A private, non-profit conservation organization protecting 88% of Catalina. Nature center, native plant gardens, educational programs, memberships. "Due to the unpaved nature of many of the Conservancy's hiking and biking routes, all hiking and biking opportunities are dependent on CLEAR WEATHER. Roads and trails may be subject to closure without advance notice."
Hike the Trans-Catalina Trail! Hiking Permits are required and are available at Conservancy House on the corner of Clarissa and Third St. Hiking permits are also available online, Nature Center, and Wrigley Memorial and Botanical Gardens. Trekking Catalina, is a new master trails system which includes 27 miles of new and expanded trails. The new trails are part of 165 total miles of recreational roads and hiking trails on the Island. Made possible by past 4th District LA County Supervisor, Don Knabe, and the LA County Regional Park and Open Space District, the new trails are the biggest addition to the Island’s trail system since the opening of the 37-mile Trans-Catalina Trail in 2009. With new trail markers/enhanced trailheads, and waterless restrooms at key sites, and a brand new trails map, Trekking Catalina is making the Island a world-class destination for outdoor enthusiasts.