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Avalon Bay Trail is a 0.8 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Avalon, California that offers the chance to see wildlife 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.

Length 0.8 mi Elevation gain 16 ft Route type Out & Back

Dogs on leash

Wheelchair friendly

Kid friendly

Fishing

Nature trips

Paddle sports

Road biking

Walking

Bird watching

Beach

Paved

Views

Wildlife

Rocky

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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.

Rent golf carts and bicycles only as mode of transportation on this Island.

Permits and trail maps are available at the Catalina Conservancy House at 125 Clarissa Avenue in Avalon or calling 310-510-2595.

Catalina Flyer 400 Main Street Newport Beach, CA 92661 Work Phone: 800-830-7744800-830-7744 Member since: 1990 Depart from the Balboa Pavilion in Newport Beach. We serve the residents of Orange County, Inland Empire and San Diego County...

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Brooke Nimz
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Hiking

A very easy hike. It ends with a boat campground at Descanso Beach and the boat campground where you can rent kayaks, paddle boards and zip line. It is all paved. Really, just a city walk.

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Priscilla Hale
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Hiking

I would like to recommend this trail more like paved walk way for anyone who many requires the use of a wheelchair. It is very flat most of it is pavers or bricks. It is lite at night. Porta potty located in the back of casino. If your looking for a shower their are showers for fee along this route. This route takes you to casino point with view's of the harbor. Casino point is a famous spot to watch snorkelers & scuba divers or free divers. At night sometimes you'll see lights illuminating the water by scuba divers. On a clear night you can see the stars from here.

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Tamra Hardin
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VIEWS!!!! Ocean air mixed with vegetation. LOVE LOVE LOVE.

Mary Bentdahl
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Kristin Metcalfe
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Paved road but a nice view of Avalon and the harbor.

Bill Crain
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Walking

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.

Apple Sauce
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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.

Corbin Stokes
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Walking

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.

Paul Gamlowski
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Hiking

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.

Rob Baron
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Walking

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.

Christian Pedersen
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Jesus Chavoya
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Rick Knauf
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Jeff J.
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Jose Armando Chavoya
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Jesus Chavoya
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Jesus Martinez
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Carla Gamboni
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Jesus Chavoya
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Jesus Chavoya
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Jesus Chavoya
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Jesus Chavoya
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Jesus Chavoya
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Jesus Chavoya
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Jesus Chavoya
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Jesus Chavoya
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Jesus Chavoya
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Jesus Chavoya
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Melissa Sisk
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Ryan Nguyen
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