Two Harbors to Parsons Beach Trail

HARD 5 reviews

Two Harbors to Parsons Beach Trail is a 11.3 mile out and back trail located near Avalon, California that features beautiful wild flowers. The trail is rated as difficult and primarily used for hiking, walking, and trail running. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

11.3 miles
3628 feet
Out & Back

dogs on leash


trail running




wild flowers


Views of Parsons Beach below and the Channel in the distance The West End of Catalina Island is beautiful but is also one of the most inaccessible areas. Locals call it "The Wild West End." Best ways to get to this trail are by kayak from Two Harbors or by foot. The hike itself here is very steep, but you're paid back with some of the most rugged and scenic terrain that Catalina has to offer.

19 days ago

Gorgeous beautiful and spectacular hike. We backpacked this last weekend and saw whales breaching, a fox, a bison, a bald eagle, an Osprey ( not the backpack, haha). This hike was perfect for a first time backpacker, me, as it was mostly flat the entire way. If you do camp at the campground we preferred campground 2 over 1. Our group reserved both, but campground 1 was quite rocky. There were 3 spots on 1 that we're cleared, but campground 2 had lots of sandy spots to pitch a tent.

6 months ago

Tough parts, but epic views!

Sunday, October 02, 2016

Great to use as a return trail from Parsons landing to Two Harbors.