Eagle Rock

Peak Name: Eagle Rock
Distance: 6.45 miles / 8.16 miles
Date: July 4, 2019
Summit: 3,520 feet

What better way to kick off the Fourth of July than hiking out to see Eagle Rock? My friend Juliet had been wanting to tag along on one of my adventures and this one seemed perfect. She lives up in Temecula, so she met Ted and me in Warner Springs. Since we had two cars we decided to do the hike as a point to point along the Pacific Crest Trail. We drove down to the PCT trailhead off Montezuma Valley road and headed out along the trail.

The trail weaved its way through rolling hills and grasslands. It reaffirmed our choice of picking our route out to Eagle Rock.

We crossed a still flowing stream and up and over the small hills. It was nice having some new company on the trail.

The rock formation soon came into view. There were a couple of folks enjoying the ‘Eagle’, as we arrived. After taking our photos and having a snack, we continued on the PCT toward Warner Springs.

The miles ticked off quickly. We met a few more hikers headed out to Eagle Rock. The shade along the trail was nice and the gentle sounds of another creek enjoyable.

Soon we found ourselves back in Warner Springs having done 8.1 miles along the PCT. This was my 45th peak of my 100 Peak Challenge.

Eagle Rock

Peak Name: Eagle Rock
Distance: 6.45 miles / 8.16 miles
Date: September 10, 2017
Summit: 3,520 feet

It took a bit to recover from my summit of San Jacinto, so I opted for an easier peak to ease back into it. My friend Dave was able to tag along as we headed out toward Warner Springs to the trailhead. The first mile or so of the hike, we were swarmed by bugs. Once we left the shadier portion of the trail, they faded away. I now carry bug netting in my pack for these cases.

The trail follows some gentle hills as it makes its way out to Eagle Rock. Although not a peak of any true merit. The rocks naturally look like an eagle with its wings spread about to take flight.

After a bit of a rest and snack, we head back down the trail (dreading the last bit and the bugs), and finally to the car. A well earned lunch as had a Burger Bench.