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Beautiful trail with an awesome eagle rock formation. Definitely recommend! The trail is well marked as it is part of the PCT. The last 0.5 to 1 mile has little to no shade.

hiking
bugs
fee
private property
9 days ago

Nice easy terrain the whole way. Wide dirt road so it's great for groups. Steady incline up to the lookout. Lots of knats so a bug net is necessary in some areas. only the second time I felt I had to wear a bug net. This is on a reservation so you have to check in a pay $10 per person. Station doesn't open until 8am. We didn't see any water or springs but everything is so green and alive, you could tell there are springs somewhere. overall, it's worth the drive and th $10. A nice quiet trail with awesome views and few people.

hiking
bugs
fee
private property
10 days ago

hiking
bugs
private property
11 days ago

I finally got to climb up the highest point in San Diego County and all I can say is that it's a MUST. It was something that I wanted to do for a while but it’s very hard to find much info on this hike and so it makes it very mysterious. First thing, I'm NOT an experienced hiker. Secondly, understand that this is a very remote area. There is a very strong possibility that you won’t see anybody so please pack accordingly for all situations. My third advice would be to buy a mosquito head net. I bought one at Wal-Mart for no more then $2 with tax. The gnats are out in full force. I would also suggest packing anywhere from 3-4 liters of water to make the round trip. My other tip would be to buy some trek poles. They were a life saver specially the first two miles that are all upwards hike and even on a flat surface they help put less strain on your knees. My final tip would be to pack a solid lunch and snacks because you will burn a ton load of energy making it to the top of the mountain. One thing people don't ever mention is cellular signal. I was shocked to discover that about 75% of the hike I had signal to make calls or txt. For the hike itself I arrived at 9:10 am on Friday and was greeted by Rivers at the ranger station. The very nice gentleman took my info down and gave me map once I paid him $10 in cash (no debit/credit cards). FYI, you are not allowed to drive to Nelson Camp as an alternative way to hike upwards. Yes it’s a shorter hike but Rivers said that you are not allowed to drive up there. I would also suggest getting some good hiking boots since they helped a lot especially since some of the terrain has been affected by off road vehicles and 4x4 cars that drive up to the top. The first two miles for sure will put your will to the test. It’s all upwards hike and I won’t lie to you, I really questioned if I could even do this. After the first two miles of upward hiking you will pass an old tree trunk that will let you know that you have reached the hardest part of the hike. The next two miles I would say are the nicest part because it’s all flat surface and you are in a forest type environment. The last mile before you make it you will need to climb up hill but it’s not as hard as the beginning. Once you make it to the top you will see the old fire tower but that not the peak. My tip is go over the rocks and look for some orange flags that are planted on the ground and that someone was nice enough to leave there to help you find your way up to the peak. I decided to just take some nice pictures up at the peak and even brought my binoculars to be able to see as far as I could. After spending a good while up at the peak I decided to have lunch and just enjoy the peace and beauty of this mountain. Hiking back down was of course much easier and less painful lol. I did about 1 hour and 50 minutes to reach the top and 1 hour and 20 minutes to reach the bottom of the mountain. It was a clear day about 67 degrees on the bottom and about 55 on the peak with winds about 10 mph. There was absolutely nobody the whole time and that was on a Friday which was really cool to have the mountain all to myself.

hiking
no shade
15 days ago

Great high time well spent with my family! My kids are 7 and 9 they had no problem with it .

hiking
no shade
17 days ago

Great work out but not the best scenery

hiking
bugs
21 days ago

We never saw another person all the way out and back probably because of gnats!! We didn’t bring a net and sometimes it was really annoying . Fortunately in the descent, the gnats left us alone. Fall colors, pine scents, and views on top made it worth the effort !

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bugs
28 days ago

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bugs
30 days ago

Views are best first 2 miles, The trail then winds through hills. Nice empty hike on the PCT. Little rocky at times, a little overgrown at times. Very quiet.

backpacking
bugs
rocky
1 month ago

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bugs
no shade
1 month ago

Perfect weather for Saturday morning (10/12/19), 7.2 miles hike. We started at 7:15 and had the “Eagle” to ourselves for a good 20-30mins. We headed back about 9:20 and saw lots of people heading towards Eagle Rock. A very easy hike with lots of shade for about 2.5 miles then all exposed, no shade. I wouldn’t go here during summer months unless you start super early. We parked across the street at The Resource Center where they had clean public restrooms. . The trail starts at the gate marked “Livestock Area” to the right of the fire station.

hiking
bugs
1 month ago

hiking
bugs
1 month ago

Definitely not a hard hike. The entire hike is on a smooth dirt road with no scrambling at all. $10 fee per person collected at the entrance. The gnats were ever present and DEET seemed to have no effect on them. Bring a net if you do not want them in your eyes, nose and mouth. If it gets windy, they should not be much of a problem though. Arrive early - most of the climbing is in the first couple of miles with no shade.

The trailhead for Eagle Rock is not clearly marked. The sign actually says "livestock area" and you have to enter the gate to get to the trail. There is a dirt lot to the left of the fire station you can park in or you can park across the street at the resource center. The bathrooms at the resource center are for public use. Once on trail, there are signs along the way that say PCT and it's very obvious which direction you should be going. Eagle Rock itself is incredible! The hike has a pretty steady incline for some portions, but it's a well maintained trail. If you decide to hike this trail in the summer, it is advisable to wear a hat and sunscreen as the last mile or so is without shade. I would say the trickiest thing about this trail is finding the trailhead!

started the trail around 7am, as stated the beginning has some shade but once u reach the unshaded area, it continues on for the rest of the hike but definitely an amazing picture when u make it to the rock...u absolutely cant miss it

Gorgeous hike!!

hiking
2 months ago

great views early morning hike for there just In time for sunrise. great trail bring plenty of water and a shade umbrella if hiking in the summer time.

hiking
bugs
2 months ago

fun hike except one section close to the top there were a lot of bugs. great views

hiking
bugs
2 months ago

wonderful early morning hike... we were the only ones on the trail from start until finish. We started out at 630 am on a Sunday mind you it is Labor Day weekend and the high is supposed to reach 105.. Surprisingly it was a cool morning with a nice breeze which was nice because we wanted to beat the heat. No bug issue on the way to the rock but as the temperature rose so did the bugs make their appearance. Like others have stated in previous comments you are fully exposed the last mile to the rock. so wear sunscreen and stay hydrated.

hiking
2 months ago

Started at 7am at the trailhead and didn't see anyone on the trail until we were headed back. Relatively flat, beautiful flowers and scenery along the way.

hiking
bugs
no shade
2 months ago

Started the hike around 800 and while it was a bit hot, it was not killer. The only real issue with the hike are bugs which are annoying. Overall the hike is very beautiful and the rock formation at the end is a real nice sight to have

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