The Bison were right next to the trail which was awesome to see.

hiking
3 months ago

Great workout on way up as it is all up hill, but beautiful all around you and the view at the top makes it worth the hike. The trailhead is at the back of Wrigley garden so you do have pay to get in. We enjoyed seeing the garden after our hike. The hike itself is an old dirt road.

hiking
3 months ago

We did the garden sky loop. Was mostly uphill for the first half of the hike and than after that, it was smooth sailing.

hiking
3 months ago

Gerden to Sky Summit to Avalon Harbor. With mom.

running
3 months ago

Nice trail, not much shade except in the morning. Beautiful views of the island and the California coast. We only did about 6 miles up the trail. Beautiful sunny day.

hiking
rocky
4 months ago

hiking
4 months ago

Lead out to the beach from main road. On the other side of sharks harbor, there is a small trail. It may be part of the same trail. It's a steep incline, but easy. Grassy. No shade. Very short. Easy to do with little kids, but don't use a stroller.

This isn’t quite a legal trail - it’s private property. But it’s beautiful!

hiking
fee
5 months ago

hiking
no shade
6 months ago

Great hike! Highly recommend going clockwise so you can go uphill on dirt and downhill on the paved part. Also you need a free permit from Catalina conservancy. https://www.catalinaconservancy.org/

Single track hiking trail for 3 miles. 2 miles dirt road. 3 miles paved down hill. Fun run. Took roughly 1.5hrs.

9.5 miles door to door from our house in Avalon. Nice morning hike about 4 hours. We love hiking on the island, hard to beat the ocean air and beautiful panoramas, and the elevation gains give you a good cardio workout.

It is only like 8 miles from Blackjack campground to little harbor. Pretty easy, mostly downhill.

Same trail used by the off road Segways!

hiking
8 months ago

We started around 9:30 and it got pretty hot . Recommend going earlier. Views at top are great, can see neighboring island and mainland. Trail is wide and ascent is fair so not too difficult. Some shade but also stretches of full sun. No bugs or other nuisances to speak of. Overall great hike you can take directly out if Avalon. You cross Wrigley’s botanical garden, which charges entrance fee $14 for an adult and a senior. You can apparently bypass by going through the campground on the right, but we thought we wanted to support the cause. Steady parade of golf carts going to the botanical gardens was slightly annoying.

hiking
8 months ago

I did this trail in reverse....sky to garden (you don’t have to pay to enter the hike at the garden this way). I hiked up Hermits Gulch. At the top is Divide Rd. Follow that to left (away from restroom). It leads you into the garden to sky hike. Hermits Gulch has way more wildlife and was less populated. That was an actual trail. The garden to sky trail is a dirt road. Great views though. Just not as rustic as Hermits gulch which is why I gave it a four out of five.

This is a beautiful trail. I saw a lot of foxes along the way. It is very sunny; however, there are shaded spots. Utilize them as you come upon them. The area is known for bison but I didn’t see any. I did a lot of stopping along the way and didn’t utilize the pause option therefore it appears it took me a bit longer than it should have. The trail is steady incline of 1500+ feet and it’s very hot...bring lots of water!

hiking
8 months ago

A very easy hike. It ends with a boat campground at Descanso Beach and the boat campground where you can rent kayaks, paddle boards and zip line. It is all paved. Really, just a city walk.

Bridge is out on trail due to flooding. Trail not marked so follow the coordinates in the app.

hiking
9 months ago

I would like to recommend this trail more like paved walk way for anyone who many requires the use of a wheelchair. It is very flat most of it is pavers or bricks. It is lite at night. Porta potty located in the back of casino. If your looking for a shower their are showers for fee along this route. This route takes you to casino point with view's of the harbor. Casino point is a famous spot to watch snorkelers & scuba divers or free divers. At night sometimes you'll see lights illuminating the water by scuba divers. On a clear night you can see the stars from here.

hiking
9 months ago

nice hike. hot and dry

hiking
9 months ago

Didn’t finish, started a little late around 3:40pm but the garden closes at 5. It was really hot too btw, will come back to summit.

Trail doesn't have a lot of shade. The second half of the trail has alot of rocky terrain and there's a risk of falling or slipping. The beginning has tons of steep incline. I recommend going extremely early to beat the sun and taking tons of water.

hiking
Sat Jun 01 2019

Fun trail! Steady incline.

Beautiful hike along the road from the island airport to Avalon with ocean views throughout the entire hike and mostly downhill. Take the airport shuttle in the morning. Make advanced reservations! It takes about 40 min with the shuttle.

on Garden to Sky Trail

hiking
no shade
Sun Apr 21 2019

Beautiful view at the top!

Great views! Gets warm so starting early is best

hiking
Fri Apr 12 2019

VIEWS!!!! Ocean air mixed with vegetation. LOVE LOVE LOVE.

hiking
Sun Apr 07 2019

This is a moderate hike on the Trans Catalina trail. It is mostly old fire break and dirt road. It’s beautiful this time of year. Summer can be very hot and dry.

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