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Devil's Punchbowl Natural Area

Devil's Punchbowl Natural Area Review

A mile from the San Andreas Fault, the namesake of this attraction is a natural bowl-shaped depression in the earth, framed by 300-foot rock walls. At the bottom is a stream, which you can reach via a moderately strenuous 1-mile hike. You also can veer off on a short nature trail; at the top an interpretive center has displays of native flora and fauna, including live animals such as snakes, lizards, and birds of prey.

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  • Address: 28000 Devil's Punchbowl Rd., south of Hwy. 138 Pearblossom, CA 93553 | Map It
  • Phone: 661/944–2743
  • Cost: Free
  • Hours: Park daily sunrise–sunset; center daily 8–4
  • Location: Palmdale
Updated: 01-30-2013

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