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Monrovia Waterfalls - 2.5 miles

Location : Monrovia, Los Angeles

Total distance : 2.5 miles round-trip (out and back)

Elevation gain : 650 ft

Peak elevation : 1,795 ft

Tree Cover : Partial tree cover. Sunscreen recommended.

Parking : Paid parking lot on North Canyon Boulevard here(34°10'21.5"N 117°59'30.0"W). 

Trailhead : Walk about 250 ft on N canyon boulevard past the ranger station where you pay for parking.

Landmark : Pass the ranger check-post and look for signs showing Bill Cull trail as shown in the pictures below.


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Monrovia waterfall hike is an excellent choice if you are hiking with kids and family or even alone. You will be rewarded with cool views on the way and with a 30 ft waterfall at the end of the hike. This is a 2.5 mile shorter hike, for the shorter 1.3 mile hike, click here.

Detailed directions : Park your car in the parking lot on N Canyon Boulevard and pay for parking at the Ranger check-post. Parking is $5 on week days and $6 on weekends. Walk about 250 ft from the parking lot and look for the signs shown in the picture. Turn left here, to go on to Bill Cull trail. 

Continue on the Bill Cull trail towards Waterfall trail as shown in this picture.

At little more than 0.5 miles from the trailhead turn left on to Nature Trail. 

If you are a beginner hiker pay attention to not just the forks but the trails that merge as you hike towards the waterfall, so that your return hike will be easier. 

You will have to cross a couple of streams that are less than a foot deep. You can manage to not get your shoes wet if you step on the stones. 

Keep left here to continue to the waterfalls. Or take the same detour which leads to a stream and a dead end. 

At about 0.7 miles from the Nature trail junction you will reach the waterfall. 

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