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Two Harbors to Parsons Beach is a 6.8 mile lightly trafficked point-to-point trail located near Two Harbors, California that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking, camping, and backpacking. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Length 6.8 mi Elevation gain 1,938 ft Route type Point to Point
Dogs on leash Backpacking Camping Hiking Beach Views Wild flowers Wildlife Rocky No shade
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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.

Obtain your Hiking Permit online. Also, be sure to review Cautions and Policies before heading out on your adventure.

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Kim Maize
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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.

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Paul Morris
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Tough parts, but epic views!

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

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Kristen Nichols
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Dan Arg
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Dan Arg
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Neil Dusuki
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Chara jin
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Joy Haehn
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Melissa Hutchins
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Suki Song
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Max Capriotti
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Steven Halverson
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Steven Halverson
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Jesse Genet
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Margarita Munoz
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Nadia Ammar
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