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Devil's Punchbowl

28000 Devil's Punchbowl Rd., Pearblossom, CA
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Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Hiking Trails, Outdoors
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Valdosta, Georgia
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74 reviews 74 reviews
26 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
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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42 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
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
16 reviews 16 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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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Washington DC, District of Columbia
4 reviews 4 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
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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63 reviews 63 reviews
14 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
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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211 reviews 211 reviews
39 attraction reviews
116 helpful votes 116 helpful votes
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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18 reviews 18 reviews
8 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2013

I was a little disappointed in Devil's Punchbowl. I didn't do a lot of hiking on the day I was there because I didn't have the proper footwear, but it just looked like an average place to hike.

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Los Angeles, California, United States
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2013

Our family goes quite often and does the "loop" hike. Moderate trail that can be tough coming back up if you're out of shape. Takes about an hour if you don't stop and play at the creek at the bottom. It's free ! Water fountains and bathrooms are available. cool little artifacts in the info buildings there. If you don't... More

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Newcastle, Australia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2012

Spent a great Saturday morning hiking through the Devil's Punchbowl. Beautiful place with some amazing geological formations right on the San Andreas fault. Returned a second weekend and hiked up to the Devil's Chair, a great lookout on the Pacific Crest Trail.

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Lancaster, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2012

The punchbowl is such a lovely place to hike. It is really easy if you aren't a big hiker, and has a nice little stream at the bottom. A really strenuous trail there is the devil's chair, but the view is totally worth it!

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