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Trans-Catalina Trail

Renton Mine Road, Catalina Island, CA
+1 310-510-2595
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Views,Wild Life,Sand,Surf All Across Catalina

Easy 37.2 mile trail across Catalina. This trail has fantastic vista views along a well planned out... read more

Reviewed 14 August 2016
BluewaterGypsy
Two Harbors to Parson's Landing: VERY tough

We attempted to backpack the section of the trail from Two Harbors to Parson's Landing. So we were... read more

Reviewed 24 June 2016
Rachel S
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Denver, Colorado
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The Trans-Catalina Trail stretches 37.2 miles from the Renton Mine Trailhead on the East End to Starlight Beach on the West End. It winds up hills and down valleys offering spectacular views across the 43,000-acre Nature Preserve of the Catalina Island Conservancy known as Catalina's wildlands. The picture is of Parsons Landing.
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  • Average12%
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“two harbors” (6 reviews)
“backpack” (2 reviews)
“parsons” (4 reviews)
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Renton Mine Road, Catalina Island, CA
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Reviewed 14 August 2016

Easy 37.2 mile trail across Catalina. This trail has fantastic vista views along a well planned out rolling path. Camping is situated every 8-10 miles. Plan a head and reserve space. Watch out for vechiles traveling the same roads in many places. Slow done and...More

2  Thank BluewaterGypsy
Reviewed 24 June 2016

We attempted to backpack the section of the trail from Two Harbors to Parson's Landing. So we were doing this with 35-40 lb backpacks--I'm sure it's easier with day packs, but even without this trail is STEEP. This section of the trail was marked as...More

2  Thank Rachel S
Reviewed 1 January 2016

My wife and I have never hiked. We hiked a portion of this trail during our stay in Two Harbors. Some parts were rough, but not impossible. We are not in shape, either. We did the leg from Goat Whisker's Trail end to Goat Whisker's...More

1  Thank adcjones
Reviewed 23 November 2015

First-off, a caveat and some revealed biases. As a So. Cal. resident, I love Catalina and have been out there about 3-4 times per year for the past 25 years, so I know it extremely well. Whether by boat, kayak, bus, foot, or any other...More

16  Thank Jeffrey P
Reviewed 23 November 2015

My wife and I Biked to the "Parsons Landing" ( About 14 miles R/T ) , and the ride was 100% pleasurable . If we can do it... anybody can . The ocean views all the way was beautiful .

3  Thank NavyMarine1
Reviewed 21 November 2015

First obtain a permit for the "Wrigley Memorial to Renton Mine Hike" from the Catalina Conservancy in person at 125 Clarissa Av Avalon, CA. I walked up Wrigley road to the East End Light Road where the Trans Catalina Trail begins. The East End Light...More

Thank capttml
Reviewed 20 November 2015

My sister and i did 12mi, from Haypress to Little Harbor camping at Blackjack and then Little Harbor. Beautiful. On the beach. This was the most difficult hike i've ever done. All ups and downs. No switchbacks. No shade and we did it in early...More

1  Thank renee2012
Reviewed 23 August 2015 via mobile

Hiked to the top of the ridge from a beach and back down. Great views (if you're not in the clouds) and a good chance of seeing deer or buffalo.

1  Thank Paul G
Reviewed 16 August 2015

We hiked the trail from Avalon to Two Harbors, spending the first night at Blackjack campground. The last ascent into the camp was a killer! We saw deer, fox, and bison while on the trail. The mile markers and trail signs are fairly new and...More

3  Thank Lee T
Reviewed 21 July 2015

I'm a runner, and whenever I travel I always scope out the best places to run. Our cruise ship had a stop in Catalina for the day so I was excited to check out the Trans-Catalina Trail. I was not disappointed. I was a little...More

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