Potato Harbor Trail is a 4 mile out and back trail located near Ventura, California that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, trail running, and birding and is accessible year-round.
Fantastic views of stunning cliffs and the great open Pacific Ocean and vast landscapes. Gorgeous at sunset.
Easy hike that mostly follows the cliff edge with great ocean and island views. Look for the endangered island fox around the campground near the trails beginning. Can be windy.
We hiked to potato harbor, though we did not use this exact trail because the first part of it runs through the valley which is very hot in July. We took the steep trail up the wells at the far end of the lower campground up to Cavern Point and hiked the islands coastline out to potato harbor from there. It was a bit further...maybe 6 miles or so, but worth it. Beautiful views & cool breezes.
I now understand why the Channel Islands are known as the North American Gallapagos! The trail offers many scenic views and can be modified to the ability of the individual hiker. Off-trail hiking is easily accomplished close to the Trail. Biggest piece of advice: Make sure the forcast is calling for a clear day with much visibility.