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 fantatastic 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

This is considered a relatively easy hike of 3 miles and about 400′ elevation gain. So bring something “heavy” to drink 😉 At the top there are picnic benches where we’ll admire a sunset over Santa Monica Bay

Moonrise:  3:14 pm
Sunset: 7:17 pm


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. We’ll meet here and walk into park.

Note that we are not meeting in the State Park parking lot