TRAIL: Burkhart Trail to Buckhorn Campground
LENGTH: 14 miles one way, 28 miles RT
DIFFICULTY: Very difficult, Strenuous
DESCRIPTION: This trail begins towards the west, climbing gently along the northern foothills of the San Gabriel Mountains for about 3.5 miles, before turning south and ascending in elevation up to the crest of Pleasant View Ridge. This ascent up the ridge is considerable, making the trail very strenuous. The total trek from the parking lot at Devil’s Punchbowl to Buckhorn Campground at Angeles Crest Hwy is 14 difficult miles, in one direction.
HOW TO GET TO THE TRAILHEAD: Take SR 14 North to SR 138 east to Longview Road. Turn Right. Then turn left onto Ft. Tejon Road, and a quick right onto Devil’s Punchbowl Road. The road dead-ends at Devil’s Punchbowl Natural Area.