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Channel Islands National Park Trails

Channel Islands National Park: Torrey Pines Loop

Squeeze this 4.3-mile dayhike in before the ferry departs for the mainland. Highlights: super rare pine trees and breezy views of the mighty Pacific.

Channel Islands National Park: Lobo Canyon Trail

Discover ancient archaeology and island isolation (playful sea lions excepted) on this 5.2-mile loop through Santa Rosa’s steep canyons and sandy beaches.

Channel Islands National Park: Santa Cruz Island

Ecological balance–and dozens of sweet places to hike, paddle, and camp–have been restored at California’s Channel Islands.

Channel Islands National Park: Anacapa Island

Anacapa Island’s oceanfront overlooks, throngs of wildlife, and a picture-perfect lighthouse highlight this classic 2.5-mile loop in Channel Islands National Park.

Channel Islands National Park: Santa Barbara Island Loop Trail

Santa Barbara Island is the smallest island in the Channel Islands National Park. It’s the most remote and furthest offshore, roughly 45 miles. One loop trail covers the one-square-mile islet. The windswept isle is home to seals, sea lions, seabirds and the secretive island night lizard.

Channel Islands National Park: Yellow Banks

Explore an abandoned ranch, island fauna, cave-pocketed canyons, and a secluded beach on this 2-mile trek along southeastern edge of Santa Cruz Island.

Channel Islands National Park: Water Canyon to East Point

Venture off SoCal’s coast for long beaches, hidden canyons, and sea life.

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