Saturday, June 1 is National Trails Day, where nature-lovers around the country pledge to appreciate and care for the nation’s trails. At the Conservancy, every day is an opportunity to celebrate trails. The Conservancy completed a new master trails system, Trekking Catalina, in 2017. Trekking Catalina established 27 miles of new and expanded trails for a total of more than 165 miles of recreational roads and hiking trails. It also added new trail markers, enhanced trailheads and waterless restrooms at key sites to continue to develop Catalina as a world-class destination for outdoor enthusiasts.
With a diversity of trails that appeals to hikers of all levels, Catalina Island has something for everyone. Day hikers can choose from an assortment of loop trails, while those looking for a longer trek have plenty of experiences to choose from. Not only is there the popular 38.5-mile Trans-Catalina Trail, other popular hikes range from less than a mile to more than 11 miles.
Remember, hiking permits are required before setting out on your trek! They are free of charge and can be obtained
at the Trailhead, Nature Center, Airport in the Sky and Two Harbors Visitor Information Center. Trail maps for available for just $3 and LA County's new OuterSpatial app also has lots of great Catalina trails information