Best backpacking trails in Avalon, California

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Explore the most popular backpacking trails near Avalon with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.
Map of backpacking trails in Avalon, California
Top trails (6)
#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 interior island views in the afternoon. Most backpackers do this over four days and depart from Twin Harbors. Hiking permits are required for all hikers and cyclists. Please check the Catalina Island Conservancy website for further information.Show more
#2 - Trans-Catalina Trail: From Avalon to Black Jack Camp
Avalon, California
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Length: 13.8 mi • Est. 7 h 49 m
#3 - Trans Catalina Trail: Hermit Gulch to Two Harbors
Avalon, California
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Length: 22.2 mi • Est. Multi-day
Take the shuttle from avalon to hermit gulch campground. Hike the hermit gulch trail to TCT where you then walk to Blackjack Campground to spend one night. Next day walk to Two harbors with a stop for lunch at little harbor or the airport. Show more
#4 - Trans-Catalina Trail to Hermit Gulch Campground
Avalon, California
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Length: 8.0 mi • Est. 4 h 31 m
#5 - Avalon 50 Mile Course
Avalon, California
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Length: 50.0 mi • Est. Multi-day
This is the official Avalon 50 mile race course. This route is only accessible during the event. For additional information please visit: https://runsignup.com/Race/CA/Avalon/AvalonbenefitrunShow more
#6 - Catalina Island Golf Course to Hermit Gulch [PRIVATE PROPERTY]
Avalon, California
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Length: 4.7 mi • Est. 2 h 18 m