Inspiration Peak (unoffical name)

This peak is not named officially. I’ve chosen to adopt this name for easier reference. See summitpost.org article for more information.

Elevation: 8214′

Hikes:

  1. Cobb Estate to Inspiration Point via Castle Canyon; Inspiration Point to Panorama View and some exploration down a ridge; back to Inspiration Point, up to Inspiration Peak, down to the Sam Merril Trail and back to the Cobb Estate: About 12.4 miles, 3381′ gain. First Hike: 2-29-12.
  2. Cobb Estate Trailhead: Lower Sam Merrill Trail and Middle Sam Merrill Trail to Inspiration Peak Trail to Inspiration Peak, down to Inspiration Point; Mt. Lowe Road, Tom Sloane Saddle Trail and East Brown Mountain Use Trail to Brown Mountain; back to Mt. Lowe Road and up to San Gabriel Peak, down to Eaton Saddle Shuttle Hike: 14.6 miles, 6280′ gain, 2701′ loss. First Hike: 4-4-2012.
  3. Cobb Estate Trailhead: Lower Sam Merrill Trail and Middle Sam Merrill Trail to Inspiration Peak Trail to Inspiration Peak, down to Inspiration Point; Mt. Lowe Road, Tom Sloane Saddle Trail and East Brown Mountain Use Trail to Brown Mountain; West Brown Mountain Use Trail to Brown Road to Gabrieleno Trail to Windsor Parking Lot; Shuttle Hike: 17 miles, 4089′ gain, 4790′ loss. First Hike: 3-5-2012.

 

Views from Inspiration Peak (Click image to view larger size)

 

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