Merry Hiking in Monrovia

When it’s cold outside, warm your heart (and your core!) with some hikes in Monrovia. Combine a wilderness wander with festive lights, find a trail less traveled for some peace on earth, and put some jolly in your step with an urban wander through Monrovia Old Town and up to the famous falls.

Week 12.07.2021
Regions Southern CA

Hill Yeah

Hike Less Known Hillside Wilderness Preserve in Monrovia

Hiker going up trail stairs at Hillside Wilderness Preserve in Monrovia Los Angeles County
Hiker walking past a bench on a trail highpoint overlooking mountains in Hillside Wilderness Preserve in Monrovia
Monrovia’s Hillside Wilderness Preserve may be far less popular than the iconic neighboring Monrovia Canyon, but it’s just as worthy of a hike, and you’ll see fewer people!
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Gorge-ous Escape

Explore Mt. Hood and Columbia River Gorge

Multnomah Falls
Multnomah Falls Lodge
East Gorge Food Trail
Oregon’s tallest mountain? That’s Mt. Hood—surrounded by six ski areas, surprise waterfall hikes, and plenty of rivers, lakes, and streams to play in. Just east of Portland, the region of Mt. Hood and the Columbia River Gorge brings a range of outdoor adventures for every season.
The Best of Mt. Hood & Columbia River Gorge

Little Loop and Lightscape

Hike Arcadia Wilderness Park in Los Angeles County and Visit the Arboretum

Hiker entering the hiking area at Arcadia Wilderness Park in Los Angeles County
Holiday lightshow at Los Angeles Arboretum and bright floral display
Hike a slice of Arcadia Wilderness Park and visit the holiday lightshow at Los Angeles County Arboretum
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Fountain to the Falls

Hike the Fountain to Falls Trail in Monrovia

There are three ways to reach the lovely Monrovia Canyon Falls, but only one of them is worthy of being named a good challenge!
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    Tucked among the hillside homes of North Berkeley is a winding stairway that leads to the “secret” entrance of a Narnia-like canyon with a 40-foot waterfall.

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    Carson Falls is ready for primetime. This three-tiered, 100-foot stunner is hidden back in a canyon outside of Fairfax and reached on a 3.25-mile (round-trip) hike. The start of th

  3. Falls of the Wild

    Through the redwoods you’ll go on this adventurous 9-mile (round-trip) out-and-back hike in the Forest of Nisene Marks State Park. This hike is loaded with charms, but the big riches come from viewing Maple Falls, a 30-foot stunner that comes to life after rains.

  4. Hood's New Trail

    Tucked just on the edge of Sonoma Valley near Santa Rosa, Hood Mountain Regional Park and Open Space Preserve has a brand-new trail leading up to a brilliant picnic spot with a panorama of Sonoma Valley all the way out to the ocean.


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  1. Can You Keep a Secret?

    The Southern Oregon Coast's Samuel H. Boardman Scenic Corridor between Gold Beach and Brookings has so many sights to see, it’s hard to know where to spend your time. We like this trio of suggestions because you can do them as a three-in-a-row jackpot of coastal wonders.

  2. Secret Trail at Torrey Pines

    Find cliff climbs, sandy strolls, and secret hikes throughout “America’s finest sandy stretch" at Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve in San Diego County.

  3. Ojai There!

    If a substantive and super scenic bike ride is right in your wheelhouse, do the 30-mile (round-trip) Ventura-to-Ojai bike path that begins (and ends) near the Ventura shoreline, pit stopping in delightful Ojai for food and drinks.

  4. Fountain to the Falls

    There are three ways to reach the lovely Monrovia Canyon Falls, but only one of them is worthy of being named a good challenge!