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Devil's Punchbowl

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Address: 28000 Devil's Punchbowl Rd., Pearblossom, CA
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Great day trip from LA

This is a fabulous place to see snowcapped mountains and huge Desert Vista is only a couple hours out of Los Angeles. It's a county park so it's absolutely free, and on our visit... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 24, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

This is a fabulous place to see snowcapped mountains and huge Desert Vista is only a couple hours out of Los Angeles. It's a county park so it's absolutely free, and on our visit the park ranger was extremely knowledgeable, helpful and friendly.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

Incredible views and opportunity for personal reflection and prayer. Be sure to stop by the Ranger Station to see the exhibits and learn about how the Punchbowl was created.

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Santa Monica, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

The round trip is 7.4 miles and takes roughly three hours to complete for an intermediate hiker. The first 0.9 miles from the trailhead is a gradual incline. Signs to Devil's Chair are well positioned. At the trail fork (take the left fork) the trail remains relatively flat until just after the 3.0 mile marker. Then there is a series... More 

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Canyon Country
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

Devils Punchbowl in Pearblossom Ca is a real nice place to take the family. It has a few hiking trails from easy to difficult. The one mile loop down in the Punchbowl itself is a little step at times however worth the struggles. The is also a nice little Nature center one can take the little ones to and see... More 

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Valdosta, Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014

The Devil's Punchbowl is a large depression that has two ring trails around the top and one leading into the basin. The site is one of the only places to hike in the AV and is good for a quick day long getaway. The wife and I went there and hiked the loop in less than 3 hours (we're hikers).... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2014

The Punch bowl name, I get it, the short trail with 1 mile length is really a giant bowl-shape basin that's punched by some huge troll long time ago. Really fun and not that hard for any age. The rocks are easily to be explored and sighted in any viewpoint. And the Devil's Chair one is 3.5 miles long and... More 

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Palmdale, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2013

What more can I say? The rock formations are interesting and the hiking trails are great.... while out that way, stop in at Charlie Browns for some overload of schlock and kitch. And good BBQ.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2013

Back in the 80s I made a film here. The sight is very reminiscent of many westerns. Well, that's why we picked it for our Western.

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Malibu, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2013

Great place to get a little exercise and beautiful scenery. I was just bored and had a couple of hours to kill. I have seen the area from the air and thought that I would check it out. I never get enough exercise so I thought that I would take the loop. It's an enjoyable hike and nothing too strenuous.... More 

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Santa Monica, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2013

Up in the foothills of the San Gabriel mountains, this gem of a park pacts everything you could ask for in desert flora and fauna. Great for kids, the 1 mile loop trail leads you through the punchbowl without much effort. Kids older than 10 can walk it. For the more adventurous, a longer trail (3.7 miles) will take you... More 

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