Holcomb Canyon Loop is a 4.3 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Pearblossom, California that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, nature trips, and bird watching and is best used from March until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Length4.3 miElevation gain679 ftRoute typeLoop
Dogs on leashHikingNature tripsBird watchingViewsWildflowersWildlifeBugsRockyScramble
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FIRE CLOSURE: As of March 2021 there are closures in this park or area due to wildfire until April 2022. For more information, please visit https://www.fs.usda.gov/alerts/angeles/alerts-notices

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Jesse Maestas
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HikingScrambleSnow

The recent snow storm covered up any signs of a trail. We just rock hopped next to the flowing water which was slow going and then just worked our way down through the snow as best as we could. Would not recommend this trail until the snow has melted off.

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Nathan Grimes
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HikingIcyMuddyRockySnow

A very slow hike due to Boulders and rocks. Mainly a rocky river walk. Didn’t complete whole trail due to ice at last mile going up the rocky ravine.

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Chad Hornig
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David Overoye
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HikingBugsOff trailRockyWashed out

Made the mistake of not reading others comments before we attempted the loop. Went clockwise like others..There is no trail - just following a rocky creek bed. After about 2 miles, you come out of the canyon and up a trail that connects the Devils Chair. The view from there is great - and walking up the river bed is nice - just be ready for a rocky climb. We looked down from the ridge at about 2 miles to try to head down into the canyon to complete the loop, but whatever trail there was is gone. Scambled down the dirt through some Manzanita for a bit, but couldn't really tell where the trail might go or how tough it might be, so turned around. Will eventually try coming up the other side to see how it might connect.

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Chuy Racing
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Jonathan Vanover
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HikingOver grownRockyWashed out

Attempted this trail but the conditions of it made it impossible. Lots of trees filling the stream bed and the water was flowing pretty good. Going clockwise as it took a bit to find a place to cross the water. When you come to the waterfall and the large rocks there is a path to the left that lets you emerge between them with an easy climb out.

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Darren Turner
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Tried the clockwise route today. There's no established trail at all. It's a creek walk and you have to pick your way through the boulder/debris field. It's slow going (only half my usual pace) but does not require any bouldering. About 1.5mi in you come to a slot canyon with a waterfall and bowl. Didn't try bouldering up the rock (was raining) but it was possible to hike up the slope on the Eastward side and walk around the rock wall and falls. No other people or foot prints in evidence. Looked at the return trail into the western canyon from the Devil's chair area. Looked to be an erosion path and not a maintained trail. Fallen trees were immediately visible.

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Darren Turner
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Note, this trail not a doable loop. Around 1.5mi going counterclock wise, there is a waterfall area with no apparent path up. This after bouldering up a spot with log to help you, and going up a second slope and fall spot. The second slope was not too bad to go up, but coming down was much dicier. It wasn't until my way back from the waterfall area that I realized my foot prints were the only set on the trail for some time. Otherwise, it's a nice secluded creek walk (not really a trail). Was just small amount of water and some of it was frozen providing some nice scenery. Haven't tried clockwise yet.

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Cat R
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it's possible that a majority of this trail has been washed out, but it is definitely difficult -- lots of time on river beds and bouldering. The trail was not clearly marked, but we managed to get back. Otherwise, a cool hike. Bring bug spray and watch for bears (saw lots of scat).

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Alejandra Herrera
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Evan Friedman
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Daniel Wolf
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Dirk VanFleet
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