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Scorpion Canyon Loop Trail

Intermediate/Difficult

Trail

1.4 mile 2.2 kilometer point to point
77% Runnable
Intermediate/Difficult

Elevation

Ascent: 689' 210 m
Descent: -2' 0 m
High: 740' 225 m
Low: 52' 16 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 9% (5°)
Max Grade: 24% (14°)

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Trail shared by Luke Snow

A steep climb from the bottom of Scorpion Canyon to the plateau above.

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Runner Notes

The trail is rocky and gravely, and traction can be hard to come by.

Description

This trail begins the ascent to Montanon Ridge and is quite steep in parts, especially if you have a pack. The first three-quarters of a mile are flat and casual. However, as soon as the trail bears southeast it steepens dramatically and becomes a strenuous climb. Expect towering canyon views that gradually shifts to a sweeping overlook of the plateau and bluffs of the east island. The trail rocky and gravely, so be prepared for a rugged run.

Flora & Fauna

Island Foxes can be spotted all over this trail

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#1,835

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The start of the trail
Jan 1, 2018 near Anacapa…, CA
What is up with you, Island Fox?
Mar 16, 2018 near Anacapa…, CA
Scorpion Canyon Loop Trail.
Mar 16, 2018 near Anacapa…, CA
Private NPS residence house.
Mar 16, 2018 near Anacapa…, CA
Abandoned farm fence.
Mar 16, 2018 near Anacapa…, CA
Resting on the picnic table.
Mar 16, 2018 near Anacapa…, CA

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