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Pinniped Point

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This is the upper path along the southern bluffs of East Anacapa Island, past the Iceplant Water Tank to Pinniped Point.


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Point to Point

222' 68 m

High

170' 52 m

Low

52' 16 m

Up

19' 6 m

Down

4%

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6%

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Pinniped Point is one of the better bluffs to spot harbor seals and sea lions as they bathe in the sun. The upper trail behind the buildings heads south and east, first passing a fuel building and then arriving at the Iceplant Water Tank.

To ensure the survival of native plant species, which were replanted after red-flowered iceplant was introduced and grew to outcompete the native species, this water tank building houses two 55,000-gallon tanks for fresh water. The water is brought by boat from the mainland and pumped up to the tanks from Landing Cove.

A hundred yards past the water tank building is Pinniped Point, a beautiful south-facing bluff. Just past Pinniped Point is the Anacapa Campground and vault toilets, with access to the Inspiration Point lollipop loop trail. To the north is Cathedral Cove, another scenic bluff path that is often combined for a loop hike.

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Zander Göpfert

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Channel Islands National Park - Anacapa Island
Mar 31, 2020 near Anacapa…, CA
Anacapa Island Lighthouse
Mar 31, 2020 near Anacapa…, CA
Vault toilets near the Anacapa Campground.
Mar 16, 2018 near Anacapa…, CA

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