WHEN; Saturday, January 13 from 10:00am – 12:30pm
WHERE: Monrovia Canyon Park – 1200 N Canyon Blvd, Monrovia, 91016
This week, we will be venturing a little east of Pasadena for this cool, refreshing hike and beautiful waterfall. It looks like the landscape of Lord of the Rings meets Fern Gully.
Monrovia Canyon Falls is located in the San Gabriel Mountains, we’ll spend most of this hike hugging a creek until we reach a 30 ft waterfall. This is a shorter hike, but definitely one to check out. It’s a very lush green beginner hike with the reward of one of the coolest waterfalls in and around Los Angeles. We will likely add a short extension up to the nature center and a huge dam, which provides views of the valley and beyond. (HIKE IS DOG FRIENDLY, ON LEASH)
Bill Cull Trail: The long route to Monrovia Falls involves hiking 0.7 miles on Bill Cull Trail, followed by a brief stretch on the Self Guided Nature Trail before joining Falls Trail. Park at the lower lot, alongside the entrance station for Monrovia Canyon Park. Walk a couple hundred feet up the road past the booth and turn left up the marked Bill Cull Trail.
Distance: 3-5 Miles out and back / 2 hours
Elevation Gain: 675 ft
Difficulty: Easy / Moderate
Suggested Time: 1.5-2 Hours
Trailhead Directions & Address: Take the 210 Freeway to Monrovia (east of Arcadia and Pasadena). Take exit 34 onto Myrtle Ave. and drive north for 1.1 miles to Foothill Boulevard. Turn right, drive four blocks to Canyon Boulevard and turn left. Drive north for 1.6 miles to the park entrance station, making a pair of right turns to stay on Canyon Boulevard. The lower lot for Bill Cull Trail is to the left of the entrance station. The nature center is another 0.6 miles up the road (DON’T PARK AT THE NATURE CENTER)
1200 North Canyon Boulevard, Monrovia, CA 91016
Parking Cost: $5 parking fee (or) FREE street parking in neighborhood outside of park.