Avalon Bay Trail is a 0.8 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Avalon, CA that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.
dogs on leash
Avalon, Catalina Islands main town, is only one square mile in size and everything is within easy walking distance. In fact walking is the preferred mode of transportation. Outdoor enthusiasts are welcome to explore Catalina Island on foot. Hiking and biking permits are required.
Spent a few days in Catalina a couple of times. Biggest surprise was car controls and lack of sand. This is a nice little crowded walk... The best scenery on this one was all the beautiful boats that are moored in the bay.
Stopped at Catalina Island on a cruise. Walked the town and went on a tour of the island
This is not a hike just a city visit. To see the beauty of the island please escape all the idiots on their golf carts and go explore the real hiking trails, where animals aren't scared away by noise, drunk tourists and loud golf carts. The city is cute but you have seen it in an hour. Go up the hills or in the water and the real beauty reveals.
We stopped at Catalina Island while on a cruise. The island was fun to explore and had a lot of different activities. We rented a golf cart and drove it around the island, went snorkeling at Lover's Beach, walked along the boardwalks to a variety of different shops, and rode bikes as well. Lots of fun activities.
This is more of a casual stroll than a trail. It is quite nice and scenic.
I only recommend a single daytime stay in Avalon unless you like to party.
I have been here several times over the last few decades. It's a must see for first timers, but once done the real adventures begin at Two Harbors. My view, who needs Hawaii, we have Catalina and the Channel Islands.