High Desert National Recreation Trail from Buckhorn Flat to Burkhart Saddle

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High Desert National Recreation Trail from Buckhorn Flat to Burkhart Saddle is a 11.3 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Mt Wilson, California that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as difficult. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
11.3 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
2929 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dog friendly

birding

camping

hiking

nature trips

walking

forest

views

wild flowers

wildlife

scramble

Directions from La Canada, CA: Follow Angeles Crest Highway to Buckhorn Campground, about 8 miles past Chilao. Park in the hiker's parking lot at the end of a side road to the right about halfway down through the campground. Don't park in any of the campsite spurs. The trail is easily found on the left side of Buckhorn Creek, at the north end of the trailhead parking. If you are not camping at Buckhorn Campground, a National Forest Adventure Pass is required for vehicles parked at the Trailhead.

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5 days ago

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Wednesday, April 06, 2016

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Tuesday, March 08, 2016

awesome views in the winter

Monday, January 25, 2016

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Tuesday, November 10, 2015

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Sunday, October 18, 2015

Friday, November 21, 2014

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Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Trail is steep at times, but amazing valley views. Cooper Canyon camp was a little disappointing, as there was little seclusion at each site.

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Sunday, June 01, 2014

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Saturday, June 15, 2013

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Thursday, September 20, 2012

Good Scenery, plenty of branches off to other trails.