8:00 am at the trailhead
This moderate 7-8 mile loop hike will start at the Gateway Trailhead. We will hike about 2.7 miles up to Inspiration Point then back track 1.2 mi. to the Gateway Loop Trail and up a half mile to Gateway Saddle. From there we will continue clockwise, mostly downhill, on the loop back to the trailhead. The ascent from the trailhead to Inspiration Point is approximately a 900’ with the additional climb to the saddle of about 200 ft. You will be rewarded at Inspiration Point with beautiful views of the valley. Bring 2 liters or water, a snack, hat and sturdy hiking shoes or boots.
DISTANCE: 7-8 miles
ELEV. GAIN: 1,100 ft
DURATION: approximately 3-4 hours
TRAIL STYLE: Lollipop Loop
FACILITIES: Bathrooms and water at the trailhead