The East Point Trail is a 14.7 mile day hike or backpacking trip on Santa Rosa Island in Channel Islands National Park, featuring incredible ocean views and opportunities to see marine life.

The trail will take you through Lobo Canyon and onto a rocky coast. There are great picnic spots all along this rocky cliff. Rock formations line the trail. You can backcountry camp on the beach at the end of the trail, or head back to the trailhead. This trail is open year-round. In the spring, wild flowers are abundant.

Wear layers - the trail can be windy and foggy in the morning and evening. Bring lots of extra water (it is recommended to almost double the amount you will think you need). 

Photo: Edward Stojakovic 

Pack List

  • Sun protection (hat, sunscreen)
  • Water 
  • Hiking boots, hiking socks (wool), trekking poles
  • Snacks, food and cookware
  • Backpack, sleeping bag, sleeping pad
  • Medications / first aid kit
  • Headlamp
  • Camera
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RT Distance 14.7 Miles
Elevation Gain 728 Feet
Activities Camping, Photography, Running, Backpacking, Hiking, Fitness
Skill Level Intermediate
Season Year Round
Trail Type Out-and-Back
Picnic Area

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