Backpack Pier to Ford Point on Santa Rosa Island

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Santa Rosa Island - Pier to Ford Point is a 19.6 mile backpacking trip or trail run on Santa Rosa Island in Channel Islands National Park.

The trail is open year-round and offers the chance to see incredible ocean views and wildlife. Occasionally, water is available at Clap Springs (a detour off Wreck Road by a couple of miles). Bring all the water you need to drink and cook - recommended 4 liters per day drinking minimum. 

Photo: Michael Field

Distance

19.6 Miles RT

Elevation Gain

3041 ft Gain

Type

Out-and-Back

Activities

Fitness, Camping, Photography, Running, Backpacking, Hiking

Beach
Romantic
Scenic
Wildflowers
Wildlife

Nearby Lodging

Ventura Ranch KOA

Santa Paula, California

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We want to acknowledge and thank the past, present, and future generations of all Native Nations and Indigenous Peoples whose ancestral lands we travel, explore, and play on. Always practice Leave No Trace ethics on your adventures and follow local regulations. Please explore responsibly!

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