot at the top of the hill (3 or 4 were vacant). We did this hike and looped around to another hike higher up on the unshaded hillside where we saw a lone male deer who was baffled by our presence and didn't know where to turn! it was a great morning trail overall.

hiking
bugs
fee
3 months ago

hiking
bugs
3 months ago

hiking
bugs
rocky
4 months ago

We saw lots of wildlife; including rattle snakes, bears, squirrels and coyotes. Lots of bugs, so bring some bug spray! Mostly shaded but fun for kids. Parts ride along the edge of cliffs but perfect for one way traffic! We will definitely come back!

hiking
4 months ago

Easy trial. Saw the nature center. super fun

Lots of shade. Part of the trail was closed due to training. But only a small part. The paved road is all up hill and a little difficult. The waterfall trail was very easy with a large trail good for running.

short and easy trail. shaded! if you park past the spot where you pay $5/$6 it is only about a 1mi each way to the waterfall, so about 2mi total.

hiking
bugs
rocky
5 months ago

hiking
5 months ago

We've done this hike multiple times and absolutely love it! Nice trail, lots of shade and the waterfall at the end of the trail is a must see. Definitely give this a try.

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