Inspiration Point and Grassy Hollow is a 4 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Valyermo, California that features a great forest setting. The trail is good for all skill levels and is primarily used for hiking, walking, and running. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

Length4.0 miElevation gain600 ftRoute typeOut & back
kid friendlyHikingWalkingRunningDog friendlyForestViews
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FIRE CLOSURE: As of February 2021 there are closures in this park or area due to wildfire. For more information, please visit https://www.fs.usda.gov/alerts/angeles/alerts-notices.

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D. G.
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Marina Mobley
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HikingGreat!IcyRocky

Super easy to find, the first part was the “hardest” part and that’s only because of the snow that had turn into ice. Such beautiful views once you get to the top, such a great easy trail we went at 8:30 and we ran into one other group and it was easy enough to social distance!

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Nate Miles
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Hiking

Trail was well marked and parking was really easy. Very pet friendly and overall not very strenuous. We took our cat and he had a blast.

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Mark-Anthony Estrada
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Hiking

This is a great and easy hike with amazing views! I went near the end of the day to catch all of the colors of the sunset, and they were SO WORTH IT!! On the way back just before sunset, make sure you find the bench near the start of the trail overlooking the mountain range. it's not called Inspiration Point for nothing! P.S. The visitors center at Grassy Hollow is closed!

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Colleen Barjas
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Hiking

This was a nice and easy hike. With most of the Angeles National Forest closed, we still wanted to escape the city and this was perfect.

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linda Rocha-Gross
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Joshua Vander Hook
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Antonio Contreras
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Shawnee Armstrong
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HikingGreat!

Easy hike with beautiful views! We went early so the mountain was quite and serene. We took a little break at the visitor center and enjoyed the view of the valley.

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Bradley magid
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Hiking

need gps to make sure you go the right way, other goods

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Ryan McMichael
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Backpacking

Awesome trail with great views. Didn’t complete the whole thing because we brought the 2 year old this time but it was easy enough for her to hike as well

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Cynthia Mosqueda
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Hiking

nice easy trail. beautiful views. I still like inspiration point to snowmaking pond better. but they are similar

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Keisha Olivera
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Kim S.
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The first 1/2 mile was gorgeous, but we had to stop then because snow was covering a lot of the trail and it became too slippery to hike on without proper gear. Will definitely try again in the spring because it is so pretty.

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Jon Epting
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Hiking

We had a great time with the family hiking from Inspiration Point to Glassy Hollow. Our 7 yr old was a champ and wasn’t hindered at all, while our 4 yr old had some difficulty toward the very end due to getting tired. We even hiked over 2 miles with our 2 yr old and he did so well, but was carried most of the way. Overall, my favorite part was seeing the High Dessert as well as the LA basin in one spot.

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G Family
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Hiking

Kid friendly hike. Loved being able to find the tail easy which allowed our Little’s to lead the way. There’s a lot of bugs but it’s expected. Overall this trail was fun!

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gregg shaff
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HikingBugs

Only a 3 because it is crowded and noisy being it parallels Angeles Crest Highway a majority of the time. Grassy Hollow is OK, but definitely bugs were the downer on this one. Difficult to eat lunch with all of them swarming. But it's good to know there's life up here considering a normal winter FINALLY after so many dry seasons. The trail is in great condition, it is PCT after all. There were a lot of wildflowers for as late in the season as this, but beware, there was CONSTANT buzzing from bees suckling those flowers. Very nice views. When you get to the intersection of the paved road and PCT, look north, then look south. You can see the LA basin below to the ocean, the desert and Tehachapi's to the north and the dividing line between them, the mountains. Pretty cool view there.

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Jose Gonzalez
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Hiking

Easy trail ok for kids.

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Shannon Frieling
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Hiking

Easy hike compared to the others around the area. Were able to take it nice and slow, enjoying the views without having to watch the trail so much. Lotta PCT hikers looking for rides at the trailhead and don’t realize Hwy 2 is closed ahead at Baden Powell.

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James R Wilson
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Hiking

Good trail. The most PCT hikers I've ever run across, maybe 25 in 2 hours of walking. Not a bad hike, and it's quick. Lots of trail options. Lots of school kids and busses. Good views. Very dry southern California forest (not a lot of trees or under-growth). Well maintained. Snow is pretty much gone. We combined this hike with Devil's Punchbowl loop, about a 1/2 hr's drive.

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Norma Lopez
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Great hike! It was clean and right before the end there is a bench overlooking the mountians. Peaceful.

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Dawn Edgerly
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Nice easy hike. Parked at Inspiration Point and hiked to Grassy Hallow and back.

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Emma Recinos
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Hiking

Very easy, pleasant hike. Weather was great.

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Rose A.
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Hiking

great spot for an easy hike with the family. it is better to park and start at grassy hollow visitor center then hike to inspiration point then back.

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Mike Webster
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Hiking

It's always great to be on the PCT. I ended up extending my hike to the whole section of the trail. The trail was nice and easy and there wasn't a lot of elevation change. The views wer amazing I recommend this trail to anyone looking for a nice easy hike.

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Emilia cotto
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I'm nice and easy hike, you going to explore more trail and is beautiful.

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