Devil’s Punchbowl / Devil’s Chair is a 7.4 mile out and back difficult hike trail located near Pearblossom, California that features a river and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking and is accessible year-round.
The Devil’s Punchbowl is a point where 2 earthquake faults collide, creating upwards jutting vertical walls as high as 300 feet.
It is a spectacular setting, with the High Desert spreading out on one side, and the pine covered Angeles National forest on the other.
The hike takes you along the mostly shaded rim of the Punchbowl, to the dramatic Devil’s Chair, a breathtaking overlook with 360 degree views of the geologic formations.
A rainbow of rock surrounds the Devils Chair with pink streaked chalk white cliffs, undulating tan crags, chocolate brown slabs, and green-gray ledges.
This, combined with the green of the mountains and the blue sky, makes for a memorable image.
ADDRESS: 28000 Devil’s Punchbowl Road Pearblossom, California 93553