Eagle Rock via the PCT 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 best used from March until October. Dogs and horses are also able to use this trail.
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.
Amazing and easy hike :)
Beautiful day. Great hike.
Great trail to walk at magic hour. Not too many humans and a wonderful trail to take the dogs on.
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.
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.
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.
Nice climb under the shade of oak trees then it clears and you are under the mercy of the weather.