Santa Catalina Island: Isthmus Cove to Parsons Landing

MODERATE 13 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 best used from May until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
15.2 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
2542 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

backpacking

birding

camping

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

sea kayaking

walking

beach

views

wild flowers

wildlife

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

hiking
1 month ago

hiking
3 months ago

hiking
10 months ago

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

10 months ago

backpacking
Sunday, October 02, 2016

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.

hiking
Friday, June 17, 2016

Saturday, January 16, 2016

Tuesday, December 29, 2015

scenic driving
Thursday, August 13, 2015

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.

mountain biking
Saturday, November 22, 2014

camping
Sunday, September 28, 2014

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

Wednesday, July 23, 2014