Pacific Crest Trail to Eagle Rock

MODERATE 40 reviews
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Pacific Crest Trail to Eagle Rock is a 6.4 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Warner Springs, CA that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible from March until October. Dogs and horses are also able to use this trail.

6.4 miles 944 feet Out & Back

dog friendly

backpacking

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

horseback riding

forest

views

waterfall

wild flowers

wildlife

rocky

Directions from LA Basin: (To reach the southern end of this segment of the PCT) Drive south on Interstate 15 to Highway 79 South (Temecula). Follow Hwy. 79 approximately 25 miles east, southeast through Oak Grove to the junction with the Chihuahua Valley Road. Follow the Chihuahua Valley Road east approximately 6 miles to a point where the paved road makes a 90 degree turn to the right. A dirt road continues on east at this point. Follow this road approximately 4 miles. The PCT crosses the road in a saddle located approximately 1 mile SSE of Combs Peak. Trailhead parking is along the road.

hiking
10 days ago

Great hike! I would say this is a fairly easy hike with a few spots that maybe a little challenging for the less experienced hiker, but nothing frequent stops won't get you through. Trail is nicely marked and well maintained. Nice variety of scenery.

17 days ago

1 month ago

Nice climb under the shade of oak trees then it clears and you are under the mercy of the weather.

hiking
1 month ago

Nice hike. A change from some of the more grueling climbs. Flat for the most part with some undulations. Trees at first then chaparral then meadows. Saw a coyote that was pretty easy to scare away. Hour and a half one way. I think more like 3 miles one way. Once at Eagle Rock it was just amazing to see this natural rock formation that really looks like an eagle. Ate a cliff bar and a handful of trail mix. One liter of water. You can see Palomar Hale observatory at 280 degrees from eagle rock.

2 months ago

hiking
2 months ago

This is a good trail if you want to do some flat out hiking through moderate terrain and don't want to make a climb out of it. You start out among oaks along a stream, which was dry when I went there, and emerge in open meadows with varied scrub vegetation. Some people see cattle, I was fortunate to see a deer as well. The rock formation was amazing and I could not figure out if it had weathered that way or got some help from certain wannabe sculptors. Geocachers will be delighted to find a lot of hides on this hike. I found 12 of them.

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trail running
3 months ago

A great trail to run with no obstructions or hazards, and a decent amount of inclines to get a good workout in.

hiking
3 months ago

Great hike, hot day.. A fun out and backer

hiking
3 months ago

Went early morning about 8 to beat the heat. An hour out and and an hour back. Nice trail shaded the first half full sun back half. Eagle Rock impressive would go again.

hiking
4 months ago

Beautiful trail with tons of wildlife. Not a lot of elevation so it's not terribly difficult. Well marked. Hot as heck, though, so bring tons of water and maybe think about going when its not 90 degrees.

6 months ago

hiking
6 months ago

Great trail with spectacular views and wildlife. Good workout and had beautiful weather for the hike.

7 months ago

Excelente; beautiful day; nice -moderate hike ;
I recommend it!

7 months ago

Great hike a lot of pct challengers heading north while your going se but great trek

7 months ago

Great hike!!! Love it!

7 months ago

Easy hike. Scenery changes often, lots beautiful area.

hiking
8 months ago

Great trail! I found this trail to be easy to moderate. There was some elevation game, and out and back we logged 6.8 miles. There is a lot of shade in the beginning with beautiful trees and a stream flowing alongside the trail. Out by the eagle rock, it's more open with no shade, though. Beautiful sites, east to find, and a great workout!

8 months ago

Great hike! Not difficult. It was 7 miles to Eagle Rock and back for us. My 5 year old did it with no problem. Bring plenty of water. The scenery is just plain beautiful!

8 months ago

A must hike in SOCAL. Make sure you bring plenty of water.

8 months ago

Very enjoyable trail