Eagle Peak Hike | Cleveland National Forest

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Eagle Peak Hike | Cleveland National Forest

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Post by BorregoWrangler » Tue Jan 27, 2015 8:07 pm

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Eagle Peak in San Diego County would mark the fifth outing for my 52 Hike Challenge. Perched among the headwaters of the San Diego River, the summit commands a 360-degree view of the surrounding watersheds. This relatively easy peak can usually be enjoyed in solitude since most of the crowds here head down to nearby Three Sisters Falls. The views of the surrounding area and into Boulder Creek from the top are definitely worth the trip.

"Standing tall amid lesser bumps on the west slope of the Cuyamaca Mountains, Eagle Peak has a view of the island-dimpled ocean, scattered parts of urban and suburban San Diego, and the higher mountains -- dominated by Cuyamaca Peak -- in the east. Hawks and golden eagles can sometimes be seen soaring on updrafts overhead. A recent proposal, advanced by Cleveland National Forest, aims to close the summit of Eagle Peak (plus two or three other county summits) to all visitation during the cooler months to encourage the nesting of birds of prey. This controversial proposal has not yet been implemented, but if it is, a visit to Eagle Peak during the prime hiking season -- winter and spring -- this year or maybe next, may be your last chance to do so." -Jerry Schad, Afoot & Afield In San Diego County

Click here for more pics and my full report: Eagle Peak Hike
-John Graham
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View all my trip reports here at my blog: GrahamCrackers

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Post by DaveK » Sat Jan 31, 2015 2:23 pm

John

Great trip report.

Any input on when or if they will close off this area (for the birds)?
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Post by BorregoWrangler » Sun Feb 01, 2015 10:41 am

I haven't been able to find anything recent. I'm hoping that proposal is dead.
-John Graham
1989 YJ & 2000 TJ

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