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Inspiration Point

This trail climbs from the backside of Lake Alpine, jutting upward from the Lakeshore Trail which is accesses from the Pine Marten Campground. This rather short, but steep climb offers the reward of stunning views into the Spicer Reservoir Valley and the Dardanelles beyond.

  • Trailhead Location: Pine Marten Campground
  • GPS Coordinates: 38 28552 119 59228
  • Distance Roundtrip: 2.8 miles
  • Difficulty: Strenuous
  • Hiking Season: Early Spring to Late Autumn
  • Features: Alpine Lake, View, Solitude, Outstanding Natural Feature
  • Services Available: Camping, Fishing, Geological, Vista
  • USGS Topo Map 7.5': Spicer Meadow Reservoir
  • USGS Topo Map PDF: