Santa Cruz Traverse
ElevationAscent: 2,573' 784 m
Descent: -2,568' -783 m
High: 1,561' 476 m
Low: 6' 2 m
GradeAvg Grade: 7% (4°)
Max Grade: 26% (14°)
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“See summits, chaparral and sweeping ocean views while running the eastern Santa Cruz Island.”— Luke Snow
This view generally marks the gradual and undulating descent along the ridgeline towards the East End Road. Once on the road, the path is generally flat and enjoyable and the ground significantly less rocky and loose. The road ends into a former Navy road that should be taken north to connect to the Del Norte Trail. Once on this trail, follow it over the moors of the island until you once again dead end into the Navy Road. Take the road north, descending the entire way down to the beach of Prisoners Harbor and relax until the ferry arrives to pick you up.
This route is commonly done as an overnight so you'll have to plan your trip around the ferry schedule. A nice place to camp along the trail is the Del Norte campgrounds.
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Land Manager: NPS - Channel Islands National Park