TRAIL NAME: Monrovia Canyon Park – Monrovia, CA
HIKE DATE: Sunday, December 09, 2018
MEETING TIME: 7:30 am – 7:45 am
(We will start meeting at the indicated time so we can get started on time.)
Return approx: 2:00 pm
HIKE LEAD: Carol LeBlanc
HIKE LEVEL: Level 6 – (Easier, lightly moderate hike, a good starting uphill followed by plenty of small rollings hills)
WHAT IS A HIKING LEVEL?:
Find out more about hiking levels here:
HIKE DISTANCE: 8 Miles approx. (Round trip)
HIKE DURATION: 6 Hours (approx)
DIRECT LINK: https://goo.gl/maps/dLb3zGFtRc52
PARKING IN THE PARK: There is a $6 weekend cash parking fee per car ($5 on weekdays), payable at the gate. You can park outside the park for free and walk in, but make sure you get there earlier so you have time to get to walk over the meeting area.
ADDITIONAL PARKING OUTSIDE PARK:
If people don’t mind walking the 1.5 miles, we can park along Canyon Blvd and Ridgeside Ave. will meet by the lower parking on the left-hand side of the Entrance station. If you plan on doing this, make sure you come earlier than the meeting time so you have time to walk into the park.
The hike begins with an approximate 1.5 mile walk up the Sawpit Fire Road, past the Sawpit Dam and Trask Scout Reservation to the Trail Head located between two rock pillars. The well-maintained, reconstructed and winding trail continues through the Sawpit, Sycamore and Twin Springs Canyon. The trail continues for approximately 3.5 miles with a gradual 2,000’ft elevation gain through some beautiful coastal oak, bay trees, a few creek crossings and some incredible undisturbed wilderness. The trail ends at the ruins of Lodge named after Mr. Overturff after which we will follow the same trail back to the parking lot after a short break.
REQUIRED: Water, at least one to two liters of water or three to four 16/20oz bottles.
RECOMMENDED: Comfortable shoes, hiking pole(s), sun block and closed toe shoes.
DOG-FRIENDLY?: Not good for inexperienced hiking dogs, but must be kept on a leash. You must clean up after your pet and carry water and a container for it drink from.
HOW DO I PARTICIPATE WITH THE GROUP ON THIS HIKE?
1. Read the Hike’s Details we link at the very top of this page.
2. Make sure that the Hike Level accommodates your hiking experience.
3. If, and only if it suits you, then RSVP for this event and show up the day of the hike with all necessary gear and water (we mention everything you need on the details page for this hike).
MY FRIEND SAID I CAN DO THIS HIKE, I SHOULD BE ABLE TO DO IT, RIGHT?
We take your safety quite seriously, and would not like for you to attend a hike you’re not ready for. You know your body and hiking experience better than your friends. Whether you are a first-timer or an experienced hiker, please read our hike details page as the hike may not suit your experience level. We have a better experience if every hike has hikers of the intended level.
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