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.
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.
April was the perfect time to explore this trail. Make sure you say hi to the PCT hikers and ask where they are from. They like to chat. Bring lots of water. No bathroom at trailhead, but .4 miles up the road (at the Community Center) they allow the PCT hikers to camp and you can use the restrooms. If you are geocaching, watch out for snakes among the rocks. We came across a big one. We were a little worried about the 85 degree forecast and the Santa Ana wind but the strong breeze felt refreshing and made Eagle Rock not so hot. The first 2 miles are in shade, the last mile is out in the open. Great views, you can see the Observatory on Palomar Mountain along the way. Eagle Rock is very interesting. One of the better rock croppings I've encountered. Overall this hike gets a 5 thumbs up from me.
Fairly easy hike, steady with not a lot of incline. Walking alongside the vast open meadow is so beautiful and unlike what I'm used to. Flowers are blooming and the eagle rock is pretty awesome.
Nice little walk through the meadow, pretty flat overall.
Great, dog friendly Trail with many different views. Start off on the PCT by going through the forest alongside a stream. About two miles or so in it opens up to open prairies- we were lucky enough to be here during the super bloom so saw many different types of flowers. The rock at the end is a spectacular eagle. We enjoyed a small picnic lunch. Very lightly trafficked which makes it perfect for a dog. We did see two rattlesnakes so be aware of your surroundings and keep your dog close at all times!
Very nice hike, not difficult at all. I took my chihuahua/terrier mix, and he's worn out now! The trail is beautiful, and I found it very relaxing!
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Amazing and easy hike :)