Trail of The Eagle

MODERATE 9 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.

backpacking
3 months ago

After snowshoeing this trail in the winter I had to see what it was like in the summer. Return down this trail after hiking the Cherry Canyon trail. The top 3rd of the trail was overgrown so much that it was difficult to see the very narrow trail most of the top third of the trail. Unlike the Cherry Canyon trail the top portion of the trail has rocks and gravel so great shoes with protection from all of the rock and good traction are very helpful. While there is some relief from the sun it's a very hot trail this time of the year. agree with other reviewers.

hiking
3 months ago

used trail for a more direct route down from lone peak big mistake. very over grown trail with stumps, branches ect. all out to trip you. fell about 12 times but lost count. I will not use this trail again.

hiking
3 months ago

hiking
4 months 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!

5 months ago

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

6 months ago

hiking
6 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
Wednesday, August 31, 2016

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.