Hike Inspiration Point at Will Roger State Park

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A historic place and scenic views. Inspiration Point at Will Roger State Park is a short hike offering panoramic views over Los Angeles, Santa Monica Mountains, and the Pacific Ocean.


Information

– Distance: 2,1 miles (4,2 miles for the loop)

– Difficulty: Easy

– Time: 1:15


As it was my first time at Will Roger’s State Park, I spend a few minutes discovering Will Roger’s Ranch (Will Roger was a famous Hollywood actor in the 30s). It includes a large house (closed during my visit), a stable, a polo field and riding rings.

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First, I observed a polo game (they are held every weekend from May to October). Then, I walked along the Will Roger’s home grass field until I reach the stable.

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Polo field
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Stable

The trail starts beyond the stable. As you’re going up the hill, you will quickly distinguish the polo field, Pacific Palisades, and the Ocean.

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The view continues to expand to the entire city and Santa Monica Mountain.

Look at Santa Monica Mountains and its different trails navigating through this arid vegetation. 

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And then Inspiration Point. The view over Los Angeles (you can see Downtown), Pacific Palisades, Santa Monica, and the ocean is amazing. It was cloudy but well it is a panoramic view with a sweet breath from the Pacific.

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There are benches to relax and enjoy.

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Finally, I went back using the same path but you can continue the trail to do a loop.

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Article based on my hike in June 2020.


Address: Will Rogers State Park Rd, Pacific Palisades, CA 90272

Tips:

– Park open from sunset to sundown

– Parking: 6 per hour (The parking is limited and I didn’t see any street parking)

– Grab water, hiking or tennis shoes, and sun cream.

– Limited shade and no water station at the top

– More information http://www.parks.ca.gov/?page_id=626


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