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Inspiration Loop Trail

Intermediate
 3.8 (5)

This loop provides access to the Backbone Trail and to Inspiration Point.


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1.8

Miles

2.8

KM

Point to Point

709' 216 m

High

485' 148 m

Low

224' 68 m

Up

222' 68 m

Down

5%

Avg Grade (3°)

9%

Max Grade (5°)

Dogs Leashed

Features Birding · Views

Description

From the parking area, this trail is the major connection to the Backbone Trail. It is a pleasant loop, and can also be used to reach Inspiration Point, a beautiful lookout.

Free parking is available in the residential area, or you can park inside Will Rogers Park for $12 (as of Sept 2015).

Take a left from the main Will Rogers building up the Inspiration Point Loop Trail. There is a junction around mile one - take a right and continue up to Inspiration Point.

From there, just follow the trail until you reach Inspiration Point. Take lots of pictures!

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Trail Ratings

  3.8 from 5 votes

#2

in Santa Monica

#14347

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#14,347

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Great view of the Pacific and Santa Monica.
Sep 4, 2020 near Santa M…, CA
Admiring the view at the inspiration point at Will Rogers State Park.
Jun 17, 2015 near Santa M…, CA
The Rivas Canyon trailhead at Will Rogers isn't obvious. Walk past the park office, tennis court, and bridge to go down the paved path straight ahead.
Jun 27, 2020 near Santa M…, CA

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Aug 8, 2021
Ted Kaufmann
1.9mi — 1h 00m
Mar 13, 2021
Mariko Burgin
Jul 6, 2020
A D
Jun 29, 2020
A D
May 20, 2020
Alexandra Armstrong
May 12, 2019
Remy Nevarez
Quiet plenty of blue jays and rabbits not packed
Dec 1, 2018
Emma Vivian
A gorgeous hike... stunning scenery, horses, bikers and view points. Easy to do, relatively quick. 1.8mi
Apr 16, 2018
Aldo Rosas