- Sunday, December 10, 2023
Southern California Trails
Monrovia Canyon To Monrovia Peak - #MonroviaCanyonToMonroviaPeak
Socal - Los Angeles County - Monrovia, CA NickNames: #MonroviaCanyonToMonroviaPeak monrovia canyon, white saddle
210 Freeway to Myrtle Avenue, Monrovia. North thru downtown to Foothill Blvd. Right. 4 streets to Canyon Drive.Left. North on Canyon Drive to Monrovia Dam. Parking for a fee available at the Ranger Station. However, if you park at Canyon Drive and Ridgecrest, you can avoid the fee and ride the extra 1/2 mile in to ranger station and parking area.
After passing the Ranger hut in the middle of the road, proceed a few hundred yards. At fork, take road to right over the bridge and proceed up the road to the east , or right, side of the massive Monrovia Dam. You are now on your way. 2 hours later, turn left on Rincon Road, then 15 minutes to the unmarked peak turnoff, scramble to the top in 20 minutes.
This ride can be done in it's entirety, or in pieces based on ability. It will take an advanced intermediate about 2 1/2 hours +/- to sign in at the remote Monrovia peak summit after some scrambling. Your reward is one of the finest views of the front range. This is a remote destination not often visited, with a great sense of being away from it all. A SoCal classic! (except for some electrical transmission lines)