Trail of The Eagle

MODERATE 7 reviews
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Trail of The Eagle is a 8.3 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Draper, Utah that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from April until October. Horses are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
8.3 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
4258 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

snowshoeing

walking

horseback riding

forest

views

wild flowers

wildlife

no dogs

The "Trail of the Eagle" is a well maintained trail which leads to a rock outcropping high on the mountain. From the rock outcropping it is possible to reach the summit of Lone Peak by using one of two trails that extend to the upper mountain.

hiking
9 days ago

hiking
1 month ago

Despite the recent rains and snowing the trail was not too muddy. At 3 miles the trail turns to snow the rest of the way to the top. Unless you like scratches, bring a long sleeve shirt and long pants for the scrub brush overgrowth at miles 3-4. Trail a little hard to find at the top due to all the snow. I was hopping to connect to the cherry creek logging trail but due to no map as my phone ran out of batteries (so did not record my full trail) and all the snow made it unsafe to trail hunt. Great views of the valley once got below the clouds. Enjoy!

1 month ago

The trail does get overgrown in some places but it is a great hike!

2 months ago

hiking
2 months ago

This is quite the trail. Great view of Salt Lake Valley the entire way. Over 40 switchbacks make the steep climb easier. As the other review mentioned there are places where the brush is very close to the trail. Because there were no leaves on the brush yet it wasn't too bad.

hiking
9 months ago

Decent trail, gets a little overgrown in places. It's not well marked, but it heads up Bear Canyon a little north of the suspension bridge on the Bonneville Shoreline Trail, then switches back before going down into the canyon. Pretty exposed for a long time, but it's not terribly steep. You can start the hike at the Orson Smith trailhead or from Hidden Valley park in Sandy.