A Classic Day Outing

Been here many times, be advised best time is October-April/may other times = 90+ temps and no water (maybe new visitor center has faucets but haven't been there yet) Open trails amble throughout the geologic formations (you'll recognize many from TV and Movies) has lots of desert animals, snakes, lizards and ubiquitous Red Tail Hawks and Crows. Winter does bring seasonal seeps and drain ages down to the south by PCT and the big freeway. Has bouldering, day hike and nature observing opportunities.

A Desert Classic Right Below The Tree Line

4 stars cause I've been tramping throughout it since a kid. Awesome rock formations and faces. The Devils chair day hike is a go to morning jaunt, be advised is in the desert and has extremes. Was there in February on a 80 degree day and last weekend (March) had snow on trail and ice. They have cool visitor center with animals, insects and used to have a bee hive in a cross section of an old tree (haven't been to center in a bit, usually break south and hit Devils Chair or the High Desert trail to burkhardt saddle or east to south fork camp ground