This six-mile one-way shuttle hike traverses the zone where the Mojave Desert begins to transition into low-elevation hardwood and conifer forest on the northern edge of the Angeles National Forest. Along the way we’ll also check out some of the coolest geology in southern California, including the bizarre rock formation known as the Devil’s Chair. The hike ends in Devil’s Punchbowl County Park, where an optional one-mile loop trail will enable one to really explore this bizarre confluence of three different geologic faults.
Devil's Punchbowl County Park
We’ll meet at Devil’s Punchbowl County Park at 8:00am. To get there, get on CA Highway 138 from either the 14 freeway (from the west) or I-15 (from the east). Turn south on County Road N6 from the small town of Pearblossom, and then follow the signs to the end of N6 and the Park parking lot.
Carpool and early arrival strongly suggested!
What to Bring
Good hiking boots/shoes. A hiking/trekking pole may be useful for the occasional step ascent/descent on the trail, but not necessary. Pack a lunch, snacks and bring plenty of water. Bring a hat/cap and sunscreen. Rain cancels but threat of rain does not.
Matthew Bokach and Wes Stieringer.
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