Eagle Peak Trail [CLOSED]

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Yosemite National Park

Eagle Peak Trail is a 14.3 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Yosemite Valley, California that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking and is best used from July until October.

Distance: 14.3 miles Elevation Gain: 6,026 feet Route Type: Out & Back

hiking

forest

views

wild flowers

wildlife

rocky

closed

no dogs

It has been reported this trail has a temporary closure due to COVID-19. Please see the park's website for up to date information.

hiking
icy
snow
2 months ago

Hiked on 3/4. Awesome views!!! Best views I’ve ever had for a lunch. Trail was icy most the way after getting towards the top of Upper Yosemite Falls. Crampons were helpful but people were making it without too. Most of the elevation gain is in the first 3.6 miles. Overall about 3800ft. After first portion it’s a fairly easy walk most the way.

hiking
icy
scramble
snow
2 months ago

hiking
rocky
6 months ago

hiking
rocky
7 months ago

This is a difficult trail. We started up at about 3:30 am and arrived at the top in time for sunrise. It was gorgeous! Many of the rocks on the trail are slippery and covered with sand. Overall, worth it!

hiking
7 months ago

I did this today in conjunction with Yellowstone peak and the top of El Capitan. This and Yellowstone peak are worth the effort. El cap was not. I couldn’t decide on a favorite between this and Yellowstone. Make sure to go to the peak- not the overlook. The overlook is kind of lame once you’ve been to either one of those overlooks. The hike up is no joke and coming back is no better. Don’t let the idea of “steps” fool you. If a ramp and steps had a baby it would be what this is. Super uneven with rocks not really big or tall enough for a step. Be careful- they’re slippery from many feet and the sand or gravel on top is no help. Whole thing took me 11 hrs 20 min. That’s an extra 6+ miles over just Eagles. Woods between the top of the falls and the overlook is gorgeous too and the trail there is pretty easy and mostly relatively flat.

hiking
7 months ago

Difficult but definitely worth it. You get rewarded at Eagle Point with great view

hiking
off trail
rocky
snow
7 months ago

Great trail and view though i went when there was still snow (may) and there is little to know trail. You have to follow footsteps, GPS, and a compass. Also not 12 more like 14. It took me 7 hours and i took no breaks or rests.

hiking
no shade
8 months ago

hiking
bugs
8 months ago

Elevation was 4,291 feet 12.2 miles Then a 1/2 mile to the parking lot views were amazing.

hiking
8 months ago

absolutely amazing view at the end. the trek up to the Yosemite falls outlook is grueling!! feeling like never ending, very steep switchbacks. however, once you take a break at the outlook, the rest of the way up to eagles peak is easy. we had a trail basically to ourselves, only passing 3 other groups. had the peak completely to ourselves. we are very slow hikers and this took us 6 hours to get up and 4 hours to get back down.

hiking
10 months ago

Eagle peak has some of the best views in the entire park of Half Dome/Clouds rest and the valley. I Hiked on Sunday July 28 from Tamarack Flat to the Valley. It was around 11 miles to the base of the peak from TF according to Alltrails app. The .3 miles to the peak as listed on the sign is more like .6 miles but not over the top terrible. I was the only person on the peak which was incredible. Although the distance is it probably easier to get here from Tamarack Flat than the Yosemite falls trail. Pros - Amazing views, Cons - If you want to get there you're going to have to work for it. Bring lots of water either way.

hiking
10 months ago

Incredible trail. But beware. The distance cited on this site is false. I just hiked it today expecting 9.8 miles round trip, when in reality it’s closer to 14. Definitely worth every step. Some of the most incredible views of Yosemite. Easy to knockout in conjunction with a trip to the Yosemite Falls. overlook. Just want anyone who is planning this hike, especially in the heat of the summer, to be adequately provisioned.

hiking
blowdown
10 months ago

The updated elevation gain value that is now showing (6026 ft) is way off. If you plot the track in google earth, you can see that it has some errors that make it look like you are climbing the adjacent vertical cliff. Unfortunately all the hiking apps show different elevation values for this hike. Since the trail is right next to a cliff, any small errors show up as a big change in elevation. The true value is probably somewhere in the 4200 range (plus/minus 300 ft). The view from the top is amazing as others have pointed out. I am so glad we did this. If you reach the top of upper yosemite falls trail and still have gas in the tank (don't forget there are some uphill sections on the way back), the remaining section to Eagle peak is relatively easy. It is a long flat walk through the woods that feels easy compared to the upper yosemite falls trail that you just did. There are some sections where you have to walk around fallen trees, but keep an eye out and you should be able to find the trail back. You won't come across too many people on that trail and my wife was a bit spooked out. There is a bit of climb towards the end but you will forget all about it once you reach the top.

hiking
muddy
scramble
washed out
11 months ago

the roughest part is getting to upper Yosemite once you reach there you are solid for the rest of the way. no snow but the trail is very washed out due to many fall trees. you can lose your way very quickly but just follow the map on here or keep a keen eye on the trail and you will make it the view is one of the best in the park in my opinion.

hiking
bugs
muddy
off trail
over grown
rocky
11 months ago

Just did this trail yesterday...First of all...the view from here is one of the BEST in the park! It’s a pain in the butt to get there via the Upper Falls trail....but sooooo worth it! There are some super muddy areas you’ll have to navigate around and the trail seems to disappear and reappear in those areas, but you can thank California’s epic rains and snow last winter for that. Nothing too serious though...easy enough to navigate. But bring some GoreTex boots and bug spray! Plenty of water sources to filter between the Upper Falls and here The peak is simply one of the best views in the park...hands down! An amazing view of Half Dome and of the snow capped high country (check out my photos). I had the peak all to myself....HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!!!!! Honestly I’d say only the view from Mount Hoffman beat this view of Yosemite...and I’ve hiked this park for 40+ years!

hiking
bugs
muddy
off trail
over grown
rocky
11 months ago

Just did this trail yesterday...First of all...the view from here is one of the BEST in the park! It’s a pain in the butt to get there via the Upper Falls trail....but sooooo worth it! There are some super muddy areas you’ll have to navigate around and the trail seems to disappear and reappear in those areas, but you can thank California’s epic rains and snow last winter for that. Nothing too serious though...easy enough to navigate. But bring some GoreTex boots and bug spray! Plenty of water sources to filter between the Upper Falls and here The peak is simply one of the best views in the park...hands down! An amazing view of Half Dome and of the snow capped high country (check out my photos). I had the peak all to myself....HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!!!!! Honestly I’d say only the view from Mount Hoffman beat this view of Yosemite...and I’ve hiked this park for 40+ years!

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