Eagle Rock: 33.254614, -116.611742
* The hike is around 7 miles two-way so make sure to bring plenty of water and a snack.
* Dogs are allowed on leashes.
My mind goes wild with the possible legends this rock must have and how sacred it may have been for tribes long ago. Stories that we will never know. I do know that this rock formation was created by wind and took thousands of years to look like what it does today. What the wind molded is utterly fascinating: an uncanny resemblance to an eagle. Even more special is that this rock lays direction atop the Pacific Crest Trail. A quick history lesson: the Pacific Crest Trail is a trail that spans from Mexico to Canada along the crest of the mountains in California, Oregon, and Washington and is 2,659 miles long.
Personal experience: We did this hike in late March which is most likely the ideal time to do any hike. The weather is cool and the wildflowers are beginning to show. Although I have not been out here in summer I can pretty much promise there will be no green grass nor flowers during that time of the year. The hike starts off a little bland but becomes progressively more beautiful as you reach your destination. Where the Eagle Rock lays is absolutely stunning and looks like a scene out of a movie!
The hike begins next to the fire station. You will be hiking southeast. Make sure you close any gates that you enter during your hike. These are here to keep the cows in.
Once you exit the shaded area you will step into a new round of beauty with rolling hills and endless fields:
The stack of rocks on the left-hand side is Eagle Rock:
We've arrived! Isn't it amazing!
As you can see, these rocks were created by high winds over time, just like the wind caves in Jacumba:
A view of the back:
This is definitely the kind of place that you will want to just sit and meditate at:
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