From the Trailhead...
The trailhead for Inspiration Point is the same for Tunnel Trail. Pass through the iron, locked gate and follow the paved Edison Rd.
Approximately 3/4 mile cross creek on wooden bridge. Around the bend the road becomes dirt. There is a junction here. To the right the Edison road continues up for a few miles and makes a nice walk or mountain bike ride of its own. For Inspiration Pt., stay straight on the dirt road at this junction.
Go just a little ways, maybe a few hundred yards further, and off to the right is the sign and junction for Tunnel Trail. Continue straight, not taking Tunnel Trail, for a few more yards to the junction on the left for Inspiration Pt. The trial is actually named the Jesusita Trail.
At about the 1 mile mark you will cross the creek. Look straight across the creek to the continuation of the trail.
Hike almost a mile through switchbacks and shady chaparral. Be careful
of poison oak. Best to stay on the trail.
You know you have reached Inspiration Pt. when you arrive at a fire road and see a beautiful view of the city and the ocean. You are at an elevation of about 1750ft.
To get home, return exactly as you came.