This 1.4-mile hike cruises to the Two Harbors campground at Little Fisherman’s Cove. From the east side of the main pier, follow the beach in front of several houses—be nice to the locals!—before turning sharply uphill beneath a row of palms. At the Y-junction near the top of the hill, stay right to follow this mapped route through several group campsites. Next, pass the ranger station then turn downhill back to the beach. Follow a sandy stretch east to a red-rock lava edge then swing west along the beach enroute to a rocky point .3 mile away.
If the tide is low, continue along the shoreline back to town. This (high-tide) route turns uphill near the Channel Cruising Club’s facility and traverses the hillside above the club to join the main trail back toward town.
WHEN TO GO: Expect a consistent run of campers along the well-worn route to campground during the summer. Winter is chiller with less crowds.
-Mapped by Kristy Holland