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Best trails in San Gabriel Mountains National Monument

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Looking for a great trail in San Gabriel Mountains National Monument, California? AllTrails has 50 great hiking trails, trail running trails, mountain biking trails and more, with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers, and nature lovers like you. Gearing up for a challenge? There are 24 hard trails in San Gabriel Mountains National Monument ranging from 2 to 23 miles and from 1,194 to 9,268 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!
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#1 - Devils Chair Trail
San Gabriel Mountains National Monument
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Length: 6.9 mi • Est. 2 h 46 m
NOTE: As of August 2020, users have reported that the final section of this trail is closed due to maintenance. Visitors center is also CLOSED. Please check with the park for updates. The Devil's Punchbowl is a point where 2 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!Show more
#2 - Josephine Peak Trail
San Gabriel Mountains National Monument
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Length: 8.3 mi • Est. 4 h 14 m
#3 - Devil's Punchbowl Loop Trail
San Gabriel Mountains National Monument
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Length: 1 mi • Est. 36 m
This trail that takes you around the western rim of the Devil's Punchbowl. Wide views of the punchbowl are readily available throughout the hike.Show more
#4 - Mount Wilson to Chantry Flat via Winter Creek
San Gabriel Mountains National Monument
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Length: 5.7 mi • Est. 2 h 31 m
Please note that Chantry Flat Road has been reported closed as of 08/22/2020.Show more
#5 - San Gabriel Peaks (San Gabriel, Mount Disappointment, Mount Lowe, Mount Markham)
San Gabriel Mountains National Monument
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Length: 6.5 mi • Est. 4 h 1 m
#6 - Mystic Canyon and Upper Monroe Trail
San Gabriel Mountains National Monument
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Length: 8.9 mi • Est. 5 h 17 m
#7 - Vetter Mountain
San Gabriel Mountains National Monument
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Length: 4 mi • Est. 2 h 5 m
This is an easy walk on a partially paved fire road to the fire lookout at the top of Vetter Mountain. The original hiking trail (single track) to Vetter Mountain is closed due to a fire years ago. Hikers can only reach Vetter Mountain nowadays via the fire road shown here.Show more
#8 - Josephine Peak via Colby Canyon Trail
San Gabriel Mountains National Monument
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Length: 7.9 mi • Est. 4 h 37 m
#9 - Colby Canyon, Strawberry Spur and Josephine Peak Loop
San Gabriel Mountains National Monument
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Length: 5.7 mi • Est. 3 h 18 m
#10 - Strawberry Peak via Colby Canyon
San Gabriel Mountains National Monument
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Length: 6 mi • Est. 4 h 14 m
This trail starts in a dirt pull off on the left side shortly after the Switzer Falls pull off. Be sure to have your Angeles Crest Adventure Pass before you start out. The trail starts in a stream bed and a quarter of a mile in its uphill pretty much the rest of the way. Just before you get Strawberry Saddle theres some steep switchbacks.Show more
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