Devils Punchbowl

Valyermo, California 93563

Devils Punchbowl

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Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook

"This easy nature trail descends into the shockingly angular oddness of the Devils Punchbowl, a formation just north of the San Gabriel Mountains where it looks like the rocks are exploding out of the ground.

A variety of nature center programs make this a great stop for a family hike, and there are longer hike options nearby for those looking for a more strenuous outdoor experience."

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Best Hikes with Dogs: Southern California (The Mountaineers Books)
Allen Riedel
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"Devils Punchbowl is a remarkable piece of organic handiwork. Mother Nature did herself proud in the production of this area. The San Andreas Fault meets the Pinyon and Punchbowl Faults, and the resulting uplift has not only produced the Pleasant View Ridge and the San Gabriel Mountains to the south, but a striking sandstone formation where the rocks thrust out of the earth at bizarre angles. Over millennia, runoff water from the surrounding high peaks has exposed the sheer faces of the giant rock structures." Read more

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2/9/2009
fun, easy trail. make sure to check out everything at the ranger station, its the coolest ive ever seen!
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9/9/2008
Great easy hike, some room to explore down in the creek. Some graffiti and trash were the only downside (bring a trash bag to pack out Other People's Trash)
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11/26/2006
Great trail. Beautiful rocks. Not too far from civilization
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Trail Information

Valyermo
Nearby City
Dog-friendly
Accessibility
1.3
Distance
323 feet
Elevation Gain
Loop/Lollipop
Trail Type
Easy
Skill Level
2-3 hours
Duration
Year-round
Season
Devils Punchbowl Natural Area and Angeles National Forest/San Gabriel Mountains National Monument, Santa Clara/Mojave Rivers Ranger District
Local Contacts
USGS Valyermo
Local Maps

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Dec 2018