Eagles Peak Trail

HARD 167 reviews
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Eagles Peak Trail is a 3.6 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near United States Air Force Academy, Colorado that features a waterfall and is rated as difficult. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
3.6 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
2099 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dog friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

river

views

waterfall

wild flowers

wildlife

rocky

scramble

snow

A popular hike up the dominant peak in the vicinity of the cadet area. It is shown on the maps as North Peak, but most call it Eagle Peak.

hiking
8 hours ago

Great trail but easy to take a wrong turn at one point.

hiking
16 days ago

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21 days ago

1 month ago

Great hike! Took our dog and he did great as well. We did stray from the trail twice but like another person said - always go left (we went right). One of the points was when you cross the stream. There was a big flat rock and 2 logs to walk across.
We parked at the visitor center and walked across the street to the dirt road. Went up that and found the trail pretty easily.

hiking
1 month ago

hiking
1 month ago

This trail starts on the United States Air Force Academy (USAFA) and then moves into Pike National Forest after a half mile walk up a dirt road. This trail is steep throughout the whole hike and moves through Spruce, Fir, and Aspen forests until you get close to the top where you are met with bare rock. Once at the top you are given great views of the USAFA and Colorado Springs. Trail 360 on YouTube

hiking
1 month ago

hiking
1 month ago

hiking
1 month ago

Good hike. Definitely wouldn’t recommend for small kids. A lot of elevation gain, some scrambling over rocks is needed. Stay LEFT on the way up. You’ll see some spots where you think the trail goes right but stay left. The views at the top are amazing. Once you hit the aspen meadows look for the blue dots on the left. The last bit of the trail is practically straight uphill.

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1 month ago

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2 months ago

this is a steep climb but soooo worth the view at the end!!

hiking
2 months ago

hiking
2 months ago

First off, make sure you have decent hiking boots for this trail or else you will hate it or get hurt. Although it's short in mileage, it is one of the steepest hikes I've done, which makes for a long journey. When you get to the meadow, you'll be exhausted but are about to face the hardest part of the trail. View at the top was great but it's a serious effort to get there, even for an experienced 24 year old hiker.

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