By Nicole Cormier
Will Rogers was the quintessential American cowboy, but he was also a well-loved actor, social commentator and, of course, a California staple. H home in Pacific Palisades has become Will Rogers State Park in his memory. Will Rogers loved recreation—from riding to roping to hiking, he did it all, and his state park is no different.
When you visit this landmark you will first be greeted by the beautiful grounds with his former mansion in the background. At the park there is polo, riding lessons and other equestrian options whether you have your own horse or need to borrow one for the day. From roping to riding to guided trail rides, you can experience the property just how Rogers did.
Should you opt to stay on your own two feet, the moderate Inspiration Point trail is a 3-mile loop, or you can venture further out on the Backbone Trail, which is longer an more challenging. After exploring the trails, consider taking a ranch tour, which can be self guided or docent lead. Regardless of how you decide to enjoy the beautiful park, be sure to make the trip at least once.
Make your way to Pacific Palisades in a vehicle that represents the best. A 2013 GL63 AMG SUV from Mercedes-Benz of Encino is the ultimate driving experience, as nothing can get in your way, and you’ll look good while doing it.
Nicole Cormier has a large and diverse family that lives all over the country, and has had the opportunity to see every state in the union while visiting them. As a freelance writer and editor she has the freedom to experience the world and partake in her beloved passions all while writing about it.
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