Eagle Peak and Mitchell Rock via Oak Road to Back Creek Loop

hard 54 reviews
#27 of 78 trails in

Eagle Peak and Mitchell Rock via Oak Road to Back Creek Loop is a 6.3 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Clayton, California that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking and nature trips.

Distance: 6.3 miles Elevation Gain: 2,106 feet Route Type: Loop

hiking

nature trips

views

wild flowers

rocky

Park at the Mitchell Canyon visitor center. In spring, the Back Creek trail will take you along a creek with ferns and a wide variety of wild flowers as you begin to ascend. The trail gets steeper and rockier and you will enter a chaparral zone. From this point on, the trail will have minimal shade. Back Creek trail ends and you will turn right onto Eagle Peak trail. The views are spectacular for the entire length of Eagle Peak trail--on a clear day you may even be able to see the Sierras. At the intersection of the Eagle Peak and Mitchell Rock trails you will continue straight onto the Mitchell Rock trail. The beautiful views continue as Mitchell Rock tail descends to Mitchell Rock and then back down to the visitor center. Trekking poles will be helpful, but not required for rocky and gravelly sections of the descent.

Great workout out . Go counter clockwise ! So it won’t be so steep going down . A lot of bugs but a great workout ! If your unbalanced like me you might fall. So bring trekking sticks

Nice steady incline for a couple miles past creek

hiking
no shade
over grown
7 months ago

Very hot trail. It would be best to start this early if doing in during the summer months. This trail is no joke so get ready to work your butt off!

Excellent trail. A bit difficult when going downhill. Trekking poles were extremely helpful.

hiking
21 days ago

hiking
29 days ago

hiking
1 month ago

hiking
1 month ago

hiking
1 month ago

hiking
3 months ago

hiking
4 months ago

hiking
4 months ago

hiking
5 months ago

hiking
7 months ago

hiking
7 months ago

hiking
8 months ago

Load More