Full Moon Potluck Party on Inspiration Point – Easy Hike – Dogs OK

Full moon potluck. Bring drinks and snack to share. Sitting on dirt not required. Comfy picnic benches at the top. Plenty of free parking

Newspaperman, radio commentator, movie star, and pop-philosopher Will Rogers purchased this 182-acre property in 1922 and lived with his family here from 1928 until his death in 1935. 

Our goal will be to reach Inspiration Point, a flat-topped bump on a ridge overlooking the entire Will Rogers spread with fantastic views of Santa Monica, Century City, the Wilshire corridor — and all the way to downtown L.A. 

We’ll use a mixture of service roads and single track trails to get there. The full moon will light our way back to the cars along service road trails like this

This is considered a relatively easy/moderate hike of less than 3 miles and about 400′ elevation gain. So bring something “heavy” to drink 😉 and some snacks to share. 

At the top there are picnic benches where we’ll admire a sunset over Santa Monica Bay

Sunset: 8:06 pm
Moonrise:  7:49 pm

Directions

**Do not park in the Will Rogers SP parking lot!**

Take Sunset Boulevard to Will Rogers State Park Road, located 4.5 miles west of the 405 and three miles east of PCH. At the light, turn north on Will Rogers State Park Road. Drive 1/2 mile to Villa View Dr and park on street. If there is no parking on Will Rogers Rd park on Villa View or the next side street.

Walk into park, past parking kiosk. We’ll meet near the restrooms