Lake Alpine Inspiration Point

EASY 11 reviews
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Lake Alpine Inspiration Point is a 2.7 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Markleeville, 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 September.

DISTANCE
2.7 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
679 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

forest

views

wild flowers

wildlife

Lake Alpine-Inspiration Point

hiking
1 month ago

Our family loves this hike. We do this about every 2 years while camping (alternating with Duck Lake). Our 3 young kids handle it well, taking about two or three breaks on the way up. Our medium sized dog handled it fine in the past, now we have a tiny dog-carried her in a backpack. Just did the hike last week, took us about 3 hours total. Most of the trail is shaded, minimal to no shade at the top.

2 months ago

A scramble to the very top and worth it for the 360 view.

3 months ago

Got to a saddle and was faced with steep scree to get to the very top. Good views from where I stopped but not easy if you keep going

hiking
3 months ago

wife and I did it yesterday starting from Alpine Lake boat ramp. Beautiful scenery easy going. I'm in a arm sling recovering from surgery and was able to climb easily enough. The trail does get a bit steep at summit. If your in poor physical shape as we seem to be you'll need to take a break or two, or three.

hiking
3 months ago

Short, dog friendly hike with great views of Lake Alpine.

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Friday, August 25, 2017

Thursday, April 28, 2016