Eureka Peak Trail

HARD 13 reviews
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Eureka Peak Trail is a 9.9 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Yucca Valley, California that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is best used from March until October.

9.9 miles
1,758 feet
Out & Back



nature trips



wild flowers


no dogs

3 months ago

The grade going up is pretty gentle, but thanks to the deep and soft sand it was a LOT of work. Bring LOTS of water! We took Burnt Hill on the way up and Eureka back down which provided a nice variety of scenery. Deducting a star because finding the Eureka Peak trail head was a pain in the neck (hence why we ended up taking Burnt Hill up).

trail running
7 months ago

Wash running In a tight canyon for the first 4 miles. Took the turnoff to canyon view trail and back to black rock. Lots of up and down elevation change on canyon view. A challenging but rewarding 7 miles. Don’t step in the horse poop!

10 months ago

We went up the Burnt Hill Trail and came down the Eureka Peak Trail. Wasn't a fan of the sand hiking up the elevation, but the trail back was nice. Completely different scenery than the way up. Worth the view but the sand definitely kicks your butt!

Tuesday, April 04, 2017

This is a horse trail. I even tried to switch it up and take different trails to the top, but everything is a horse trail. Lots of manure, lots of flies and A LOT of deep sand, all of which did not make for a very enjoyable hike. I had to empty out my boots at least three times and worked twice as hard since I was basically climbing a 5 mile long sand dune. Scenery was alright, some wild flowers, but nothing spectacular. Top was nice. Would not recommend, unless you're a horse.

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Fantastic view, the trail system and terrain is different from other hikes in the park making it enjoyable. Yes there is also a well maintained dirt road to the top as well, easily traffic-able by any style vehicle. Hiking it is more enjoyable and rewarding!

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

the hike was nice although it was very cold out. the views from the peak were great. once at the top go to the right and then go up to the left as well because views are great from both spots. the one trail the Burnt something was 2.5 miles and so boring and never-ending to me. on the way back we decided to take the canyon view trail and it was awesome. it was 1.3 miles but felt longer to me. most of the hike was in sand so that made the workout really worth it. the two women at the check in were so nice and helpful. they gave us a map and highlighted a route for us. again I would skip the Burnt trail though. oh and we did see one deer. enjoy.

horseback riding
Sunday, January 24, 2016

Great trail, a lot of up hill!!!!!

mountain biking
Thursday, September 08, 2011

great trail

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Friday, August 11, 2017