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Muir Peak Road #2N50.A

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A fire road connecting trails and the historic Inspiration Point site.


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1.2

Miles

1.9

KM

100%

Runnable

4,539' 1,383 m

High

4,482' 1,366 m

Low

79' 24 m

Up

27' 8 m

Down

2%

Avg Grade (1°)

6%

Max Grade (3°)

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Description

This spur road off of the Mt. Lowe Road #2N50 starts at a saddle where there is a junction with the Middle Sam Merrill Trail 12W14.2 and the Idlehour Trail 12W16. It gently rises for 0.2 miles and reaches Inspiration Point and a junction with the Castle Canyon Trail #12W28. There is a restored shaded overlook with picnic tables, historical exhibits, and spotting scopes. It continues contouring around the north side of Mt. Muir and comes to a junction with the Muir Peak Trail in 0.7 mile. The road continues heading southeast then makes a bend around the ridge and turns south ending at Panorama Point which has good views of the San Gabriel Valley.

This road is mostly commonly used to connect the Middle Sam Merrill Trail 12W14.2 with the Castle Canyon Trail #12W28. Also called "One Man and a Mule Trail", it was the site of a short railway with a mule pushing a car carrying visitors from Inspiration Point to Panorama Point.

Flora & Fauna

Mostly open chaparral of ceanothus, scrub oak, laurel sumac, chamise with occasional shade from oaks and bigcone spruce.

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Shared By:

Alan Coles

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Inspiration Point, Altadena, CA 6 miles up.
Jul 10, 2017 near Altadena, CA
View of LA from the top of Inspiration Point
Apr 13, 2015 near Altadena, CA
Muir Peak Rd just before the Muir Peak Trail junction
Dec 27, 2018 near Altadena, CA
View from Inspiration Point at Night
Mar 4, 2019 near Altadena, CA
Inspiration Point
Mar 4, 2019 near Altadena, CA
Site lines at Inspiration Point.
Apr 15, 2015 near Altadena, CA

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