Devil's Chair Trail

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Devil's Chair Trail is a 7.3 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Pearblossom, CA that features a river and is rated as difficult. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible from March until November. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

7.3 miles 1400 feet Out & Back

dog friendly

kid friendly



nature trips

trail running




wild flowers


1 mile loop trail and an upper trail. Loop trail descends to the creek near great climbing rocks then back up. Great trail for a short adventure. Some sandy slopes can make careful foot placement important. The Devil's 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!