Enjoy a guided hike through the wildlands, while learning tips from Catalina's own Ernie Rodriguez, professional Nature Photographer. Grab your friends or your special someone for this magical hike on February 15th, which culminates at the back side of the Island at sunset. Don't miss this opportunity to engage with fellow Conservancy supporters and photograph spectacular views on Valentine's Weekend! Plus, you can enter your photo from the hike to be featured in the Spring edition of the Conservancy Times!

Hike Details and Schedule

The hike is 3.5 miles stretching from the front of the Island to the back side for sunset photography and refreshments. Three photo sessions will take place with opportunities to photograph back towards the Mainland, above Avalon, and the back side of Catalina Island and the Channel Islands.

The first 1.5 miles is easy-moderate, with a break at Conservancy restrooms.  The next mile to the sunset viewing location includes a few climbs that are moderate to challenging, but the views make it all worth it!  *This is one mile out to the sunset view, and one mile back to the pick-up location.  Guests will then board vans for the return back to Avalon.  The total trip is 3.5 miles.

2pm Vans Depart the Conservancy Trailhead Visitor Center

2:30pm Arrive at Summit for Photo Session #1

3:00pm Begin Hike

4:00pm Arrive at Lone Tree Trailhead for Photo Session #2 and Restroom Break

5:15pm Arrive at Photo Session #3 for Sunset and Refreshments

5:50pm Return to Vans

6:45pm Arrive at Trailhead Visitor Center

7:30pm Return Boat to Long Beach

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