HIKE the Channel Islands


Best Day Hikes in Channel Islands National Park

Take a hike on the Channel Islands, near the mainland, but a world apart!  

  • Easy-to-use guide to the best hikes on Anacapa, Santa Cruz, Santa Rosa, San Miguel and Santa Barbara islands.
  • Hikes lead to stunning overlooks, hidden beaches and coves, and a stunning diversity of island habitats.

Each of the islands has a special draw. Tour the Torrey pines on Santa Rosa, circle easy-to-reach Anacapa, trek Santa Cruz, California’s largest isle. Spot the rare island scrub jay, tiny island fox, plants and animals found only on the “Galapagos of North America.” Take an epic hike across San Miguel to view the world’s largest concentration of seals and sea lions. Complete with colorful stories, trusted trail accounts, boat transportation tips and easy-to-follow maps.

Every Trail Tells a Story. Hike on!

Enjoy rewarding mainland hikes with the companion guide, HIKE the Santa Monica Mountains.