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Smugglers Cove Trail Professional Review and Guide
"Smugglers Cove is a beautiful sandy bay on the eastern edge of Santa Cruz Island, away from the ocean winds and tumult of the open Pacific Ocean. Originally the inlet was named for a group of “pirates” who used the natural shelter of the cove to protect their merchandise. In the late 1800s it seemed a perfect place for a ranch, complete with self-sustaining agricultural pursuits, an extensive sheep operation, and a winery. The olive grove still stands, along with some fruit and nut trees by the old ranch house."
--Allen Riedel, 100 Classic Hikes in Southern California (The Mountaineers Books).
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