Inspiration Point and Grassy Hollow

EASY 21 reviews
#48 of 146 trails in

Inspiration Point and Grassy Hollow is a 4.1 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 primarily used for hiking, walking, and trail running. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
4.1 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
751 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dog friendly

kid friendly

hiking

trail running

walking

forest

views

hiking
22 days ago

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1 month ago

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1 month ago

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.

hiking
1 month ago

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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3 months ago

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4 months ago

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5 months ago

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5 months ago

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

hiking
5 months ago

I followed TJ F.'s review below. I brought my six year old boy and my (almost) 4 year old boy in a kid carrier. Our trip ended up about 7.4 miles. Great scenery, beautiful views of the Mojave, forest, Baden Powell and Baldy. PCT is well maintained as usual. The fire road is a little lame but otherwise a great hike for the little ones!

6 months ago

6 months ago

I loved this one, but I would definitely recommend starting at the Grassy Hollow Visitor Center. I don't think you have to pay if you park there... at least that's what the man working today told me. The part of the trail that goes along the fire road is kind of boring, but once you get up onto the hills you get some incredible views! I'll definitely do this one again.

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Tuesday, August 16, 2016

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Tuesday, July 26, 2016

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Sunday, March 13, 2016

Sunday, November 29, 2015

Beautiful cool day! Nice hike west out of Big Pines Rec area. You don't need an adventure pass to park at the area but you can buy one there if you like. PCT goes in and out of the sun so we chose the fire road return so we would be in the sun. Lots of families with young kids. Enjoy!

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Monday, September 28, 2015

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Sunday, August 09, 2015

I love this trail...but I came just this close to getting my daughter bit by a rattlesnake. KEEP YOUR EYES OPEN. The rating really depends on what you want in a hike. I gave it 4 stars for being relatively family friendly for smaller children if you are near Grassy Hollow. I am actually surprised to find that Grassy Hollow is at 7400 feet of elevation. I live 15 minutes away and am at 4000 feet. It never seems like the roads climb that much to get to GH.

hiking
Monday, May 25, 2015

Great for families with small children.

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Thursday, August 01, 2013

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Saturday, November 24, 2012