Eagle Peak Loop

HARD 75 reviews
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Eagle Peak Loop is a 7.8 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Clayton, California that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as difficult. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round.

DISTANCE
7.8 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
2316 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

views

wild flowers

wildlife

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 Madre.

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16 days ago

It was a Beautiful morning for a hike... definitely challenges you..

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16 days ago

Twin and Eagle Peaks via Regency Neighborhood. Great way to summit Eagle Peak. The mountain is looking really healthly from the winter rains. Go early to avoid the crowds. No one going up, but coming down on the fire road I passed many groups.

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1 month ago

Good short hike, with nice stretches of uphill to keep you working hard. Great view from the top. Spring is a great time of year with the flowers. If you go up and back from the east side you can stay in the shade in the afternoon.

1 month ago

It was Great, difficult but Great took us a lot longer than we thought.....our tracker tracked 8.1...I fell I'm bruised and sore.. our friend also fell she rolled over and fell a good distance she was pretty messed up Bloody and brusied.

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Good hike while going up towards the peak (clockwise from mitchell canyon parking lot). Keeps stretching at incline but nothing that discourages you because of the views on your side. Wouldn't say it hard but more of moderate. Total time is 4 hrs with around 2.5 hrs mostly uphill. Coming down the trail got boring with no changes in scenery and easy (sometimes steep) decline in elevation.

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1 month ago

If you like views, this one is great. The trail starts out going up and it keeps going up. There is one section which is level for about 250 yards, then it's back to climbing. This trail in my opinion, is the best one from the gate where waterfalls, back creek, and meridian ridge trail heads are. The trail itself is not riddled with holes, and obstacles to overcome. It's wide enough to pass without bumping. The view at the top is stunning. If you want, you can take it all the way to the summit. That adds on a few miles, which brings the total up to 11.5 miles via prospectors gap, then summit trail. My wife and I love this trail.

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