My California - Monrovia Canyon

derekrichardson
Derek Richardson @derekrichardsonFebruary 2019 · 2 min read

Monrovia cover.jpg

For this weeks Show Us Your California Contest by @socalsteemit I'm gonna take you on a hike up a beautiful canyon here in Southern California...

Monrovia Canyon!!

SoCal divider.jpg

Monrovia Canyon is (as the name implies) a canyon just north of Monrovia, CA in the San Gabriel Mountains. The canyon is part of an 80 acre nature park, run by the City of Monrovia since June of 1911. There is a fee to enter the park of $5 on weekdays and $6 on weekends and holidays. The park features hiking trails, two large picnic areas, a Nature Center, and a rentable Cabin/Conference Center.


click map to view large

I headed up into the canyon for a fun day of hiking. I paid the fee and headed up the road to the trailhead. We started at the nature center and hiked up the trail to Monrovia falls, a beautiful little waterfall nestled in this small but beautiful green lush canyon.

19905175_1581259895238476_1862485650579064766_n.jpg

Starting at the Nature Center

19884453_1581260098571789_2932997767005711453_n.jpg

The creek spilling off an old check dam in the canyon

19959199_1581260191905113_2644548666171377149_n.jpg

Monrovia Falls

19875580_1581260585238407_7320646315039903632_n.jpg

The top of Monrovia falls

We hung out at the falls for a while then we headed down canyon through all the huge Oak and Alder trees and then climbed up the Cunningham overlook trail up the west side of the canyon to the small bench on the overlook.

19959067_1581260308571768_8529876797102889598_n.jpg

Hiking down through the canyon

19990463_1581260518571747_5219171806977222000_n.jpg

Crossing the creek

19961140_1581260158571783_3277892425964376062_n.jpg

Hiking through the big trees

19959187_1581259888571810_6743835165643612052_n.jpg

The Cunningham Overlook

20046482_1581259891905143_6468146017102111346_n.jpg

Overlooking Monrovia canyon and the Sawpit dam

19905359_1581259831905149_7470338574922695846_n.jpg

Views of Monrovia from the overlook

After enjoying the view for awhile we headed back down through the canyon and hung out in the trees for a bit before looping back around to the nature center where we began!

19961319_1581260155238450_3201835398025345543_n.jpg

Back in the trees

19894781_1581259975238468_5148969466826963905_n.jpg

Hiking back to the Nature Center

I hope you have enjoyed this weeks glimpse into My California!

SoCal divider.jpg

monrovia thanks.jpg

all photos by @derekrichardson


Steemit World Map

CMA banner3.jpg

https://www.californiamountainadventure.com
https://www.facebook.com/CAmountainadventures
Contact me on Discord

mountaindivider.jpg

#SoCalSteemit is building and supporting the Steemit community of Southern California. If you are from SoCal and are into creating quality content here on Steemit, we'd love for you to follow us @SoCalSteemit and join our group on Discord

SoCal divider.jpg

PHC-Footer-05.gif

Animation By @zord189

Power House Creatives Logos FINAL.png

Dividerbar.jpg

WorldMap banner.jpg

Dividerbar.jpg

canna-curate-banner1a.jpg

Dividerbar.jpg

DQmXa3zVXJVYtacu5692MePMJTj35yZX7LKub8WUR4c91Mt.png

Dividerbar.jpg

Gifbanner.gif


Post Location:

Written by:
derekrichardson

Hiker, Mountaineer, Wilderness tour guide, Gold Prospector, Rock Hound, Gardener, Chef, Musician, Artist, Steemit Blogger, and Leader of SoCal Steemit.


Nice hike !!


11
1

Yep. It's a shorter hike, but it's a real nice canyon!


3

Thank you for participating in this weeks Show us Your California contest!


10
alaqrab
AlaQrab @alaqrabFebruary 2019

Very cool. What's with the dam? I have never heard of a check dam.


0
1

It's to help prevent erosion during flooding. I usually only see check dams in canyons where there are cabins that need the protection.


10
artopium
Artopium @artopiumFebruary 2019

It's crazy man. Seeing all the green and flowers in your adventure juxtaposes the massive amount of snow falling outside my window right now! Lol


0
1

Nice. I love the snow. I'm actually up at Mammoth Mountain right now doing some snowboarding.


0