Eagle Rock via Pacific Crest Trail

5 reviews
3.0 mi
Distance
1 hrs 42 min
Time
terrain
462 ft
Elev Gain

Overview

An easy one way trail with little elevation gain that is highly trafficked near Warner Springs, California. Most hikers do it as an out-and-back trail for a total a little over 6 miles. Most of the hike is beneath trees, while the last mile is exposed across chaparral and open pastures where it can be very windy. The end of the hike is marked with wonderful picture rock which is best photographed in the early morning. Definitely a fall to spring hike as it will be warm here in summer. The hike is dog friendly.

Getting Started

Take Hwy 79 to the CalFire Warner Station (Station #52) South of town. There's a small, open parking lot past the entrance to the fire station, park along the road, or in the city resource center across from the trail (on the north side of the street.) Bathrooms are available there. The trail head is towards the bridge which goes over a washout and begins with a gate installed to prevent animals from accessing the highway. There are signs confirming the trailhead for Eagle Rock.

Taking Children

Kids can do this hike easily if they can walk 6 miles round-trip. Gentle inclines and a clear trail.


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    10 months ago
    Awesome family hike.
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    1 year, 1 month ago
    The temperature was relatively cold (mid-40's), it was windy, dark clouds threatened rain, and I was hiking by myself in area I had never been before, so I was very happy to find a hike where the trailhead could be reached by a paved road, there was plenty of parking, and the trail was obvious and well signed. Considering the weather there were more hikers than I would have expected, but it was a Sunday and the hike is easy and definitely worthwhile. The tree cover in the first part of the hike makes a blustery day much more pleasant but the last portion of the trail is exposed to whatever Mother Nature wants to throw at you. Low hanging clouds blocked some mountain tops and ridges from view, but it was still a very scenic and enjoyable hike -- and it never did rain.
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    1 year, 2 months ago
    An easy out-and-back trail with some great views of mountains and the expansive valley between them. The hike was mostly through light tree coverage with the last mile or so on exposed plain where there was a strong breeze. The views and rock formation at the end of the hike was definitely worth the trip and as an added bonus, coming from 78 there's an opportunity for some Julian Apple Pies! It would be fun to do again with young children/older relatives as there is little elevation gain and the hike is relatively easy.
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    1 year, 4 months ago
    This was a great out and back trail with a fantastic views! I don't go on my hikes just for the photos, but the scenery and the Eagle Rock did not disappoint. A little bit about the trail - it was beautifully covered with oak trees, then around mile 2 the trees went away and it got very windy. We hiked in late November, and would recommend this hike during the off-summer months. There is zero shade for the last mile to Eagle Rock. Bring water. There is no water sources on the trail (at least in November). There is a small public parking lot at the trail head. I would love to go to this destination again.
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    1 month, 2 weeks ago
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Paul H. 1 year, 2 months ago
Eagle Rock Trail 1/6/19
Easy out and back hike. Little elevation gain. Ran into about twelve people, most with dogs, during the hike. Incredibly windy once out of the tree coverage. Beautiful rock formation. Fantastic views.
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