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Inspiration Point

Intermediate
 4.8 (4)

A lollipop loop across the westernmost reaches of East Anacapa with views across the strait between East/Middle Island.


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Map Key

0.7

Miles

1.1

KM

95%

Runnable

248' 76 m

High

203' 62 m

Low

95' 29 m

Up

53' 16 m

Down

4%

Avg Grade (2°)

7%

Max Grade (4°)

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Features Views · Wildflowers · Wildlife

Description

It's hard to go wrong while exploring the trails on East Anacapa Island, but this lollipop loop features one of the best views across the chain of islands to the west and the craggy strait between East and Middle Anacapa.

This western side of the island is home to one of the main gull colonies on the islands as well as a number of other seabird species that nest on Anacapa.

The southern half of the loop heads along a native coreopsis (tree sunflower) forest. These plants flower for only a couple months out of the year, usually in March and April, with bright yellow flowers and lush green foliage. The rest of the year, the plants remain dormant, appearing dried out and dead, but still very much alive. For this reason, the park asks visitors to stay on the trail and help protect these hardy survivors.

Flora & Fauna

Coreopsis, morning glory, golden yarrow, Indian pink, and gumplant grow here.

Contacts

Shared By:

Zander Göpfert

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  4.8 from 4 votes

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  4.8 from 4 votes
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Inspiration point at Anacapa Island!
Mar 31, 2020 near Anacapa…, CA
Anacapa Island, Inspiration Point, 2015.03.15.
Mar 16, 2018 near Anacapa…, CA
Inspiration Point
Jun 25, 2018 near Anacapa…, CA
The view near Inspiration Point.
Sep 30, 2015 near Channel…, CA
Larus occidentalis, Anacapa, 2015.03.15.
Mar 16, 2018 near Anacapa…, CA
Vault toilets near the Anacapa Campground.
Mar 16, 2018 near Anacapa…, CA

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