Gabrielino Trail from Redbox to Devore Trail Camp

MODERATE 2 reviews
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Gabrielino Trail from Redbox to Devore Trail Camp is a 14.9 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Hidden Springs, California that offers scenic views and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is best used from April until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
14.9 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
3359 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

views

hiking
1 month ago

Pretty nice trail ,, I enjoyed it

backpacking
4 months ago

This is a lightly trafficked trail in Angeles National Forest that is great for backpacking and for hiking. On this section of the Gabrielino Trail, there are trail camps that are 2.5, 5.3, and 6.4 miles in, making it a leisurely backpacking trip and a very doable hiking day-trip. There is a road parallel to most of the trail, that can also be hiked, the "redbox truck road" on some maps.

The trail starts out by dipping into the canyon. After about a mile and half or so you will start to encounter water (at least this was the case when we backpacked, in July. In early or later months the water will probably flow even before that 1st mile. There is plenty of water at all the campsites. Be forewarned though, that while the trail is very well maintained from the Redbox Picnic Area to the Westfork Trail Camp, between Westfork and DeVore Trail Camp it is not maintained at all. There were quite a few times where we had to find paths around obstacles and some very neglected trail signs we had to decipher. But there are definitely people traveling this part of the trail, so you should have no problem following it.

Also note, when the Gabrielino trail intersects with the Kenyon Devore Trail, there is a system of ribbons to keep you on the right path. Yellow = Gabrielino, Orange = Kenyon Devore.

Beware that the segment between Valley Forge Trail Camp and West Fork Trail Camp climbs up out of the canyon, and depending on time of year, gets very hot and sunny. Bring ample water and a hat for the summer months. Otherwise the trail is pretty good tree cover and there are lots of stream crossings to make it fun.