Monrovia Canyon Falls

Monrovia, CA
Length: 1.50 mi.
Type: Out & Back

About This Trail

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This trail runs through a lush, green canyon, mostly following the stream. There are multiple parking areas, and 4 trail heads along the trail (so you can make your journey longer or shorter). The most kid friendly length is 1.5 miles from the end of the parking lot. The trail starts near the restroom, then descends down a large hill into the canyon. It goes up and down several small hills, mostly uphill, and crosses a the creek a few times until you reach the waterfall at the end of the trail. The best time to see the waterfall is just after several rainstorms/ in the spring.

Caution: This area is known for the presence of black bears. Make a lot of noise and stay together as a group, and you likely will not even see them! Also watch for falling rocks near the canyon walls and the waterfall.

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Trail Features

Stroller friendly No
ADA accessible No
Water fountains Yes
Bathrooms No
Pet friendly Yes
Nearby convenience store Yes
Camping Nearby No
Emergency support
within 5 miles

Trail highlights

Creek / River, Picnic Area, Shaded Hike, and Waterfall

Lush green trail following the creek to a seasonal waterfall.

Fee & Parking Details

Fee : $5.00

Closed on Tuesdays. Variable parking fee, see website for details:

Trail Contributor

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My name is Nicole Dominick, and I’ve been hiking with Hike it Baby since May 2016 with my daughter. She is now 4.5 years old and has hiked over 400 miles! She has been carried for most of those miles, but we enjoy every journey. We were both born and raised in Southern CA but now live in Colorado Springs, CO.


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