Eagles Peak Trail

HARD 100 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.

3 days ago

This one tricked us. Forgot about break up season because the day was so nice. But anyway, just remember to prepare for the conditions. The trail start out as a dirt trail and then evolves to rocks and boulders. The trail started to get more difficult bc there was about a foot of snow still toward the top with in spots turned into ice. The trail offers great scenery throughout the trail. There is a strech of aspens nearing the top which was beautiful. And the peak offer a fantastic view, we spent about 45 mins admiring it! haha

6 days ago

The ONLY obvious trail marking was at the trail head. Lost the actual trail several times on the incline. Had to retrace our tracks through rough loose dirt and gravel on very steep grades. Best option was to follow the creek (some times actually in it and then crossing over it to reconnect with what may have been the trail? Didn't actually summit due to angry looking storm clouds. Beautiful scenery, waterfalls, and tree cover. Lots of fun bouldering. Loose scrambling. In desperate need of better trail markers. Not friendly for older arthritic dogos. All that being said; Definitely must return to summit!

6 days ago

13 days ago

hiking
21 days ago

pretty tough and steep, but worth it, the aspen grove in the middle is a highlight, but the view especially is.

23 days ago

1 month ago

Beautiful trail, really well marked. Quite a work out, but views make it totally worth it. Only gave it 4 stars because of how hard it was on the knees on the way down (loose gravel, steep grades). According to our GPS the trail was longer than All Trails says. At 1.8 miles, we had just started the scramble on the steepest part of the incline and had about .5 miles left. Don't let it discourage you, it's worth it!! Took us as decently fit people in our late 20s almost 2 hours to get to the summit

1 month ago

hiking
1 month ago

Hiked this with some family from Louisiana. A bit ambitious for the mothers in the group. Overall great hike and interesting way to get your family to never want to hike again

1 month ago

Three of us from Louisiana and three from Colorado Springs did it today. Great scenery. Probably more than we should have bitten off on our first day here but really enjoyed it

hiking
1 month ago

Fantastic hike! Great views, great scenery, and definitely a workout as well. Also, for a different experience you can take a right turn in the aspen grove and do some scrambling up those rocks.

1 month ago

backpacking
2 months ago

Great views, pretty hard with lots of steep areas. Nice camping area in the aspen grove up top.

hiking
3 months ago

Best hike I've done in the Springs, it's challenging and very scenic. The top has a view from downtown Colorado Springs up to Larkspur and further. Relatable to the incline without stairs and more Ice but slightly less steep.

3 months ago

hiking
3 months ago

hiking
3 months ago

Hard

hiking
3 months ago

fantastic day. Trail was a bit snowy and icy. Taking it slowly, especially coming down, was the order of the day. the view of snow heavy Pikes Peak was amazing.

4 months ago

Good steep hike with lots of rocks. Great challenge.