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Easy to get to, didn’t see any rattlesnakes and the top is fun with the flags and a sunrise to start off your day.

Great workout if you take the loop counter clockwise. Hiked it in about 2 hours. Lots of dog poop though. Hazy day. Heavy traffic. Local favorite right off the highway.

Good hike. Taking the advice of others I went right at the junction. Made it a much better hike. Would do it again anytime.

Good workout. Rocky most of Trail so watch your step. It was very hazy at early morning so no real vista view from top this trip.

very good hike. To make it hard and the full 4.2 miles go right on the fork in the road. This will have you going up the stairs instead of coming down them.

hiking
1 month ago

Great hike with stunning views. VERY steep and rocky at times and pretty hairy. Watch where you step :)

Nice moderate hike then gets more difficult hiking up to the peak.

This was definitely a moderate hike. challenging towards the end but the view was really nice and worth the hike. only passed 3 people the whole way. if you like solitude there are a lot of options at the top for where you can plant yourself and sit for a few.

Did the counterclockwise loop, first half is alpine meadows and forest then once you get to the PCT it transitions to desert hills with amazing views of the desert.

hiking
2 months ago

Can’t believe I’ve never heard of this hike it’s stunning the trail it’s self not worn down and full of nature and the views are amazing I caught a stellar sun set on my way down didn’t even see another person on the trail. Loved it.

DO NOT follow the “getting there” directions (do not turn left down chihuahua or go down any dirt road), just keep following the original road all the way down to the fire station, and park at the information center. Trail is on THE SAME SIDE OF THE ROAD as the fire station on the right hand side when facing the building, NOT the side of the road with the info center and PCT sign. Also keep in mind this route approaches the rock formation from behind, so be on the look out for the trail split once you hit 3.2 miles! Be sure to bring plenty of water, direct sun is a killler for 2/3 of the way there/back.

Eagle rock itself was super cool!! There isn't much shade cover on this trail, so next time I'd try not to go on a really hot and sunny day. The trail was pretty empty when we went.

The eagle stone itself is pretty awesome. The hike is rated moderate but it was pretty easy in 85 degree weather. FYI, there's absolutely no shade starting from the half way point to eagle stone so bring lots of water.

What a great hike , talk about a mix up of different terrain around every corner!

You work up a good sweat just enough to keep you awake and feeling good!

5/5 recommended

hiking
2 months ago

Very well-maintained trail, hard to get lost. The first 2/3rd you'll have some shade. The last third is straight exposure through grassland. The approach is behind the rock formation so it doesn't look like anything special. Got warned by a rattlesnake chillen by the rocks, so be cautious. Really easy hike.

One of my favorite local hikes. Good workout and beautiful flowers and views.

hiking
2 months ago

Big fan of this one! It’s challenging and beautiful. The views are amazing. The trail is easy to follow, and it wasn’t too crowded I went on Memorial Day (saw like 5 people). Small convenient parking lot, reminds me of Cowles just.. better

It as mid 90's by the time we got going. We took lots of water, but only made it to about 200 yards beyond the big rock. My sweetie can't take the heat and altitude. She had the drumming heartbeat and had to stop to rest often. I guess you can't beat youth. We're on the high side of 60. Lots of wildflowers. Not a lot of water in the creek. A younger couple told us that the 'falls' were pretty weak. If you're going to hike this trail at this time of year, start early.

Great views and a good climb. Will be doing this hike again, bring water especially if hiking in the afternoon sun.

hiking
2 months ago

You’ll take a dirt road which has a clearing for parking right across from the trailhead. Steep, rocky trail all the way up. Very good workout. Not really any technical areas, but can get a little slick with the slope along with loose dirt and sand. Wasn’t sure what to expect so I wore hiking boots, glad I did, they protected my ankles on a few occasions. Great view of Alpine/ east county at the top. Will be sure to attempt it with my 6 year old!

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We height the back Loop of this Trail 12 miles today. Started on the PCT looped all the way around to both Laguna Lakes and back out to Trailhead. Great day with great folks!

From the parking lot to the trail loop, this trail is very well-maintained. We did the shorter loop on this hike, since it started off somewhat cool during the early morning but heated up quickly. Definitely ensure you bring lots of water, as this hike does not have much canopy cover or any in most places. Fun and interesting things to check out. Look for our pictures with our mascot, Dino the dino, with a horny toad lizard. #TheAdventureTravelers

Fun easy well maintained trail. That starts in shaded oak trees then breaks out into a plains area with a cool rock formation at the end. Nice scenery only a few people. Saw pretty good size coyote in the mid of the day

A must see up close !

hiking
3 months ago

amazing hike. so awesome are the views, especially at the top. My brother and i summited it in about 3 hours with dogs and a long stop at the top, but we are experienced hikers. there's a neat structure to chill in and protect you from wind at the peak. loved it, would do it again. beware the top is very rocky and steep, could be slippery when wet, definitely wear good trail shoes.

hiking
3 months ago

Very comparable to Cowles Mountain - pretty straight up incline w/ switchbacks. But, absolutely gorgeous view up top. Great, quick hike to knock out.

Hiked this trail with my dog earlier today and it was great. Trail starts off in a forest section with shade and a stream. You can get a view of some cows along the way as well. Trail then opens up to expansive views throug yt? out a valley that eventually leads to Eagle Rock. Not much shade here. Met some interesting people along the way including a group of guys from Australia do the PCT. All in all, this trail has everything. Easy trail and well maintained. Will definitely be back!

Good hike! Great views

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