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 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.
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.
Starting at the Nature Center
The creek spilling off an old check dam in the canyon
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.
Hiking down through the canyon
Crossing the creek
Hiking through the big trees
The Cunningham Overlook
Overlooking Monrovia canyon and the Sawpit dam
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!
Back in the trees
Hiking back to the Nature Center
I hope you have enjoyed this weeks glimpse into My California!
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