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Santa Rosa Island

Santa Rosa Island, Channel Islands National Park, CA
+1 805-658-5730
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Cherry Canyon Trail

The hike was more challenging than I anticipated but we made it to the summit for great views of... read more

Reviewed 10 September 2017
Terre Haute
Peace, Quiet and Beauty

Santa Rosa Island is amazing! Staying for a few days isn't for everyone but I would encourage you... read more

Reviewed 27 July 2017
D. Michael W
San Ramon
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Santa Rosa Island, Channel Islands National Park, CA
+1 805-658-5730
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Reviewed 10 September 2017

The hike was more challenging than I anticipated but we made it to the summit for great views of the island. The weather was overcast but made for great hiking weather. Our guide was terrible but the scenery made up for it.

Thank dmbakerphd
Reviewed 27 July 2017 via mobile

Santa Rosa Island is amazing! Staying for a few days isn't for everyone but I would encourage you to try. There are no amenities, no stores, and little room for error. Thankfully there were sinks and flush toilets. Some of the nicest in the entire...More

5  Thank D. Michael W
Reviewed 27 July 2017 via mobile

Stunning vistas, beautiful and peaceful hikes and long white sand beaches with hardly another person in sight. The boat trip out is long - 3 hours for us - but we stopped to watch a blue whale and a pod of 100+ common dolphin and...More

1  Thank Laura D
Reviewed 28 May 2017

On day two of our trip to the Channel Islands we were able to visit Santa Rosa Island. It took a little longer to get out there, but it was worth the trip. We were only able to walk the Cherry Canyon trail, but it...More

Thank rebusinessforms
Reviewed 24 May 2016

First, most of the time, it is really windy on the island. You need to have the correct equipment or you will dehydrate and end up quickly in a bad way. Good tents that can take wind are a must. Also the foxes are everywhere...More

10  Thank rawills5339
Reviewed 25 March 2016

Go! If you are in the LA or Santa Barbara area and love the outdoors, YOU MUST go to the Channel Islands. Untouched beauty all around (once you get on the island which is an hour boat ride from Ventura Harbor). Hiking, camping, kayaking await....More

6  Thank Sondra M
Reviewed 14 July 2015

We took the Island Packers boat ride to get to Santa Rosa and spent 2 nights on the island. It took us about 3 hours to get there and the weather was bad in the morning. Day 1: As soon as we reached, we went...More

28  Thank Gergana K
Reviewed 30 May 2015

This is one of the wonderful Channel Islands, and it run by the National Parks Service. It is a fun boat ride out, via Island Packers Cruises. Once you get there you'll be let off the boat onto a pier where you'll see the sandy...More

10  Thank Doughnaa
Reviewed 11 July 2014

Thoroughly recommend this trip. Primitive yes! But well worth it if you come prepared. Island Packers were fantastic! Boat ride in was absolutely wonderful. We wish we had brought a folded up cart......we had to do three trips back and forth to the pier and...More

15  Thank sarahlevitt
Reviewed 27 June 2014

Santa Rosa is 15 miles by 10 miles. You get there by ferry or plane. Once on the island there is no public transportation so be prepared to walk and hike or bring a kayak. There is nothing available on the island so you must...More

6  Thank SueMC_56
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