Looking for a great trail near Warner Springs, California? AllTrails has 8 great hiking trails, views trails, wild flowers trails and more, with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers, and nature lovers like you. If you're looking for the best trails around Cuyamaca Rancho State Park or Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, we've got you covered. You'll also find some great local park options, like Los Coyotes Indian Reservation. Gearing up for a challenge? There are 4 hard trails in Warner Springs ranging from 6.3 to 87.7 miles and from 2,260 to 9,055 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!

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I agree! This was not a strenuous hike and you can easily bring your family. The Eagle is real!!

What a lovely hike. Such an easy trail. It can get cold and windy here so dress in layers.

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muddy
8 days ago

It was a beautiful hike, amazing view and a great work out. It was 38 degrees when we started and ended up to be 43 degrees when done. We started at 730 am and finished at 1030am. With breaks, pictures as we hike and more pictures at the eagle. We saw cows it quite and beautiful. There was frost on the ground. We quickly warmed up as we started to hike.

nice little hike to get the blood pumping

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muddy
no shade
rocky
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snow
9 days ago

Uphill all the way but very manageable with well marked trail. Once up the single track you’ll reach a fire road. 3/4 of the hike is on the fire road but still nice and scenic. Went in the winter time and it rained and snowed. Last bit was packed with about 8-9 inches of snow. Would recommend this in winter and spring. Probably too exposed in summer time.

We hiked this trail on Super Bowl Sunday and really enjoyed it. The trail was super easy, but it's very beautiful walking through the trees on the first half of the hike. I recommend this trail for the entire family. The other half is walking thru brush, and eventually to the dessert half. If you do get out to the Eagle it is worth every step. We got some really nice pictures on the Eagle. If you go pass the trees you will not find any shade so be careful during hot days. Also very windy once you pass the trees. Hope you enjoy Eagle Rock as much as we did.

Good rock formation at the end, be warned that best lighting for photos would be before noon as the setting sun fall behinds the rocks.

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28 days ago

Easy hike, family friendly except for the wind. Amazing formation!

Love this trail. The only thing people forget to mention is it’s ALL incline the entire way up!!! But well worth it. Great workout!

I would recommend this trail this season. As everything is green and a cool weather for taking the trails. Some wind at bottop and mostly at top. Great for camping activities and meditation. Definitely will come back.

Good winter conditioning trail. Beautiful views. No snow or mud, even after all of the rain we received this week. The first two miles are single track and the rest is an old dirt service road. It is fairly exposed, which gives you great scenery to enjoy, but would be pretty brutal on a hot day. Nice if you are looking for solitude. I was out there for 8 hours. I didn't see any other hikers. Just two vehicles and 3 motorcycles. It was a rewarding hike, the tower has nice picnic facilities.

great hike! up the PCT for about 2 miles then choose your own adventure to the summit. bagged 3831 as well then took the wash around back to 78. was a bit of a slog so you may wanna just return the way you ascended.

NIce, will marked trail to the Forest Service Lookout Tower. A lot of this trail is service road (approx. 4-5 miles). On our visit 1/5/19, there was a lot of snow for about the last 4 miles. I was the only hiker not using poles or spikes. If you are comfortable on snow and know how to avoid ice, you don't need either, It snowed on us on the way down and was VERY cold at the top (36° not accounting for wind chill).

I mean where else are you going to find a rock formation shaped like an Eagle!!?? Amazing!! Not much of an elevation gain, so fairly easy. The wind was pretty wicked when you got out into the open! Snow on the ground from recent snowfall on NY day. Took kids 5, 10, 12 and their grandparents. Fun for all ages!

If you’re peak bagging San Diego County, you gotta do this one right? It’s the tallest... and it’s a real mission to get to it if you live down in the city. It’s been on my To-Do list for a while and I finally motivated my ass to drive up there and get it handled, on a snowy winter day in January.

It was a weekday morning after a fresh snowfall maybe two days before. Checked in at the ranger station and paid $10. No cars at trailhead, not a soul on the mountain that day. The hike itself wasn’t incredibly difficult, about Mt. Woodson level of effort. The trail was gorgeous, very green and lots of pines. The snow made for some rad photos. Followed a faint trail from the dilapidated lookout tower up to the actual summit (look for the helpful little orange flags) but couldn’t go up the summit boulder due to ice. I settled on eating lunch under the tower instead.

Absolutely stunning visibility, as could be expected on a winter day. Landmarks visible in 5 other counties plus Mexico and the Pacific Ocean. It’d be almost easier to make a list of what I couldn’t see up there. Views from summit included:

Cuyamaca Peak, Mt. Baldy, San Jacinto, San Gorgonio, Toro, Palomar, Woodson, Iron, Mission Trails 5, San Miguel, Mount Laguna, Rabbit, Villager, Salton Sea, Islas de Coronado, Point Loma, and Downtown San Diego.

I was actually pretty surprised to see Point Loma and Downtown, I wasn’t expecting that. On a hot hazy day you’re not going to see half of those landmarks, definitely do this on a clear winter day if possible.

And don’t be a daredevil like me and hike it solo. Go in a group! I saw a few sets of mountain lion paw prints in the fresh snow a few miles in, it had me dialing up the paranoia to the 9’s. Thankfully saw none, but they out there...

Great hike, with a surprise rock formation...make sure you walk around to see

1 month ago

Hike as described. Easy and enjoyable hike. Rock formation at end is cool. Trailhead is next to/ past fire station (metal gate on side of road). We parked across street from trailhead at Warner Springs Community Resource Center. Bathrooms at end of parking lot.

the road was closed

My family and I had a great time!!

It’s closed.

Nice easy hike with a very cool rock formation at the end.

it's a leisure walk. very pleasant.

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2 months ago

this is a nice Easy hike. 6.6 miles no big hills. only down fall is you can see houses and the road is only about 100 yards from eagle rock...

Excellent moderate hike! Mix of forest setting and open space. Trail well maintained, marked, easy to navigate. Eagle Rock was awesome! Great run back to start off trailhead.

Fall colors were amazing!

Beautiful scenery! More forested and green than most places in San Diego County. Like all of these trails, the difficulty is very relative. I would rate this as moderate myself. By comparison, El Cajon Mountain or Twin Peaks up north are far more difficult than this. The incline is fairly gradual and pretty much out of the way after the first 2 miles. We went on a Sunday and no one was at the ranger station nor the campground itself. There was a phone number posted at the ranger station, which I called. Two rangers came down and checked us in and took our payment. One more thing: the main recording here only goes to the lookout. You need to follow the trail to the right of the turnout to get to the peak. Enjoy!

Very nice and easy hike for a lazy Thanksgiving day. You can take as much of the trail as you wish and go back or wait for friends. The green scenery is not exactly spectacular, but a nice change from the dry Anza Borrego desert around. Half of our company found the 4.5 miles (one-way) a bit short and continued along the PCT for 8.4 miles (one way). Not much elevation, so overall an easy-going hike.

I did this hike expecting great views and beautiful trail (palomar mountain it’s beautiful) but it’s not. 2 first mi are steep and somewhat pretty- after that it’s a service road with nothing to enjoy. The views at the top are Ok- but for me not enough. Good exercise little enjoyment

Diverse scenery. The eagle rock does not disappoint.

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