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Hike Pelican Bay and Prisoners Harbor Trails

Ventura, California

8.8 mi / 1358 ft gain

Cueva Valdez to Arch Rock Trail

Ventura, California

7.45 mi / 1614 ft gain

Backpack across Santa Cruz Island

Ventura, California

5.0
15 mi

Hike Cueva Valdez to Arch Rock

Ventura, California

7.5 mi / 1715 ft gain

Pelican Bay Trail

Ventura, California

4.25 mi / 538 ft gain

Del Norte and Montanon Trail to Scorpion Campground

Ventura, California

12.58 mi / 2464 ft gain

Santa Cruz Island: Del Norte Campground to Chinese Harbor

Ventura, California

8.09 mi / 1325 ft gain

Hike El Montanon

Ventura, California

7.6 mi / 2214 ft gain

Explore the Scorpion Bay to Cavern Point Loop

Ventura, California

2.1 mi / 288 ft gain

Places to stay

Anacapa Island

Ventura, California

Anacapa Island

Santa Cruz Del Norte Backcountry

Ventura, California

Santa Cruz Del Norte Backcountry

Santa Cruz Scorpion

Smugglers Road

Santa Cruz Scorpion

Santa Rosa Island Backcountry Beach Camping

Unnamed Road

Santa Rosa Island Backcountry Beach Camping

Santa Rosa Island

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Santa Rosa Island

Sage Hill

Snyder Trail

Sage Hill

Guides and stories

The Galapagos of California

The Galapagos of California

Kyle Frost

Boats, Backpacks and Booze: Why You Should Try Island Backpacking

Boats, Backpacks and Booze: Why You Should Try Island Backpacking

Kristen Fuller

11 Photos That Will Make You Want to Hike Channel Islands National Park

11 Photos That Will Make You Want to Hike Channel Islands National Park

Katie Yarborough

One Ideal Day on Santa Cruz Island

One Ideal Day on Santa Cruz Island

Leigh Maneri

By Land & Sea: 72 Hours in Ventura, California

By Land & Sea: 72 Hours in Ventura, California

Josiah Roe

Velo Ventura: The 5 Best Cycling and Mountain Biking Trails in the Heart of the Central Coast

Velo Ventura: The 5 Best Cycling and Mountain Biking Trails in the Heart of the Central Coast

Josiah Roe

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