San Miguel

San Miguel Island is the westernmost of the chain and the least visited. It is 8 miles long and 4 miles wide. Mostly it is a windswept plateau without any shade trees.

Two points of interest are the 10,000 year old Caliche Forest with its strange formations and the pinniped rookery at Point Bennett.

Over 30,000 pinnipeds and 5 different species haul out on the beaches and one third of all the seabirds in the Channel Islands breed on San Miguel.

There is one campground and ranger guided hikes.