Eagle Rock via the PCT

MODERATE 130 reviews
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Eagle Rock via the PCT is a 6.4 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Warner Springs, California that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from March until October. Dogs and horses are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
6.4 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
944 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dog friendly

backpacking

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

horseback riding

forest

views

waterfall

wild flowers

wildlife

rocky

Directions from LA Basin: (To reach the southern end of this segment of the PCT) Drive south on Interstate 15 to Highway 79 South (Temecula). Follow Hwy. 79 approximately 25 miles east, southeast through Oak Grove to the junction with the Chihuahua Valley Road. Follow the Chihuahua Valley Road east approximately 6 miles to a point where the paved road makes a 90 degree turn to the right. A dirt road continues on east at this point. Follow this road approximately 4 miles. The PCT crosses the road in a saddle located approximately 1 mile SSE of Combs Peak. Trailhead parking is along the road.

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A bit out of the way but the trail was very beautiful and the eagle rock made it worth it!

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beautiful views, very few people, and the eagle rock itself was worth the hike. would go again!

1 month ago

This was a really great trail. My two kids (boys aged 10 and 7 who hike often) completed it just fine. I would go on a cooler day if you plan on bringing the kids. Once the trail opens up halfway to the rock formation there isn't much shade at all.
Starts off in a wooded, shady section by a little creek. Ends up in pastures and fields. Then you head back the way you came. Very easy trail to follow as well. Not too many turn offs and very well traveled.
We went on Mother's Day and we passed by some people but I wouldn't say it was busy at all.

Bathrooms are available at the resource center across the street from the start point. It's a camping area for the PCT hikers. Be sure to stop inside and donate if you can. The volunteers working there were so kind! They even sell eagle rock tshirts and bandanas in there to support the area for the trail.

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