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Eagle Point Trail

Cathedral Gorge State Park

Eastern Nevada, Nevada

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  • Informational sign at the Eagle Point Trail parking area.- Eagle Point Trail
  • The trail is generally flat, walking along the tops of the rock formations visible from the lower portion of the park.- Eagle Point Trail
  • Eagle Point Trail.- Eagle Point Trail
  • Some informational signage along the trail offers descriptions of area flora.- Eagle Point Trail
  • The second half of the trail opens up to views over the rest of the park.- Eagle Point Trail
  • Eagle Point Trail.- Eagle Point Trail
  • Looking down upon the Juniper Draw Trail.- Eagle Point Trail
  • Eagle Point Trail.- Eagle Point Trail
  • The trail ends at a bench with a scenic view of Cathedral Gorge State Park.- Eagle Point Trail
Overview + Weather
Pros: 
Relatively easy trail. Amazing views.
Cons: 
No shade.
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Region:
Eastern Nevada, NV
Congestion: 
Moderate
Pets allowed: 
Yes, with restrictions
Net Elevation Gain: 
30.00 ft (9.14 m)
Parking Pass: 
State Park Fee
Preferable Season(s):
Spring, Fall
Total Distance: 
1.60 mi (2.57 km)
Trail type: 
Loop
Trailhead Elevation: 
5,069.00 ft (1,545.03 m)
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Hike Description

Hike Description

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The Eagle Point Trail is probably Cathedral Gorge State Park's easiest trail to take in panoramic vistas over the badlands landscape of the park. 

A 1.6-mile out-and-back that can be made even shorter if the loop portion with interpretive signage was bypassed near the trail's beginning, the path is a relatively level gravel trail that traces one of the park's ridges and comes to an end at a bench perched overlooking the rock formations that tower above the park's flat basin.

There is no shade along the trail. Vault toilets are located at the parking area. Be sure to fill up water at the park visitor center, as there is no water at the trailhead.

The trailhead itself is located about 300 yards from the parking area at a dirt-turnout along the road in. Keep your eyes open, as it's easy to miss the sign marking the trail.

Aside from the potentially hot hike, this trail is good for almost all levels of hikers, and it is ideal for those who would like to take in the views without hiking the much harder Miller Point Trail.

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