Inspiration Loop Trail

Will Rogers State Historic Park, California

Distance1.8mi
Elevation Gain851ft
Trailhead Elevation473ft
Top737ft
Elevation Min/Max471/737ft
Elevation Start/End473/473ft

Inspiration Loop Trail

Inspiration Loop Trail is a hiking, biking, and horse trail in Los Angeles, California. It is within Will Rogers State Historic Park and Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area. It is 1.8 miles long and begins at 473 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 3.6 miles with a total elevation gain of 851 feet. The Will Rogers Ranger Station ranger station can be seen along the trail. There are also benches, viewpoints, parking, restrooms, and a museum along the trail. This trail connects with the following: Backbone Trail and Betty Rogers Trail.

Inspiration Loop Trail Professional Reviews and Guides

"Take a stroll through the property of former Hollywood
star Will Rogers while taking in the views, exploring his old
homestead, and maybe even taking in a polo match. Hike on
the miles of trail that loop through the property or hike up
and connect to the famous Backbone Trail—a 64-mile trail
traversing the Santa Monica Mountains."

"This hike is a two-mile loop that starts and finishes at Will Rogers' home. The trail overlooks the Los Angeles Basin from downtown to the ocean. At the top of the loop is Inspiration Point, a flat knoll considered the best viewing area of the hike. Picnic grounds, horse riding stables, and daily tours of Will Rogers' house make visiting this state park a wonderful way to spend the day."

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Great trail, once you get started. The directions to the trailhead in the guide are a little confusing. It's easiest to walk past the polo field and pick up the trail near the stables. It's basically a fire road, until you get up to Inspiration Point. From there the trail is a small, narrow, beautiful little path that ducks under bushes (and can be a bit tricky). That path eventually meets the fire road again and heads back down to the ranch. If there was another loop to follow, we missed it (but enjoyed the hike we had).
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10/5/2009
Check out pictures of Cirque Du Soleil at the Will Rogers State Park promoting the upcoming Cirque du Soleil show in Santa Monica. http://www.flickr.com/photos/saltimbancobus/sets/72157622507312196/
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Trail Information

Will Rogers State Historic Park
Nearby City
Will Rogers State Historic Park
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Easy to Moderate
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Will Rogers State Historic Park
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Sep 2018