Burkhart Trail

HARD 22 reviews
#93 of 202 trails in

Burkhart Trail is a 13.7 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Pearblossom, California that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is best used from May until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

13.7 miles
3,615 feet
Out & Back

dog friendly



nature trips



wild flowers


3 months ago

We hiked down to the bottom where there was a small stream then it started to go up ... We could not go further but I'm wondering nowhere was this water fall ?!? Is the waterfall at the end of the trail? Pls lmk every one who knows

4 months ago

It is nice trail but when I did it was too hot.

5 months ago

This trail was a lot of fun, bring enough water, especially in hotter months. I took a 3liter bladder and ran out right at the end of the trail. We crossed three seasonal creeks running right now. But they can dry up later in season. Found wild green onions growing in shady areas at the saddle and just north of saddle. They were tasty. Start early to avoid higher temps on north side of trail at lower elevations as temps rise. When we started at the camp it was 47 at 7am, when we got to devils punch bowl it was 87 at 4pm in mid April.

10 months ago

I love this trail! I have covered at least miles on it (round trip). There is part of the trail that is completely wiped out by soft sand and too dangerous to cross without special equipment around mile marker 5 ( about 8 miles in if you start at Devil's Punchbowl Visitor center). Awesome hike though! Very rarely see people on this trail

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Loved it Make sure you go early, it gets really Hot!!!

Monday, April 24, 2017


Sunday, March 19, 2017

Nice day..there were three trees down above the stream ford about 2 miles from the saddle ...had to divert around. Saw a small rattlesnake too!!! Snow is not an issue to the saddle

Wednesday, February 08, 2017

Went last Thursday, still tons of snow pack snow shoes or mico spikes! The Burkhorn campground is closed right now but if you park by Watermelon Mt. you can hike down to the trail head. cooper canyon falls is the reason I did this hike.

Tuesday, April 05, 2016

This was one of the hardest trails I've done. It's mostly uphill and there's lots of wild flowers, pests and lizards. I went in April and it was pretty warm but the wind started picking up as the sun went down. It's pretty rocky/sandy and there's also a little creek at the half way point. Overall it was kind of lack luster and I didn't really enjoy it. The flowers were literally the most exciting thing about this hike.

Monday, February 08, 2016

Good trail that leads to a creek about 4 miles in. Easy hike with mild incline. One of my favorites and less crowded than the Devils chair.

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