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.

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7 days ago

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21 days ago

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!!

105 degrees this trail felt like an inferno even at 830 am Enjoyed it nevertheless.

hiking
2 months ago

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
2 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.

hiking
2 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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2 months ago

hiking
2 months ago

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

hiking
2 months 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

3 months ago