Pacific Crest Trail to Eagle Rock

MODERATE 70 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, California 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
15 days ago

Great trail to walk at magic hour. Not too many humans and a wonderful trail to take the dogs on.

hiking
20 days ago

I brought my 1 year old in a kids hiking backpack, my 4 year old and my 17 year old. Once out of the safety of the trees and reaching the peak the wind picked up and it was a rough time until eagle rock. It was so cold once we made it to the rock it was everything we could do get back to the car ASAP. When we got back into the safety of the trees all was right in the world. This is a good hike in the right weather conditions. It was too long of a hike for the 1 and 4 year old. When the boys get older this is a must do repeat.

23 days ago

backpacking
27 days ago

Park across the street from the fire station right off hwy 79 and walk across the street to the cattle gate to begin the trek. Starts off a little slow in a forested area, but turns into one of the most beautiful areas I've seen in SoCal. 75% of the 6.3 mile out and back has an incredible view. Hiked this December, so it was chilly, but a beenie and fleece should work fine. It's a good hike to get away from it all. There was only one other group on the trail, probably because it was off season for PCT trekkers. I will be coming back, and I can't say that about a lot of hikes in SoCal.

1 month ago

backpacking
1 month ago

hiking
1 month 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.

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hiking
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2 months ago

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

backpacking
3 months ago

hiking
3 months 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.

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hiking
3 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
4 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
4 months ago

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

hiking
5 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.