Catalina Island Hiking

For the hiker, Catalina Island activities include access to over 70-square miles of hiking terrain. It is required that hikers pick up a hiking permit from the Catalina Island Conservancy. This is easy to obtain and permits users to hike all over the island. Hikers can expect to see varied terrain including grasslands, woodlands, ridgelines, secluded beaches, and more. 

Catalina Island offers some of southern California’s best hiking trails. Dramatic wildlife, awe-inspiring views and a wide array of trails combine to offer both challenge and reward for hikers of all abilities. Make sure and check in with the Catalina Conservancy to secure a Catalina hiking permit before setting out. Not only do cooler temperatures make hiking on Catalina Island even more appealing, winter weather brings the island to life, with just a little rain required to infuse the normally golden hills with verdant vibrancy. The Catalina Conservancy’s new Trekking Catalina initiative showcases dozens of miles of new and upgraded trails. The centerpiece of Trekking Catalina continues to be the Trans-Catalina Trail, a spectacular trek through 20+ miles of rugged-island terrain that rates as one of the top Catalina Island adventures.

Avalon Walks, Runs & Hikes

There are several easy to moderate areas for runners, walkers and hikers in Avalon. View the map below for four options.

Click here to download a map of 4 Avalon Hikes/Walks.