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Address: Renton Mine Road, Catalina Island, CA
Phone Number: 310.510.2595
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Description: The Trans-Catalina Trail stretches 37.2 miles from the Renton Mine...
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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Great Place for a Tough Trail Run

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 21, 2015
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Chico, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 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 worried about taking a wrong turn and getting lost, but the trail was well marked.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

Lots of vertical. No water. Great views. No people. We just did a little part and then stuck to the road because I'm out of shape.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

There's one road up the island and there's one road down; it's a must! You can see so much at the many stops along the way and it's just so magnificently beautiful.

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

We went September 11-13th. Forecast was high 75/low 66. Came from Scottsdale, AZ so thinking 75 would be cool or at least comfortable and easily doable from 12-5pm. This was not to be the case. Day 1 - We got off the ferry and took a taxi to Hermit Gulch. Charge was $17 for 6p. We started at Hermit Gulch... More 

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Yorba Linda, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2013

Avalon can get crowded, noisy and annoying. In just a short drive, you can get on the Trans Catalina trail and go for a nice, quiet hike in the middle of nowhere. We hiked for a couple of hours and only ran into a few people. It is green, beautiful and ocean views along the way. Such a nice break... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2012

We did this hike last year in July. Our Trans-Catalina adventure was a 2 night backpacking trip which started from Avalon. We got in the earliest boat to leave for Catalina on Friday, docked around 7:30ish at Avalon and started the trail immediately from Avalon. From Avalon to Blackjack Campground it's no so difficult. I mean it's strenuous...but it's not... More 

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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2011

My husband and I planned to go on a hike from the Catalina Airport to Avalon on the Trans Catalina Trail.. We took a bus to the airport the day before to scope out the environment. The road to the airport is not much of a travelled road by tourists because driving is limited with permits. It is primarily used... More 

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Address: Renton Mine Road, Catalina Island, CA
Phone Number: 310.510.2595
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Catalina Island

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