Lobo Canyon Trail

EASY 1 reviews

Lobo Canyon Trail is a 4.9 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
4.9 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
508 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

kid friendly

backpacking

birding

hiking

nature trips

rock climbing

walking

beach

views

wild flowers

wildlife

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
2 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.