Eagle Peak Trail is a 9.8 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Mariposa, California that offers scenic views and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking and is best used from July until September.

DISTANCE
9.8 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
4,327 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

hiking

views

rocky

no dogs

From Tacoma, south 40 miles on Highway 7 to Elbe. Turn east on Highway 706 and drive 10 miles to the Nisqually Entrance. Continue 7 miles to the Longmire Museum. The signed trailhead is on the opposite side of the suspension bridge crossing the Nisqually River, on the left.

15 days ago

Did this along with El Capitan. Is absolutely a worthwhile detour on the way. Provides some very special views.

hiking
1 month ago

Outstanding hike with amazing views and bit of a different perspective of the Valley. Do not expect an easy hike, the climb up for the first 3.8 miles on the “micro switch-backs” is a grind. We went 2 days ago so it was cool/cold. I took a recommended 5 liters of h2o, should have been 4 and dropped the weight. This hike is major “up” so watch your pack weight.

Once you get to Eagle Peak the 360 degree outlook is breathtaking, kickback, chill and enjoy the accomplishment. We left the Valley at 5:15 AM and made it up in 4 hours, having stopped at Upper Yosemite Falls.

On the way down 35% you can bomb down through the forest. Then you hit the granite staircase and the pace slows simply because of footing.

Great time. Three of us ranked this hike in term of difficulty as 1.) Half Dome 2.) Eagle Peak 3.) CR. Hope this helps - enjoy this must do hike.

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5 months ago

To be fair, once I reached it, it was in the clouds. It's special to not see down, but a bit dissappointing. I have done it along with north dome. I'm sure the view would be great. If you climbed all the way up already, the extra miles once on top are nothing, so why not do the detour?

9 months ago

Hiked on 2/10/18
Beautiful hiking day. A few small patches of ice on trail past Yosemite Falls but was definitely able to hike up in regular hiking shoes. Only ran into a few people after the falls so it’s a nice section to slip away from the tourist mass. Chilly at the top, amazing view. You can see Nevada Falls, Yosemite Falls and Half Dome.

9 months ago

Its snow covered as of now

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11 months ago

Beautiful

backpacking
Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Truly amazing view from the point.

hiking
Saturday, August 26, 2017

Great trail with truly breathtaking views. We hiked up to Yosemite point. The whole trail took us 8h20, but we did stop a lot. Also spent some time at the top of the waterfall and then hiked to the Yosemite point. It's totally worth it. The views until the pool at the top of the waterfall are definitely amazing but it is still the same view all the way except that you overlook it at different height, but the view at the Yosemite point is incredible and you can see The Half Dome from there! Totally go there if you can.

hiking
Monday, May 22, 2017

A tough hike, but the most amazing view in the end. If you have time, El Cap is right around the corner. Bring a map and compass when snow is present.

Monday, October 24, 2016

moderate trail when done in a cool day. The most comprehensive view of yosemite valley. Combine with Upper Yosemite Falls trail to make it 12.5 miler

hiking
Thursday, July 07, 2016

Decent trail. We hiked the upper falls and continued on to Eagles. Nice hike views once to the top. Great half dome pics and you can see both major waterfalls all in one view. Deep woods to get there and beautiful Northwestern foliage. Hard hike bring more water than u think u need. This app says 10.7. This is a minimum 12 mile hike.

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6 months ago

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Thursday, June 15, 2017

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