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Trans-Catalina Trail

Renton Mine Road, Catalina Island, CA
310.510.2595
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Type: Hiking Trails, Sports
Owner description: The Trans-Catalina Trail stretches 37.2 miles from the Renton Mine Trailhead on the East End to...
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Type: Hiking Trails, Sports
Owner description: 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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Scottsdale, Arizona
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66 reviews 66 reviews
25 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 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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93 reviews 93 reviews
39 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
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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22 reviews 22 reviews
12 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
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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92 reviews 92 reviews
29 attraction reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
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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