7.1 mile loop – Moderate (1,350′ of elevation gain/loss)
Meet at 8 AM near Donut Delite at the corner of Madera and Royal. Bring 2 to 3 quarts of water and lunch/snacks. Wear boots.
Our hike will begin along the Nature Trail and will then head up the Eagle Springs Fire Road to the awe-inspiring Eagle Rock monolith. After exploring Eagle Rock we’ll follow a fire road eastward to Hub Junction and then loop back to Eagle Junction where we’ll begin hiking down the pleasantly shaded Musch Trail as we return to the parking lot.
Be sure to pay the trailhead parking fee (probably about $12.00) at the Trippet Ranch parking lot (if the entrance booth is closed, fill out an envelope, place the flap of the envelope on the vehicle’s dashboard, put the fee in the envelope and seal it, and then put the envelope in the “Iron Ranger”).