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High Desert National Recreation Trail

Intermediate/Difficult

Trail

21.7 mile 35.0 kilometer point to point
82% Runnable
Intermediate/Difficult

Elevation

Ascent: 4,546' 1,386 m
Descent: -4,725' -1,440 m
High: 6,928' 2,112 m
Low: 4,525' 1,379 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 8% (5°)
Max Grade: 39% (21°)

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A National Recreation Trail that links the Manzanita Trail, Punchbowl Trail, and Burkhart Trail.

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Features Fall Colors · River/Creek · Spring · Views · Waterfall · Wildflowers · Wildlife

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Photos

Cooper Canyon Falls in late spring.
Jun 14, 2016 near Wrightwood, CA
The rock formations of Devil's Punchbowl are always a sight to see.
Jan 11, 2017 near Piñon H…, CA
This is the Devil's Chair (highest white peak) as seen from the trail.
Jan 11, 2017 near Piñon H…, CA
Looking down into the creek from the trail
May 21, 2015 near Wrightwood, CA
So many switchbacks!
Jun 13, 2016 near Wrightwood, CA
The climb to Buckhorn Campground
May 21, 2015 near Azusa, CA

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