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Avalon Guide

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Trans-Catalina Trail Day 1: Avalon to Black Jack
Trans-Catalina Trail Day 1: Avalon to Black Jack

This is a long, strenuous hike, especially if you are backpacking. But the views are amazing. Beautiful blue ocean views in every direction in the morning, and incredible solitude, serenity and...

Rated 5 out of 5 by EveryTrail members
Trans-Catalina Trail Day 2: Two Harbors
Trans-Catalina Trail Day 2: Two Harbors

Day Two begins with some roller-coaster hills that culminate at the Catalina Airport. Stop in for a souvenir or a quick bite, then enjoy the long downhill to Little Harbor.

Little Harbor makes a...

Rated 5 out of 5 by EveryTrail members
Trans-Catalina Trail Day 3: Starlight Beach
Trans-Catalina Trail Day 3: Starlight Beach

Beyond the isthmus lies the most remote section of Catalina Island, and this long, 17 mile day rewards you with the most beautiful beach-front camping at Parson's Landing.

You also will reach the...

Rated 5 out of 5 by EveryTrail members
Trans-Catalina Trail Day 4: Back to Two Harbors
Trans-Catalina Trail Day 4: Back to Two Harbors

You have completed the official Trans-Catalina Trail, but your journey isn't over yet! You still need to hike back to Two Harbors to catch the ferry back home or the bus to Avalon.

This is the...

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The Trans-Catalina Trail
The Trans-Catalina Trail

Santa Catalina is a beautiful island located only 22 miles off the coast of southern California. Though Catalina is a short 90-minute boat ride away, it feels like another world. There are two small,...

Rated 5 out of 5 by EveryTrail members
Parsons Beach Trail
Parsons Beach Trail

While a relatively "short" hike this is a tough trail to get to, and to do, especially if it comes at the end of your exploration of the Trans Catalina Trail. The West End of Catalina Island is...

Rated 5 out of 5 by EveryTrail members
Little Harbor and Shark Harbor
Little Harbor and Shark Harbor

Shark and Little Harbors are Catalina Island favorites; a must-see for first-timers. Due to the layout of the surrounding coast, Little Harbor is nearly always calm, while Shark is nearly always...

Rated 4 out of 5 by EveryTrail members
Hermit Gulch Trail Loop
Hermit Gulch Trail Loop

Up for a short hike with a big payoff? Try the Garden to Sky Hike using the Memorial Road and Hermit Gulch trail. You can make the round trip in just a couple of hours and be back in time for whatever...

Rated 5 out of 5 by EveryTrail members
Black Jack Trail - Catalina Island
Black Jack Trail - Catalina Island

At this time, the Renton Mine Trail portion of the Trans Catalina Trail has to be accessed via Wrigley Road, which takes you up and over the ridge near Mount Ada. You’ll find the trailhead shortly...

Rated 5 out of 5 by EveryTrail members

Perfect Weekend

Island in the Sun (helloshagy, 17 Apr 2008)
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Recent Trip

Catalina Birthday (diliapickle, 14 Jun 2012)
4.5 of 5 stars 1 Vote
A Couple of Days in Catalina (TravelingRN, 29 Nov 2007)
4.0 of 5 stars 5 Votes