Every several years, I’ve liked to take a get away to a geological wonder I discovered during my undergraduate work. The field trip I took during my Geology class to Devil’s Punchbowl, after 30 years still fascinates me. A county park of the Los Angels County Dept. of Parks and Recreation, the park has short trails within the park showing off the unusual tiled formation of uplifted sand stone formed many centuries ago.
During the fall the paths are surrounded with colorful trees and bushes. And yes, it is on the San Andreas Fault. The Devil’s Punchbowl Nature Center offers many programs, tours and a telescope program. It’s wonderful day trip for families to enjoy together.