Eagle Peak Loop is a 7.8 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Clayton, California that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as difficult. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round.
The lush greenery of Mitchell Canyon leads to an invigorating climb to Eagle Peak (2,369'), a favorite of local hikers. Everybody loves to visit the summit of Mount Diablo, but many seasoned San Francisco Bay Area hikers prefer this hike to Eagle Peak via Mitchell Canyon, which takes in all the features that make Mount Diablo State Park unique. Mitchell Canyon is shady with abundant wildflowers in the spring; Eagle Peak culminates a rugged hike to jaw-dropping vistas of the East Bay and surrounding terrain. On a clear winter day you might be able to spot the snow-capped peaks of the Sierra Madre.
Definitely a good hike and workout to do during winters. I found the second half ( - after eagle peak )of the hike prettier than the first. Will definitely recommend hiking poles for the downhill. Very rocky and unstable. Fell down a bunch of times despite taking care.
After doing this loop a few times, my preference is doing the trail in reverse from what is recommended. The ascent up mitchell rock / eagle peak might might be harder, but I prefer it to the rocky steep descent.
Great hike with a nice rake...
Eagle peak trail was awesome. Great views.
It was challenging and beautiful views!
Should have a) started earlier and b) brought more water. Hardly any other people on a mid-week hike, but by noon it was hot.