Oak tree-shaded creek, plenty of wildlife, Eagle Rock.
Near: Warner Springs, CA
Distance: 3 miles round trip
Elevation Gain: 500 ft
Hike Time: 1.5 hours
Trail Condition: Well maintained trail
Hike Type: Out and Back
The hike begins as a cool, shaded hike along the San Ysidro creek for over 1 mile. This riparian land draws a lot of wildlife. Wild Turkey, Mule Deer, and even a friendly rattlesnake were present.
After a short while, the trail opens up onto a broad, gently rolling plain. Lake Henshaw is in view off in the distance. Eagle Rock is approached from behind. There’s a sign directing you to take the trail around the front side of the formation to view the “Eagle”. This is a great rest/lunch spot. Returning back along the shaded creek is a refreshing way to end this wonderful, easy hike.
Follow highway 79 to Warner Springs. Approx. 1 mile South of town is a Fire Station. Parking is available along the road at the PCT markers, or on the side of the Fire Station in a fenced, shaded dirt parking area. (Lat:33.2729 Lon:-116.5453)