Channel Islands National Park Backpacking and Hiking Trails - Backpacker

Channel Islands National Park

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Santa Cruz Island from the sea. 

Channel Islands National Park sits in coastal California's Santa Barbara Channel, awash in animal life found nowhere else on Earth. This makes hiking Channel Islands' signature trails such as the Torrey Pines Loop a wonderful experience for hikers of all stripes. There are five islands within the park: Santa Cruz, Anacapa, Santa Barbara, San Miguel and Santa Rosa. Each has its own flair, and all are worth a visit. Beach campsite lovers will love camping in Channel Islands, especially at the Ford Point Campground.