Monrovians Donate 5.5 Acres to the Hillside Wilderness Preserve

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Monrovians will now be able to explore more land. – Courtesy photo / City of Monrovia

Two Monrovians graciously offered to donate 5.5 acres of private property to the City of Monrovia, adding land to the Hillside Wilderness Preserve. On Jan. 21, the City Council approved the items related to the donation including rezoning the property, ensuring the land cannot be developed. It will now be part of more than 1,400 acres of wilderness preserve.

In 2016, the City opened over 4.5 miles of Hillside Wilderness Preserve trails providing passive recreational opportunities for the community. There are four access points to the Hillside Wilderness Preserve that are open from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday – Sunday:

  • Sleepy Hollow – Located off Norumbega Drive (west of Starlit Lane).
  • Ridgeside – Located off Ridgeside Drive, 1/4 mile north of Briarcliff Drive.
  • Cloverleaf – Located at the end of Cloverleaf Drive.
  • Highland – Located at the end of Highland Place.

For more information on the Hillside Wilderness Preserve, contact Canyon Park at (626) 256-8282, or email Eugene Suk, Hillside Wilderness Preserve Supervisor at


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