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“Sunny fun in Monrovia”

Monrovia Canyon Park
Ranked #1 of 9 things to do in Monrovia
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Reviewed 6 August 2017

So much fun and worth the five dollars to enter. Canyon Park has my vote and 80 acres with waterfalls await. Monrovia Canyon Park is a small, 80-acre park that sits just outside the boundaries of the Angeles National Forest in the foothills of the San Gabriels Mountains.

Do check out the Sawpit Dam its 147-foot tall and orchestrated in 1927 (flood control dam) yet engineers discovered the foundation under dam was too weak to hold the water it was designed for. T

he reservoir behind it was never filled to capacity because it wouldn’t have withstood an earthquake. As a result the DPW--- Department of Public Works--- turned it into a free-flowing waterfall by cutting a notch into it.
Worth a visit and the views from hiking trails are wonderful.

Date of experience: May 2017
Thank India C
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Reviewed 21 June 2017

This is a great little park with a pretty moderate hike to the waterfall. The nature center is very interesting and there is a statue of Samson, the Hot Tub Bear.

Date of experience: September 2016
1  Thank vkmertes
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Reviewed 23 May 2017

Monrovia's Canyon Park is absolutely beautiful. A great place to experience nature close to home. Bring the family and enjoy all that is Monrovia's Canyon Park.
And when you've completed your trek at Canyon Park don't forget to check out all the great restaurants and shops in the Old Town.

Date of experience: May 2017
1  Thank John L
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Reviewed 10 April 2017 via mobile

Don't be fooled by this parks small size. The hiking trails are great and not as crowded as others in the area. $ 5 per car for parking. Park is clean and well maintained. The falls are lovely!

Date of experience: April 2017
1  Thank Alicia S
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Reviewed 11 March 2017 via mobile

It was our first time at this canyon and even though it was a bit crowded we loved it! Make it a picnic and don't forget to take time to stop, look, and listen to really enjoy the essence of being there. As you approach the end of the trail you'll hear the waterfall before you see it. Find a place to sit and enjoy being greeted by the falls.

Date of experience: March 2017
1  Thank Eugie74
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