Thursday, April 11, 2013

Favorite Hikes - Inspiration Point at Will Rogers State Park

Will Rogers State Park was donated to California by Rogers' widow in 1944, and it has become a very welcome recreational area in Los Angeles.  It has the late actor's home to tour, a polo field, and several hiking trails.  The three mile loop up to Inspiration Point is moderate, and has beautiful views of the natural local landscape, surrounding homes, and the ocean - you can see all the way from the Getty Center to the Santa Monica beach, as well as vast open space.  It is a really pleasant, easy hike, and feels light years away from the city - we even saw a rabbit hopping along the trail on a recent morning.

To get to the trail, head toward 501 Will Rogers State Park Rd in Pacific Palisades.  There is a parking lot there, which charges a fee, or you can easily find street parking on the road below and do a short walk up.  Once in the park, you can follow the signs to start at either end of the loop.

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