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Eagle Peak Trail

Intermediate
 5.0 (1)

A comfortable ascent to a dramatic overlook.


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Map Key

2.2

Miles

3.6

KM

84%

Runnable

3,205' 977 m

High

2,731' 832 m

Low

588' 179 m

Up

326' 99 m

Down

8%

Avg Grade (4°)

38%

Max Grade (21°)

Dogs Unknown

Features Birding · Views · Wildflowers

Need to Know

I've heard Southern California doesn't have many ticks but there is lots of cattle and you are brushing up against bushes a lot of the time- so check for ticks.

Runner Notes

Good even trail with some rocky surfaces the last quarter mile.

Description

From the parking lot, start on the well-established doubletrack trail. After about half a mile, the trail takes a hard left towards Three Sisters Falls. Continue directly ahead on the fainter (but still distinct) singletrack trail. Cruise along the trail going through a mixture of chaparral and some more open live oak forest. Around a mile and a half the trail seems to split (as seen here). The right turn is a cattle trail, so go left into the thicker chaparral.

Shortly after, there is a spur that gives you the first dramatic looks down into the valley. Continue on more powerfully uphill and soon you are on a rocky summit that offers huge 360 degree views of the landscape around you. The trail can become a bit braided in this sparse terrain, but just keep a good look out and you'll find it again.

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Shared By:

Russell Hobart

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#240

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#2,172

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Photos

California Poppies turn the valley orange
Mar 7, 2019 near San Die…, CA
Looking up the valley
Mar 7, 2019 near San Die…, CA
Go left at this fork. To the right is a cattle trail.
Mar 13, 2019 near San Die…, CA

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