Inspiration Point - Rustic Canyon Loop
ElevationAscent: 906' 276 m
Descent: -907' -276 m
High: 1,216' 371 m
Low: 315' 96 m
GradeAvg Grade: 7% (4°)
Max Grade: 28% (16°)
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“A popular, scenic loop in Will Rogers State Park with beautiful views and picnic spots.”— Zander Göpfert
Family Friendly At just over five miles and less than 1000' of elevation, this is a great option for families who have some experience hiking. Bring water and snacks or even a picnic!
This singletrack trail has some loose rock in the first section but nothing too technical. After reaching the high point of the loop at around 2.2 miles, the first junction comes up with the Josepho Spur Trail. Turn right onto the Josepho Spur Trail. The Backbone Trail continues to the north quite a ways to The Hub. For more info, see The Hub Out-and-Back featured hike.
Once on the Josepho Spur Trail, dive down to the northeast until you come to the Rustic Canyon Trail. Turn right and head south on the Rustic Canyon Trail as it heads along the west side of Murphy's Ranch and the Murphy Ranch trail (which you'll see pass on the left after ~0.5 miles).
Continue south on Rustic Canyon Trail as it gradually descends through the chaparral with views out over Riviera and West L.A. before arriving back at the Will Rogers State Park parking area.
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Land Manager: California State Parks - Angeles District