Del Norte and Montanon Trail to Scorpion Campgroud is a 24.6 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Santa Cruz Island, California that offers the chance to see wildlife and is rated as difficult. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round.

DISTANCE
24.6 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
5,396 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

backpacking

birding

camping

hiking

nature trips

walking

views

wildlife

no dogs

Del Norte Campground (starting location) is approximately 3.5 miles from Prisoners Harbor where the boat from the mainland drops visitors off. After hiking to Scorpion Anchorage there will be a campground and the Scorpion Anchorage Harbor where boats can take you back to the mainland.

hiking
2 months ago

Would not suggest this as an out and back because of lack of water. Better to get dropped at prisoners and hike across or even over night at del Norte along the way.

backpacking
2 months ago

Very beautiful trail that follows the coastline of Santa Cruz Island! Make sure you bring enough water, there is no source for potable water until you get to Scorpion.

backpacking
5 months ago

backpacking
Saturday, December 10, 2016