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Eagle Peak Loop

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Eagle Peak Loop es un sendero circular de 7.6 millas con tráfico ligero localizado cerca de Clayton, California. Tiene hermosas flores silvestres y es calificado como difícil. El sendero ofrece una serie de opciones de actividades y es accesible todo el año.

Distancia: 7.6 miles Desnivel: 2,198 feet Tipo de ruta: Circular

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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 Nevada.

senderismo
1 month ago

Good hike, though difficult. It’s closer to 8.5 miles

senderismo
1 month ago

View from the top of Eagle Peak is purportedly the most expansive view distance-wise in California (except for atop Mount Diablo, of course). The snow-capped Sierras were easily spottable yesterday. We took the hike counterclockwise. Two miles on a gradual 4x4 road before the ~2,000 feet of climb begins. Second half of the hike (down from Eagle Peak to Mitchell Rock) is single-track, steep, and exceptionally rocky at times. While the trail is clearly marked, the shift between an established 4x4 road and a washed-out blaze through the vegetation might be jarring. Glad I brought poles, otherwise my knees would be pretty beat up now.

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rocoso
2 months ago

Gorgeous and difficult trail. We parked in the Mitchell Canyon Staging Area and went clockwise. The climb to Eagle peak is tough, but completely worth it! It was gorgeous at the top and gave really nice views of the east bay and the face of Diablo. We met some cool people along the way too which is always a plus. Just a heads up, there are some really steep sections with loose rock. We had poles, and saw other folks get through those sections without poles but I would very much recommend them. I use them on all my hikes, but if you don’t, it might be a good idea to use them in some sections. All in all, fantastic trail that was boatloads of fun.

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rocoso
2 months ago

Had to turn back a little after twin peaks due to stomach issues, but I will be back to finish this beast of a hike! My butt definitely got kicked today haha.

senderismo
2 months ago

Dont recommend parking on Regency Drive. Regency Dr is all restricted parking where you need permits. Clayton Police are actively ticketing non-residential parking violations on weekends and holidays. save your $ and support the State Park system by parking over at Mitchell Canyon for $6.

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rocoso
3 months ago

Don’t take the trail clockwise take it counterclockwise 5 miles into it closewise it gets way to steep to hike down . I fell and slipped so many times . Plus it’s better to go straight up hill first then go gradually down hill then to gradually go uphill and have a steep down hill

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rocoso
3 months ago

Good moderate to hard hike. It’s 8.1 miles though not 7.6. I don’t see hiking poles as optional here though. Proper shoes and poles are a smart persons choice. Recommend clockwise eagle peak trail to Mitchell Canyon. Nice steep rocky workout going up with moderate to steep fire road descent. October is tarantula season and we saw two.

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rocoso
4 months ago

We hiked Mitchell Canyon and Eagles Peak loop. Eagle Peak is such a beautiful trail, that made all of elevations gain rewarded. It was rocky! So I am thinking it is probably easier to start with the Eagle Peak and finish with Mitchell Canyon. Going downhill at a steep rocky trail can be dangerous. Overall it was such a fun day!

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rocoso
5 months ago

hard start with a smooth finish down Mitchell Rd. this was a great hike. It was a challenge but the pay off was gorgeous.

senderismo
5 months ago

I hiked 6.88 miles, starting at Regency Dr. I took the Back Creek Trail to the Eagle Peak Trail Loop. I burned 1,300 active calories and got up to 2,369 ft. It took me 3.5 hours with some stopping for pics and water breaks. I slipped three times coming down the mountain, so make sure you wear shoes with good grip! The trail wasn’t busy at all - maybe because it’s hot and it’s August. Besides the trees, nothing else was green. lol. I only saw two people. Only some parts of the trail are shaded so wear sunscreen and bring enough water! The view from the top was worth the climb! I would love to see the sunset from up there! I wouldn’t do this hike again, because I didn’t like how I had to duck, quite often, through the small parts of the trail. But, I am 6’4’’! Also, felt squished at times between bushes. Overall, glad I did this hike, at least once!

rocoso
6 months ago

Awesome views, but my body hurts after that incline! Lol.

senderismo
6 months ago

Great hike.. Just need to wear proper shoes next time and drink more water. It was a moderate hike for me.. Will go back in the fall when the weather is cooler.

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insectos
8 months ago

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9 months ago

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9 months ago

don’t underestimate this one! lots of incline then decline then higher incline. great views

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rocoso
9 months ago

Eagle Peak Loop Mitchell Canyon Rd-Meridian Ridge Rd-Eagle Peak Rd-Mitchell Rock Trail-Oak Road Great trail if you're looking for a rough hike on Mt Diablo that does not go all the way to the summit of Mt Diablo. This is a tough hike but saw people of all ages out on the trails. Photos- Lots of photo opportunities on Eagle Peak Trail Suggestion Route - This is subjective and depends what your preferences are for hiking trails. Most people prefer to start the loop by making a left and going up Oak Rd to Mitchell Rock Trail to Eagle Peak. This is a steeper incline with tight trails and loose gravel at the top but easier on the knees when you are heading downhill on the open Mitchell Canyon Rd fire trail. Elevations - You will hike up approx 2,198 feet up on this trail and goes almost 3/4 of the way up the mountain to an elevation of 2,369. Terrain-The terrain on the Mitchell Canyon fire road and Meridian Ridge is packed dirt and with some loose gravel. You probably do not need hiking poles for this portion of the trail. Eagle Peak is a skinny trail with steep drop offs and loose gravel. A set of hiking poles would be helpful but not necessary. Mitchell Rock trail is a tight trail with packed dirt. Parking - The Mitchell Canyon park entrance is a suggested place to park. This can be a busy lot on the weekends but they do provide a few options for parking. Make sure that you bring exactly $6.00 for parking fees. Bathrooms and water are available at the visitor center but not on the trails. You'd have to hike 3/4 way up the mountain up to the Juniper Trail campground or the Summit if you need water or to use the restrooms. Tips Look out for the poison ivy and poison oak! Bring at least 2 liters of water and sunscreen!

senderismo
10 months ago

Did this hike counter-clockwise, going up the Back Creek Trail. This wasn't what we had planned--we were heading for the Falls Trail but turned too soon. Most of the elevation gain on this hike is on a trail that just ... keeps ... heading ... up. Not many switchbacks to catch your breath on a traverse. But once you get to the top, the views are worth it. In a lot of places, the trail is pretty rutted due to the recent rains which makes the long slog up a little tougher and the steep walk down more slide-y. I don't hike with poles, but on this hike, I wouldn't have minded having them. Wild flowers are getting started!

senderismo
11 months ago

Went on this hike clockwise, it was challenging going uphill for sure and you definitely want to have hiking boots with good traction because of loose rocks. There are quite a few spots to stop and look at a good view of the quarry and city. The way back north from the halfway point is pretty boring because it's just a dirt road straight downhill. Next time I might take Back Creek Trail back to the Mitchell Canyon Visitor Center. Plenty of parking here FYI. 2/24/2019

11 months ago

enjoy the last month of free parking . Regency drive is going to be RESIDENTIAL Permit parking soon. While it was fun hosting all the hikers for several years. it will be nice to enjoy our quiet neighborhood again. Go to Mitchell Canyon to enjoy the park.

senderismo
Sun Jun 10 2018

Beautiful clear day. Great training hike. Lots of elevation gain and views to go along with it. The falls are still trickling, but not for long as summer roles around.

senderismo
Tue May 29 2018

An alternative to the Eagle Peak loop shown on Alltrails is a Back Creek-Mitchell Canyon loop, which we did clockwise. The handout given to us at the visitor center shows the Eagle Peak-Back Creek loop, and this was our original intent. But: When we got to Murchio gap (huff-puff) and after our snack break, we hiked a couple hundred yards north toward Eagle Peak, got to a fabulous lookout, which is very close to the elevation of Eagle Peak. At that point we decided there was little reason to continue on to Eagle Peak, so we returned to Murchio Gap and took the trail to Deer Flat, down Mitchell Canyon to the parking lot. Mitchell Canyon was lovely, and it was a very warm day, so we were happy to have the shade! Total distance: About 7.5 miles, maybe 1 mile longer than the Back Creek-Eagle Peak loop, but actually slightly less climbing, because from Murchio Gap to Eagle Peak, the trail drops (200 ft?), then goes back up to the peak, all in the sun. We saw quite a lot of poison oak, even in a couple of places hanging over the trail at hand- or face-height. One person in our group of 4 found ticks on his legs when we got back to the car.

senderismo
Tue May 29 2018

Went for a Memorial Day hike up to Eagle Peak. I hadn't been here in 10 years and it was exactly like I remembered. Hot, dry, steep, but most of all beautiful and fun. We actually did this loop in reverse, which I found preferable, and we only encountered one other group on the trail. Bring lots of water and a small garbage back to pack out the rare garbage you might see along the way. There is a cache at Eagle Peak with a notebook to leave your mark. Some people even leave a small gift for the next folks.

senderismo
Sat May 05 2018

ALTERNATE ROUTE TO MOUNT DIABLO SUMMIT. Start at the visitor center then go counter clockwise on Mitchell Canyon Road. At the fork in the road take Meridian Ranch Road. From Meridian Ranch Road take Deer Flat Road towards the Juniper Campground. At the Juniper Campground take the Juniper Trail to the lower summit parking lot. Take the Summit Trail at the other end of the parking lot to reach the Mount Diablo Summit. Take the same route back to the visitor center to complete the hike. Hike is approximately 14 miles and took me 6 hours to complete. The Mount Diablo Park representatives are extremely friendly and helpful. I encountered one while on the trail who made sure I knew where I was going and that I had enough water. I needed about 3 liters of water mixed with Gatorade to stay properly hydrated. I encountered two sun basking rattlesnakes in the middle of the trail during the warm part of the day so beware. The scenery is beautiful with lush vegetation and absolutely incredible views of The Bay. A unique and memorable hiking experience.

senderismo
Tue Mar 27 2018

Hiked up this morning, it’s absolutely beautiful and well worth the steep way up. Early spring is perfect weather, but be sure to bring layers, sunscreen, shoes with good traction, extra water and snacks, you’ll need the pep to your step. Took us about 4hrs at a moderate pace. Singing also helps :)

senderismo
Sun Jan 28 2018

Hard trail. Great views. But hard for novices. Doable if you hike it early.

Mon Jan 15 2018

Did this hike today. Yes, it's hard. It's also super worth it! The views are amazing. In fact today we were above the clouds and it was gorgeous. Will do it again. It took me 4 hours to complete but no doubt a more accomplished hiker could do it in less.

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