Devils Canyon Trail is a hiking trail in Los Angeles County, California. It is within San Gabriel Mountains National Monument and San Gabriel Wilderness. It is 2.8 miles long and begins at 5,301 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 5.7 miles with a total elevation gain of 2,431 feet. The Devil's Canyon Trailhead parking is near the trailhead. The trail ends near the Devils Cyn camp site.
Devils Canyon Trail Professional Reviews and Guides
"This quiet hike will take you from expansive views of the San Gabriel Wilderness down to a narrow canyon ﬂoor, where you’ll boulder hop and bushwhack your way to a backcountry campsite beside Devils Canyon Creek."
-- Casey Schreiner , Day Hiking Los Angeles (The Mountaineers Books).
"The varied, rough, and remote habitat of the San Gabriel Wilderness harbors mule deer, Nelson bighorn sheep, black bears, and mountain lions—facts that hint at the quality of the wilderness experience you can get there. Only one trail stabs deeply into the corrugated heart of this wilderness: the Devils Canyon Trail. It leads you to a clear cascading stream, fringed by a green ribbon of vegetation, hidden in the crease of a 2000-foot-deep canyon. Splash around in shallow pools, watch ducks and water ouzels at work or play, fish for trout, or trek down-canyon to visit the upper lip of a waterfall."
--Author varies by trail, Backpacking California: Mountain, Foothill, Coastal, & Desert Adventures in the Golden State (Wilderness Press).
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