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Hike to Inspiration Point via Sam Merrill/Castle Canyon Trail - Echo Mountain

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May 12 7:00AM - 1:00PM

I've heard a lot of great things about this hike, so I thought it would be fun to plan it! There are a couple of different ways to do this hike, but this will a good one to have the shortest drive from Orange County. Inspiration Point is at an altitude of 4,480 ft. Along the way, we will come across remains of the Mount Lowe Railway. The railway existed from 1893 until its official abandonment in 1938.

The hike will be an out and back at about 9 miles total with at least 2700 ft. of elevation gain. The trailhead starts us on the Sam Merrill trail. At about 2.8 miles in, we will hit the Mount Lowe Railway Trail. We will be on this for .1 miles and take the second left to the Castle Canyon Trail. From there it will be 2 miles to Inspiration Point! We will take the same route back to where we parked.

Once at the peak, there are benches, sheltered covers, and telescope viewing to show you great views over Los Angeles.

Weather is unknown at the moment because it is planned in advance. This area can get warm so make sure you bring lots of water! Other great things to have: hiking boots, hiking poles, sunscreen, hat, snacks and whatever else will make your hike enjoyable. Parking is free and on the street at the intersection of E. Loma Alta Dr. and Lake Ave. See address above.

Dogs are allowed on this trail.

Please ask any questions you may have before the hike.

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