High Desert Recreation Trail
From the trailhead in the parking lot, head West on the High Desert Recreation Trail. You will quickly cross a stream. This can get deep so be warned. From here, the trail climbs steadily including some tight switchbacks. You will then drop down the other side of the saddle and cross another stream. Climb a tough steep section and you will come across the Devil's Chair Trail. Stay on the main trail here. From here continue up the hill. The trail will level off and encounter a dirt road that leads down to the Devil's Punchbowl. Stay on the trail and cross the road. You will enter a cool dense forest that will be a welcome site on a hot summer day. On the other side of the forest, and start climbing some more with some tough loose sections to an intersection with another dirt road. An old windmill is the landmark here. This is your turnaround point or you can go up the dirt road and catch the Burkhart Trail.
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