Mount Lowe Road to Inspiration Point

MODERATE 46 reviews

Mount Lowe Road to Inspiration Point is a 6.8 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Mt Wilson, California that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
6.8 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1,046 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

birding

camping

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

views

wild flowers

wildlife

rocky

3 days ago

View of the canyon through the first half is absolutely stunning. Highly recommended.

hiking
27 days ago

This place is awesome, lots of history and ruins to see. No shade for the first couple of miles until you almost hit the campgrounds. Bring LOTS of water and a hat! Loose gravel all along the fire road, wear durable shoes or you will regret it. Watch out for snakes. :)

hiking
1 month ago

Was a pretty easy hike. Not much covering, and the trail was down hill and the start and ip hill coming back.

mountain biking
2 months ago

it's amazing one of the best trail I've been through

hiking
3 months ago

The views are beautiful. Loose gravel and No shade. Take plenty of water. Also, Lots of trials within this trial. So it’s easy to get off the track. But worth the hike.

3 months ago

Really enjoyed this hike not often we hike fire road trails, it was a nice change to walk side by side.

4 months ago

Good hike pretty rocky though but lots of different trails to choose

6 months ago

Amazing

hiking
6 months ago

It’s an easy but rugged little road that takes you to inspiration point with beautiful views.

hiking
6 months ago

This is a nice little hike to inspiration point. If you would rather hike a trail, you can take a detour to Mt. Lowe which follows the road but is an actual trail with better views in my opinion. The cool thing about this trail is that it gives you access to many other trails which allows you to either plan your day or just wing it and be adventurous.

8 months ago

I rode my e-bike to Mount Lowe, it was a very enjoyable ride with great views at Inspiration Point. I especially enjoyed the view of Mount Wilson Towers.

Thursday, July 13, 2017

Don't like hiking on fire roads and that's what this is for first 3 miles up. Total hike from start at Mt.Lowe Railroad loop was 12 miles. Very little to no shade the whole way. Inspiration Point is great as well as the history of the railroad from the 1920's.

Thursday, April 27, 2017

We started from Mt. Lowe and headed to Inspiration Point. It's only a little over 3 miles to get there. The trail is very rocky but easy. They have signs to make sure you are on the right trail. There's several trail options along the way. If you can take a bug net to put over your head/hat. There's so many of them, you can't even talk without them trying to go in your mouth. NO SHADE! Go early.

Monday, March 27, 2017

awesome hike from echo mountain to inspiration point..will be back soon..happy trails

hiking
Tuesday, January 03, 2017

Excellent first hike to do with backpacks or new hikers

hiking
Tuesday, December 13, 2016

We didn't look at the map and ended up go to the peak of mount Lowe and then continued to inspiration point. Because of not staying on the main road, I enjoyed it a lot. If I would have gone straight to inspiration point it would have been just ok.

Tuesday, November 01, 2016

WALKING RUNNING HIKING BIKING NAME IT LOVE THIS TRAILS

hiking
Monday, October 17, 2016

Amazing hike !! Hiked up to Echo Mountain and then continued on to Inspiration Point !! Awesome views !!

Thursday, March 31, 2016

mindfulness and calming. pretty intense hike, takes me about 1 hour and 50 minutes to hike up

hiking
Sunday, January 26, 2014

Really great hike. You can come up to inspiration point from Echo Mountain or from Mt Lowe road. Both are fun and lead to a great view point! Awesome Hike

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