hiking
5 days ago

hiking
5 days ago

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

hiking
5 days ago

the hike has a heat-stroke-inducing-make-you-hate-your-life-choices incline on your way back from Devils Chair so be prepared and be sure to hit the trail early enough to enjoy. We began at 0630 am on May 21st and it was already warm that by that time we were on way back was it was barely tolerable around 11-12pm. we had stopped to eat our lunch at Devils Chair and took our time since we were he only ones there. By 10 am we started seeing more and more people hit the trail. There are areas of shade with a noticeable temperature change that give you a reprieve from the unrelenting sun. There are armies of starving mosquitos so be sure to wear long sleeves and pants and/or bug spray. The hike was beautiful and hard to imagine that something green so close to the arid Antelope Valley existed. The parking lot was full by the time we arrived to our car around noon.

on Devils Chair Trail

15 days ago

on Devils Chair Trail

15 days ago

well worth the drive. great hike. the chair is totally worth the walk.

Great views, very easy hike

on Devils Chair Trail

1 month ago

Went 4/22/17. There's a slight ascend at the beginning and end of the trail (on the way back). The beginning of the trail is rocky and sandy right before you get to the "chair." There were a couple of spot with minor rock slide. This was my concern since I have a slight case of vertigo when the ground starts sliding. But, I made it!

hiking
1 month ago

4/16/17-This hike was not easy for me since I've only gone hiking no farther than 5 miles before. The weather warmed up quite a lot more since I was last here a couple of months ago to do the Punchbowl trail. The beginning climb was not steep but it was a very long climb. And then the continuous ups and downs which seemed like it went on forever, got me huffing and puffing in the dry desert air. I brought plenty of water (more than I thought I'd need, just in case) which added to my load, but I barely had enough towards the end. Encountered a gopher snake and a rattler on the trail. Just waited for them to cross and continued on our way. View at the Chair was fantastic. Took a 360 view video. We ate our lunch in the shade by the signs where the trail splits between the chair and Burkhart Trail. One stream crossing on the way, with very cold and refreshing water to wet the arms and cool off. On the way back, pay close attention to the trail signs so not to miss your turn back. Part of my group went too fast ahead and went the wrong way. Added 2 miles to the hike.

It is a great hike we had to go back my friend got tiered... I will be coming back to complete the hike

hiking
1 month ago

For me this hike wasn't exactly "moderate", although I guess for someone used to hiking "hard" trails it might be. The middle few miles were easy and fairly flat, but the first mile and last mile were very hard. It was steep and got very rocky and hard to walk. Also, I couldn't find the start of the "chair trail" so I assumed I had to take the loop first, so don't make my mistake. If you want to do only the chair trail, go to the trail towards the right. Going left will take you around the loop first. Great hike, but a lot harder then I thought it would be. I would not personally bring children either, because the trail gets very thin and very steep.

first time completing this hike gotta say it was difficult for me but the views & experience make it all worth it.!

hiking
1 month ago

It was a great hike! The terrain is pretty moderate most of the way, but toward the end, when you're the most tired, it gets kinda rough. The Devil's Chair is totally worth it though. Bring a good amount of water and stay safe! (written while sitting on the Devil's Chair)