Mt Lowe Road Hike to Inspiration Point
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Mt Lowe Road Hike to Inspiration Point

11 mile round trip hike from Sunset Ridge (top of Cheney Trail) to Inspiration Point.

We had a great hike up to Inspiration Point yesterday via Mt Lowe Motorway.  We started at Sunset Ridge at the top of Cheney Trail.  

Round trip was almost exactly 11 miles (5.04 miles up and a little under 6 miles on the descent).  

We started at approximately 2,000 feet elevation and climbed to 4,532 feet!

Details from the hike path can be accessed here:

Here is the map of our hike:

Sunset Ridge to Inspiration Point
We took to the trail to the Mt. Lowe Camp Ground with a shortcut. 
The first 2 miles of the hike was on asphalt on the Mt Lowe Motorway
The trail transitioned from asphalt to trail.
Mr. Shopbell survey's his domain from the top of the steep firebreak shortcut we took. 
Top of the firebreak shortcut.
Expansive views when we look to the West
We reached our destination after 5.04 miles of up hill climbing!
Clear views to the ocean and downtown LA on the right from Inspiration Point
Inspiration Point
Catalina Island from Inspiration Point
Lunch at Inspiration Point
Mt Wilson from near Inspiration Point
5 miles into the San Gabriels and the views go on and on and on...
What a day!