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Diego Rico reviewed East Anacapa Island Trail
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MARIA AILEEN ALFARO reviewed East Anacapa Island Trail
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Pretty straightforward and good for a day hike

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Hiking

This is the least visited National Park! I went a few years back, but they offer kayak tours that are worth the fun. The island itself isn’t anything too crazy, but it does feel secluded as you head to the heart of it which is nice. The water is surprisingly clear making it easy to spot our bright state fish!

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Josh Pinkerton reviewed Carrington Point Trail
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HikingBlowdownNo shade

This was my least favorite part of Santa Rosa Island after having hiked to Ford Point - Wreck Canyon - Quinn Knob ridge to Main Road - Ranch House/Pier - Smith Highway - Lobo Canyon. As another reviewer mentioned, this trail would be more entertaining to trail runners as it’s semi soft, monotonous (until the actual point), and fairly flat compared to the rest of the Island. Lots of shrubbery and sage crowding the trail but not an issue for me walking. Fair amount of NW wind on this side of the island compared to the South (at least this Fall day). No shade. At all. Saw the biggest bull sea lion I have ever seen way out on the point - pretty much 2x the size of the largest male I’ve seen at San Simeon. I wouldn’t do this hike again in hindsight but that’s part of the wanderlust process.

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Josh Pinkerton reviewed Lobo Canyon Trail
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HikingOver grown

Hiked thru this canyon capping off a 19 mile day exhausted and thirsty after traversing across the interior of the island from Ford Point back to Ranch House/Pier to get water and then onto Smith Highway and into this Canyon. Lots of unique features in this Canyon: poison oak, banana slugs, overgrown tree limbs into trail, hanging moss, a rock that looks like an eagle, cliff walls that reminded me of Escalante Canyon in the 80s, and more poison oak. There was water available to filter. Sandy alcove beach was a nice endpoint (but I did not camp at the beach at the end of the Canyon as apparently it’s prohibited).

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HikingBugsGreat!No shade

Did this hike starting around 11am with temps in upper 70s. I would definitely not want to do this exposed, dry, shadeless interior traverse in heat. There is year round water (non potable) at Clapp Spring which was “around” 5.5 miles from pier. Faucet was nice. Once I reached the cliff line/ shoreline at Ford point, I made the mistake of going right instead of left to the visible sandy beach. Ended up hiking along the cliff line for another hour on a “trail” but ultimately was rewarded with my own private grotto beach. Lots of curious foxes and pounding surf. I should have stayed on Wreck road for another 2 miles since my campsite was easier to access from remaining on the road. I did not see a soul besides 3 guys at the spring but noticed 24 hour-ish fresh tracks on Wreck road. Like going back in time to California’s heyday. !

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aaliyah chee reviewed Scorpion Canyon Loop Trail
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HikingGreat!No shade

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Bret Strogen reviewed Pelican Bay Trail
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Beautiful island and well maintained trail.

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Bobbie Kite reviewed Pelican Bay Trail
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I would not have rated this moderate, I would say it’s strenuous

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Jeanette Zollinger reviewed Pelican Bay Trail
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Nature tripsGreat!No shade

Defiiitely not an easy hike but the reward of beauty and solitude makes it a memorable experience! My wife & knew that water will be an issue and will be the heaviest item in our packs. So we brought just 1 gallon enough to reach Clapp Spring junction, then I hiked alone to Clapp spring filling our platypus and bottles, total 3 gallons. From there it was still about 3.5-4 mile hike to Ford’s Point but that water was enough for 2 days as we just chilled at the beach. Wind is much calmer at the South facing beach so that’s a plus. We got lucky and didn’t encounter too much mammals at the beach. I heard they can be very teritorial. It was the best backpacking we ever did. Word of caution: the combination of Summer heat, lack of shade, inclines and heavy packs can be really hard in a long hike like this. Be very prepared not just physically but also mentally

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Nate Duffus reviewed Pelican Bay Trail
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Hiking

Great hike along the coast.

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Nate Duffus reviewed East Anacapa Island Trail
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Great views of the island, but hated all the birds

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First ascent along the dirt road is strenuous! There’s a turn off to the left that says 2.4 miles to the campground but from what we could tell it’s more like 1.7 miles. The campground itself is awesome with epic views of the ocean and little island foxes and the blue scrub jays everywhere. The hike in is very strenuous especially packing in the water you’ll need. The hike back isn’t nearly as tough but still pretty tough. There are 4 campsites total- we ended up having the entire 4 to ourselves for the one night we stayed. Site 1 and 2 have the best views but no shade cover so we camped in site 4 that had the most shade which we didn’t need anyway cause the fog was so dense. Great stay. Highly recommend!

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Jack Friesl reviewed Pelican Bay Trail
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Nicole Laprise reviewed East Anacapa Island Trail
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Walking

Very small island and easy to see the whole thing in a couple of hours. Good way to spend a morning or afternoon and have a picnic. No shade. I visited Labor Day weekend and the vegetation was pretty brown.

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Mitchell R. reviewed Cueva Valdez to Arch Rock Trail
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HikingNo shade

Essential path for anyone camping in the backcountry area, fairly nice trek regardless!

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Mitchell R. reviewed East Anacapa Island Trail
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Camping

Beautiful, but much better when the sun is out. Otherwise it’s dreary with the million birds chirping.

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Sean Ehly reviewed Pelican Bay Trail
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Frank Harris reviewed Pelican Bay Trail
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Nice trail. Rocky in spots.

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Sean Angel reviewed Pelican Bay Trail
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McKenzie Koch reviewed Lobo Canyon Trail
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HikingGreat!

So wild! The canyon seemed like an entirely different environment with cool trees, sandstone formations, wildflowers and the ocean at the mouth of a river.

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McKenzie Koch reviewed Skunk Point Loop
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HikingGreat!No shade
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