Eagles Peak Trail

HARD 93 reviews
#17 of 124 trails in

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

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

5 days ago

hiking
9 days 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

9 days 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
18 days 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.

18 days ago

backpacking
1 month ago

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

hiking
2 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.

2 months ago

hiking
2 months ago

hiking
2 months ago

Hard

hiking
2 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.

3 months ago

Good steep hike with lots of rocks. Great challenge.

hiking
3 months ago

Took my dog on this trail not knowing what to expect. She did great, but if you have a short dog or one under 30 pounds it's going to have a hard time jumping up and down some of the larger boulders on the trail.
It was super fun, and a full body workout. Seriously-- I was dead by the end.
But gorgeous views at the top and following a pretty waterfall for most of it made the climb easier.
Will definitely go with my pup again.

3 months ago

Amazing! Scenery never got boring. Fun scramble over rocks!

hiking
4 months ago

fun rock hopping! beautiful views

hiking
5 months ago

We felt like this was more challenging than the incline! Coming down was hard since we were tired haha. Simply incredible view at top. No bears, only tracks and poo. Be careful

5 months ago

Terrific, difficult, and challenging!

5 months ago

Great trail. Off the beaten path. Great views. Nice little waterfall. Slippery on the downhill.

5 months ago

Does remind me of the inclline. Hard climb uphill, not super sturdy/accessible, great quick hike/workout.