Monrovia Canyon, Deer Park - Ben Overturff Trail
Besides the 5.4 mile Monrovia Falls run we do on one last Wednesday night of the month club run from Grand Ave. Park, running up to the Deer Park for 9.5 miles round trip on the weekend is a good trail training alternative. You could cut off 1.3 miles each way if you want to park in the Monrovia Canyon Park lot and pay the $5. If you want more mileage, add 3 more miles round trip by continuing up the road to White Saddle (12.7 miles round trip) and/or another loop of the single track from Twin Springs.
After passing the park entrance toll booth (and bathroom), continue on the paved road and turn right at the first turn and cross over the stream on the bridge. Going up the dirt road to the Deer Park Trail Head and coming back down the single track Ben Overturff Trail is a little easier loop with less and more consistent uphill sections.
Click on the map to download the complete Monrovia Canyon Park Trail & Picnic Guide.
See Robert and Maria's photo slideshows from Weekend Warrior walk/jogs in December 2012 and a longer run up to White Saddle in September 2013.
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