Inspiration Point

MODERATE 39 reviews
#13 of 42 trails in

Inspiration Point is a 5.7 mile out and back trail located near Scottsdale, Arizona that offers scenic views. The trail is rated as moderate and primarily used for hiking and trail running. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
5.7 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1079 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

hiking

trail running

views

hiking
16 days ago

Very nice and easy hike.

17 days ago

hiking
17 days ago

Great alternative to the Gateway Loop.

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20 days ago

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29 days ago

My first hike after total hip replacement 5 months ago. Loved it. Challenging ascents higher up. Beautiful views. Satisfying and inspiring to do more.

1 month ago

Great trail for hiking in the morning. Be sure to wear sturdy shoes as the trail is very rocky and uneven. Don’t be discouraged by all the people at the trailhead; things clear out once you get past the Gateway Trail.

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3 months ago

I calculated 7 miles and 81 floors from Gateway Trailhead and then taking the loop on my return. I would consider it moderate to difficult in some spots but well worth the trek. Not highly populated and gorgeous views. One of my favorites.

hiking
4 months ago

4 months ago

Beautiful views, great hike! Make sure to bring plenty of water.

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4 months ago

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6 months ago

trail running
6 months ago

great run, pretty challenging to keep a pace up the hill

6 months ago

Very scenic spot. Great for taking pictures. The hike up to it has many spectacular views of DC Ranch and the surrounding McDowell Mountains.