Eagles Peak Trail

HARD 129 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
2 days ago

3 days ago

Definitely a challenging hike but so fun! I hiked it with husky and he loved the challenging terrain and steep incline. Coming down is definitely hard on the knees and was a challenge training my husky not to drag me down with loose gravel but a fun challenge! The views up top are gorgeous and worth the work. Nice to finally have my legs sore from a hike the next day. I appreciate the people I ran into on the trail that warned me to cross over the stream when you come to the small cairn on the trail otherwise you'll be climbing up some big rocks which I would've been carrying my dog over. The meadow about 2/3 up is a nice little break and change of scenery. Will be adding this to my favorite hikes list!

hiking
4 days ago

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hiking
8 days ago

My new favorite hike! The views are breathtaking from all angles. The trail is not difficult to find.. park at the USAFA visitor center walk across the street and follow dirt until you see a trail. It is also well marked with bright arrows once the trail becomes less distinct. It is a steep hike however, NOT even remotely more difficult than the incline. The stream you follow is pleasantly beautiful with a few waterfalls. When you reach the Aspen meadow, you are very close to the top! Be prepared for a veryyyy tough decline due to loose rock & dirt. You'll leave this hike satisfied knowing you saw awesome views but even better cardio!

hiking
9 days ago

really good workout. views from the top are amazing. Good shoes are essential, it's very steep with areas of loose gravel. I wore some really good hiking shoes and still slipped a few times. Also be aware, even though you might feel like making it to the top is the hard part, it's still pretty strenuous going back down due to tired legs and the steepness of the trail.

hiking
10 days ago

hiking
15 days ago

Definitely a difficult trail. I mainly hike on the Appalachian mountains, and this was definitely a challenge. Went up to the top in some light rain; got hit hard with hail at the summit. Even with reduced visibility, the views where incredible. Encountered an Aspen grove on the way up. Would definitely recommend, with adequate footwear and water supply.

16 days ago

Relatively short but a definite ass kicker. Worth the view though. Also, lots of loose rocks and dirt on many sections which made it difficult for traction.

17 days ago

Beautiful views, great terrain

21 days ago

Great hike! It's hard but worth it. If you bring dogs, know you'll have to bring water to the top for them. The stream is alongside the trail for the first like 2/3 of the hike.

hiking
21 days ago

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24 days ago

hiking
1 month ago

GREAT & challenging hike.

Up a road, on the trail, up the rocks, along the stream, up more rocks, through the aspen meadow, then it only gets harder...but you're almost there & it's so, so worth it!

Stick with the stream until it's obvious you need to cross...we took a very intense bouldering detour by accident.

New favorite hike.

1 month ago

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1 month ago

1 month ago

Did this trail with my uncle last friday 6/16. Loved it because the trail itself is more challenging containing parts were hands are needed. Lowly trafficked out and gorgious view on pikes peak at the top.

hiking
1 month ago

hiking
1 month ago

Loved this hike! I loved the views and the beauty of the hike. There's a pretty stream that you hike along. Be prepared for some serious scrambling. Where comfortable shoes that are good for the rock scrambles.

hiking
1 month ago

This was an amazing hike with little people and amazing atmosphere. Its pretty challenging but plenty of places to stop and enjoy. The scenery is absolutely stunning and the stream is very undersold in the reviews. Many waterfalls and fast paced movement. Only one really calm part and that's at the very top. Its so beautiful. I was so happy. The rock scrambling wasn't to terrible, just wear good shoes and you will be fine.