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Easy trail to follow. Was pretty slippery and muddy when we got down into the falls entrance. People were friendly. Trail was clean. Would do it again. Easy one for the dog too. :)

Sunday hike Jan13: Due to above ankle snow, We had to park out on Angeles crest Hwy and walk a mile into the campsite, then a bit more to get to the actual trail. The road was “closed for the season” but we went in to see if we could hike it anyway and we did! The snow definitely made it a workout. Going in was mostly downhill or flatlined, so keep in mind that it’ll be inclined coming out, be very careful some areas may be slippery. We only got to where a creek was (a beautiful little ending point ), we didn’t make it all the way to the waterfall as it was starting to get cloudy, foggy and dark where we were. We did see a few other people on the trail later in the day who were coming from the connecting trails.. Overall the whole hike was beautiful, snow everywhere, it was either up to your ankles deep or less in some areas. There was still running water in the creek, the path gets narrow in some areas so be careful with that too. I highly recommend this trail. Simply breathtaking with all the snow right now ⛄️

hiking
1 day ago

Beautiful hike. Felt like I was going through different climates at certain stages. The rope down to the falls can be iffy but once your down there its gorgeous. There was some water on the falls but not gushing.

hiking
1 day ago

Great hike, check out my guide on HikingGuy for more info

hiking
2 days ago

Definately a place to check off the list & a unique site as the 2nd tallest waterfall in the NF, but go with expectations. This is NOT a hiker's hike. You will encounter grafitti, trash, sewage, loud human noises, partiers & the trail inexperienced (read: don't know trail ettiquette). While it's rated moderate for the rocks & a short hill, it's fairly easy. Kids & small dogs could make it.

As of 1/13, there is tons of snow and ice on this trail. Bring poles and maybe spikes for the slippery ice on the second half. All in all, a great hike for snow hiking newcomers.

hiking
2 days ago

Easy yet epic hike, check out my guide here: https://hikingguy.com/hiking-trails/best-la-hikes/devils-chair-hike-devils-punchbowl-natural-area/

It’s amazing.

hiking
3 days ago

1/9/19 - Chasing that sunset....

trail running
4 days ago

Great trail to run!

Such a great trail! It has a very slight incline all the way up, so it is perfect for everyone. Out & back it was just under 6 miles. There was a lot of people on the trail in the beginning, but once you walk about 2 miles you won’t see many hikers. Make sure you bring a camera, there are gorgeous views along the way. Parking is easy as well, you do not need to pay or have an adventure pass. Very dog friendly too.

Great short, family friendly hike to one of the nicer waterfalls in the front range.

We deviated from the trail (shortened the distance) as we planned on doing multiple hikes. We started at the Angeles Crest Highway at the base of Winston Peak. We took the PCT trail to the left of the dirt road and hiked on it until we rejoined the dirt road about a mile down the tail and then proceeded on the road to Cooper Canyon Campground. We then rejoined the PCT hiking towards Winston Ridge and continued on the PCT until it returned to our starting point. This route is about 5.5 miles and has an elevation gain of about 1300 feet. I would estimate that about half of the trail was snow covered. It was a very enjoyable hike. I gave it four stars only because there was only one spot that gave a good vista view.

hiking
5 days ago

Fantastic trail. Did it with snow coming down. Has a good view of the lake.

hiking
5 days ago

Amazing view

Gotta find the sweet spot to take a photo worthy picture but it’s was a good hike!

Great views! It's also worth branching off to summit Mt. Lowe at the top.

nice trail. trail head easy to reach by car. very pretty. popular

hiking
8 days ago

We hiked this trail last month and hiked out onto Winston Ridge. This time we wanted to go to Winston Peak via the south face. There are three ways to ascend Winston Peak. First, you can hike down the fire road and take a left at the PCT. Second, you can take the PCT from the turnout to the right of the fire road. Or third, take the trail to the left of the fire road at the turnout. It is much easier to ascend Winston Peak (south face) which is the third option. The view at the top is spectacular. It was a clear day so you could see Mount Whitney in the Sierras. Looking to the northeast you could see Mount Islip, Hawkins, Troop, and Mt. Baden-Powell. Our descent on the north face of Winston was steep and we had to deviate from the trail in order to avoid large patches of ice that covered significant sections of the trail. We returned via the PCT and stayed on the PCT when it crossed the fire road as the trail is far more pleasant than the fire road. All in all a great hike.

Beautiful trail, great for beginners. Lots to see and explore.

Very fun and interesting trail. Really cute waterfall and something really nice to see during the winter!

Fantastic!

Did an out and back on this trail today, took about 3 hours - absolutely gorgeous hike. The trail had some hard ice in several places so microspikes and poles were needed (and appreciated!), we hit softer snow as you hit the peak. The incline is gradual and very moderate. Didn't see many people at all, just a few couples and groups, which made it for a very peaceful hike. I highly recommend this one, the views are spectacular - just be sure to check the weather and trail conditions beforehand. Parking is across from the trailhead in a small lot, and Adventure Day Pass is required.

Great little hike. Better if you can park close. We parked on the street before the first gate because the lots were “full” according to the power crazed park ranger. About 1.1 miles from our car to the trail. 0.9 from trail to the waterfall. Started right past the restrooms near a bear warning sign, about 0.1 miles left of the main route. Meets up with main route after 0.2 miles. My 2 1/2 year old did the entire trip without having to be carried. He was probably the youngest kid not being carried.

Great hike with friends

It is a good hike, just be careful while stepping on rocks. You could slip and sprain your ankle. Otherwise its not too difficult.

This trail is so much fun!! I love rock climbing so this was a very fun trail, the last mile or mile and a half are fairly challenging. There are even more options to climb once you reach the now dry water fall. There is quite a bit of graffiti but nothing that affected the beauty of the trail. Parking is free, the trail itself was fairly busy for a Saturday morning around 8 am. I will definitely be visiting this trail again soon!

Easy with 7+ yo kids. The Waterfall itself is not worth the hike but the views and the trail itself keeps it interesting.

It’s called Windy Gap for a reason! Super windy and chilly at the top, but such a nice view at the top. The trail head starts inside Crystal Lake Campground and you need a parking pass. We hiked to the top of windy gap then to Little Jimmy Campground for lunch, it was wonderful.

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