Lobo Canyon Trail

EASY 2 reviews

Lobo Canyon Trail is a 4.8 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Channel Islands, California that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from May until October.

DISTANCE
4.8 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
406 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

kid friendly

backpacking

birding

hiking

nature trips

rock climbing

walking

beach

views

wild flowers

wildlife

no dogs

Plan on a lot more mileage without the shuttle to the trailhead. Check with park volunteer about their guided hikes when you get to Santa Rosa.

hiking
10 months ago

Someone should really try to get the Easy label updated. In no way is this hike easy. I only tracked from the beach back up to the trail head, saving the batteries on all the devices for what was a long day. This section of trail is only three miles round trip. It is occasionally a narrow single track with a drop off on one side, most of the path was easily navigated.

The real difficulty comes in getting to the trail head. From the dock the total hike is 9 miles round trip. 12 from the campground. It is beautiful and well worth the effort. Take lots of water, the return trip is likely to be warm.

2 months ago