Eagle Peak Loop

HARD 88 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

no dogs

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.

4 days ago

loved it. very slippery rocks. wear good shoes.

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26 days ago

Hard. Hot. Beautiful!!

trail running
1 month ago

Awesome run starting at Regency. 12 mile loop. Difficult rated for a reason but well worth it for the views and scenery. Not much shade. Got lost after taking a wrong turn towards the end but truly had a blast. Take plenty of water and fuel.

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1 month ago

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1 month ago

Great walk. Did it from Regency gate to get an early start. Made the summit around 8:00 a.m. Spectacular views. Walked clockwise (steep part first). Much easier on the knees. Take trekking poles. You'll be glad you did!

hiking
1 month ago

Beautiful view on July 3rd. I imagine it's much better in fall and spring.
SUMMER Hike - I recommend bringing at least two liters of water for the summer hike. Even you start early (8am per published park open hours) you will still be experiencing high temperature for the second half. Be ready to sweat ALOT.
Decent - Poles and boots with traction help ! Your knees will thank you.

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1 month ago

hiking
1 month ago

This hike was gorgeous! My friend and I didn't have any intention of going all the way to the top, but once we got to Mitchell rock, we decided it was too short and kept going. It was challenging, for sure, as its pretty steep and the way down was really tough on the knees.

The views along the way cannot be captured in pictures, they were too spectacular and absolutely worth the work!

Things I would recommend:
1. Bring snacks and water! It's about 4 miles up, you're going to need a protein bar or two!
2. A LOT of the trail is not under the shade, especially towards the top, so bring your sunscreen!
3. Make sure you have good hiking shoes or shoes w/ great grip. Hiking back down, is steep and you will definitely need the traction so you don't fall off the side of Mt Diablo
Have fun!

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2 months ago

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

hiking
2 months 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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