Eagle View Trail is a 5.4 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Sunol, California that features a river and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, trail running, and birding and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail.
Eagle View is one of the best of many great trails at Sunol Wilderness in the hills east of Fremont, California. Eagle's View Trail in Sunol Wilderness dives into a canyon and climbs up out of it to reveal stunning vistas of the park and the nearby East Bay hills. As scenery goes, this is about as good as it gets in the San Francisco Bay Area. Springtime, when the hills are bright green and the California poppies are really popping, is the best time to come, with winter and fall not far behind (the October tarantula-mating season is a crowd-pleaser. Really). Summertime is a bit toasty, especially for this hike, which includes lots of climbing and descending.
As a part of our Sunol Regional Wilderness Loop Hike (8.5 miles), we started at the Indian Joe Creek Trailhead, then we turned to Canyon View Trail, continued onto Camp Ohlone Road, Geary Road, Backpack Road, McCorkle Trail, Eagle View Road, Cave Rocks Road and finally returned to Indian Joe Creek Trail to complete the loop. This hike was an 8.5-mile loop hike (4.5 hours) with a total ascent of 1,900 feet. The scenery was fantastic, and great workout too. Definitely will be back in the Spring.
Loved this trail and feeling high up. Felt like some trial maintenance along the way would have helped. Watch out for Mama cows. Sometimes they don't want to clear the trail for you to get by. Altogether, a great hike. We'll be back!
Very nice trail with beautiful views, plants, and cows. About 6 miles total from the parking lot. Wear pants to avoid scratches from plants when the trail narrows. Highly recommended, one of my favorite hikes in the Bay Area.