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Best trails in Will Rogers State Historic Park

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Looking for a great trail in Will Rogers State Historic Park, California? AllTrails has 7 great hiking trails, trail running trails, views trails and more, with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers, and nature lovers like you. Ready for some activity? There are 3 moderate trails in Will Rogers State Historic Park ranging from 4.1 to 9.9 miles and from 419 to 2,119 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!
Description

In the early 1930s, Will Rogers was the most popular and highest paid actor in Hollywood. From his start in vaudeville theater with a trick roping act, he rose to world-wide fame as a columnist, philosopher, radio personality, and movie star. During the 1920s, he bought land in Santa Monica, where he developed a ranch. Eventually, Will Rogers owned 186 acres overlooking the Pacific Ocean, in what is now known as Pacific Palisades. The ranch became the place where Will Rogers could relax with his family and friends, pursuing his favorite pastimes of riding and roping. At his untimely death in a plane crash in 1935, Will Rogers' ranch consisted of a 31-room ranch house, a stable, corrals, riding ring, roping arena, polo field, golf course, and hiking trails. When his widow, Betty, died in 1944, the ranch became a state park. Hours: 8:00am - Sunset

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Map of trails in Will Rogers State Historic Park
Park information
Park hours
Monday
8:00 am - 12:00 am
Tuesday
8:00 am - 12:00 am
Wednesday
8:00 am - 12:00 am
Thursday
8:00 am - 12:00 am
Friday
8:00 am - 12:00 am
Saturday
8:00 am - 12:00 am
Sunday
8:00 am - 12:00 am
Contact
310-454-8212
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Top trails (7)
#1 - Inspiration Point Trail
Will Rogers State Historic Park
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Length: 2.1 mi • Est. 1 h 4 m
The Inspiration Loop Trail provides a great opportunity to leave the hustle and bustle of Los Angeles and quickly escape into the Santa Monica Mountains. Experience multiple unique vistas of the Los AShow more
#2 - Inspiration Loop Trail
Will Rogers State Historic Park
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Length: 4.2 mi • Est. 2 h 16 m
Parking Fee: $12 per day Note: At the 2 mile point where the trail enters Topanga Park, there are signs that dogs are not allowed however dogs are allowed before that point.Show more
#3 - Backbone Trail and River Canyon Loop
Will Rogers State Historic Park
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Length: 7 mi • Est. 3 h 55 m
Please see the park page for up to date park information: https://www.parks.ca.gov/?page_id=626Show more
#4 - Rivas Canyon Trail
Will Rogers State Historic Park
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Length: 4.6 mi • Est. 2 h 30 m
Please see the park page for up to date park information: https://www.parks.ca.gov/?page_id=626Show more
#5 - Will Rogers Trail
Will Rogers State Historic Park
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Length: 4.1 mi • Est. 1 h 57 m
Please see the park page for up to date park information: https://www.parks.ca.gov/?page_id=626Show more
#6 - Will Rogers to Temescal Peak to Split Rock Spur
Will Rogers State Historic Park
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Length: 9.9 mi • Est. 5 h 34 m
Please see the park page for up to date park information: https://www.parks.ca.gov/?page_id=626Show more
#7 - Bushwacker's Delight
Will Rogers State Historic Park
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Length: 0.8 mi • Est. 20 m
Bushwacker's Delight is a 0.8 mile lightly trafficked point-to-point trail located near Pacific Palisades, California and is only recommended for very experienced adventurers. The trail is primarily uShow more