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    Difficulty
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    Hard
    Elevation
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    1,138 m
    Distance
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    21.4 km
    Duration
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    7-9.5h
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    Inspiration Point and Mount Lowe Loop Hike

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    The Inspiration Point and Mount Lowe Loop Hike is a challenging excursion in Southern California that will take you to several scenic vistas. While out on the trail, you will work your way through the undulating terrain of the mountains to Inspiration Point and the summit of Mount Lowe, before looping around on the return leg. Make sure to bring plenty of water and snacks to stay fueled on this lengthy adventure.

    Route Description for Inspiration Point and Mount Lowe Loop Hike

    For those adventurers who want to push their physical limits and spend a day out in the mountains of Southern California, the Inspiration Point and Mount Lowe Loop Hike will make for a fantastic excursion. Make sure that your adventure pass is visible prior to beginning your hike.

    Setting out from the trailhead, you will head northeast through the Cobb Estate and begin climbing uphill into the mountains. Here, you will pass by the Mount Lowe Observatory Ruins and summit Echo Mountain, before reaching the top of Mount Lowe for some beautiful views.

    After a quick rest, follow the trail back downhill past the Mount Lowe Trail Camp and continue south to Inspiration Point for some more beautiful scenery. Here, the trail will take you downhill to the southwest on the return into the trailhead where you began.

    Getting to the Inspiration Point and Mount Lowe Loop Hike Trailhead

    The trailhead for this hike can be found at the corner of E Loma Alta Drive and N Lake Avenue, right near the Cobb Estate.

    Route Information

    • Backcountry Campground:

      Mount Lowe Trail Camp

    • When to do:

      Year-Round

    • Pets allowed:

      Yes - On Leash

    • Family friendly:

      No

    • Route Signage:

      Average

    • Crowd Levels:

      Moderate

    • Route Type:

      Lollipop

    Inspiration Point and Mount Lowe Loop Hike Elevation Graph

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