Past Meetup

Glendora Ridge Mountainway to the Garcia Trail Cross

This Meetup is past

4 people went

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Organizer: Joe Richards

Location: Glendora, CA

Hike difficulty: Level 6/10

Distance: 7.5 miles

Elevation Gain: 1000'

Time: 3-3.5 hours

Trail condition: Fire Road, some shade

Water: You must carry a minimum of 2.5 liters.

Guest: 2

Dog: yes

Weather report: Local Weather (

Toilette: Go before you get to the hike, do not remember seeing one.


What to Bring: Hat, sunscreen, energy bar, lunch, snacks, and water.


210 FREEWAY EAST: Exit Lone Hill Avenue, turn left.

210 FREEWAY WEST: Exit Lone Hill Avenue, turn right.

57 FREEWAY NORTH: Exit Auto Centre Drive, turn right. Short drive to Lone Hill and turn right.

About a mile later turn left on Foothill Blvd. About 1/2 mile turn right on Valley Center Avenue. About a mile later turn left on Sierra Madre Avenue, then a quick right on Glendora Mountain Road. Than about 2-3 miles later trail head will be on your left and a small parking area on the right. If small parking is full there is plenty of parking on drive up at turnouts.

Adventure Pass is NOT required. (I asked some locals when scouting this trail)

Carpool: Please signup here. (


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Trail Description:

This is a Beautiful hike along the top of the Glendora Ridgeline. The trailhead starts at about 2,300ft elevation with views of the San Gabrial Valley and the Los Angeles National Forest above Glendora and Azusa. The trail overlooks both Morris and San Gabriel Reservoirs. The elevation gain is small, for the first 3 miles it's some minor ups and downs. The last mile to the cross drops about 500ft. Since this is not a loop, once we are done with our destination we will have a nice little workout to start the way back. Once we are back at the top of the Ridge you will enjoy a Beautiful hike back to the trail head.


Our Policy:

Profile photo: Anyone interested in joining US Hiking must have a profile photo showing his/her face. This is a requirement of our group. Without it, you will not be allowed to sign up for an event.

Waiting list priority: People who hike with with US Hiking regularly will be given priority when they are on the waiting list.

Advanced hikes: Anyone interested in participating in advanced hikes (>3,000' elevation gain or distance > 10 miles or Difficulty Level > = 7) will be subject to prescreening before his/her name will be added to the list. Therefore, interested hiker must share with the event host his/her recent hiking background to establish proficiency before his/her name will be added to the list. Guests are not allowed on advanced hikes.

Early departure: If a hiker needs to be separated from the group for any reason, he/she must inform the event host. Not knowing a hiker's where about may prompt the event host to report a hiker's missing to proper authority for further actions.

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Warning and Disclaimer:

If you have prior medical condition or a family history of illnesses pertaining to heart, lungs, brain, etc. that can be aggravated by heat and physical exertion, this is not the hike for you.

If you have never done a hike of this distance or difficulty before, this hike will be very difficult for you. It may well be your death march. The mountain is not going anywhere. We will schedule this event again in the future. Do it when your mind and body are ready.

Hiking is a recreation, not a suicide mission.


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