Eagle Rock via the PCT

MODERATE 176 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
853 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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7 days ago

hiking
12 days ago

Beautiful views! Enter the PCT across the road from the parking area and go through pipe gate (there will be three gates total). Lovely hike through open oak woodland habitat out to the plains and rolling hills. Super windy and exposed so bring lots of water.

hiking
13 days ago

The ‘incline’ at the beginning wasn’t really obvious — very gradual climb with lots of shade and pretty fall colors throughout. When you reach the open field just before the Eagle, expect no shade. Quite blistering even at 78 degrees. The rock is quite the sight and it was super fun to climb on top of for a photo op. Glorious hike with a brilliant change of landscape throughout.

hiking
14 days ago

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15 days ago

Fun hike but I wouldn't drive 2 hours there to do again. Shade in the beginning hotter than hell once you hit the open field closer to the Eagle. Cool to see in person & climbing it was fun for a photo op. Came in about 6 1/4 miles round trip on my Apple Watch.

hiking
15 days ago

Took my pupper out here today. challenging but not brutal. inclines are pretty gentle and the steep parts don't last too long. the rock is a gorgeous place to take pictures of and from. the last half mile or so before the rock offers zero shade.

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20 days ago

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25 days ago

Easy hike and beautiful view. so worth it

27 days ago

backpacking
28 days ago

Great trail. Awesome rock formation.

hiking
29 days ago

1 month ago

Awesome trail and hike

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1 month ago

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1 month ago

hiking
1 month ago

Loved this trail. Fairly flat with a little gentle incline, very pretty trail in my opinion. We parked across the street from the fire station and entered onto the PCT to the right of the station. You'll go thru 3 gates along the way. Follow the PCT trail markers for about 3.25 miles and you will see the giant rock formations on your left. The rock is pretty neat. Mother Nature does some amazing things, lol. Not too many bugs, saw lots of squirrels and one coyote, some shade, total length roundtrip 6.5 according to my Fitbit tracker. Enjoy!

hiking
1 month ago

Went on this hike yesterday and it was wonderful! The trail is well maintained and no trash at all on the floor or in the bushes. We saw a lot of cows grazing and even came across a few cows that were on the trail with us! We only saw a few other hikers on the trail so that was a plus! Took plenty of pictures once we got to eagle rock. This was a great hike for all skill levels.

hiking
1 month ago