Island Hopping at the Narrows is a 7.9 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Clearlake, CA that offers the chance to see wildlife and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for birding and whitewater kayaking and is accessible year-round.
A beautiful loop circling the Narrows, past small islands near the base of Mount Konocti. Panoramic views of Mount Konocti, Kono Tayee, Buckingham Point, and the north shore ridgeline. Highlights include: - Panoramic ridgeline vistas - Small islands - Views of Mount Konocti - Migratory waterfowl route - Tule wetlands - Historic cultural setting Please note: There are no public access points nearby. Unless you kayak from points further, you will need to use a Fee-Based launch: - Indian Beach Resort - 9945 E. Hwy 20, Clearlake Oaks. Launch, beach, lodging, day use. - 20 Oaks Cottages - 10503 E Hwy 20, Clearlake Oaks. Dock, beach, lodging, day use. - Glenhaven Campground - 9625 E. Hwy 20, Glenhaven. Launch, camping, food, supplies. - Braito's Marina - 1555 Eastlake Drive, Kelseyville on Buckingham Point. Launch only. Heading off from one of the launches listed above, paddle towards the narrowest portion of the lake. Here you will find a series of small islands dotting the center, with stunning views of Mt. Konocti and the Black Forest.