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Scorpion Valley Road

Easy

Trail

0.7 mile 1.2 kilometer point to point
100% Runnable
Easy

Elevation

Ascent: 40' 12 m
Descent: 0' 0 m
High: 51' 15 m
Low: 11' 3 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 1% (1°)
Max Grade: 2% (1°)

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Trail shared by Phil DiGirolamo

From the boat dock, this trail leads to and through the campgrounds and beyond.

Phil DiGirolamo

Features Birding · Spring · Swimming · Wildflowers · Wildlife

Runner Notes

This is a nice flat warm up. To access any other trails, you'll begin steep climbs.

Description

This is a very flat trail unless you decide to complete the Scorpion Canyon Loop Trail as well. Beginning at the boating dock, you'll run towards the visitor center. Continue on past the picnic area and through the Eucalyptus grove. Be on the look out for Monarch butterflies, especially in early winter. Pass through the first campgrounds and beyond the intersection of Potato Harbor Road. ou'll come upon another camping area as well as a bathroom.

The trail continues on counterclockwise as the Scorpion Canyon Loop Trail, if you want to complete a loop that also uses Smugglers Road.

Flora & Fauna

Island foxes hang out at the picnic area when people arrive. Do not feed them!

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Just hanging out, hoping for a morsel to eat.
Dec 13, 2016 near Anacapa…, CA
The start of the trail
Jan 1, 2018 near Anacapa…, CA
Historic Scorpion Ranch machinery.
Mar 16, 2018 near Anacapa…, CA
Be sure to check out Scorpion Ranch while on Santa Cruz Island.
Apr 3, 2017 near Anacapa…, CA
Island fox.
Mar 16, 2018 near Anacapa…, CA
Historic Scorpion Ranch windmill.
Mar 16, 2018 near Anacapa…, CA

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