This is a CO-ED event, feel free to bring spouses, friends, conquests, potential conquests and/or the person you wake up next to. All are welcome! Wear light, comfortable clothes and bring a towel, if you sweat a lot. WATER IS MANDATORY!! The hike should take about 120 minutes. This is NOT a friendly Dog Hike!
1501 Will Rogers State Park Road
Pacific Palisades, CA 90272
Meeting Time: 9:30am
(Do Not Use Apple Maps - Use Google Maps)
GPS Coordinates: 34.054774, -118.510087
About the Location:
In addition to a rare polo field, renown ranch house, and a lawn that begs to be picnicked on, Will Rogers State Historic Park has plenty to offer to hikers. This is the eastern end of the 65-mile long Backbone Trail, which crosses the Santa Monica Mountains all the way to Point Mugu, and Will Rogers SHP is also home to a delightful short hike to a popular overlook. The loop to Inspiration Point is 2.25 miles long with 325 feet of elevation gain. The gradual hike delivers far reaching views from Santa Monica Bay to downtown LA.
From the parking lot just beyond the park gate, find the trail heading up the mountainside to the left of the fenced-in tennis courts, located west of the ranch house and ranger office. After a quick tenth of a mile up a switching single track, you will reach a wide dirt service road, Inspiration Point Loop Trail. Across the way, the single track continues up the mountainside, while the road heads gradually to the west, taking in views over Santa Monica Bay. Inspiration Point Loop Trail meets back up with the single track after 0.4 miles, and those pressed for time can cut that distance in half by taking the narrower steeper trail.
Take Sunset Boulevard to Will Rogers State Park Road, located 4.5 miles west of the 405 and three miles east of PCH. At the light, turn north on Will Rogers State Park Road. Drive 3/4 of a mile up the mountainside to the park entrance. Pull past the gate and park in the lot on the left.
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From November 20, 2016 9:30 am to 12:00 pm Save to calendar
Posted by Michelle Johiro
Categories: METal Sunday Hikes