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Potato Harbor Road

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Length


1.5 Miles 2.5 Kilometers


336' 102 m

Ascent

-16' -5 m

Descent

4%

Avg Grade (2°)

16%

Max Grade (9°)

371' 113 m

High

49' 15 m

Low

Shared By Phil DiGirolamo

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Climb up and out of Scorpion Valley to the cliffs edge.

Phil DiGirolamo

Dogs No Dogs

Features Birding · Cave · Spring · Swimming · Views · Wildflowers · Wildlife

Family Friendly The ferry from the mainland and the wide open trails are ideal for kids to explore and learn about nature.

Description

From the Scorpion Valley Road, you'll encounter a doubletrack road that will take you up and away from the campground. Along the way stop and take in the vista below and across the valley. Looking west you'll see the highest peak of this part of Santa Cruz Island. You'll also be able to see to the end of the Scorpion Valley below. The trail has a number of ruts but they are easy to negotiate.

Once you reach the top of the trail, the plateau continues straight ahead and you'll be rewarded with wonderful vistas of the northern part of the island. Head to the end of the trail and you'll have an outstanding view of Potato Harbor. Be sure to look out to the Santa Barbara Channel. On a clear day the view all the way across to the mainland is immaculate.

Flora & Fauna

The island fox, though low to the ground, can be seen along the bluffs and in the camp and picnic areas.

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Jul 15, 2018
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Mar 30, 2018
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Mar 8, 2017
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Oct 15, 2016
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  4.8 from 5 votes

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