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Falls Trail

Intermediate
 3.8 (8)

An easy hike that leads to Monrovia Falls.


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Map Key

0.7

Miles

1.2

KM

Point to Point

1,684' 513 m

High

1,357' 414 m

Low

333' 101 m

Up

6' 2 m

Down

9%

Avg Grade (5°)

14%

Max Grade (8°)

Dogs Leashed

Features Waterfall

Family Friendly Relatively short if you start from the nature center and the top parking lot.

Need to Know

Costs $5 to park in any of the three parking lots inside Monrovia Canyon Park ($6 on weekends), but street parking is free on N. Canyon Blvd. Do not park up the street past the turnoff into the park; it is permit only parking.

Description

This is a beautiful canyon hike that can be shortened or lengthened by adding the Bill Cull Trail. If you take the Bill Cull Trail, start from the ranger station and turn left. Follow the slightly steep, winding trail until you reach an intersection with signs (about 0.2 miles) and take the right fork for the waterfall.

To shorten, just park further in by the nature center for a 1 mile hike that's well-shaded and good for kids and/or pets.

Flora & Fauna

Oaks, alders, bay and maple trees provide abundant shade. Watch for abundant poison oak. Bears and deer are common. Rattlesnakes are active in late spring and summer.

Contacts

Land Manager: City of Monrovia, CA

Shared By:

Samantha Shieh with improvements by Alan Coles

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  3.8 from 8 votes

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Monrovia Canyon Falls
Jun 26, 2015 near Monrovia, CA
Midpoint of trail
Jul 31, 2017 near Monrovia, CA
Waterfall
Jul 31, 2017 near Monrovia, CA
Entrance to trail. Bear warning sign.
Jul 31, 2017 near Monrovia, CA

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Jun 26, 2020
Evl Dude
0.7mi — 0h 17m
Jan 4, 2020
Eric Peters
May 5, 2019
Remy Nevarez
Out and back 1 hr shaded trail is very active many nice folk
May 1, 2019
Kory Allen
Oct 14, 2018
Scarlett Lee
Jan 27, 2018
A T
May 28, 2016
Chris Joe
3.4mi