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Eagle Rock PCT via Montezuma Valley Rd (DAY HIKE)

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Eagle Rock PCT via Montezuma Valley Rd (DAY HIKE)

PCT – Eagle Rock via Montezuma Valley Rd
Days: 3-4 hrs
Milage: 9-10 MILES
Elevation Gain: 1,070 ft
Type of Trip: Day Hiking
Difficulty: Moderate
Starting Point: Montezuma Valley Rd
Ending: Montezuma Valley Rd
Location: 33°13’00.8″N 116°35’16.5″W


Eagle Rock is a popular waypoint on the Pacific Crest Trail that features a large rock that looks like an eagle rising out of the landscape. While it is pretty remote at about an hour and a half from San Diego, the hike is excellent and one that is a good intro level hike with a gradual incline and nice views. If you want to do it, here is all the information.

DISCLAIMER: Hike at your own risk. Be responsible for yourself and your safety. Make good decisions. With any trip, things can change, reservations can get lost, the unexpected can happen. A go-with-the-flow attitude is always a good thing, and most importantly, let’s all have fun! This is an intermediate hike. Make sure you are in good enough physical shape for the distance, elevation changes, and terrain. The hike leaders in this group aren’t professional hike leaders. By signing up for these events, you agree not to hold the Meetup organizers responsible for whatever happens to you on these events. The hiking group does not certify the expertise of the organizers, the event or assistant organizers (hike leaders) and…We are NOT responsible for any possible losses or injuries.

December 16 2023


Date: December 16, 2023
Time: 8:09 am - 11:09 am
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