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Santa Cruz, CA

Santa Cruz, CA - Natural BridgesThe city of Santa Cruz, California is known for its moderate climate, natural beauty, amazing coastline and redwood forest. This sleepy beach town is within one-hour driving distance from San Francisco or San Jose.

Monrovia Falls at Canyon Park

Monrovia Canyon ParkCanyon Park is another hidden gem in southern California where you can enjoy nature, have a picnic or go on a hike to a waterfall. Canyon Park is situated at the foothills of San Gabriel Mountains and is operated by the city of Monrovia.

The park offers several picnic areas, educational tours and a nature center. The picnic areas have tables and barbeques.  At the Nature Center you can enjoy displays of local flora and wildlife indigenous to Canyon Park. Learn about the early history of the Canyon residents, and the present day natural hazards in visiting a wilderness environment.