Channel Islands – California



Scorpion Ranch dock | Cavern Point | Montañon Ridge Trail


Date of Visit: March 29, 2010

How we got there: Island Packers ferry from Ventura, CA to Scorpion Bay, Santa Cruz Island.


  • Loop hike via Smugglers Cove Road and Scorpion Canyon Trail, 4.5-mile loop with a side trail option to continue higher toward Montañon Ridge.
  • Cavern Point Loop, 2-mile loop to edge of a tall bluff overlooking Santa Barbara Channel.

Tips:There is a huge variety of activities available across several islands, do research to find the best experience for you. Stay away from seasick people on the boat.

Next time: Visit Anacapa Island, Camp on Santa Cruz Island, Sea Kayaking.