Hike Pelican Bay and Prisoners Harbor Trails

Hike Pelican Bay and Prisoners Harbor Trails

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Distance

8.8 Miles

Elevation Gain

1358 Feet

Activities

Chillin, Photography, Hiking, Fitness

Skill

Intermediate

Season

Year Round

Type

Loop

Beach
Family Friendly
Groups
Picnic Area
Romantic
Scenic
Wildflowers
Wildlife

The Pelican Bay And Prisoners Harbor Trails, on Santa Cruz Island in Channel Island National Park, is an 8.8 mile hike featuring unparalleled ocean views and chances to see marine life.

There is a plethora of vegetation and wildlife to see on this hike. The Pelican Bay Hike is inside the Nature Conservancy, which requires a tour guide to access. Bring a picnic or snacks for lunch. The trails are open for use year-round. No matter when you visit, bring more water than you think you need.

Photo: Oliver Dodd

Community Photos

Always practice Leave No Trace ethics on your adventures and follow local regulations.

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Distance

8.8 Miles

Elevation Gain

1358 Feet

Activities

Chillin, Photography, Hiking, Fitness

Skill

Intermediate

Season

Year Round

Type

Loop

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