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Hike 39 – Bill Cull & Waterfall Trail

Posted By on May 10, 2010 in Hikes, Photos | 1 comment

First trip to Monrovia Canyon Park, with Sam & Indy

I had found out about Monrovia Canyon Park on the Internet. You’d think that, since I live just a dozen miles from it, I would have heard about the wilderness park from friends or other hikers, but it has gone undetected by me for seven years. This is not to say the park is unknown to everyone. From what I’ve read online, the city-run park is very popular with locals. Who wouldn’t want to start the day by hiking an easy trail running next to a babbling stream and ending at a waterfall?

I hiked with Sam and Indy, the dog she was sitting. Sam and I last hiked together a month ago, on Telescope Peak (Hike #21). We began the hike up the Bill Cull Trail at 9am on a Saturday. I expected that we would see a lot of people today, but the weather was a bit gray and the canyon was misty, which was enough to keep the trails unpopulated. We saw just a handful of people.

Thoughts about the hike:

  1. It costs $5 per vehicle to enter the park. Some people get around this fee by parking outside the entrance and walking (about a 1/2 mile) into the park. The park keeps strict hours – 8am to 5pm daily – so make sure you leave before 5pm or you might find your car locked in overnight.
  2. The trails in the area are well marked, but there’s a free map at the entrance booth that I recommend picking up on your way in.

Resources:

  1. Dan’s Hiking Pages – Monrovia Canyon Falls
  2. Monrovia Canyon Park: Unofficial website

Hike #39 Trip GPS Stats:

  • Date of hike: August 1st, 2009
  • Location: Monrovia, California
  • Length: 3.1 miles
  • Duration: 1 hours, 59 minutes
  • Average speed: ±2 mph
  • Altitude at start: 1,024 feet
  • Altitude min.max: 1,024/1,762 feet

This map was made with the data my GPS captured on the hike. For a more detailed trip report map, check this out.

Photos:

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A wood seat now a permanent addition to this oak tree.

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One of a few signs to help you stay to the trail (not that the trail is difficult to follow).

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Crooked River

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Samantha and a happy Indy.

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Monrovia Canyon Waterfall with Sam & Indy

1 Comment

  1. Sam May 11, 2010

    Jesus! My boobs are seriously ridiculous!

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