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Best trails in Avalon

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Looking for a great trail near Avalon, California? AllTrails has 22 great hiking trails, running trails, views trails and more, with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers, and nature lovers like you. If you're looking for the best trails around Crystal Cove State Park, we've got you covered. You'll also find some great local park options, like Bolsa Chica State Beach or Abalone Cove Shoreline Park. Gearing up for a challenge? There are 11 hard trails in Avalon ranging from 5.6 to 37.7 miles and from 9 to 1,768 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!
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Map of trails in Avalon
Top trails (22)
#1 - Trans-Catalina Trail
Avalon, California
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Length: 37.4 mi • Est. Multi-day
This is a long, strenuous trek across the entirety of Catalina Island. But the views are amazing. Beautiful blue ocean views in every direction in the morning, and incredible solitude, serenity and inShow more
#2 - Garden to Sky Trail
Avalon, California
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Length: 2.8 mi • Est. 1 h 37 m
This trail is constantly at an uphill grade. It begins at Wrigley Memorial and ends with a breathtaking view of both sides of the island. The end of this trail is the beginning of a longer mountain-toShow more
#3 - Hermit Gulch Trail to Lone Tree Point
Avalon, California
moderateYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray Star(125)
Length: 5.9 mi • Est. 3 h 24 m
Up for a short hike with a big payoff? Try the Garden to Sky Hike using the Memorial Road and Hermit Gulch trail. You can make the round trip in just a couple of hours and be back in time for whateverShow more
#4 - Little Harbor and Shark Harbor Trail
Avalon, California
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Length: 5.6 mi • Est. 3 h 16 m
Two of the Islands most exotic locals, Little Harbor and its twin, Shark Harbor Shark and Little Harbors are Catalina Island favorites; a must-see for first-timers. Due to the layout of the surroundiShow more
#5 - Santa Catalina Island: Isthmus Cove to Parsons Landing
Avalon, California
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Length: 14.6 mi • Est. 6 h 54 m
A visually stunning (backpacking) hike along the coastline. NOTE: Visitors usually camp at Parsons Landing and hike back out the next day or two.Show more
#6 - Trans-Catalina Trail: From Avalon to Black Jack Camp
Avalon, California
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Length: 13.8 mi • Est. 7 h 49 m
Trans-Catalina Trail: From Avalon to Black Jack Camp is a 13.8 mile moderately trafficked point-to-point trail located near Avalon, California that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as diffShow more
#7 - Catalina lsand: Sullivans Beach
Avalon, California
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Length: 8.9 mi • Est. 4 h 8 m
Catalina lsand: Sullivans Beach is a 8.9 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Avalon, California that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail is primaShow more
#8 - Two Harbors to Parsons Beach Trail
Avalon, California
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Length: 11.2 mi • Est. 7 h
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 waysShow more
#9 - Trans Catalina Trail
Avalon, California
moderateYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray Star(22)
Length: 2.7 mi • Est. 1 h 26 m
Trans Catalina Trail is a 2.7 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Avalon, California that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for Show more
#10 - Avalon Bay Trail
Avalon, California
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Length: 0.8 mi • Est. 20 m
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 weShow more
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