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Mount Lowe Road to Inspiration Point

Los Angeles County, California



7.04 miles

Elevation Gain

1594 ft

Route Type



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Mount Lowe Road to Inspiration Point is a popular hiking trail in Los Angeles County, California. The trail spans approximately 7.04 miles and is rated as moderate in difficulty. It begins at the Mount Lowe Railway trailhead and ascends to Inspiration Point, offering panoramic views of the San Gabriel Valley and the Los Angeles Basin. The trail is well-marked and features a steady incline, making it suitable for hikers of varying skill levels. Along the route, hikers will encounter remnants of the historic Mount Lowe Railway, including the Echo Mountain House ruins and the old railway bed. The trail also passes through a variety of ecosystems, from chaparral to pine forest, providing opportunities to observe local flora and fauna. Hikers should be prepared for a round-trip hike of approximately 11 miles, and should bring plenty of water, especially during the summer months when temperatures can reach high levels. The trail is open year-round, but the best time to hike is in the spring or fall when temperatures are milder. Despite its proximity to the city, the trail offers a sense of solitude and is a great option for those looking to escape the hustle and bustle of Los Angeles.
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