Devils Punchbowl


The Devils Punchbowl is a point where 2 earthquake faults collide, creating upwards jutting vertical walls as high as 300 feet. It is a spectacular setting, with the high desert spreading out on one side, and the pine covered Angeles National forest on the other.

The hike takes you along the mostly shaded rim of the Punchbowl, to the dramatic Devil’s Chair, a breathtaking overlook with 360 degree views of the geologic formations. A rainbow of rock surrounds the Devils Chair with pink streaked chalk white cliffs, undulating tan crags, chocolate brown slabs, and green-gray ledges. This, combined with the green of the mountains and the blue sky, makes for a memorable image.

Hikers with extra energy, may want to also take the 1 mile loop trail, which drops down into the punchbowl amongst the stunning rock formations. Summer hikers should bring lots of water as it can get seriously hot in this area!

  • Near: Pearblossom, CA
  • Distance: 7 miles round trip
  • Elevation Gain/Loss: 500 ft
  • Hike Time: 4 hours
  • Difficulty: 4/10
  • Trail Condition: Well maintained trail
  • GPX File Download: >>CLICK HERE<<
  • Dog Friendly: Yes
  • Kid Friendly: Yes

Getting to the trail head:
From Los Angeles: 5 fwy (north) to 14 fwy (north) to Hwy 138 (east) to Longview Rd. (right) to trail head.

Google Map Link

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Trail Detail

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Trail Profile

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