Charlton Station to Mt. Mooney and Devil's Peak

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Charlton Station to Mt. Mooney and Devil's Peak is a 3.5 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Mt Wilson, California that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking and walking and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

3.5 miles
685 feet
Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly




wild flowers


Directions from La Canada, CA: To reach both these peaks, take the dirt road off Angeles Crest Highway, about a hundred feet northwest of the Charlton Flat entrance road. Follow this road about a mile up to a wide spot on the ridge top where the road forks, and park. A National Forest Adventure Pass is required to be displayed on your vehicle when parked at the trailhead.

16 days ago

It’s got nice views once you get off the fire road but there is also so many fallen trees and obstacles in this overgrown section up to Mooney. It’s an easy enough Peak to bag if you’re a completist. Really beautiful wildflowers along the way but beware the one with the purple flowers. Here be poodle dog bush. Very poisonous.

5 months ago

I didn't go to Devil's Peak, but I went to Mooney. The section to Mooney is overgrown, but if you're feeling adventurous, you can make it to the summit. The effort isn't really worth it though unless you're looking to scratch it off your peak list.

8 months ago

This trail is almost completely over grown with briars. I'm sure it hasn't been traveled since the last fire 10 years ago. We stopped to talk to an observatory gentleman who told us about a plant which is worse than poison oak. It started grown from the burn trees and is covering several spots.

Saturday, June 18, 2016