Mitchell Canyon Road to Eagle Peak

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Mitchell Canyon Road to Eagle Peak is a 7.6 mile loop trail located near Clayton, California that offers scenic views. The trail is rated as difficult offers a number of activity options.

DISTANCE
7.6 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
2237 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

backpacking

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

views

no dogs

Park at the Mitchell Canyon Staging Area

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19 days ago

Good trail, not too hard but coming over Eagle Peak trail it is loose footing the last 2-3 miles in a lot of places so be cautious. Gentle upward climb with a few steeper places but the descent areas on Eagle Peak are the tricky ones with loose shale and rocks. Cooler day so windy but nice. Being from the south east I enjoyed the trees on this trail that are often lacking in this area of California on hikes I have taken. May try a spur that does not go over Eagle Peak if anyone can recommend one that returns to parking lot. Took 3 hours with the slowdown on slip-slide descent lol

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