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.

3.4 miles
587 feet

dogs on leash

kid friendly



nature trips



wild flowers



2 months ago

Beautiful in May

6 months ago

Great hike during the springtime when all the wild flowers are in bloom. Offers panoramic views at various points of both the Mojave Desert and the Los Angeles Metropolitan region on a clear day. Lovely hike overall. Just be advised that hiking during the winter season will bring you to an active ski resort. Just be careful and stick to the trail and enjoy the scenery. :)

9 months ago

Amazing beautiful views

10 months ago

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

Friday, August 04, 2017

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.

Saturday, February 04, 2017