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Introduction: If you need to get away from all the festivities or need some hearty hike please join me to have an inspirational hike.
Distance: 10.4 miles
Elevation Gain: 2740'
Duration: 5 to 6 hours (depending on the group size/speed)
Difficulty: Moderate (if you ever hike with this group). Not for beginner.
Hike Description: This is a very good training hike but not for beginner. There a lot of history and beautiful spots in this trail. We will start from the gate outside the Cobb Estate, take the trail (about 2.7 miles) to Echo Mountain where we can see the remnant of a resort. We will then continue to take the Castle Canyon trail all the way to Inspiration Point. The Castle Canyon is a beautiful trail and a nice change compare to the first half of the trail (up to Echo Mountain). On the way back we will take Sam Merril trail down back to Echo Mountain and back to the trail head.
Direction: From 210 take Lake Ave exit and go north all the way until the end (Lake Ave and E. Loma Alta Dr.)
Cancellation Policy: Rain or extreme temperature will cancel the hike.
Why we're doing this hike: I've been to Inspiration Point twice but never on a clear day. So hopefully for my Christmas present, we can have a clear day.