Lower Monroe Truck Trail
ElevationAscent: 2,230' 680 m
Descent: -143' -43 m
High: 3,438' 1,048 m
Low: 1,346' 410 m
GradeAvg Grade: 6% (4°)
Max Grade: 17% (9°)
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“A steady 7-mile run with several vistas.”— George Zankich
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 run 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.
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Land Manager: USFS - Angeles National Forest Office