Monday, September 23, 2013

Haunted Hike Ticket Sales For Monrovia Residents Start Today!

UPDATE 2:30PM:  Tickets will NOT be available online after all.  Tickets will only be available at Community Services (address below) during the times listed below.  Unfortunately, as of right now, this means that tickets will not be available to purchase on Friday nights and weekends.

Community Services phone #626-256-8246.


This is it! Tickets for the 2013 Monrovia Canyon Park Haunted Hikes go on sale this morning for Monrovia residents.  Ticket will be available to everyone else beginning Tuesday, October 1st.

Hikes are October 25th, 26th and 27th.  There are 13 hikes each night starting at 6:15 pm and going every 15 minutes with the last hike starting at 9:15 pm.

Tickets can be purchased at the Community Services Department, 119 W. Palm Ave. Monrovia, CA  91016.  (The building across the street to the north from the library).  Supposedly, according to the city website, tickets should also be available online at

The Community Services department is very unclear on just how this online ticketing will work.  It may only be available when tickets go on sale to everyone October 1st due to the need to verify residency for ticket sales prior to that date.

8:25 am: Checked the link above for online tickets and there's nothing there about purchasing tickets.  I'll see what I can find out.  

Some things to consider:

-The event has sold out every year it's been held except one. Close, but not quite a sellout.

-Each hike (there are 13 hikes a night for 3 nights) is limited to a maximum of 25 people.  Every year we've had groups that would buy up entire hikes.  If there is a specific hike time you want, or you are going with a group of people and want to be together, I recommend buying tickets sooner rather than later.

-Community Services hours are:

Monday - Thursday 8:00 am to 9:00 pm
Friday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Community Services Haunted Hike line is: (626) 256-8246

-Haunted Hike Flyer links:

Front of flyer
Back of flyer

Monday, September 16, 2013

Something To Chew On

It's looking like the hikes this year will, like past hikes, consist of four distinct sections.  The Trail, The Mesa (large area behind the Nature Center), The Nature Center and The road.

The hikes will start up the trail and end coming back down the road.  We tried going the opposite direction in 2008, but that didn't seem to work as well.

Hope to get more info this week.  Stay tuned!

Friday, September 6, 2013

Parking - The Biggest Change To The Hikes So Pay Attention

I know what you're thinking.  What does the library in downtown Monrovia have to do with parking for the Haunted Hikes in Canyon Park?

The short answer is: Everything.  The long answer is:  Unlike every other year of Haunted Hikes, there will be NO HAUNTED HIKE PARKING AT CANYON PARK THIS YEAR.  Sorry about the yelling, but this is important.

This year you will park at library park (plenty of free public parking around there) and be shuttled in the "Ghost Bus" to Canyon Park for your scheduled hike, then shuttled back again to library park.  This is a change we've wanted to make for a few years now.  If you've gone to a Haunted Hike before, you'll understand why.  Canyon Park has a very limited number of parking spaces and getting everyone in and out for scheduled hikes was just a stressful, congested mess.

This should make for a much more enjoyable experience.  The shuttle is included in the ticket price.

Just to reiterate, your Haunted Hike experience will start and end at library park.  Please don't drive to Canyon Park, you won't be able to get in and you might miss your hike.

Registration (check-in) will take place at library park (remember, you must have already pre-purchased your tickets).  Please arrive at least 30 minutes prior to your scheduled hike time to allow for registration and shuttle to Canyon Park.

-Monrovia Library Park is located at 321 S. Myrtle Avenue.
-The shuttle bus (Ghost Bus) will pick you up and drop you off in front of the library park fountain (pictured above).

Thursday, September 5, 2013

2013 Monrovia Canyon Park Haunted Hike Tickets

Tickets prices for the 2013 Haunted Hikes:

$20.00 each for individual tickets.
There is a group discount for tickets purchased in multiples of 5 tickets: 5 tickets for $80.00, a savings of $20.00.  (5 tickets for the price of 4 or 20% discount).

According to Community Services, there is a $2.40 transaction fee but it's unclear to me whether this is per ticket or per transaction.  I'll look into this and update this info when I get an answer.

Dates tickets will be available:

Tickets go on sale for Monrovia residents on Monday, September 23rd.

Tickets go on sale to the general public on Tuesday, October 1st.

Where to purchase tickets:

Tickets should be available at  I'm guessing this will go live on the day that tickets become available, but there's nothing there now regarding tickets.

Tickets can also be purchased at Community Services, 119 W. Palm Ave.  Monrovia, CA  91016.
Community Services hours are: Mon-Thurs: 8:00 am to 9:00 pm. and Friday: 8:00 am to 5:00 pm.

There is a strict 13 and over age requirement.  No one under 13 will be admitted!

-Rain cancels the event, no refunds.
-Tickets are pre-purchase only!  No tickets will be available at the event.  You won't be allowed  into the park without a ticket so don't even bother.  (More on this later).
-Waivers are REQUIRED!  This is a scary hike on a hiking trail at night.  No signed waiver, no hike.

2013 Monrovia Canyon Park Dates - Official

It's finally official!  The dates for the 2013 Haunted Hikes are:

Thursday, October 24th.
Friday, October 25th.
Saturday, October 26th.

The first hike each night will start promptly at 6:15 pm.  Hikes will then begin every 15 minutes (6:15, 6:30. 6:45...) with the last hike each night starting at 9:15 pm.

From past experience, expect each hike to last 45 minutes to an hour.