Eagle Rock


Eagle Rock is a fun destination for any van or RV nomad who wants a quick day hike to see a unique rock formation.  The Eagle Rock Trail is a 6.2 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Warner Springs that features a waterfall and is good for all skill levels. The trail is accessible year-round, dog-friendly, and located on a small section of the Pacific Crest Trail. 


Eagle Rock is a fun hike for anyone interested in seeing a spectacular piece of nature. The hike is only 6 miles round trip and takes around 3 hours. It’s an easy hike with a little elevation gain that provides excellent views of the surrounding countryside. The hike starts off by walking along a creek surrounded by trees. Eventually, you leave the creek and trees behind and start hiking on a plain. 


Parking is across the street from the trailhead on the highway or at the community resource center, not at the fire station. The trail starts at the cattle gate next to the bridge, not on the state fire station property. 

Pacific Crest Trail

The trail you will be hiking on to get to Eagle Rock is part of the Pacific Crest Trail (PCT). The PCT is 2,650 miles long trail that starts in Campo at the border with Mexico and traverses all the way to the Canadian border.  You might be lucky enough to run into a few of the brave souls hiking this grueling trail. The PCT identifiable by its markers along the trail, as seen above. 

References and Other Adventures


Warner Springs Gliderport

Warner Springs Airport is one of the premier glider ports in Southern California and is located a mile north of Warner Springs. If you have ever dreamed about soaring among the birds and clouds without an engine, then flying in a glider is for you. Located at Warner Springs Airport is Sky Sailing. They offer glider rides, tours, and instructions every day of the week.

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Julian is a beautiful mountain town located in the Cuyamaca mountains. The town dates back to the 1870’s gold rush in the early days of California and has a rich history. As a result, Julian has shops housed in historic buildings, a historic hotel, and many restaurants. It’s also known for its famous apple pies that attract visitors worldwide.

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