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Lightning Ridge Nature Trail


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Lightning Ridge Nature Trail - Wrightwood CA HikingView Photos (26) Map of Lightning Ridge Nature Trail - Wrightwood CA HikingView Maps (2)

Lightning Ridge Nature Trail Information

Length: 0.8 miles
Type: Loop
Gain/Loss: +/- 250'
Difficulty: Easy
Trailhead: Inspiration Point
Location: West of Wrightwood


Lightning Ridge Nature Trail Description

The Lightning Ridge Nature Trail is located west of Wrightwood at Inspiration Point. The Lightning Ridge Nature Trail loops around the north side of Inspiration Point and offers views of the Antelope Valley and High Desert. There are several trees that are points of interest on the trail, as indicated by the trail markers. The hike is simple but gives breathtaking views (as only Inspiration Point can). The Lightning Ridge Nature Trail is a nice hike and worth the time, even if you're into the harder hikes. Again, the views are hard to beat.

Directions to Lightning Ridge Nature Trail from Wrightwood

From Wrightwood, take Hwy 2 westbound, past Big Pines, up to Inspiration Point. The trail head is located on the north side of Hwy 2, just north of the restroom in the north parking area of Inspiration Point.

Don't forget to display a National Forest Adventure Pass in the windshield of your vehicle.

Lightning Ridge Nature Trail Photos

Dead trees on the Lightning Ridge Nature Trail - Wrightwood CA HikingStart of Lightning Ridge Trail at Inspiration Point - Wrightwood CA HikingLightning Ridge Trail - Wrightwood CA HikingTrees on Lightning Ridge Trail - Wrightwood CA Hiking
Lightning Ridge Trail - Wrightwood CA HikingLooking up at Blue Ridge from Lightning Ridge Trail - Wrightwood CA HikingLightning Ridge Trail - Wrightwood CA HikingTrail Marker #5 on Lightning Ridge Trail - Wrightwood CA Hiking
Trail Marking #6 on Lightning Ridge Trail - Wrightwood CA HikingLooking toward the High Desert from Lightning Ridge Trail - Wrightwood CA HikingDead trees on Lightning Ridge Trail - Wrightwood CA HikingTrail Marker #7 on Lightning Ridge Trail - Wrightwood CA Hiking
Stairs on Lightning Ridge Trail - Wrightwood CA HikingTrail Marker #8 on Lightning Ridge Trail - Wrightwood CA HikingAnother Trail Marker #8 on Lightning Ridge Trail - Wrightwood CA HikingLarge tree on Lightning Ridge Nature Trail - Wrightwood CA Hiking
Trail Marker #9 on Lightning Ridge Nature Trail - Wrightwood CA HikingLightning Ridge Nature Trail - Wrightwood CA HikingTrail Marker #10 on Lightning Ridge Nature Trail - Wrightwood CA HikingBench on Lightning Ridge Nature Trail - Wrightwood CA Hiking
Looking at Inspiration Point from Lightning Ridge Nature Trail - Wrightwood CA HikingTrail Marker #13 on Lightning Ridge Nature Trail - Wrightwood CA HikingClouds around Mt Baden Powell as viewed from Lightning Ridge Nature Trail - Wrightwood CA HikingBench overlooking the San Gabriel River Basin (East Fork) at Inspiration Point on the Lightning Ridge Nature Trail - Wrightwood CA Hiking
Trail Marker #14 on Lightning Ridge Nature Trail - Wrightwood CA HikingLightning Ridge Nature Trail looking down toward Vincent Gap - Wrightwood CA Hiking

Lightning Ridge Nature Trail Maps

Lightning Ridge Nature Trail Map - Wrightwood CA HikingLightning Ridge Nature Trail Area Map - Wrightwood CA Hiking

 

 

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