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Samuel Kerns reviewed Eagle Peak Trail
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As others have posted, we had deep snow with an icy surface shortly after upper Yosemite falls and made the mileage much tougher. Hoped to make it to El Capitan but our pace was too slow to think we could make a day trip of it. Yaktrax a big help with the grade and the ice. Beautiful views from the peak and so happy to have done it!

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Kevin Hu reviewed Eagle Peak Trail
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HikingIcyRockySnow

Did once on 03/28/2021, the snow after upper fall is thick, and then get thicker and thicker, some parts of the trail are super icy and slippery, please be aware. The view on the peak is worth it.

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Miriam Simpson reviewed Eagle Peak Trail
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The hike up to Yosemite Falls was beautiful as usual. A little snow in spots but not too bad. Used yaktrax a near the top in the morning but barely needed them coming down. The stretch from upper Yosemite falls to Eagle Peak is much less steep but the trail is covered in several feet of. Definitely needed traction there. Luckily the trail had been trafficked enough to pack it down a bit. Very pretty. We only saw one other group and had the peak to ourselves for lunch. Tough hike but to worth the view!! We left at 9am. Got to the top of the falls at 11am. Got to Eagle Peak at 1:15p. Had lunch. Stopped at the falls around 3:15p. Back to the valley floor at 5:30ish.

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Kinsey Deming reviewed Eagle Peak Trail
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HikingGreat!IcyRockySnow

My husband and I hiked this trail 11/20 (for my birthday!) and we really enjoyed it. Neither of us are major hikers - but both pretty physically fit and the trail was very challenging. This is essentially the Upper Yosemite Falls trail plus a few extra miles of relatively flat hiking through woods to get to the glorious view. The additional miles were very snowy but we managed fine even without poles. A very worthwhile and physically challenging hike! Also both my husband and I used Garmin watches that tracked this as a 12 mi hike taking about 6 hrs (4:45 moving time - we stopped a lot!).

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Payton Davis reviewed Eagle Peak Trail
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HikingIcyRockySnow

One of the best views i think you can get of Yosemite Valley. alot of elevation gain at one time. lots of snow the last 3 miles but not a bad walk through it.

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H Montenegro reviewed Eagle Peak Trail
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Natasha Graber reviewed Eagle Peak Trail
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We hiked this on 8/13 and loved it. We’re both pretty active and it only took us 2.25 hrs to get to Upper Yosemite Falls and then another 1.5 hrs to get up to Eagle Peak. The view was unbelievable- totally worth the long hike. The switchbacks to the Falls were killer but the extra 3mi to the Peak were mostly flat with occasional stretches of incline. It was a mostly cloudy day which was ideal. Never saw any bear. Pack lots of water and a hearty snack and stay safe!

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SphinxChih C reviewed Eagle Peak Trail
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The view is amazing! I started around 6-7am this Sat. and there was no one. Saw the sun came out from the big wall with the sunshine above the valley, gorgeous. *The fall is dry out now and a lot of bugs in the early morning. Saw a juvenile bear on the beginning of the Eagle Peak Trail around 8am and there was no one around. After an hour encountered two small groups of backpackers were hiking down and one small group hikers were heading up and that’s it. Hiked down around noon and it started getting a lot of people on Yosemite Fall trail and also getting really hot. Did Yosemite Fall trail twice this summer and I really didn’t enjoy hiking down on the slippery rocks. *Day hike is not challenging and my recording says 4000+’ elevation gain instead of 6000’ and it’s 13miles, for your reference.

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Jess Cooper reviewed Eagle Peak Trail
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Easily the most beautiful hike I have been on. The views from the top are incredible, and it is an extremely underrated overnight trip.

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femalehiker .com reviewed Eagle Peak Trail
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Finished this trail yesterday and it’s a beaut! I know tracking devices have a pretty big margin of error but wow are the distances messed up. My iPhone: 16 miles My husbands iPhone: 14.8 miles My Suunto watch: 14.2 miles but split 9 miles up and 5 miles down Maybe the better measure is that it took us 5.5 hours up in the heat and with a 45 min water refill break, and 2.5 hours back down in cooler weather. Views of half dome are beautiful at Eagle Peak. Some folks said they saw bears but we never did. Stay safe, drink water!

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Waseem Siddiqi reviewed Eagle Peak Trail
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Did this trail with a group of friends on 8/2. Hike from bottom to of Upper Yosemite falls has 2 sets of switchbacks separated a relatively flat section. Its a brutal hike esp in the summer where it gets hot fast. Take lots of water. I took 3L and I dont think it was enough. We ran into a baby bear somewhere near the flat section and was the highlight of the trip. Awesome view at the upper yosemite falls even though the fall itself was a trickle The pools behind the falls were still cold. Folks were taking a dip in it. Hike from upper yosemite falls to the eagle peak is fairly flat and mostly shaded. A bit boring but a welcome respite from the earlier climb. There is a climb of about 0.5 mile at the end. Again great views. We started from the bottom at 7:20 and reached the top around noon. Hike back down was easier but I got thirstier as I descended since it was hotter in the valley. You also need to be careful walking down and there are gravel+ rock combination which is slippery if not careful. This would be a great hike in the spring.

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Ethan Wipperman reviewed Eagle Peak Trail
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HikingBugsRocky

First big elevation hike. My gf and I are very fit and have experience rucking and running a lot. Make no mistake the switchbacks are a killer, once you’re past those though the trail is cake. We meant to go all the way to el cap but under-packed water and overpacked other stuff. I recommend starting as early as possible to avoid switchbacks in the heat. 4L is a good safe amount. This trail is beautiful and the peak has the most incredible views I’ve ever seen in my life. Spend a day out here it’s worth it.

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Shannon Archila reviewed Eagle Peak Trail
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Just backpacked this trail two days ago. Hiked up to the top of Yosemite Falls which still had a bit of water running. We started at 5am and thank goodness, as it was 91 degrees that day. We filtered water at the bridge, mused at a few illegal campsites, checked out the overlook and then huffed our way up to Eagle Peak. I don't feel like it's as flat as some say. More like a steady uphill with a small flattening right before the turnoff to the viewpoint. Our legs were fairly cooked, but it's everything everyone says.....spectacular views and totally worth it. I can see why John Muir loved it so much. You can see Mt Hoffman, Clouds Rest, Half Dome, the Clarks Range, Sentinel Dome and Taft Point. There actually is still water you can filter along the trail before Eagle Meadows. I'm not sure how long it'll last. Mosquitos were biting even though we treated out clothes with permethrin, but it wasn't unbearable. The following morning we walked two more miles out to the top of El Capitan. The trail started with a descent right after the Eagle Peak overlook junction, then rolled until it flattened out at the end into sort of a moonscape. It wasn't super interesting, only in that you know you're on top of El Capitan, which is kind of cool. Anyway, it's been crossed off the list but I wouldn't rush to do it again. There were a few downed trees to navigate. Lots of wildflowers and ferns along the way. We returned to Upper Yosemite Falls and decided to check out Yosemite Point. An easy hike uphill over granite for about a mile. Again, totally worth it. Gorgeous views. We hoped we would be able to see Lost Arrow, but it's just out of sight below the railing. By the time we got back to the bridge, the pools were filling up with weekend day hikers. The hike back down to the valley was lethal. Decomposed granite on top of slick rocks is not a good combo. Walking sticks helped, but not by much. Still was sliding around and my knees were still aching at the bottom. Felt like about 30% of people had masks to put on when they can across other hikers. It's pretty impossible to socially distance on that particular trail. On all other trails, we and other people were good about stepping to one side. Very few people out once you leave the Upper Falls area.

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Heather Austin reviewed Eagle Peak Trail
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Completed Eagle Peak Trail on July 3rd. Choose not to include the top of El Cap based on other reviews. Feel good about that decision. Start at Yosemite Falls Trails with tons of rocky switchbacks. Stop every now and again to look back at the views. Went out to the top of Yosemite Falls to the overlook. There are railings and steep steps with handles to be safe. Gorgeous views! Continued on up to Eagle Peak. There's a couple miles of flatter trail to give your legs a break before the last ascent up to Eagle Peak. This view really is incredible! You can see Glacier Point, Half Dome, the valley, Nevada Falls, and multiple other domes and peaks. Start early as the trail gets crowded after the top of Yosemite Falls on the way down. A bit of a tougher trail, but it's worth it!

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Corey F reviewed Eagle Peak Trail
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Sometimes you’ve gotta just see things for yourself. Saw so many reviews that said this wasn’t worth it, that Eagle Peak is better. I Eagle Peak and El Cap together. Both views are great but Eagle is in another level. •Half dome •Yosemite Point •Yosemite FallsSentinel Dome •The valley All viewable from Eagle This hike can be divided into several segments: •The Initial Climb to Columbia Rock •The second short burst up and then descent to the base of the Upper Falls •The third climb and most painful up to the Upper Falls junction •The Fourth mostly gradual push towards the top •a junction to do Eagle or continue climb up to Eagle will get tour heart pumpkin L And then you do it all in reverse. But by the time you get back to the Upper Falls function, your knees will be jelly and that descent is going to be torture. There were several spots to get water from a few creeks (to be filtered). I wouldn’t rely on that all year as I’m sure most of them dry up.

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Jason Helbig reviewed Eagle Peak Trail
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HikingIcySnow

Hiked on 3/4. Awesome views!!! Best views I’ve ever had for a lunch. Trail was icy most the way after getting towards the top of Upper Yosemite Falls. Crampons were helpful but people were making it without too. Most of the elevation gain is in the first 3.6 miles. Overall about 3800ft. After first portion it’s a fairly easy walk most the way.

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Kristina Navarro reviewed Eagle Peak Trail
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Matthew Shannon reviewed Eagle Peak Trail
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Andrew Shinn reviewed Eagle Peak Trail
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This is a difficult trail. We started up at about 3:30 am and arrived at the top in time for sunrise. It was gorgeous! Many of the rocks on the trail are slippery and covered with sand. Overall, worth it!

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