Monday, July 4, 2022

Inspiration Point

You can't beat the view from Inspiration Point. It is tough enough that I didn't attempt it with my kids until recently (and even then it was a special request for my birthday). The trail is moderately strenuous for those used to hiking. 

Directions: Take the 101S to Mission St. Turn left onto Mission, then left on Chapala St.  Turn right onto Los Olivos St and continue onto Mission Canyon. Take a right onto Foothill and left onto Mission Canyon Rd. Veer left at the fork to continue onto Tunnel Rd. Park near the end of the road. 

I would recommend a map or description for this one since it does not have well marked signs. You will take the left fork at about .7 miles in (Jesusita Trail). Continue left (not toward 7 Falls) and at the end of the path you cross a power road to an overlook. The actual Inspiration Point is to the left along the power road (look for a footpath to the right). 


Trail Rating: Difficult for toddlers and kids not used to hiking, Moderate for others
Distance: 2 miles to the point, 4 miles round trip
Time: 2 hours round trip
Nearby attractions: Botanic Gardens, Rocky Nook Park, Natural History Museum
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