Summer fun awaits on Catalina Island! Whether you plan on hiking, biking or
in Catalina’s wildlands, it is important to be aware of your surroundings and stay safe.
The following tips can help you be best equipped for your adventure into the interior:
Remember to always bring plenty of water to stay hydrated. On a sunny, hot day, you can lose up to a liter of water an hour just by standing still. The rule of thumb in arid environments is one gallon of water a day for a full day of hiking.
is common in Catalina’s canyons and creek beds. It can be identified by having groups of three leaflets. Staying on established trails and wearing long pants and long-sleeve shirts are the best defenses. If you brush against poison oak, wash the affected area as soon as possible.
between you and Catalina wildlife. Not only is distance between you and an animal good for habitat preservation, it also helps keep you safe. Animals like bison can be dangerous if provoked. It is recommended to stay at least 100 feet away from a bison.