Trail Conditions: Devil’s Chair via South Fork/Big Rock Creek, March 5 2016


I didn’t have much time to hike Saturday, but wanted to get out for a couple of hours, as well as see something new. After discussing some options with Joseph, we decided on Devil’s Chair.

Our route:
Most of the trip reports I’ve found for this hike start in the Devil’s Punchbowl. An excellent write-up on this route is posted on Modern Hiker: HIKING THE DEVIL’S CHAIR. We opted to start our hike from the east, starting at South Fork/Big Rock Creek.

Our route, exported from my Delorme inReach. Distance: 6.36 mi || Elevation Range: 4336′ to 5014′ || Gross: +1996′ -1993′

Some notes on trail condition:

  • The trail is generally well-defined and easy to follow.
  • If conditions are slick (ice, snow, rain), you may opt for another hike or trailhead. Parts of the trail are very narrow, situation on a steep slope (see photos below).

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Gear

The conditions were excellent for testing the winter traction devices I’ve received over that last few weeks: