Santa Catalina Island: Isthmus Cove to Parsons Landing

MODERATE 5 reviews

Santa Catalina Island: Isthmus Cove to Parsons Landing is a 15.2 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Avalon, California that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible from May until October.

15.2 miles 2542 feet Out & Back





mountain biking

nature trips

sea kayaking




wild flowers


A visually stunning (backpacking) hike along the coastline. NOTE: People usually camp at Parsons Landing and hike back out the next day or two.

1 month ago

I walked it round trip in five hours. Really enjoyed it. Lots of open scenery and a beautiful beach at Parsons's Landing.

3 months ago

Easy stroll on a improved trail/road. Views throughout, Parsons cove is a terrific spot to spend the night, never saw another person during out December hike around the island.

scenic driving
1 year ago

I like to call Catalina Island the Key West of the West Coast. It's a great weekend or day trip via cruiseline out of San Pedro or Long Beach, CA. I took the bus tour that explores the island and there are some great views. I also enjoyed the glass bottom boat tour. Very fun experience.

2 years ago

Beautiful place to camp, right by the water. It's a nice flat hike to the campsite, took about 3 hours to get there.

2 years ago