Los Angeles: Inspiration Point Loop

Take the Metro to this 4.8-mile loop, then soak up sunny ocean views from the foothills of Will Rogers State Park.
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Take the Metro to this 4.8-mile loop, then soak up sunny ocean views from the foothills of Will Rogers State Park.

Trail Facts

  • Distance: 6.3

Waypoints

IPL001

Location: 34.0474433898926, -118.51286315918

From bus stop, head N on Will Rogers State Park Rd.

IPL002

Location: 34.0539512634277, -118.513702392578

From entrance, scan sage-covered ridge for trail uphill past polo field?s W end: That?s your route. Climb stairs of the Will Rogers home past porch, then go L onto fire road

IPL003

Location: 34.0551223754883, -118.513496398926

L @ 4-way onto Inspiration Loop Trail; steep uphill begins

IPL004

Location: 34.0545959472656, -118.515769958496

Bench offers sit-down view over sprawling cowboy ranch nestled in the Pacific Palisades foothills; continue N

IPL005

Location: 34.0602607727051, -118.513702392578

R @ 3-way up fire road to Inspiration Point; in foreground, see folds of 50-mi.-long Santa Monica Mtns.

IPL006

Location: 34.0596694946289, -118.513999938965

Inspiration Point (751 ft.); picnic here and overlook E to L.A. and S to the Channel Islands in Pacific. To continue, head S

IPL007

Location: 34.0590019226074, -118.51375579834

Turn L @ T onto the Betty Rogers Trail; skirt upper end of Mitt Canyon

IPL008

Location: 34.060619354248, -118.513603210449

R @ T back onto Inspiration Loop Trail

IPL009

Location: 34.061222076416, -118.512092590332

Straight @ 3-way, sticking with Inspiration Loop Trail along manzanita-covered ridgeline above Bone Canyon

IPL010

Location: 34.0561714172363, -118.509803771973

At the Nature Center, turn R onto Bone Canyon Trail and head N

IPL011

Location: 34.0581283569336, -118.511497497559

This Roping Arena is where Rogers practiced his rope tricks; continue N

IPL012

Location: 34.0607261657715, -118.512168884277

Reach head of Bone Canyon; go SSW on service rd., passing Riding Arena

IPL013

Location: 34.0562744140625, -118.513465881348

L onto Rogers Fire Rd.; head S to close loop @ WPT 3. Backtrack to bus