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I would not recommend doing the whole hike with young kids. Hike to the pools and swim and then hike back. I also don't think this hike should be rate as easy. Very pretty though.

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Absolutely beautiful hike. A little treacherous on the way down towards the end due to dry loose soil, so just watch your step. My dog loved it, too!

hiking
14 days ago

Def a more strenuous way to get to inspiration point but it was a great day for a bday hike! Enjoyed the view from the top and the extra miles!!

mountain biking
14 days ago

fun hike. I did get off-trail near the bottom and wound up in the creek/canyon. Haha fml when that happened. There were some nasty pools of water with snakes in them so i had to jump down some ledges to avoid the pools, use hand holds and climb down others, and the whole thing turned into quite an ordeal. like I said fml. I was loving it until that happened. anyways, a moderate hiker will find this trail cake. And if ur lucky a nice cool mist will blow over the saddle between arlington and cathedral for a nice afternoon cool down.