Charlton Flat to Mount Mooney and Devil's Peak
|Type:||Day Hike - Out and Back|
|Distance (Total):||1.5 miles / 2.4 km|
|Elevation Gain:||250 feet / 76 meters|
|Hiking Season:||- All Year Long|
|Things To See:||- Canyon - Mountain Views - Scenic Views - Summit - Woods|
|Rating:||Trail has not been rated.|
|Nearby Town:||Burbank, California, United States|
These are two short, separate hikes to adjacent peaks. Both are short walks up an open ridge line to the top. There is no regular trail to either peak, but the climb is short and not difficult.
Mt. Mooney is at the edge of Charlton Flat. It has a rounded, partly forested top with views over Charlton Flat and part of the San Gabriel mountain range. There is a fine, open pine forest over gently rolling terrain from the top northward.
Devil’s Peak is about a mile S.E. of Mt. Mooney. It is a high point overlooking Devil’s Canyon and the rugged area around Twin Peaks, with views of many peaks and canyons of the San Gabriels. On the way up the ridge from a dirt road, you will pass through a small forest of Coulter Pines. While Coulters are rather small as pine trees go, their cones are spectacular - the largest of all pine cones. They are not a rare tree, but their range is limited. Enjoy this walk through one of the best concentrations of these interesting trees.