Beautiful hike with amazing views!

Very cool and easy hike. A sign right at the trailhead would make sense to me, instead of putting it 200 yards up the trail where you can’t see it.

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21 days ago

Awesome trails and views. Loved the history of the earthquake vaults and to see the landscape change on our hike. Beautiful day

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27 days ago

Beautiful.

Hiked Thanksgiving weekend 2017, beautiful weather, very well maintained, and heavily hiked. Great views of the AV to the west, quiet and shaded most of the trail. One of my favorites.

I would give this 5 stars compared to neighboring trails.

hiking
1 month ago

The extra 1 mi. loop in the beginning is beautiful & a great warm up for the rest of the hike. Be sure to bring electrolyte chews/salt tabs if you're sensitive to elevation. At least 3L of water, snacks and lunch are recommended.

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1 month ago

2 months ago

it's possible that a majority of this trail has been washed out, but it is definitely difficult -- lots of time on river beds and bouldering. The trail was not clearly marked, but we managed to get back. Otherwise, a cool hike. Bring bug spray and watch for bears (saw lots of scat).

When I goto Devil's Chair, I usually take the popular route which begins at Devil's Punchbowl (the Devil's Chair Trail). The South Fork route is completely different from that. It's a "rollercoaster hike" (multiple ups and downs vs steady incline/decline) and offers different scenery. I think the Devil's Chair Trail might be my favorite, but the South Fork route is a nice alternative. The campground is really cool, too.

Note: I recommend the shorter version of this trail, which is two miles less. It begins at the South Fork Campground and saves you from walking up the dirt road to the camp.

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2 months ago

Overall very nice trail, beautiful mountain views from the Devils Chair. Definitely one of my favorite trails.

Devil's chair is definitely something you want to do early before the heat rolls in. We started around 7:30am and finished around 12:30pm. It's a beautiful trail with not many hikers. The first mile in and the mile returning is all incline. The view when you get there is gorgeous but overall the entire trail was beautiful. The trail can be as narrow as a foot wide so watch your footing as you're walking in certain spots.

I been there 4 times, but only once I got to the chair

I took my three kids on this hike and it kicked our butts! We aren't avid hikers and had to work to get all the way there and back, but it was worth it!! We saw a bear, horny toad lizard and a deer throughout the day. It was great!!

My first 7 mile hike. Temps in the 70s - 80s, just right. Double burner, 2 uphill climbs, and good views of the local mountains. I'd be to worried about bringing kids, because there are many, many, one foot wide paths on talus slopes that run through the gullies and ravines. I
loved it, but yeah vertigo for days. The "Devil's Punchbowl" is a must see.

We hiked this baby on 90° weather and we loved every step of the way. Good hike for my soul.

hiking
7 months ago

Good hike. Moderate but difficult in some sections. The first mile is a gradual incline and total calf burner! Then the mile back from the chair is the exact same. After those sections, its mostly flat. Finished in about 4 hrs altogether. Would recommend starting around 7 to beat the heat!

Start early before 730 am during summer. Average 2 hrs to chair. Nice stop to take great pics. If got vertigo, then be mindful. Heard stories of big horn sheep sighted but I haven't see any yet. Some areas of trail can be tight so if bringing kids then be aware.

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7 months ago

This was the longest hike I've personally ever done! The first mile and the last mile, were the most difficult for me. The first mile is a small and steady incline but the path is very rocky. The last mile, the trail gets very narrow and steep. The climb back up , is killer! But I absolutely loved it! It was definite challenging but completely worth every step!

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7 months ago

Great hike as always!! Little hot today but not unbearable, need to start sooner than 10am as it heats up!!

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