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Monroe Truck Trail

Average Rating:    (4 of 5)

No. of Reviews: 4

Trail head is located at Little Dalton Picnic grounds in Glendora, California. The trail climbs up alongside the San Dimas Experimental Forest to where it meets up at Glendora Mountain Road. It then crosses GMR and becomes the Upper Monroe Truck Trail which winds though the mountains 10 miles to East Fork Road.
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Latitude
34.165795245182245
Longitude
-117.83866882324219
Trail Length
20
Trail Level
Advanced
Trail Type
Fire Roads
City/County
Glendora
State/Territory/Province
CA
Country
US
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Reviews 1 - 4 (4 Reviews Total)

Review Date
April 12, 2015

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 3 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

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Reviewed by: vincentwu817 ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
Very accessible single-track off the bottom of Glendora Mountain Road. Rode this for the first time and it is probably the best trail that I have ridden. None of that park-like feel to it at all. It is just about scenery and riding your bike up a mountain via a narrow path.

I ride this today on a Sunday morning and traffic was minimal. There were some hikers on the lower portion of the trail and some bikers coming down - all relatively polite (maybe the douchebags are all racing at Bonelli.

It is single track all the way up with the last half mile being more of a fireroad/double track. The trail is not too technical but many portions of the trail has a large rut in the middle that made it difficult to pedal uphill. The bottom portion is very rocky and the rider must be aware of it to avoid hitting your pedals. Due to the ruts throughout the trial, it may be fairly technical for the beginner rider to keep momentum.

I am naturally wary of heights, and there were more exposure on this trail than I'd liked. However, the exposed sections are usually covered by bushes and/or rocks and are not prolonged. If I was able to pull it off, most should too.

Lastly, just watch out for douchebag downhill riders going way too fast into blind corners. The concept of letting uphill riders pass is obviously not in play today.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Marshall Canyon, Bonelli Park, CHSP



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Review Date
July 21, 2012

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 3 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 2 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a month

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Reviewed by: Ben ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
7-8 miles of steady engaging single track climbing. Breathtaking scenery. Come back down on what you climbed. Nothing technical, bottom part is a dried river bed with a bit of loose rocks, but after that it's all dirt single track. Avg 7% grade.

Look at GPS map here:
http://app.strava.com/rides/13477517

Video footage from the ride:
https://vimeo.com/45815973

Recommended Route:
Park at the first hair-pin on Glendora Mountain Rd, see GPS map above.



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Review Date
December 11, 2010

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 4 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a week

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Reviewed by: dave ,  Weekend Warrior

Summary:
great climbing trail, 10 mile grind from bottom to top. NOT FOR DOWNHILL easy ride down that sometimes get downhillers in all their padding and helmets looking silly flying down and running into people trying to actually ride up a mountain.



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Review Date
June 10, 2007

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 3 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a month

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Reviewed by: Danbridge ,  Weekend Warrior

Summary:
Really fun trail and can become an epic ride if you start at East fork and ride to little dalton picnic

Recommended Route:
By Car just take GMR north to East fork Cutoff

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Sawpit canyon in Monrovia



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