Warner Springs, CA 92086
Trailhead: 33.273099, -116.645302
Eagle Rock: 33.254614, -116.611742
Hike: Approximately 7 miles 2-way Level: Easy
Dog-Friendly: Yes Kid-Friendly: Yes
Although an easy hike with little to no elevation, make sure to wear comfortable hiking shoes and bring plenty of water and a snack!
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!
We shot one of our “Hidden San Diego Music Sessions” here. Check it out!
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.
The stack of rocks on the left-hand side is Eagle Rock:We’ve arrived! Isn’t it amazing!