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Cathedral Cove

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Take a short jaunt from the East Anacapa Ranger Station to Cathedral Cove and its captivating rock features.


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0.4

Miles

0.7

KM

Point to Point

199' 61 m

High

150' 46 m

Low

61' 19 m

Up

17' 5 m

Down

3%

Avg Grade (2°)

9%

Max Grade (5°)

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Family Friendly This is a flat and wide trail that's not too close to the cliff edge until you arrive at the Cathedral Cove Spur.

Description

This trail makes for an easy, rolling stroll toward Cathedral Cove where you'll have expansive views across the jagged rock features that dot the cove. Some visitors choose to hike out to the Cathedral Cove Spur and back, but others continue south as the trail bends past the Inspiration Point intersection toward the Anacapa Campground and the trail to Pinniped Point.

For a complete loop that comes in under a mile in length, it's recommended to head toward Pinniped Point, continuing back past the water tank building to return to the Anacapa Ranger Station.

Or better still, head out on the Inspiration Point lollipop loop for another 0.7 miles to get the complete Anacapa Island experience.

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Shared By:

Zander Göpfert

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Cathedral Cove viewpoint.
Sep 30, 2015 near Channel…, CA
Channel Islands National Park - Anacapa Island
Mar 31, 2020 near Anacapa…, CA
Anacapa Island Lighthouse
Mar 31, 2020 near Anacapa…, CA
Vault toilets near the Anacapa Campground.
Mar 16, 2018 near Anacapa…, CA

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