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Inspiration Point Trail is a 2.1 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Pacific Palisades, California that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. 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.

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The Inspiration Loop Trail provides a great opportunity to leave the hustle and bustle of Los Angeles and quickly escape into the Santa Monica Mountains. Experience multiple unique vistas of the Los Angeles basin and Santa Monica Bay with clear day views of Catalina, Saddleback Peak, and Chino Hills. Connect to the Backbone Trail in Topanga State Park and get still better views and more exercise. The route taken includes two side trips to Inspiration Point and a portion of the Backbone Trail as far as the Chicken Ridge Bridge. The loop was a favorite of Will Rogers and the visiting elite of early Hollywood. Will's Ranch became his refuge where he relaxed with family and friends while pursuing his favorite pastimes of riding and roping. When Will died in 1935 in a tragic plane crash, the ranch consisted of a 31-room ranch house, stable, corrals, a riding ring, roping arena, a polo field, a small golf course, and several hiking/riding trails through the property. In 1944 Betty Rogers deeded the Ranch to California State Parks as a living memorial to Will and his tireless efforts in healing the hearts of a broken nation and eliminating suffering. Ranch House tours are offered Thursdays and Fridays at the top of the hour from 11-3, last approximately 45 minutes and meet in front of the ranch house. Saturdays and Sundays tours are offered 10am- 4pm. You do not need a reservation to take a tour unless you have a group of 15 or more. School group and special group tours are available. For more information contact the Park Interpretive Staff at (310) 230-2024 or email wr.interp@parks.ca.gov. Picnic Area Located at the far end of the main parking lot, tables and BBQ grills are provided. Reservations are required when group size is 25 or more. Call (310) 230-2023 for reservation information. Wi-Fi Service: Will Rogers State Historic Park offers AT&T Wi-Fi Service. Access to the service is within a 250 foot range of the Ranger Station within in the Park. Public Information info@parks.ca.gov For public information call (310) 230-2017

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1. Phone number: (310) 230-2017 2. School group tours and special group tours: email wr.interp@parks.ca.gov or call (310) 230-2024. Please remove the times listed as they are outdated. 3. Ranch House tours are offered Thursdays and Fridays at the top of the hour from 11-3, last approximately 45 minutes and meet in front of the ranch house. Saturdays and Sundays tours are offered 10am- 4pm. You do not need a reservation to take a tour unless you have a group of 15 or more.

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Anthony King
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sebastian Ospina Ji
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Trail was mostly clean with few rocks and horse manure. Amazing views even with all the haziness. Easy trail but you can extend it if you’d like by going on near by trails

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Livin' Organically
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Short, sweet, and easy trail. Took about an hour for the full loop.

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Andrew Paradise
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Great “city hike” - pretty busy but very nice trail

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Urmi Mehta
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Great trail with great views. Very well maintained.

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Nicole G
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Jimmy P
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Please mask up when passing others on a trail. Fee for parking unless you have ca state park pass. 9:35. Car. Elevation:438 Good views and a gradual trail. No shade. 9:57. Inspiration point. Ele: 752 10:20. Car

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Ryan Hass
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Jason Ryterband
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easy. Leisurely. Social distance compatible. 

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Danielle Boyle
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Nice trail; safe for solo hikers.

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Maximilien G
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Good trail, well maintained, great for last minute quick to access hikes

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Taylor S
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Really open and cool! But make sure to follow the map on here as there’s a lot of different junctions/forks in the trail

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Nico Lnglde
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Chrysanthi Chaleva
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Martin Hudson
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Jon Stein
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Marvin Luna
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Micah Ball
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Unique landscape

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Katherine McGehee
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Olivia Yeager
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Amazing day hike!

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Lisa Sweenstar
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This wheelchair accessible path is easy to see after dark without a flashlight. Perfect for an easy night hike!

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Jordan Robinson
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Beautiful short hike

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Briana Ortiz
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Hector Gutierrez
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TJ Blease
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Fine. Nice and easy in a big loop, dirt trail, not a ton to look at

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Arun Watchinda
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Anthony Yamarone
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A little over grown. Bring long sleeves

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Madeline Rouse
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Nice trail for a sunset hike, the east trails had lots of shade in the afternoon. Saw quite a few other groups but most trails were very wide.

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Liliana Tripp
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This trail is beautiful. There is a parking at street but you have to walk like 500 ft or less. There is a parking but you have to pay. There are many trails in the same place where is the parking. The inspiration is one. There are clean restrooms. There are flies which follow you. I had to run to get rid of them. There are benches with low relief carved wood with some quotes which are I ate some tunas; they are delicious and sweet but I did not protect enough my hands and peel off the tunas cactus. There are some short cut I did one. It was very nice with the map i did not lose. There is another trail almost at top where are many cactus but i did not do because that day I went with my son and he is not walk a lot. In this part is the another trail the Inspiration Loop trail. The inspiration Point trail is a beautiful trail the only I do not like is the fee or parking is around 9 dollars and all day 12dollars. There is a small exhibition of farm machines for long time. There are horses, and Nice views. I saw a blue birds. The inspiration point trail is this the long is inspiration loop trail where are the cactus tuna.

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