Hike • Pass through the gate and walk southeast on the wide trail that runs southwest of the creek. Soon you will see a bridge to the picnic area to the east. Leave the main trail, which is washed out by the river just ahead, and cross the bridge to continue on the footpath that follows the stream on the east. It will rejoin the main trail after about a tenth of a mile. Walk on the trail as it continues south along the east side of the stream, over scree piles and in and out of groves.
I turned back after just 0.6 mile because the trail was no longer clear under the snow. But U.S. Geological Survey maps and satellite images show the trail continuing south another 1.2 miles before it turns northeast into another drainage and rises another mile or so to switchbacks that lead to a network of ATV trails. There appears to be much to explore in this area.
Digital map available at
— Erin Alberty
Destination: Monrovian Park Canyon
Hiking time • 1 hour but can be much longer
Round-trip miles • 1.2 miles but trail continues
Elevation gain • 235 feet
Difficulty • Easy
Trailhead restrooms • Yes