Explore the Scorpion Bay to Cavern Point Loop

Smugglers Road

Explore the Scorpion Bay to Cavern Point Loop

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The Scorpion Bay to Cavern Point Loop is a 2.1 mile hike on Santa Cruz Island in Channel Islands National Park. The hike is beautiful with amazing coastal views and vast, open landscapes.

This short trail is a staple and a must-do for Santa Cruz Island. Watch for dolphins, seals, sea lions, whales and otters off the coast. This is a great hike for sunset. In early February, the tail end of whale migration season, you may be able to see pods of whales passing by! On land, you'll see plenty of incredible birds and the occasional island fox. After rains, parts of the trail can be muddy. 

Distance

2.1 Miles RT

Elevation Gain

288 ft Gain

Type

Loop

Activities

Chillin, Photography, Hiking

Beach
Family Friendly
Groups
Picnic Area
Romantic
Scenic
Wildflowers
Wildlife

Nearby Lodging

Ventura Ranch KOA

Santa Paula, California

Acton / Los Angeles North KOA

Acton, 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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