De Vore Trail Campground Rim Trail is a 10.6 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Sierra Madre, CA that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.
dogs on leash
Directions from LaCanada, CA: Travel Interstate 210 to the Angeles Crest Highway (Hwy. 2) and proceed approximately 14 miles to the Red Box Station. Park there and follow the Gabrielino Trail 5.5 miles to the campground. Or you can park at the trail head on the Mt Wilson Observatory road
Devore trail camp loop was excellent and challenging as the climb back up to the top of Wilson (started at top) is at the end of the hike. Definitely some eroded sections of Rim trail and bring insect repellent. Beautiful views, stream crossing, and a great backcountry feel during the hike. Highly recommend
I started from the DeVore trailhead at the Mt. Wilson Observatory. There is a descent to the campground 3.5 miles. Then there is a steep ascent to Newcombe Pass where there is a junction of 4 trails. We took the rim trail back to Mt wilson and made it a 10 mi loop.
The climb was a series of switchbacks comparable to the Sturtevant trail but worth the experience. The path had a lot of erosion and it felt like you were walking on a slant. It was difficult to keep your footing at times. Thank heavens for poles!