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hiking
9 hours ago

This is a beautiful and relatively easy trail. Steady incline to the juncture but there are nice moments of flat trail. I took my dog and he had a great time. There aren’t many people once you get past the first half mile and the views are beautiful! Street parking at the trailhead, no bathroom, and nowhere to refill water.

Started at 7:30am and finished before 10am. Like other reviewers, this is a busy trail. I likely saw about 100 other hikers but still really enjoyed it. Glad I started early. The trail is really well maintained.

hiking
14 hours ago

Very windy

easy trail for all ages and weight size

Great trail! You can really see the topography of the region from Inspiration point - even ships in the harbor in Long Beach. Make it a lolipop loop from the top of inspiration point. Take the pretty dirt fire road to Sam Merrill trail and make your descent through the forest. Super pretty and much gentler on the way down than castle canyon trail. You can see this connection on the map. Also, don’t listen to people on the trail that say it’s blocked. It’s not. They’re trying to go the wrong way. Check your GPS and look to the right;)

hiking
1 day ago

Bridge is washed out and creek was high from the recent rain. We couldn’t make it to the MASH site and I didn’t see anyone attempt to wade. Pretty nice hike otherwise.

A great moderate hike with gentle switchbacks up the mountain and back. Beautiful views of LA city and Catalina Island. This time of year some of the trails were so pretty lined with fresh green grass. Other areas were covered in loose rock so you really have to watch where you’re stepping to avoid rolling your ankle. A lot of traffic today. Loved the views and interesting history at the top.

Great trail, made for a wonderful day. We went after a rain so be prepared to get wet if you do (4 crossings to/fro; 8 total). Not as many bums/homeless as mentioned in other reviews, couple of tents hidden at the start of trail.

hiking
bridge out
2 days ago

The bridge east of Cage Creek Trail Jct. broke down due to the recent rain. The trail is currently not passable beyond that point, since the creek cannot be crossed.

Great workout!! 2.5 miles up hill to the railway. Lots of cool things to see & really awesome views. On a clear day u can see the ocean. The only drawback is that it is very crowded. But overall it’s a Fun hike! Beware of the sun! Not a lot of shade at all... great in the cooler weather. Bring lots of water.

Very fun trail, it's up hill but you get great exercise and very nice views.

Best hike I’ve done period. Great tree coverage throughout most areas - more foot traffic near bottom but once you get up and out there’s barely anyone. Note that there are some complications with the trail which can make it challenging for some people. I recall one section being pretty narrow to walk on and had to be very careful walking that section with my dog since it was a drop off to the side. Also a tree fell over the trail at one section so you have to climb over the trunk. beautiful peak at the top!

Views are great! It's best to head out before 6:30am to avoid the crowds.

hiking
7 days ago

11/26/18

Nice trail with wonderful views of LA. Too crowded, though. Get there early to find good parking.

hiking
8 days ago

hiking
9 days ago

A bit rainy when we started which made it muddy but it quickly cleared up as soon as the sun came out. highly recommend checking the weather beforehand and putting on high sole sneakers if it's rainy. The top was amazing with a view of the coast and surrounding city. Highly recommend!

11/26/18 - Great hike with great friends. Love the history within the hike at Echo Mountain and the views at Inspiration Point were spectacular! We went on a Monday and had the summit all to ourselves!

I did this hike before the fires and really loved it

Sucks there is no parking beautiful scenery but you have to park really far to even get close don’t know why they don’t do parking spaces up there.

Easy hike, mostly flat with little climbing involved. My Fitbit measured it to be 11.3 miles in total. You’ll definitely get wet when crossing the River a few times, so bring water shoes or a change of shoes/socks. Water was up to my ankles in early Jan. Took us about 5 hours in total.

The most being sunsets!

Good trail. Too much traffic for me.

hiking
14 days ago

Just about the perfect trail for out in this area of SoCal. Not too easy, but not too hard either. Beautiful switchbacks that take you away from traffic noise and once you get to the top, the views are fantastic! Fun to do on a sunny day or a cloudy one so you can watch the fog roll over the hills. For the most part, very safe, sturdy trail. A few fun, narrow stretches along the ridge line. And the best part: easy street parking at the trailhead!

上山走了一个半小时,下山1个小时,总长6.1miles, 很累也很爽

This trail was so much fun and it has some amazing views! As a first timer, i give it a 5 star. For a Saturday morning, it wasn’t packed. If you’re looking for a moderate workout or just a spot to enjoy a nice walk, this is definitely the place. It’s super chill, has some steep hills as well as some the regular cool walk trails. Our dogs loved it! & there’s also a little gated dog park across the street for when you’re done with the “workout” the dogs can run around safely and play.

hiking
16 days ago

Very good

on Los Liones Trail

hiking
17 days ago

Nice hike and views. Be aware on the Rabbit Hole section of the loop there are some very steep portions and dangerous loose rocks.

it was one heck of an adventure.
from beginning to end, crossing the stream and climbing over rocks. definitely not for beginners as I heard a lot of people complain lol and short of breath.

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