Inspiration Point to Snowmaking Pond Loop

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Inspiration Point to Snowmaking Pond Loop is a 3.4 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Valyermo, California that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is best used from April until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
3.4 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
587 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

views

wild flowers

wildlife

rocky

29 days ago

Amazing beautiful views

hiking
1 month ago

It gets a little confusing when you get the first ski chair lift. But all in all, a cool hike. I recommend it.

hiking
3 months ago

hiking
3 months ago

This is a fairly simple loop trail that begins on the PCT at Inspiration Point, and heads east up to the summit of one of the Mountain High Ski Resorts slopes. At the top there is a pond for winter snow-making operations. After the pond, join the dirt road (East Blue Ridge Rd) and follow it back west to the Inspiration Point parking lot. The PCT here has some great views of Sheep Mount Wilderness area to the south. You will see some of the lifts and signs for the ski resort trails along the way. This trail is not open in the winter.

hiking
3 months ago