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Lower Monroe Truck Trail

Intermediate
 4.0 (6)

A steady 7-mile hike with several vistas.


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7.1

Miles

11.4

KM

Point to Point

3,438' 1,048 m

High

1,346' 410 m

Low

2,230' 680 m

Up

143' 43 m

Down

6%

Avg Grade (4°)

17%

Max Grade (9°)

Dogs Leashed

Features Birding · River/Creek · Views · Wildflowers · Wildlife

Description

The hike begins through a fairly flat rock garden creek, a bumpy and twisty 1-mile section with intermittent tree cover, but nothing extremely difficult. The trail consists of mostly doubletrack but narrows to singletrack in various spots along the rock garden.

At the end of the rock garden, the doubletrack takes a sharp right turn to begin a 6.2-mile climb. The climb is not extremely difficult, but it is steady with a very small number of flat areas and short descents along the way. A majority of the hike does not contain any tree cover.

At 3.3 miles, there is a plateau with amazing views of the San Gabriel Valley and south towards Orange County. It is a popular rest point before the climb gets a bit steeper.

From the rest point, the trail continues to climb as it winds along various sides of the mountains, providing great scenery. The trail ends at a turnaround point with a gate that leads to a dirt parking lot, adjacent to Glendora Mountain Road.

Always keep an eye out for bikers, this is a popular downhill trail for mountain bikers. A good supply of water is also recommended.

Flora & Fauna

Poison Oak is along the trail most of the way, it is wide enough to avoid the plants easily though. There is also cactus in the area.

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Shared By:

George Zankich

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Photos

Lookout at the junction of LMTT and Mystic Canyon/PoopOut Trails
May 27, 2015 near Glendora, CA
A tall cairn marks the trail.
Nov 30, 2016 near Glendora, CA

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Feb 17, 2019
Iris Castillo
7.1mi
Jan 13, 2019
Damien Sutevski
Great views when you get past the peak! 2.5mi
Jun 23, 2018
T Costello
With Lynndonburgh
Jan 28, 2018
Sergio Basto
Aug 25, 2017
Matt Onita
The hike was awesome, but it was a long hike. The way up is nothing but incline, and going down works the muscles you didn't work on the way up. 14.2mi
Jul 21, 2017
Rebekah Carson
5.5mi
Feb 5, 2017
ken cagle
Dec 4, 2016
Doris Valenzuela