Will Rogers Trail

Topanga State Park, California

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Will Rogers Trail is a hiking trail in Los Angeles, California. It is within Will Rogers State Historic Park, Topanga State Park, Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area, and Rustic Canyon Park. It is 1.9 miles long and begins at 422 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 3.9 miles with a total elevation gain of 1,029 feet. Along the trail there is a viewpoint.
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Will Rogers Trail is a hiking trail in Los Angeles, California. It is within Will Rogers State Historic Park, Topanga State Park, Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area, and Rustic Canyon Park. It is 1.9 miles long and begins at 422 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 3.9 miles with a total elevation gain of 1,029 feet. Along the trail there is a viewpoint.
Activity Type: Hiking, Trail Running, Walking
Nearby City: Topanga State Park
Distance: 1.9
Elevation Gain: 1,029 feet
Trailhead Elevation: 422 feet
Top Elevation: 590 feet
Driving Directions: Directions to Will Rogers Trail
Parks: Topanga State Park
Elevation Min/Max: 295/590 ft
Elevation Start/End: 422/422 ft
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Afoot & Afield Los Angeles County

Afoot & Afield Los Angeles County

Drive up a short mile from the speedway known as Sunset Boulevard toward Will Rogers State Historic Park, and you’ll instantly leave the rat race behind. Especially on weekdays or early on weekend mornings, this quiet spot is perfect for getting some exercise and taking advantage of multimillion-dollar views of Santa Monica, West L.A., and downtown.

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Mountain Biking Southern California

Mountain Biking Southern California

Backbone Trail starts in Will Rogers State Historic Park. Highlights include an awesome downhill with some steep sections. The trail's tread is singletrack and hardpacked dirt.

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Los Angeles County: A Day Hiker's Guide

Los Angeles County: A Day Hiker's Guide

Will Rogers, often called the “Cowboy Philosopher,” bought a spread in the Santa Monica Mountains in 1922. He and his family eventually enlarged their weekend cottage to 31 rooms. The Oklahoma-born Rogers toured the country as a trick roper, punctuating his act with humorous comments on the news of the day. His roping act led the humorist to later fame as a newspaper columnist, radio commentator and movie star. Today, the ranch and grounds of the Rogers Ranch is maintained as Will Rogers State Historic Park, set aside in 1944. You can see a short film on Rogers’ life at the park visitor center and tour the ranch house, still filled with his prized possessions. Rogers himself designed the riding trails that wind into the hills behind his ranch. The path to Inspiration Point is an easy family walk.

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101 Hikes in Southern California: Exploring Mountains, Seashore and Desert

101 Hikes in Southern California: Exploring Mountains, Seashore and Desert

Drive up a short mile from the speedway known as Sunset Boulevard toward Will Rogers State Historic Park, and you’ll instantly leave the rat race behind. Especially on weekdays or early on weekend mornings, this quiet spot is perfect for getting some exercise and taking advantage of multimillion-dollar views of Santa Monica, West L.A., and downtown L.A.

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Best Hikes Near Los Angeles

Best Hikes Near Los Angeles

Will Rogers State Historic Park is the 186-acre ranch where the renowned Hollywood personality lived and pursued his passions. Visitors to the park can visit his ranch, a small museum, and take a hike around the property to the majestic sweeping view at Inspiration Point.

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60 Hikes within 60 Miles: Los Angeles

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Cool coastal breezes, an easy-to-navigate path, and sweeping views of the Pacific make this trail popular with families, visitors, and UCLA students.

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May 2018