Rains hurt Monrovia Wilderness Preserve

Rains hurt Monrovia Wilderness Preserve

Trails in Monrovia’s Hillside Wilderness Preserve were damaged during recent rainstorms.

Recent rain storms damaged portions of Monrovia’s Wilderness Preserve, creating ruts and crevasses throughout the trail system, officials reported this week.

While the trails were briefly closed, they have re-opened, but city officials are urging residents and hikers to exercise caution.

“While the Hillside Wilderness Preserve trails in the City have now reopened, the City wanted to encourage everyone using to be cautious and mindful when hiking or mountain biking in the HWP after the rain,” City Manager Oliver Chi wrote in his weekly newsletter.

Chi noted that the biggest problem is erosion, but added that staff has been “working diligently to fix the erosion issue.”

“We will keep everyone posted as our work progresses,” Chi wrote.

Authorities urged residents to contact park rangers if they encounter problems or need assistance. Rangers can be reached by telephone at (626) 255-6799

 

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