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Hiking Santa Rosa Island

Santa Rosa Island
 

Several trails and roads traverse Santa Rosa Island, providing visitors with spectacular hiking opportunities. These trails and roads range from the relatively flat route to Water Canyon Beach to the rugged, mountainous path to Black Mountain.

Santa Rosa Island Hiking Map and Guide (PDF file, 1.5mb)

Santa Rosa Island Interpretive Guide (PDF, 6.3mb)
Learn about the natural and cultural history on Santa Rosa Island.


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Blue whale                                          Photo: Brad Sillasen

Park and sanctuary waters are home to the largest aggregation of blue whales in the world. Approximately 10% of the global blue whale population gathers in the channel during the summer. More...