Scorpion Canyon Loop Hike

White flowers with green leaves surrounded be greenish brown grass with valley below.
Scorpion Canyon with eucalyptus trees.

Tim Hauf,

Quick Facts

Scenic View/Photo Spot

A scenic loop hike to the interior with a chance to see the unique island scrub-jay. To avoid a steep climb, hike clockwise starting on the Smugglers Road towards the oil well and eventually down into Scorpion Canyon and back out to the beach. Hike off trail into the right (or northwest) fork of Scorpion Canyon to see the island scrub-jay, but be prepared for extremely rocky conditions.

Distance: 4.5 miles (round trip from Scorpion Beach)
Difficulty: Moderate to strenuous

Channel Islands National Park

Last updated: April 30, 2021