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Melissa P reviewed Inspiration Point Loop
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Challenging trail. Did the loop and liked the second half better past echo mountain with more trees for shade. It paid to start early to avoid the crowds. Way more crowded going down. Most had good trail etiquette.

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Lucrecia Lasala reviewed Inspiration Point Loop
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We loved it! Think it’s one of best hikes LA has. We did take day off from work to do it.

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Lena Mireles reviewed Inspiration Point Loop
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Hiking

Did the loop this time. More work in the beginning (past echo). Better way to go since the last mile is flat and in the shade. Check out the camp ground if you go this way. Plenty of signage at the junction.

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Donna Owens reviewed Inspiration Point Loop
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Erika Contant reviewed Inspiration Point Loop
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Aimée Wilkins reviewed Inspiration Point Loop
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Spectacular views for nearly the entire hike. That being said, the trail is somewhat dangerous. For a majority of the hike it is extremely narrow and at times becomes rocky and slippery, so be prepared.

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Steven Franklin reviewed Inspiration Point Loop
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Jose De La Rosa reviewed Inspiration Point Loop
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HikingGreat!Rocky

Loved this trail up to inspiration point..

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Nancy Kuy reviewed Inspiration Point Loop
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Busy

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Jose De La Rosa reviewed Inspiration Point Loop
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Walking

what a awesome hike,this trail is nice but hard. I loved it..

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Herb Garabrandt reviewed Inspiration Point Loop
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HikingGreat!

Crowded in the beginning.. but nice workout and beautiful views, going to Inspiration point!

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Dennis Jones reviewed Inspiration Point Loop
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Nice hike. Start early. Crowded.

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francesca jimenez reviewed Inspiration Point Loop
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HikingGreat!

I started at 8:30am on Saturday, and the place already felt packed. There plenty of parking in the adjacent streets, but it fills up quickly and might put another quarter mile or two on your hike. Many people up till Echo Mountain, a little less on the way to Inspiration Point, but plenty of people there as well. For how many people use this trail, I was disappointed at the lack of trail etiquette, especially at more narrow sections of the trail. So many people didn’t yield! Probably about 70% only wearing masks. The trail is well marked. It’s quite narrow at times, and some areas closer to Inspiration Point (on the eastern side of the loop after Echo Mountain) might be at risk of wash out should there ever be a lot of rain pour. I ran into less people on the western side of the loop on my way back down, the trail was a bit wider here so while there was a bit more room, this is the side where many mountain bikers were.

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Christopher Ahn reviewed Inspiration Point Loop
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HikingNo shadeRocky

A total fail for me of accomplishing this trail. The beginning of this trail is wide with a mild pleasant graduate incline but once you hit the intersection this turned into a whole different animal. I stopped just right before a planted American flag. It's comical and unreal how steep this stretch is. It looked about borderline perpendicular with loose sands and rocks. I had to turn back because I couldn't imagine how I climb up this and the descend would be a nightmare. I don't know how this trail was like before the fire but whoever can finish this now I salute you.

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Jessie Danae reviewed Inspiration Point Loop
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Mari D reviewed Inspiration Point Loop
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Absolutely loved this hike. Steep drop offs and lots of gravel type rocks in some areas and I actually took a tumble so wear good shoes and watch your step

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Desiere Nunez reviewed Inspiration Point Loop
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Leaving from Echo Mountain it’s a good hike. The trail eventually becomes wooded and you almost collide with cyclists who come around corners without bells. Most have bells, some didn’t. Be aware. Overall a good workout and hike.

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Vanessa Tran reviewed Inspiration Point Loop
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Rebecca M reviewed Inspiration Point Loop
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Full trail is definitley 10 miles...maybe a little longer if you get lucky like us and take a few wrong turns and make it 12. Whole trail took us 4h30min. We inteded to start hike at 10am but had to wait 35mins for Philz coffee on the way due to an app mishap and a misread order also, so started at 11am. Coffee was a necessity though. Really nice hike with beautiful views over LA, can see as far out to the ocean and Catalina Island. Also got to see and used the telescopes which were a nice display at the top. There is no lens in them fyi. Not a hard hike. Moderately trafficed too. Bring a jacket as parts can be cold/exposed/windy depending on time of year you go. We went mid-Feb. Parking is plentiful, not a parking lot but just street parking. Did not see any bathrooms. Bring overnight oats for lunch.

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Marie Martin reviewed Inspiration Point Loop
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Such a beautiful day and amazing views

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Jennifer Vargas reviewed Inspiration Point Loop
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Jake Fillipp reviewed Inspiration Point Loop
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RunningOff trail

Got off trail somewhere after Inspiration Point. Lots of detours for those willing to explore. Was able to take the Crest trail back to the trailhead and my car. Saw very few people on the way down the other side of the loop.

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Arin Moradian reviewed Inspiration Point Loop
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Great loop, it gets busy, go early!

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Yatindra Patel reviewed Inspiration Point Loop
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I went off trail halfway to loop around mount lowe because I was making good time.. Regardless the climb was great, the weather was cooperative, and there was almost no one else out.

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Kris Chau reviewed Inspiration Point Loop
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Great hike! We got a little off on the way down but made it back just fine. Lovely day and not too crowded.

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