The East Anacapa Island Trail is a 2.4 mile hike on Anacapa Island in Channel Islands National Park, featuring beautiful wildflowers and ocean views.

To get to Anacapa Island, you must secure passage from Ventura via Channel Islands National Park concessionaire Island Packers. Private boaters are welcome to reserve a campsite, although be aware that there are no moorings available and few protected anchorages on Anacapa's shores.

Photo: John Game

Pack List

  • Camera
  • Sun protection (hat, sunscreen)
  • Water / water filtration
  • Hiking boots, hiking socks (wool), trekking poles
  • Snacks
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RT Distance 2.4 Miles
Elevation Gain 334 Feet
Activities Chillin, Camping, Photography, Running, Backpacking, Hiking, Fitness
Skill Level Beginner
Season Year Round
Trail Type Loop

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