Devils Cyn via Devils Canyon Trail

2 reviews #14 hike out of 19 in
2.8 mi
Distance
1 hrs 21 min
Time
terrain
1,369 ft
Elev Gain

Overview

This is a difficult one way trail to Devils Cyn in San Gabriel Wilderness.

Getting Started

There is ample parking at the trail head. Parking is on the north side of Angeles Crest Highway. It's a dirt turn off that has a restroom. The trail starts on the other side of the highway and heads down the canyon.

Taking Children

I took my 12 year old son and there were parts of the trail that he was a little nervous about. The first part of the trail is on the side of the canyon wall, which is quite sandy. As a result there are some very narrow parts that don't appear stable (especially in the dark when we hiked down). On the way back, he didn't show any signs of concern about the trail, so down hill in the dark seemed to be a poor mix.



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    3 years, 8 months ago
    My sons and I took a weekend to camp overnight at the campground. Hiked down the trail at night. With just a flashlight and the often narrow washed out trail, it was sometimes difficult to know we were still on the trail with out using GPS. The trail had a lot of overgrowth and fallen trees blocking the path which made it difficult going with full backpacks on. We enjoyed the campground. It had a nice fire pit for fires and was level for sleeping. It has a clear view of the night sky, which was disappointing to my son who prefers to sleep in a hammock. Although I'd give the trail only two stars, I gave it an additional star for the campsite. It was nice to have it all to ourselves when we are used to some more popular sites that always feel so crowded.
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    3 years, 8 months ago
    My sons and I took a weekend to camp overnight at the campground. Hiked down the trail at night. With just a flashlight and the often narrow washed out trail, it was sometimes difficult to know we were still on the trail with out using GPS. The trail had a lot of overgrowth and fallen trees blocking the path which made it difficult going with full backpacks on. We enjoyed the campground. It had a nice fire pit for fires and was level for sleeping. It has a clear view of the night sky, which was disappointing to my son who prefers to sleep in a hammock. Although I'd give the trail only two stars, I gave it an additional star for the campsite. It was nice to have it all to ourselves when we are used to some more popular sites that always feel so crowded.
    ★ ★ ★


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