As of Friday, May 8, Catalina Island hiking trails are open. Thank you for your patience during this pandemic.

New safety guidelines are in place for the protection of yourself and others:

  • Hiking without a face mask is permitted except if you are within 6' of a non-family member or someone with whom you are not currently quarantining; appropriate social distancing is required.
  • Do not use the trails if you are exhibiting any symptoms.
  • Please follow all current LA County guidelines, found here.
  • Conservancy Rangers and LA County Baywatch remain on patrol across the Island.


Please click here for the most up to date information.

When it comes to hiking, Catalina Island cannot be beat.  No other Channel Island features the diversity that 
Catalina has to offer.  More than 165 miles of trails and roads beckon all levels of hikers.  An assortment of loop trails give day hikers a great glimpse at a variety of Island locales, returing them to where they started.  Of course, the grand-daddy of them all is the Trans-Catalina Trail, a 38.5 miles trail that traverses the entire Island, beginning at Avalon, stretching out to Parson's Landing on the West End, looping back to Two Harbors for the finish.  For more information on hikes throughout and across the Island, click on the Hiking Trails box below.  

Before starting out on your journey, Hiking Permits are required for your safety.  They are free of charge and are available online or can be obtained at the Trailhead visitor center, Nature Center, Airport in the Sky, and Two Harbors Visitor Information Center.  Please also be sure to also read the Cautions and Policies.

To purchase a map with additional features for only $3.99, please visit the Trailhead visitor center, the Airport in the Sky, Nature Center, Wrigley Memorial & Botanic Garden or Two Harbor Visitor Services.  The map is also free with an Explorer Level Membership and above, as a new member bonus.  To support the Conservancy by becoming a member join HERE.


Silver Peak Trail is closed west of the Trans-Catalina Trail, en route to Starlight Beach.  


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